Full Events Calendar

Full Calendar of Event Cruises
and Local Happenings

Event Cruises aboard the Coastal Queen allow you to see the sights of Newport Harbor from the water, while enjoying added fun! Events Cruises include beer tastings, wine and cheese pairings, live music and much more! Explore our Event Cruises that depart from Newport and Jamestown below, as well as some fun local happenings.

A cloth face covering is required to board, and a valid photo ID is required for bar purchases.

Newport History Tours - Museum - Virtual Tours

Bundle up and check out themed Newport History Tours on Saturdays! The Museum of Newport History & Shop, located on Washington Square at 127 Thames Street in the 1763 Brick Market, is available to visit Tuesday through Friday 11am-3pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-1pm.

January 9, 2021
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January 1, 2022
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Audrain Automobile Virtual Exhibits Through 2021

Something to do while waiting for spring Coastal Queen cruises—check out Audrain Auto Museum's Virtual Exhibits with their CEO Donald Osborne.

January 9, 2021
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December 31, 2021
Coastal Queen Daffodil Days April–May 2021 Jamestown Cruises

Welcome spring! Daffodil Days Cruises will begin on Saturday, April 10, and run weekends (Sat & Sun) through May—for all ages. See the beautiful sites while cruising Newport Harbor and enjoy spring outdoors as Coastal Queen will be warm and covered. Cloth mask required to board. Seating will be limited for social distancing.

April 9, 2021
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May 30, 2021
2:50pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$35
Coastal Queen Daffodil Days April–May 2021 Newport Cruises

Daffodil Days Cruises will begin on Saturday, April 10, and will run weekends (Sat & Sun) through the end of May—for all ages and tickets will be $35. Enjoy spring outdoors as Coastal Queen will be warm and covered. See the beautiful sites around Newport Harbor. Cloth mask required to board. Seating will be limited for social distance seating.

April 10, 2021
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May 30, 2021
2:05pm and 3:55pm
Newport
90 minutes
$35
Coastal Queen Sunset Cruise with Piped-In Beatles’ Hits May 1, 2021

Join us aboard the Coastal Queen for a Sunset Cruise featuring piped-in music from The Beatles. Sit back, relax and enjoy a drink from the onboard bar while enjoying your favorite Beatles’ hits! Along the way you will see many beautiful sites that surround Jamestown and Newport Harbor like Clingstone, Hammersmith Farm, Fort Adams, and more.

May 1, 2021
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May 1, 2021
7:15 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$35
Coastal Queen Spring Lighthouse Cruises from Bowen's Wharf

Take a boat ride and tour that showcases the lighthouses of Goat Island, Rose Island, Castle Hill, and Lime Rock, harbor estates, churches, historic Fort Adams and Jamestown Village, the Newport Pell Bridge, Clingstone, Hammersmith Farm and more. You may even see a local seal! Select cruise time at checkout.

May 1, 2021
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June 25, 2021
12:15pm, 2:05pm, 3:55pm
Newport
90 minutes
$35
Coastal Queen Sunset Cinco De Mayo Cruise, May 2, 2021

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo aboard the Coastal Queen with margaritas and Coronas from the onboard bar. Celebratory attire is welcome, and festive music will be piped in. Along the way you will see the beautiful Jamestown shoreline and historic Newport Harbor.

May 2, 2021
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May 2, 2021
7:15 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$35
Coastal Queen Beer Tasting with The General’s Crossing Brewhouse, May 8, 2021

Hop on Coastal Queen for a Sunset Beer Tasting brought to you by The General's Crossing Brewhouse, the first, only, largest, and smallest brewery in the history of Jamestown. Enjoy specialty brews (+$10) while cruising through the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. Along the way you will see the Newport Bridge, historic forts, lighthouses and more.

May 8, 2021
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May 8, 2021
7:15 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$35 (+$10 tasting fee collected onsite)
Coastal Queen Mother's Day Cruise with Lois Vaughan, May 9, 2021

There is no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day, May 9th, than a Coastal Queen Sunset Cruise with live jazz and Latin piano music by Lois Vaughan. Guests can enjoy a drink from the onboard bar while listening to the sounds of the keyboard and the sights of lower Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. You may even see a local seal or two!

