Celebrating 100 Years!
Newport's Centennial Celebration, June 30-July 3
2018 marks 100 years since the village of Newport and the Town of West Derby combined to become the City of Newport as we know it. Residents and visitors are invited to celebrate five days of festivities with events hosted throughout the city. Memories will be made as we ponder moments of history to be celebrated across the ages through exhibitions, demonstrations, family activities and live entertainment. Join us as we explore Newport, 100 years in the making!
We shape our community, and thereafter it shapes us. Festivals are an important tradition in our City and an opportunity that only comes around every 100 years! Volunteers, vendors, parade entries and event organizers are all needed. How can you help? Read more...
Many beautification projects and community events have launched in preparation for Newport's Centennial Celebration and each are made possible through donations from clubs, organizations, businesses and community members throughout the region. Without their friendship and support, projects to polish our city would not have been possible! Monetary and in-kind donations are appreciated and contribute toward a prosperous future for Newport. That's the power and purpose of a legacy, to inspire those who are touched by it. Read more...
Come one, come all to a party 100 years in the making! Planned activities include a large parade, excursion train, quilt show, live music, theater and dance performances. Step back in time with historical demonstrations including a live encampment and naval battle reenactment at Prouty Beach and Renaissance jousting performances at Gardner Park. Events on the waterfront include a family friendly Birthday Bash in Gardner Park and a robust vendor market including food, crafts and more!
To honor the anniversary, several commemorative souvenirs and collectibles are on sale. Centennial merchandise includes hats, t-shirts, magnets, glasses and more. Collectors can find an array of special interest items including bronze and silver coins, envelopes and post marks and a commemorative map of the city. Read more...