Centennial Celebration, June 29 - July 6
In 1918 the village of Newport and the Town of West Derby combined to become the City of Newport as we know it - a momentous occasion! Join us for 8 days of festivities and events to celebrate our City across the ages! Parade, family fun, live entertainment, exhibitions, food, fireworks and much more! Join us as we celebrate Newport, 100 years in the making!
ROAD CLOSURE, BE ADVISED: Lake Road, Main Street and Causeway will be shut down to through traffic from 10:00AM-2:00PM on Saturday, June 30th for the Centennial Parade. Event parking and shuttles will be available on the East and West sides of the City. Parade step-off is at 11AM from School Street, ending at the bottom of East Main Street. Please arrive before 10:00AM if you plan to watch the parade.
EVENT SCHEDULE & TICKETS
Come one, come all to the biggest party of the century! Planned activities include an extravagant 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! Read more...
VENDORS & PARADE ENTRIES
Festivals are an important tradition in our City and Newport Centennial is a once in a lifetime opportunity! There are countless ways to be involved either by volunteering, entering a centennial contest, joining the parade, registering as a vendor, or using the event as an outreach opportunity for your club or organization. Read more...
SUPPORT & SPONSORSHIP
Newport's Centennial has inspired many beautification and restoration projects throughout the community. With collaborative support from local organizations and donors, these initiatives will preserve history for future generations and have our City will sparkling for her Birthday. Read more...
KEEPSAKES & MEMORABILIA
To honor the City's anniversary, several commemorative souvenirs and collectibles are now available for purchase. Souvenirs include hats, t-shirts, magnets and drinking glasses. Collectors will also enjoy commemorative bronze and silver coins, specialty envelopes, post marks and a beautiful City portrait captured by local artist Victoria Mathieson. All items are available at the Newport City Clerk's office on Main Street, Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM. For pricing and details, call (802)334-5136, or email us.