The Thomas Dambo Trolls in South County, RI Are Now Open!

The South County Tourism Council unveiled the first of two giant troll sculptures by internationally renowned Danish recycle artist Thomas Dambo today in Ninigret Park in Charlestown. Erik Rock sits by Little Nini Pond in Ninigret Park and holds clues that will reveal the location of the second troll, Greta Granite. Greta is almost ready, […]

South County Tourism Council Premieres 2024 Destination Video and Marketing Campaign

The South County Tourism Council premiered their 2024 destination video and accompanying marketing campaign yesterday afternoon at a special screening at the United Theatre in Westerly. “This is South County, Rhode Island” showcases the quiet beauty of the region using striking imagery, ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) and a poetic voice over as well as […]

Renowned Danish Recycle Artist Thomas Dambo Talks Trolls at the United Theatre

Thomas Dambo will take a break from building two giant trolls at Ninigret Park to give a public talk at the United Theatre on April 30th at 7PM. Presented by South County Tourism Council. World-renowned recycle artist Thomas Dambo will take the stage on April 30th at 7 PM at the United Theatre in downtown Westerly, RI […]

South County Tourism Council Donates La Tuffolina Sculpture to Westerly

The South County Tourism Council will unveil their gift to Westerly tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 1PM at the Westerly Train Station. The 19th century bronze sculpture by Italian artist Odoardo Tabacchi was purchased by South County Tourism Council president, Louise Bishop on an online art auction website. “When I saw her, I felt like […]

Only a few days left to enter the South County Tourism Council’s Annual Photo Contest

Charlestown, R.I. There are only a few days left to enter the annual South County Tourism Council Photo Contest!  Open to residents and visitors alike, the only requisite of the contest is that the photos are of South County – Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, West Greenwich or […]

You’re invited to Atlantis RIsing 2023

September 21, Charlestown, RI – South County Tourism Council would like to invite you to Atlantis Rising, our second annual international sand sculpture competition, taking place at Misquamicut State Beach on October 6-9, 2023.  Atlantis RIsing is Rhode Island’s first and only sand sculpture competition. We have 10 internationally renowned sand artists from all over […]

Holidays Light Up the Classic Coast

Newport, RI – The holiday spirit shines brightly on The Classic Coast. This year visitors and residents have many opportunities to celebrate with events including ice skating, tree lighting and caroling. These festivities create lasting memories and serve a heaping dose of holiday cheer. The 52nd annual Christmas in Newport kicks off today and offers concerts, craft fairs, Christmas […]

16th Annual Newport Restaurant Week Returns November 4 – 13

Diners enjoy delicious meals and a foodie film festival The Classic Coast will celebrate its dynamic food scene during the 16th annual Newport Restaurant Week, which takes place Nov. 4-13, 2022. The event offers diners exceptional culinary experiences from more than 50 participating restaurants. Specials include prix-fixe menus, gift card promotions, BOGO deals, complimentary add-ons and […]

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