The Fort Adams Trust announces its calendar of events for the 2019 season. Noteworthy additions are a food truck festival featuring trucks from all over New England Saturday, May 18th, the following weekend on Memorial Day weekend, May 25th -27th will be the Boots on the Ground Memorial honoring our fallen heroes on the Parade Field, the new free concert series, Music at the Fort has now shifted to the fort from the Eisenhower House for the third Thursday of the month on June 20th, July 18th & August 15th, with the crowning event the 50th birthday celebration of the Claiborne Pell Bridge on June 28th followed by the 12 meter race events starting July 13th.
Many of the traditional events will continue at the fort including: the Season Opener Golf Tournament at Newport County Club, May 13th, Newport 10-Miler, June 2nd, Craft Brew Event, July 20th , Race4Chase, August 11th , Alzheimer’s Walk, September 15th , Middletown Rotary Car Show, September 22nd, Fortress of Nightmares over three weekends in October with the season ending on October 27th with Trunk or Treat.
“We are going to have a very busy season as Fort Adams has really expanded the number of public events to go along with the fully booked weddings and private functions that have also grown substantially over the past few years,” stated Executive Director for the Fort Adams Trust, Joe Dias. “Some of the new events will be one-time celebrations like the Bridge 50th while others, such as the food truck event and Boots on the Ground Memorial we hope will return for everyone’s enjoyment, “Dias added.
Rugby Tournament Saturday, April 6th
YMCA Derby Event Saturday, May 4th
Season Opener Golf Tournament
at Newport Country Club Monday, May 13th
Food Truck Festival Saturday, May 18th
Boots on the Ground Memorial Saturday, May 25th – Monday, May 27th
Newport 10-Miler Saturday, June 2nd
Music at the Fort Thursday, June 20th
Bridge 50th Celebration Friday, June 28th
12 Meter Races
Music at the Fort Thursday, July 18th
Craft Brew Event Saturday, July 20th
Music at the Fort Thursday, August 15th
Alzheimer’s Walk Sunday, September 15th
Middletown Rotary Car Show Sunday, September 22nd
Fortress of Nightmares Fridays & Saturdays, October 11th – 26th
Trunk or Treat