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                                          Saturday, July 13th

Music at the Fort                                       Thursday, July 18th

Craft Brew Event                                       Saturday, July 20th

Race4Chase                                                 Sunday, August 11th

Music at the Fort                                       Thursday, August 15th

Reenactment                                               Friday – Sunday, August 23rd – 25th

Alzheimer’s Walk                                      Sunday, September 15th

Middletown Rotary Car Show            Sunday, September 22nd

Fortress of Nightmares                         Fridays & Saturdays, October 11th – 26th

Trunk or Treat                                           Sunday, October 27th