Weather is not on Ballard Park’s side this week.

For the second day in a row, Ballard Park has been forced to cancel their 13th Annual Illuminated Garden due to the wet weather.  Friends of Ballard Park hopes to run the event on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm if the weather cooperates. The free event in Newport, RI’s Ballard Park features thousands of lights displayed on the trees and unique features of the park’s three-acre quarry meadow.

For more on Ballard Park’s Illuminated Garden, read 13th Annual Illuminated Garden set for February 22 – 24 at Ballard Park.

For more information and to keep up to date on weather advisories, visit or call 401.619.3377.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).