Sip, Sail, and Shop in September

Newport is home to hundreds of attractions and events held each year. The fun and excitement definitely does not end in September when the hot and summery months do. Here are some of the highlights for all different passions in your family.

For The Boat Buff: 47th Annual Newport International Boat Show – September 14 – 17, 2017:


Do you have passion for boating? The Newport International Boat Show (NIBS), is one of the largest and most prestigious boat shows in the country. It is so vast it spans thirteen acres of Newport, Rhode Island’s waterfront. There is a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international manufacturers that you can check out. Find out how to get tickets, the boats on display and everything else you need at the official website.

The Wine Worshipper: 12th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival – September 21 – 24, 2017:


What could be better than wine tasting and cooking demonstrations from the most talented and nationally renown chefs? Add the one of most spectacular settings in Newport and you will understand how this is one of the biggest events of the year! Check out all the amazing food and wine experts who will be there! All proceeds support the historic preservation mission of The Preservation Society of Newport County.

The Animal Aficionado: Audubon’s Raptor Weekend – September 9, 2017 – September 10, 2017

Source: Evenbrite

This two day festival celebrates amazing animals. Watch eagles, owls, falcons and hawks in mind blowing live flight demonstrations. Fun for the whole family and includes educational programs and activities. Learn all about all types of birds of prey and get up close with many species. Check out the schedule of events.

The Sports Supporter: Newport Polo Series – USA Vs. England – September 2, 2017

Source: Tripadvisor

Who doesn’t love a game of polo? Did you know dating back more than 130 years in Newport, the polo matches are one of Newport’s grandest and most popular traditions? The Newport International Polo Series XXVI the first week of September will feature USA vs. England. They are rivals so it should be an exciting match! It is $12 for General Admission tickets. Here are all the match details at the official site.

The Lobster lover: Lobster Boil & Sunset Sail – Til September 27, 2017,  Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Source: The Newport Experience

We mentioned in our last blog the thrill of lobster sails. The good news is they still happen in September! It is truly the BEST way to see the City by the Sea this summer AND into fall. An amazing sail on a breathtaking boat and a lobster meal… what could be better? Here is all the information you need for this amazing chance for Aurora to take you back to a time reminiscent of the “Tall Ships Era.”

Like we said in our September email, for the ultimate adventurer: Rail Explorers

Four tours per day between 10:30am and 4:30pm offered through October 31. One way tour and shuttle bus. Approximately 90mins. Please allow up to 2 hours for this tour.


Rail explorers is a great way to spend an afternoon with everyone you love. The tour begins on a bus with a guide providing knowledgeable information about the area. The ride itself is so much fun, especially on a quad. The views while you chug yourself down the rail are amazing. You also ride by some of the most beautiful properties and breathtaking mansions. Book now so you don’t miss out! Check out the September package for even even greater time!

What do you love to do in September? The crowds may die down in Newport but the fun does not. Comment below!


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