Newport RI Events

September 2009

There are always a variety of Newport RI events going on, no matter what time of year you're here.

September just happens to host some of the best, including:

  • 12th Annual Newport Waterfront Irish Festival
  • 30th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta
  • Newport International Polo Series
  • Six Metre World Cup
  • New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup
  • 39th Annual Newport International Boat Show
  • Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

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You can visit the Newport Rhode Island Mansions, Newport Cliff Walk, and Ten Mile Ocean Drive any time of the year.

If you've already seen these and other Newport RI attractions, then you might be interested in some of the following Newport RI events in September:


30th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta

Date: September 4 - 6
Location: Museum of Yachting
Address: Fort Adams State Park

Come on out to historic Fort Adams State Park on Labor Day weekend and enjoy 2 days of classic yacht racing. The opening reception is on Friday night from 6-8pm. Enjoy sparkling wine, New England chowder bar, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

The Museum of Yachting

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Movies on the Rocks: Twilight

Date: September 4
Location: Ballard Park
Address: Hazard and Wickham Road (across from Rogers High School)

Your kids might like to go see this popular movie, which plays at dusk at Newport's only nature preserve. Admission is free, and you can park across the street at Rogers High School.

Ballard Park

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12th Annual Newport Waterfront Irish Festival

Date: September 5-7
Location: Newport Yachting Center
Address: 4 Commercial Wharf

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One of my favorite Newport RI events (maybe because I'm Irish?).

Put on your kilt, grab a Guiness and enjoy the Irish food, drinks, music and dancing at this exciting festival.

Starts at 11am, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.


Newport International Polo Series

Date: September 5
Location: Glen Farm
Address: 715 East Main Road - Portsmouth (Route 138)

USA vs. England - Starts at 4pm.
$10 admission for adults
Children under 15 enter free
$15 for box seating


Farewell to Summer Party

Date: September 6
Location: Easton's Beach
Address: Memorial Boulevard

Come on down to 1st Beach on Sunday, September 6 from 8am-5pm to enjoy the last weekend at the beach!

There will be plenty of fun things to do, including:
  • Sand Castle Building Contest
  • Children’s Entertainers
  • Boogey-Board Competition
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Side Walk Chalk Competition
  • Free Water Slide
  • Prizes, Discounts and Specials
Water Slide - 1st Beach

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Six Metre World Cup

Date: September 8 - September 13
Location: Sail Newport
Address: Fort Adams State Park

Sail Newport

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PM Musical Picnic

Date: September 9
Location: Newport Art Museum
Address: 76 Bellevue Avenue

Enjoy an afternoon of live music on the lawn of the Newport Art Museum.

Museum members: $5
Non-members: $10

Newport Art Museum

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Doggy Fashion Show

Date: September 10
Location: Rough Point Mansion
Address: 680 Bellevue Avenue

One of the newest Newport RI events, Rough Point's first ever Doggy Fashion Show features treats for you and your canine. Check out the exhibit inside: "Shop Like an Heiress: Buying Fashion in the 20th Century" to see how Doris Duke spent some of her fortune.

Admission to both events is only $5.00, with children under 12 admitted free.

Doris Duke's Summer Home - Rough Point

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Murder at the Mansion

Date: September 10
Location: Astors' Beechwood Mansion
Address: 580 Bellevue Avenue

This is probably one of the coolest Newport RI events.

This is a really unique, interactive murder mystery tour. Guests participate by searching the home for clues, questioning suspects and solving the crime (hopefully!).

$30 for adults and $15 for youths ages 6-17

Astors' Beechwood Mansion

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Secret Garden Tours

Date: September 11 - 13
Location: It's a secret!
Address: 33 Washington Street

Explore various gardens at private homes around Newport.
Buy your tickets, follow your map and enjoy!


New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

Date: September 15 - 19
Location: New York Yacht Club
Address: Harbor Court (Wellington and Halidon Avenue)

This is the inaugural New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. Amateur yacht clubs compete against teams from around the globe on Rhode Island Sound.

New York Yacht Club

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39th Annual Newport International Boat Show

Date: September 17 - 20
Location: Newport Yachting Center
Address: 4 Commercial Wharf

Check out the latest sailboats and powerboats, along with product and service vendors from around the world.
  • Thursday (VIP day) $24.00 (10am-6pm)
  • Friday & Saturday $15.00 (10am-6pm)
  • Sunday $15.00 (10am-5pm)

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    Fall Family Festival

    Date: September 19
    Location: Green Animals Topiary Garden
    Address: 380 Cory's Lane - Portsmouth

    This is another great event for kids. They can build scarecrows, make crafts and enjoy live music at one of the world's coolest gardens.

    10am-5pm, with story-telling from 2-3.


    Big Band Night

    Date: September 23
    Location: Astors' Beechwood Mansion
    Address: 580 Bellevue Avenue

    Come enjoy Larry Brown's Swinglane, an 18-piece jazz band, performing in the ballroom of Astors' Beechwood mansion.

    View of the Newport Cliff Walk from Astors' Beechwood

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    Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

    Date: Sep 25 - 27
    Location: Rosecliff Mansion
    Address: 548 Bellevue Avenue

    Come out and be a part of the Grand Tastings on Saturday, the Sunday Jazz Brunch, and the Celebrity Chef demonstrations.

    Not a bad view from Rosecliff's back lawn

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    As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to visit Newport Rhode Island during the month of September. So what are you waiting for?

    Check out Newport Rhode Island hotels or Newport Bed and Breakfasts to book your stay. We look forward to having you stay with us in the "City by the Sea"!

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