festivals & events
The Riverfront hosts a number of festivals and events both in the building and across the city of Newport throughout the year. Key annual events that can’t be missed include International Women’s Day celebrations in March, Big Splash in July, and Art on the Hill in November.
The Riverfront has also played host to events for the WOW Film Festival, Black History Month and Newport Rising.
We had a great summer of fun at Splashtonbury. Thank you to everyone who came along! You can relive the fun over on our social media channels where you can find images and videos from the events.
International Women's Day
Celebrate International Women’s Day at The Riverfront!
Each March we celebrate International Women’s day at The Riverfront with some fantastic free performances and taster sessions all with a female focus. We will be sharing information about our IWD 2022 event very soon!
Big Splash is Newport’s much-loved arts and street theatre festival which takes place annually in July just before the school summer holiday. The festival takes place at both The Riverfront which is transformed into family hub Splashtonbury, and also transforms the city streets into a huge outdoor stage.
We hope to bring Big Splash back in 2022, bigger and better than ever!
Art on the Hill
Art on the Hill Newport is a weekend of art and creativity on the west side of Newport featuring open houses, events and exhibitions. Over the weekend The Riverfront is transformed into a vibrant craft market selling wonderful makes from a range of local artists.
We will be sharing information about Art on the Hill 2021 very soon!