One of the largest seacoast fortifications built in the US, Fort Adams provides a visual record of military history for the 1820's to the end of WWII. The walls of the fort, the "listening tunnels," and panoramic views of Narragansett Bay combine to make this an interesting and educational stop. Guided tours are available daily on the hour from 10 am to 4 pm beginning in late May.View Ferry Schedule
The Elms, Rosecliff & Marble House present this event. Special guest Justin Chapple, Food & Wine magazine Culinary Director at Large. Highlights: two-day Grand Tasting with hundreds of wines under the big tents on the lawn of Marble House; celebrity chef appearances and cooking demonstrations; educational seminars with leading food and wine experts; Wine & Rosecliff Gala; Vintner Dinner At Rosecliff; Sunday Jazz Brunch on the Marble House Terrace; Newport After Dark party; free parking and shuttle transportation.
Discover Newport, the travel and tourism organization led by our industry friend Evan Smith, is coordinating a new fun event this year dedicated to recreational boating in Newport. The First Annual Harbor Lights Newport, will take place on September 20-21, 2019. Discover Newport is encouraging all marinas, docks and waterfront venues to decorate in a festive manner with lights and decor and they are also asking transient and seasonal boat owners to illuminate and decorate their boats in their slips (this is not a parade). Flyers are available at the Conanicut Marina desk at 1 East Ferry Wharf. Let's show them our Jamestown spirit!
Jay Leno is the chairman of this year's event, which includes fine dining pop-ups, exhibitions of rare and exciting automobiles, seminars, shopping, tennis, golf and sailing. Once the sun goes down, experience exclusive concerts, galas and VIP parties hosted in the Gatsby-esque mansions. The four-day program concludes with an event, the Concours d’Elegance, which will feature a world-class collection of over a billion dollars worth of rare and vintage cars. Premier automotive expert and TV personality Donald Osbourne serves as the Concours d’Elegance chairman. Tickets are on sale now.