The Broadway Street Fair is back! October 12th from 12-6!

Last year more than 15,000 people took a stroll along Broadway, Newport’s historic Main Street and major artery into the city and celebrated the diversity that Newport is known for.

The Street Fair will begin at Equality Park and extend all down into Washington Square. The day will be filled with music, food, family activities, exhibiting artists & makers and local non-profits. This is a rain or shine event!

We strongly encourage people to WALK or BIKE to the Street Fair. For those that do intend to drive, please note that Broadway will be open to pedestrian traffic ONLY. NO PARKING will be available on Broadway. Please plan accordingly!

Please stay tuned for updates on the Local Broadway District Instagram & Facebook pages!

We are so pleased to once again be working with

Clean Ocean Access to produce a ZERO waste event!

Stay tuned about how you can help!


All of our vendor spots are full for this year.

Be sure to check back in early 2020!


Above artwork - Migrant Winds Prints

Click the link below to see this year’s artists & makers list!



The Food



The Music

Equality Park Stage!

12PM - Underwires

1PM - Romantic Ruffians

2PM - The Strattones

3PM - The Brunt of It

4PM - Dopey Lopes Up All Night Band

5PM - The 40


City Hall Stage!

12PM - Thompson Band

12:15 - Rogers Band

12:30 - Newpot Children's Theater

1PM - Another Roadside Attaction

1:45 - A.O.H Singers

2PM - Never Coming Home

2:45 - Infinite Praise

3PM - The Very

4PM - Half Street

5PM - Joe Krapf and the Renaissance

Stone Street Coffee House Stage!

12PM - Dan Ferrazolli

1PM - M.U.D.


3PM - Mel H

4PM - Tim Cunningham

5PM -Farm Dog

Beyond Broadway Stage

at the Great Friends Meeting House!

12 - Lois Vaughan Jazz Quintet

1PM - The Complaints

2PM - Melissa Chaplin Family

3PM - Neal and the Vipers



5PM - Down City Band

6PM - Steve Smith and the Nakeds

Washington Square Stage!

Presented in association with Rocktorium Records

12PM - Lee Ross

1PM - Muddy Ruckus

2PM - Clatta Bumboo and the Roots Government

3PM - Gumption and Glory

4PM - Z-Boys

5PM - The Copacetics


Above chalk artwork created by Rupert Nesbitt - 2018

Chalk Art on Washington Square!

Calling All Chalk Artists!

“Pick a Square on the Square”

Come join us at the Washington Square end of the Broadway Street Fair and show us your talent.

Whether you’re a professional artist, an amateur adult artist, a budding young talent, a family or a group effort…

there is a space for you!

For more info and to pre-register click the link below!



Beyond Broadway

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 P.M.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Great Friends Meeting House
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Beyond Broadway will be open 12-4pm and 5-8pm (ticketed).  The afternoon session is free and open to all ages, featuring breweries, wineries, food vendors and live music by Neal and the Vipers.  The festivities continue at 5pm when Down City Band opens and Rhode Island’s own Steve Smith and the Nakeds headline at 6pm. The 5-8pm session is 21+ (with valid ID only) and tickets are available online now for only $22 (includes 1 drink ticket) and $25 at the door.  Cash only onsite for additional drink tickets ($7 each). Guests can enjoy local flavors from Greenvale Vineyards, Newport Vineyards & Taproot Brewing Co., Narragansett Beer, Twelve Guns Brewing, Providence Brewing Company, Ragged Island Brewing Company, Whalers Brewing Company, Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co.


Diego’s Barrio Cantina

Just Dogs

My Rolling Cafe

Mooseman's Kettle Corn

Matunuck Oyster Bar

Scratch Kitchen & Catering

La Forge Food Truck

Burgundian Waffles

Music Schedule!

12 - Lois Vaughan Jazz Quintet

1PM - The Complaints

2PM - Melissa Chaplin Family

3PM - Neal and the Vipers



5PM - Down City Band

6PM - Steve Smith and the Nakeds

Newport Bridge Photo & Art Contest

to help celebrate the Newport Pell Bridge 50th Birthday!


Call to Artists! 

In celebration of Newport Bridge’s 50th Anniversary, Newport This Week and Discover Newport are hosting an amateur art and photo contest where the bridge will be the main focus.  This will culminate into an exhibit that will be held on Broadway, during the 2019 Broadway Street Fair. An exhibit at Discover Newport and other locations are also being arranged.  For more information, visit


Judge: Alexander (Sandy) Nesbit – Professional Photographer and Owner of Blink Gallery


First place: $100 with photo on front page of Newport This Week plus a photo safari with Newport photographer, Alexander Nesbitt.


Must contain The Newport Pell Bridge

2 pieces per person Minimum 8 x 10 – Maximum 24 x 36,  300dpi – Please label photo file (s) with your name & photo name -  i.e  John Smith – Bridge at Night

Submission, application, waiver and must be either emailed, mailed or dropped off to:

Please put Photo Contest in Subject line.


Framed works can be dropped off at Newport This Week for exhibit during the Broadway Street Fair and at the Gateway Center. *

Newport This Week

86 Broadway

Newport, RI 02840


There is no hanging or display requirement


Works will be judged on the following criteria:

A.           Quality

B.           Scenic or artistic beauty

Deadline is 5:00 September 30th 2019 

*Only digital files will be considered for judging. 


Volunteer at the Street Fair!


Do you want to be part of the action at the Broadway Street Fair? Sign up to be a volunteer today! We need folks from beginning to end and everything in between. You can pick where you want to be! The only thing we ask is that you give us a minimum of 2 hrs. And you get a FREE, snazzy orange shirt! Sign up today. We appreciate the help & support in advance and look forward to working with you!