May 9, 2021
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May 9, 2021
7:15 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$40
Coastal Queen Sunset Cruise with Piped-In Buffett Hits, May 15, 2021

It’s five o’clock somewhere on the Coastal Queen in Jamestown, so come aboard and cruise along the East Passage of Narragansett Bay listening to piped-in Jimmy Buffett hits. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the many beautiful sights like Rose Island Lighthouse, Fort Adams State Park, Clingstone, Hammersmith Farm, and so much more.

May 15, 2021
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May 15, 2021
7:15 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$35
Coastal Queen’s Piped-In ’80s Hits Sunset Cruise on May 29, 2021

Throw it back to the ’80s aboard the Coastal Queen—dress up, sit back, relax and enjoy the greatest hits of the ’80s as we cruise Newport Harbor and the Jamestown Shoreline. Along the way you will see many historic and beautiful landmarks like the Newport Bridge, Hammersmith Farm, Horsehead, Rose Island Lighthouse and so much more.

May 29, 2021
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May 29, 2021
7:15 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$35
Coastal Queen Wine and Cheese Tasting Cruise on May 30, 2021

Back by popular demand! Grapes and Gourmet will be aboard the Coastal Queen with their specialty wines and cheeses. Celebrate the start of summer and see the beautiful sights that surround the Jamestown shoreline and Newport Harbor. Valid ID and cloth face covering are required for boarding.

May 30, 2021
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May 30, 2021
7:15pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$45
Coastal Queen’s Piped-In ’90s Sunset Cruise June 5, 2021

Join us aboard the Coastal Queen, and enjoy your favorite hits from the ‘90s. We invite you to dress up, sit back, relax and enjoy your favorite tunes while cruising the Jamestown Shoreline and Newport Harbor. Cloth face mask and valid ID (for bar service) required to board. Tickets $35.

June 5, 2021
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June 5, 2021
7:15pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$35
Coastal Queen’s Driftwood Booze Cruise at Sunset, June 13 + 19, 2021

Come aboard the Coastal Queen in Jamestown, for a memorable Booze-Cruise adventure. Enjoy a boat ride through Narragansett Bay you will see lighthouses, historic forts, harbor estates, recreational and commercial fishing vessels and so much more. Coastal Queen’s onboard bar is fully stocked with your favorite spring beverages.

June 13, 2021
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June 19, 2021
7:15 pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$35
Coastal Queen Father’s Day Beer Tasting Cruise + General’s Crossing Brewhouse June 20, 2021

Join us aboard the Coastal Queen in Jamestown for a Father’s Day Beer Tasting by The General's Crossing Brewhouse. Enjoy the specialty brews while sightseeing in the Bay. Cloth face mask and ID (for bar service) required to board. *Note $10 add'l fee to take part in the tasting, to be collected on boarding, cash or credit accepted.

June 20, 2021
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June 20, 2021
7:15pm
Jamestown
90 minutes
$35
Coastal Queen Lighthouse and Mimosa Cruises

Experience the views and sights of Newport Harbor while enjoying a complimentary mimosa. Our guides will share their knowledge of the four Lighthouses surrounding Newport Harbor. You will see historic church steeples, the Jamestown Shoreline, The Newport Pell Bridge, Clingstone, Hammersmith Farm, the Newport Harbor Mansions, Mega Yachts and more!

June 26, 2021
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November 30, 2021
9:45 am
Newport
90 minutes
$35
Van Alen Cup

The silver Tiffany’s trophy, which is displayed in the museum year-round, is aptly named for Hall of Fame founder Jimmy Van Alen. This summer some of the world’s best tennis players will meet on the grass courts of Newport to vie for the Van Alen Cup.

July 11, 2021
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July 18, 2021
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Newport Folk Festival

Let Jamestown Newport Ferry get you there! Let's hope we can hear the music play this year. The festival at the Fort features music, food and crafts, beer and wine gardens and a number of displays. The festival runs rain or shine. More information about the festival is available at newportfolk.org.

July 23, 2021
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July 25, 2021
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Newport Jazz Festival

Here's hoping we can hear the music play this year at the Newport Jazz Festival—dates are Friday, July 30, 2021 to Sunday, August 1, 2021. More information is available at http://newportjazz.org. Let Jamestown Newport Ferry get you there!

July 30, 2021
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August 1, 2021
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Newport International Boat Show

The Annual Newport International Boat Show is one of the largest in-water boat shows in the country and the premier show in New England. It will host hundreds of exhibitors from around the world with new powerboats and sailboats ranging from 15 to 90 feet, plus an extensive selection of marine equipment, services and accessories for boaters.

September 16, 2021
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September 19, 2021
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