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Summer Kickoff at Bowen’s Wharf

It’s June, so with confidence we are happy to say that summer has arrived here at historic Bowen’s Wharf! There’s so much going on in Newport and we can’t wait to celebrate all summer long, starting with Father’s Day.  

Father’s Day Finds


Surprise your dad this Father’s Day with a day together on Bowen’s Wharf! Head over to his favorite shops like the Narragansett  and Sail Loft for awesome finds, from new polos for a day on the greens to charming accessories or a night out. 



Grab lunch and enjoy a cocktail or two over some fresh guacamole and tacos at Diego’s! With their extensive list of craft cocktails, we guarantee there’s something for both his taste and yours! Stroll around and be sure to enjoy the abundance of fresh flowers just planted by Brigid Finn Fine Gardening, especially around the outdoor patios at Diego’s and 22 Bowen’s/Portside.


Photos courtesy of @rhode_eats, @diegosnewport, and @em_barks.


If you’re visiting Bowen’s Wharf later in the day, we recommend stopping by Sprinkle’s to spoil your dad with his favorite treat — whether it’s soft serve, milkshakes, sundaes, or the classic scoop of hard ice cream, you can’t go wrong while enjoying it together as the sun sets on the Newport waterfront. Sprinkles offers an outdoor seating area, coffee & espresso bar as well as hot dogs. We like to grab a snack and treat here before heading out on a water tour or over to Cardines Field to catch a Newport Gulls game. 


4th of July Fun 

This year’s 4th of July fireworks show will be Tuesday, July 2 starting at dark, around 9:15pm. Visit your favorite restaurant at Bowen’s Wharf to view the show over dinner! Check out 22 PortsideFlukeDiego’s, or Wharf Pub Newport to reserve a table during the display! 

Speaking of Wharf Pub Newport, we have some exciting news! Keep an eye out for their new look and menu as they transition from Wharf Pub to Wharf Southern Kitchen 

3 Ways to Get Active over July 4th Weekend ( and all summer!) 


Newport was just designated “Omega Town” by MegaRed! Join them at their pop-up near Newport Fruit & Smoothie and the main anchor and sign up for for a weekend of health & wellness with yoga with them on Bowen’s Wharf! (Yoga will take place at Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina next door). 

  • Saturday 7/6: 9-10am 
  • Sunday 7/7: 10-11am 
  • Saturday 8/31: 9-10am 
  • Sunday 9/1: 10-11am 


Rail Excursion 

Gear up and hop on the tracks with Rail Explorers! A unique activity perfect for friends and family, enjoy your cycling expedition along Narragansett Bay on their Northern Ramble, Southern Circuit, Sunday Brunch, or Fireside tours!  



Need more to get your adrenaline going? Get a bird’s eye view of Newport with Isl and Style Parasailing! Grab your friends (or surprise your dad!) and go up together to experience the breath-taking views of the Newport Bridge and the bustling life on the water!  

What’s Going On?

There’s plenty of fun events going on in Newport for the summer, be sure to check out some of our favorites below!

Newport Charter Yacht Show | June 17-20

This four-day event is dedicated exclusively to yacht charter professionals—agents, owners, brokers and captains—in the dynamic, picturesque setting of Newport, Rhode Isl and. Visit Newport Charter Yacht Show’s website for a schedule of events!


The Clagett Regatta | June 18-23

The 17th annual Clagett Regatta will be held at Sail Newport in Fort Adams State Park June 19-23, 2019.


CVS Health Charity Classic | June 20-24

The CVS Health Charity Classic is kicking off the New Engl and summer with world-class golf for a great cause! Join co-hosts Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade along with 18 elite golfers from the PGA, LPGA and Champions tours at the Rhode Isl and Country Club.


The Transatlantic Race 2019 | June 25

The Transatlantic Race 2019 starts from Newport, R.I., on June 25, 2019, and finishes off Cowes, Engl and. The course length of 2,960 nautical miles makes this event one of the longest yacht races open to both professional and amateur sailors. It will be the 31st transatlantic race organized, at least in part, by the New York Yacht Club. The Transatlantic Race 2019 is organized by the Royal Yacht Squadron, the New York Yacht Club, the Royal Ocean Racing Club, and the Storm Trysail Club.


Where to Stay 

The Bowen’s Marina offers first-class service, accommodating yachts up to 185’ LOA. With amenities like a nearby Fitness Center & Pool and restaurants along Bowen’s Wharf, everything you need is within walking distance!  

No boat? No problem! Stay at the Crow’s Nest right on the corner of Bowen’s Wharf and America’s Cup Avenue in the heart of the Newport waterfront destination where you can experience the convenience of overlooking bustling Bowen’s!  


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