Our Favorite Spring Events in Newport, RI

Our Favorite Spring Events in Newport, RI


April brings blooming daffodils and food festivals to Newport, RI. Our City-by-the-Sea hosts enough unique events to fill your calendar with wine tasting, fine dining, waterfront oyster sampling and family-friendly shows and tours. With input from our agents, we compiled a list of the best events taking place this spring in and around Newport, RI.

April Events

Newport Restaurant Week

More than fifty local favorite hot spots are participating in Newport Restaurant Week this year. Each restaurant offers a special Restaurant Week menu that includes lunch and dinner deals,  prix-fixe, and special desserts and drinks. Fine dining deals like this are hard to come by outside of Restaurant Week. It’s a great opportunity to try a new restaurant and treat yourself to a memorable meal. 

Where: Various locations across Aquidneck Island

When: April 1 – 10, 2022

Full details: Newport Restaurant Week

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Newport Daffodil Days

This year, daffodil-seekers will find more than 1.2 million (yes, you read that right!) here in Newport County. From bike rides to shopping excursions with spring-themed window displays and beyond, daffodil-themed events are in full bloom all month long.

Where: Various locations across Aquidneck Island

When: April 1 – 26, 2022 

Full details: Newport Daffodil Days




9th Annual Springfest at Newport Vineyards

Soak up the season in true Newport style. From grape stomping to live music to local beer and wine, fresh bites, and everything in between, the Newport Vineyards Springfest is a unique and memorable experience. Tickets are required and include admission plus five beer or wine tastings. Additional food and drink available for purchase, and kids 15 and under attend for free.

Where: Newport Vineyards

When: April 2 & 3, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Full details: Newport Vineyards Springfest

Norman Bird Sanctuary Springtime Scavenger Hunt

Spring is a season of new beginnings, and that’s what this event is all about! This family-friendly nature hunt invites one and all to find signs of spring among plants, wildlife, and more. It includes an outdoor springtime reading from 11 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Norman Bird Sanctuary

When: April 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Full details: Norman Bird Sanctuary Springtime Scavenger Hunt


May Events


Newport Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

An official Food Trucks of America event, this one delivers national and regional brews and nearly 30 food truck faves to Fort Adams State Park for a two-day event. Purchase your tickets ahead, and know that food and drink are sold separately. Rain or shine, expect sweeping views of the Newport Bridge and Narragansett Bay at one of the best vantage points around. BYOLC (Bring Your Own Lawn Chair!).

Where: Fort Adams State Park

When: May 14 – 15, 12 – 5 p.m.

Full details: Newport Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

Newport Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival

No tickets are needed for this free-admission food-fest, which is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Sip champagne and savor the freshest catches around while taking in some of the best waterfront views that Aquidneck Island has to offer. Live music and local shopping are added bonuses to what promises to be a great day out.

Where: Bowen’s Wharf

When: May 21 – 22, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Full details: Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival


Remember to check event websites for updates and to confirm if pre-registration or advanced tickets are required. Hope to see you around town this spring!


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