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Newport Oyster Festival

May 17 - May 19

Fresh oysters are brought in daily from all over Rhode Island.

We kick off the summer on Friday, May 17 with the Opening Night Benefit Party. It’s the first party of the season and features a sparkly night of oysters, champagne, and live music on the waterfront while guests mingle with the growers. Sip a complimentary Moët Mini while you savor locally grown farm-fresh Rhode Island oysters, catered dinner, and open bar.

This VIP event is limited to only 200 guests and ticket sales close May 17 at 5pm. Proceeds benefit The Nature Conservancy of RI; Ocean State Aquaculture Association; and Oliver Hazard Perry, RI’s official flagship.

The weekend features six live bands, multiple waterfront bars, featuring Whalers beer & creative cocktails with Belvedere Vodka and Ardbeg Whisky and Cloudy Bay Vineyards paired with local cuisine under the festival tents.


May 17
May 19