Salute to Summer Naval Station Newport

Naval Station Newport’s 2023 Salute to Summer Concert & Fireworks scheduled for August 26th

Naval Station Newport’s annual “Salute to Summer” concert and fireworks event will take place on Saturday, August 26th. Gates open to the public at 4 p.m. Authorized Department of Defense card holders are able to access the event beginning at 2 p.m.

The free, public event will feature performances by local bands and Navy Band Northeast. There will be activities for children and food vendors on site for the purchase of snacks, meals, and beverages. A fireworks display is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.

Over 16 various Food trucks from the New England Area

Kid’s Area: Face Painting, Boy Scouts of America Games

3-4 p.m. & 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Toe Jam Puppet Band

5-9 p.m.
Navy Band Northeast Duo, Ceremonial Band & Rhode Island Sound 

~9:15 p.m.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs & blankets!  Coolers, outside food or drinks, pets, glass bottles, banners or signs of any type, firearms and other weapons, defensive sprays (pepper spray) or chemicals, illegal or recreational drugs, paraphernalia, and drones are NOT permitted on base.  Strollers and small bags such as diaper bags, small backpacks or handbags are permitted; however, they will be subject to search.  Guests should be prepared to present a picture ID upon entry to the base. Minor children without an ID card must be escorted by an adult.

Gate 1 at Training Station Road will be closed to all vehicle traffic beginning at 3:30 p.m. to prepare for public pedestrian traffic and entry to the installation.  When Gate 1 closes, all vehicle traffic will be prevented from entering Training Station Road at the intersection of Third Street as a safety precaution for the large volume of foot traffic headed to the installation.  The public will be accessing the installation through a pedestrian walkway and entry alongside the Coasters Harbor Island Marina at Training Station Road.  Guest & handicap parking will be permitted at the Navy Medical Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) New England compound located on Third Street.  Vehicles can enter NMRTC Gate 7 located there beginning at 3:30 p.m. Guests will then walk to the installation through NMRTC Gate 10 at Training Station Road to enter the event.  Shuttles will be available to transport handicapped individuals from NMRTC to the Training Station Road entry control point.  Guests will enter a security inspection and check point area before gaining access to the installation.  Guests over the age of 16 must be prepared to present a picture I.D. for entry to the base.  Minor children without an ID card must be escorted by an adult.




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