May is here with blooming flowers, budding trees, and warmer breezes. It is finally starting to feel like spring! It’s time to dust off those bikes and fun water toys and start to gear up for a wide variety of activities.Whether you are a seafood fanatic, sailing enthusiast, avid biker, comedy buff, or a lover of history, there is plenty to do on land and sea this month. Checkout some of our top picks that vary from films to concert series to nature walks and everything in between.
Lecture at the Breakers: The Many Playgrounds of an Industrial Age – May 4th
Bike Newport’s Full Moon Ride – May 5th
Never in Vegas – Newport Blues Café – May 5th
Flower Moon Sleepover Party – Norman Bird Sanctuary – May 5th
Spring Band Concert – Casino Theatre – May 6th
The Lone Bellow – JPT Film – May 13th
Newport String Project Spring Concert – May 13th
Mother’s Day Events– May 14th
The Ocean Race Newport – May 13th -21st
Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival – May 20th-21st
Rum & Revolution Walking Tour with Rum Tasting – May 20th
Rogue Island Comedy Festival – May 25th – May 29th
Boots on the Ground for Hero’s Memorial – Fort Adams – May 26th-29th
The sailing race around the world, The Ocean Race, will stopover in Newport for nine days of celebration, public activities, and fun for the entire family at the Ocean Live Park in Fort Adams State Park.
The stopover will include; venues to watch the racing up close, a multi-sensory holographic show, sailing on a J22, Pit Row, kid activities, music, entertainment, food, cocktail café, dock-out shows, musical performances, racing exhibitions and so much more!
The weekend to sip cocktails and enjoy oysters and chowder from local growers and vendors on the waterfront is coming. The 7th Annual Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival will happen on Bannisters Wharf May 20-21st.
The outdoor event features Oyster growers shucking alongside local restaurants while live music plays from some of the areas favorite bands on the wharf. The event is open to the public.
May is Bike month. In honor of bike month, Bike Newport has arranged a month long celebration with all things bike related. The season’s warmer weather and longer days have many people ready to take to the road again which means it is time for tune ups.
Did you know that Bike Newport has Open Garage days for people to understand and fix bicycles? Anyone can come and share knowledge, tools, and parts to repair and build bikes for free. No mechanical experience required! Mon & Thurs 4:30-7pm and Wed 2-5pm. Don’t want to do it yourself? Kick off bike month with some TLC and a tune-up at The Annex – 10% discount on tune-ups. They also offer self-guided tours, Bike Month Bingo, a Bicycle Scavenger Hunt, Bike to school day on Wednesday May 3rd, Full Moon Ride on May 5th, Bike to Work Day on May 19th and a bunch of great activities and virtual experiences at the Ocean Race May 13th-21st.