If you haven’t already heard about Newport’s ultimate classical music experience, listen up. Artists at the Newport Music Festival will have presented 57 morning, afternoon and evening concerts which are in progress through July 24th. Concerts will take place at a variety of architectural gems around our favorite City-By-The-Sea, but the majority will be at the Newport mansions. The event will feature 37 American and international artists from 17 countries who have gained worldwide renown for their exquisite chamber music. A schedule of individual concerts and ticket details may be found at NewportMusic.org.
Combining the best of summer, music, and real estate—basically everything that Residential Properties Ltd. holds dear—this is an event you won’t want to miss.
The 4th of July is the unofficial kickoff to the summer in New England. While some of our celebrations have historical significance, most people look for the annual fireworks displays to cap off the day. You’ve most likely got the cookouts covered, but if you’re looking for the “rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air” to schedule around the hot-dogs, we’ve compiled a list of the locations throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts lighting up the sky. Here’s what we have.
|Attleboro||7/4 Monday at 9:00pm||Hayward Field||Celebration starts at 7:00pm|
|Block Island||7/3 Sunday at 9:00pm||Crescent Beach|
|Bristol||7/3 Sunday at 9:30pm||Bristol Harbor|
|Cumberland||7/3 Sunday at 9:00pm||Cumberland High School|
|East Providence||7/3 Sunday at 9:30pm||Pierce Memorial Field & Stadium||Celebration starts at 7:00pm. Gates open at 6:30pm.|
|Fall River||7/4 Monday at 9:00pm||Heritage State Park|
|Jamestown||7/2 Saturday at 8:30pm||Mackeral Cove Beach|
|Narragansett||7/3 Sunday at 9:00pm||Narragansett Town Beach, Pier|
|Newport||7/4 Monday at 9:15pm||Newport Harbor|
|North Kingstown||7/4 Friday at 9:00pm||North Kingstown Town Beach||Fireworks preceded by a concert by the Lafayette Band at 7:00pm.|
|Pawtucket||7/1 Friday at 9:00pm
7/2 Saturday at 9:00pm
7/3 Sunday at 9:00pm
|McCoy Stadium||Pawtucket Red Sex Post-Game Fireworks
$7 for adults
$5 for children
|Providence||7/4 Monday at 9:00pm||India Point Park||Celebration starts at 7:00pm. Fireworks display set to music by the Rhode Island Philharmonic|
|Scituate||7/3 Sunday at 9:00pm||Hope Park||Block Party starts at 5:00pm. Hope Jackson Fire Station Fireworks Display and Block Party. Features music from the Olde Time Fiddlers.|
|Smithfield||7/1 Friday at 9:00pm||Bryant University||Celebration starts at 7:00pm. Fireworks preceded by festivities and music by the United States Navy Band.|
|South Kingstown||7/4 Monday at 9:00pm||Old Mountain Field in Wakefield||Celebration starts at 6:00pm.|
|Warwick||7/1 Friday at 9:00pm||Oakland Beach Seawall|
|Westerly||7/4 Monday at 9:00pm||Wuskenau Town Beach|
|Woonsocket||7/3 Sunday at 9:00pm||World War II Memorial Park||Fireworks preceded by by the Swing City Band Concert at 7:00pm.|
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At least in our opinion, there is nothing like summer in Rhode Island. There are beautiful seaside attractions throughout the state, but for centuries, Newport has been the place to be in the summertime. And in line with this reputation, which has been carefully cultivated since the rich and famous used the island as their favorite summer colony, the town is kicking off the first official days of summer with a bang. This weekend, Newport will be the host to several exciting events geared towards a variety of “summertime interests” such as sailing, comedy, and gardening.
Sailors and lovers of the nautical lifestyle will be pleased to learn that it’s currently Bacardi Sailing Week. This is the first time the event has been held in Newport, and each day until the 26th, visitors can flock to Fort Adams State Park to watch sailors from across the world compete in exciting races. The park is beautiful as well, so even just going to see the scenery would be worthwhile.
If you’re going to be in the area but aren’t that into sailing, you may enjoy going to see the Newport Summer Comedy Series at the Newport Yachting Center. The featured performer will be Aziz Ansari, from the hit comedy Parks and Recreation on NBC. His show will start at 7:30 on Friday, the 24th and looks like a good opportunity to start the summer off with a laugh.
Gardeners and lovers of beautiful homes will love America’s premier summer flower show, The Newport Flower Show, which will be open Friday-Sunday. This beloved Newport staple for the past sixteen years will be held in the beautiful gardens of Rosecliff mansion on Bellevue Ave. Even more, proceeds from the event are going to support a good cause, the Newport Preservation Society, the organization that makes mansion tours possible for thousand of Rhode Islanders each year.
Perhaps the most attractive characteristic of Newport is its ability to appeal to a variety of lifestyles and interests, and we can see this in the variety of events that will be there this weekend. So if you have the opportunity to get on the island, check out some of the above opportunities.