More than a dozen boats will be parading through Newport Harbor on Friday, November 24th during the Annual Newport Harbor Illuminated Boat Parade.

The parade is scheduled to start at 6:15 pm, with Bowen’s Wharf Block Party and other festivities taking place from 4 pm to 8 pm. Bowen’s Wharf boutiques and restaurants will be offering free hot cider, in-store specials and more alongside live music while the flotilla motors past.

The Landing and Lobster Bar will reopen for the evening festivities.

Boats will congregate at the causeway Newport Shipyard, then travel south into the channel past Bowen’s Wharf and the other wharves. They’ll turn west around Ann St. Pier near Ida Lewis then north up the east side of Goat Island and either go to Newport Yacht Club or back to their own moorings.

For more information and updates, visit the Facebook Event.

More info on Bowen’s Wharf scheduled festivities;

Bowen’s Wharf Block Party & Kick-off of Holidays by the Sea, Newport Holiday Stroll

City of Newport lights up the harbor with the Illuminated Boat Parade. Caribbean Christmas and Holiday tunes on the steel pan with Panoramic View will be live at the North Pole. Watch the parade of lights from Bowen’s Wharf while boats compete for best decorated. All our locally-owned shops and restaurants will be open — many with special offers to make shopping for your loved ones, and yourself, a joy.

Date: Friday, November 24th, 2017
Time: 4:00-8pm (Parade starts at 6:15pm)

Date: Newport Holiday Stroll: December 1st – 3rd & 8th – 10th, 2017
Time: 10:00-8pm in stores, & each Saturday & Sunday at Bowen’s Wharf before Christmas, with live music at the North Pole (more info at Newport Holiday Stroll)

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

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