Newport Celebrates Lake, Land & Air
Last Week in July
Newportwill welcome nearly 3000 visitors the last week in July as the Newport area celebrates Lake, Land and Air July 20 to 26 with events taking place on Lake, Land and Air. “Our area is unique in that it is at the center of where lake, land and air meet and offer so much,” Phil White from Kingdom Games says. “Events are open to the public and we invite visitors and residents to join in the fun.”
Events scheduled on the lake include sailing lessons, a Pizza Cruise, Piano Bar Lake Cruise, Kayak Expedition, and the acclaimed International Kingdom Swim, which draws hundreds of swimmers and kayakers to Newport each year.
On land the events feature an Inside/Outside Sidewalk Sale for all businesses in Newport and Derby Thursday, Friday and Saturday, an Art Show at the Memphremagog Arts Center, a Beach Party with Dixieland Music and The Balloon King at Prouty Beach on Saturday, the Vermont State Softball Tournament Saturday and Sunday, and a Swimmers & Yackers Promenade on the lakeside Boardwalk Friday evening.
Nate, from the Great Outdoors sporting goods retailer, says his annual tent sale will take place inside this year, during the Inside/Out Sidewalk Sale. “We will have several thousand people in Newport and we want to invite them in our stores and shops, and show folks what we have to offer. Some of the biggest discounts of the year will be held during this sale.”
Air takes over on Saturday and Sunday with the Newport Air Show at the Northeast Kingdom International Airport, with vintage, classic and futuristic airplanes and flying vehicles. Dan Gauvin from Lakeview Aviation says the air show has drawn hundreds to thousands of people each year, and he expects the same this year.
“Throughout the summer, we get many requests to teach sailing. Our 30-mile long Lake Memephremagog is a perfect place to sail, so we’ve added sailing lessons to our summer program,” said Andy Cappello from Newport Parks and Recreation. “You can register for the class on-line at Newportrecreation.org .”
The Newport Lake, Land and Air Celebration takes place the last week in July. A schedule of events can be seen at www.NewportLive.org .
Swimmers race to be first in the water at the internationally acclaimed Kingdom Swim, coming to Newport the last weekend in July.