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Things To Do

Prescott Farm

Past meets present at this colonial farm site. Learn how windmills work and their role in Rhode Island history. Explore the beautiful gardens maintained by Master Gardeners from the University of Rhode Island. Hear about the capture of British General Prescott during the American Revolution, an act commended by George Washington himself. Or just bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds. Site open daily, sunrise to sunset.

Ballard Park

Ballard Park is a thirteen acre nature preserve located in the southern end of Newport.  It has little over one mile of trails that take hikers through a woodland forest, by a vernal pond and into a meadow where 19,000 daffodil bulbs bloom each April.  Friends of Ballard Park hosts monthly hikes, educational field trips for children, summer concerts and outdoor movie screenings and other special events like the Annual Illuminated Garden each February.  For more information, visit www.ballardpark.org.

Upcoming Events

Jan
18
Thu
7:30 pm Norey’s World Class Jazz Night @ Norey's
Norey’s World Class Jazz Night @ Norey's
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Come see what you are missing @ Norey’s, Newport Thursdays World Class Jazz Night, 7:30PM No Cover, 156 Broadway, Newport. Reservations: 401 847-4971 noreys.com/dining-menu/ #BroadwayNewport #newportri Norey’s World Class Jazz, Thursdays 7:30 PM, no cover[...]
Jan
25
Thu
7:30 pm Norey’s World Class Jazz Night @ Norey's
Norey’s World Class Jazz Night @ Norey's
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Come see what you are missing @ Norey’s, Newport Thursdays World Class Jazz Night, 7:30PM No Cover, 156 Broadway, Newport. Reservations: 401 847-4971 noreys.com/dining-menu/ #BroadwayNewport #newportri Norey’s World Class Jazz, Thursdays 7:30 PM, no cover[...]
Feb
23
Fri
6:00 pm 12th Annual Illuminated Garden @ Ballard Park
12th Annual Illuminated Garden @ Ballard Park
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
12th Annual Illuminated Garden @ Ballard Park | Newport | Rhode Island | United States
Enjoy an evening walk in the quarry meadow of Ballard Park when it is transformed into a magnificent blooming winter garden of lights. Thousands of lights will sparkle in a series of unique displays again[...]
Feb
24
Sat
6:00 pm 12th Annual Illuminated Garden @ Ballard Park
12th Annual Illuminated Garden @ Ballard Park
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
12th Annual Illuminated Garden @ Ballard Park | Newport | Rhode Island | United States
Enjoy an evening walk in the quarry meadow of Ballard Park when it is transformed into a magnificent blooming winter garden of lights. Thousands of lights will sparkle in a series of unique displays again[...]
Feb
25
Sun
6:00 pm 12th Annual Illuminated Garden @ Ballard Park
12th Annual Illuminated Garden @ Ballard Park
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
12th Annual Illuminated Garden @ Ballard Park | Newport | Rhode Island | United States
Enjoy an evening walk in the quarry meadow of Ballard Park when it is transformed into a magnificent blooming winter garden of lights. Thousands of lights will sparkle in a series of unique displays again[...]

Cliff Walk

The Cliff Walk is world famous as a public access walk that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of Newport's gilded age. Wildflowers, birds, and geology all add to this delightful walk