slides: 10 Great Things to do in Newport This Weekend - August 11, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017
GoLocalProv Lifestyle Team

Terry Grosvenor performing for kids at Redwood Library
Another busy summer weekend in Newport filled with events for all ages. 

This weekend’s events include the Rock the Docks Lobster Fest, Newport Yacht Rendezvous and much more. 

To help you figure out which event to go to and when, GoLocalProv has put together a complete guide of what to do and when in the slideshow below.

See the Great Things to do in Newport This Weekend in the Slideshow Below

  • August 11

    Newport Yacht Rendezvous at Newport Shipyard 

    The event features a night of dinner, dancing, live auction and hopping from yacht to yacht.

    Proceeds from this event benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Newport County.

    The event begins at 5:30 p.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • August 11

    Start at the Top Half-Price Raw Bar at Top of Newport 

    Begin the weekend with Top of Newport’s Half-Price Raw Bar.

    A variety of the freshest seafood including succulent shrimp and locally sourced oysters on the half shell and littleneck clams accompanied by an assortment of condiments.

    The raw bar goes from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • August 11

    Alive at The Salvation Army 

    Alive is a musical variety show and testament to overcoming adversity and living vicariously at any age.

    Local talented seniors perform with Celebrity Entertainers, Comedians, and Dancers!

    This show is a must see in Newport!

    Doors open at 7:00 p.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • August 12

    Newport Polo Series - Newport vs Philadelphia 

    Newport will take on Philadelphia at the Polo Grounds on Saturday at 5 p.m. 

    Don't miss out on a great evening out. 

    Click here for more information 

  • August 12

    Bristol "Tales of the Slave Trade" Walking Tour

    Take part in a walking tour of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol’s DeWolf Family and their involvement in the transatlantic slave trade.

    The DeWolf family, Bristol’s premier family in the 18th and early 19th centuries, was once one of the largest traders of slaves in New England. 

    Learn how Bristol, New England, and all of America were impacted by the slave trading DeWolf’s of Linden Place from museum educator, Robin Tremblay.

    Tours run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • August 12

    Wet Paint at Newport Art Museum 

    Artists meet at the Museum to have their canvasses stamped.

    They explore the town and coastline in search of subjects and views, and bring their completed works, still wet, back to the Museum to be installed in the Ilgenfritz Gallery.

    The gallery is on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • August 13

    Rock the Docks at Newport Shipyard 

    "Rock the Docks" lobster fest is the 11th annual fundraiser to benefit Seamen's Church Institute. 

    The event includes an open bar, lobster dinner, music, and live auction.

    The event goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • August 13

    Tadpoles to Frogs at Redwood Library

    A children's concert with Terry Grosvenor performing children's stories and poems.

    There will be activities on the Redwood Lawn with music, balloon sculpting, and snacks. 

    The event is FREE and runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Click here for more information 

  • August 13

    Steel Drum Brunch at Christie's

    Every Sunday, Christie's hosts a steel drum brunch featuring music, tiki cocktails, and Bloody Mary's. 

    Items on the menu include: 

    • Bolo breakfast sandwich 
    • Scallion scrambled eggs, pork belly, spicy mayo
    • Banana sweet bread French toast 
    • Lobster eggs benedict
    • Traditional eggs benedict
    • Steak and eggs


    The brunch goes from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

    Click here for more information 



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