slides: 10 Great Things to do in Newport This Weekend - September 8, 2017
Friday, September 08, 2017
GoLocalProv Lifestyle Team
The events include jazz musician Greg Abate performing at Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyards, the Hydes Food Truck Festival 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
Secret Garden Tours
Take a self-guided walking tour of private gardens located in historic Newport.
Each tour features about a dozen beautiful gardens.
Tours run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
Beavertail Lighthouse: Climbing the Tower
Climb to the top of the Beavertail Lighthouse and check out the amazing views.
Climbers must be at least 4 ft tall. Climbers are strongly urged to consider footwear other than flip flops.
The event begins at 3:30 p.m.
Audubon's Raptor Weekend
Join Audubon for a celebration of amazing raptors. Eagles, owls, falcons, and hawks will all be featured in live flight demonstrations, educational programs, and activities for bird enthusiasts of all ages.
Hydes Food Truck Festival at Independence Park
Get over to Independence Park for the Hydes Food Truck Festival to benefit the volunteer firefighters of Bristol.
The food truck lineup includes Championship Melt, Citizen Wing, Portu-Galo, Friskie Fries, Haven Brothers Diner / Haven Brothers Mobile food truck, Elwood's Dog House, Z food truck., Noble Knots, Mike's Ice, Fugo Food Truck, & SoulFull.
The festival runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Newport Polo Series - Newport vs Baltimore
Newport will take on their top regional rival when they face Baltimore on Saturday.
The match is set to begin at 4 p.m.
Bird Banding Demonstration at Bailey Brook
Join the Aquidneck Land Trust for a bird banding demonstration at Bailey Brook with ecology professor Jim Chace.
Chace and his students will be catching and banding migrant and resident songbird species at the Sweet Flag Preserve as part of their research on the property over several years of study.
The event begins at 9 a.m.
The Greg Abate Jazz Band at Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyards
Rhode Island Music Hall of Famer Greg Abate will perform at Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyards as part of the summer concert series.
Greg's quartet includes Ben Cook on piano, Todd Baker on acoustic bass and Gary Johnson on drums.
The performance will go from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Pumpkin Palooza at Frerichs Farm
Pumpkin Palooza includes various events like pumpkin painting, building your own scarecrow and much more.
The event goes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.