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 now know it. This summer, we're inviting residents and visitors to join in an celebration to celebrate the past and awaken the future. Five days of festivities will include special events across the city. Moments of history to be celebrated across all ages with family activities, live entertainment, exhibitions and demonstrations. 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 like this only comes around every 100 years! Volunteers, vendors, parade entries and event organizers are all needed There are a variety of ways to participate in the festivities from volunteering to joining as a vendor or entering a float in the parade! How can you help? Read more...
Many important projects and events have launched in preparation for Newport's Centennial and each were made possible through collaboration and donations extended to us by clubs, organizations, businesses and community members throughout the region. Without their friendship and support, these projects 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, historical demonstrations including a live encampment and naval battle reenactment, renaissance jousting performances, live swing dancing. Events on the waterfront and Gardner Park will include several family events, bounce houses, magicians, live music, food. Read 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...