The 31st Annual Newport Winter Festival, touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza”, returns February 15th-24th, 2019 throughout Newport and Newport County.

Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages. Melt away your winter blues with all the Newport Winter Festival has to offer. Highlighted events include the Chili Cook-Off, 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Smackdown, Princess Party and exciting, fun concerts by the Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Changes in Latitudes and more!

For tickets, updates, and more information, visit www.newportwinterfestival.com.

Featured Events 2019

Friday Feb. 15 

Polar Pineapples

3:00pm-11:00pm: Gurney’s Newport Resort, One Goat Island, (Formerly Hyatt Newport).

Polar Pineapples is back for its sixth year in a row, with a newly upgraded venue! Purchase a cocktail from the ice bar and stay warm around one of Gurney’s eleven firepits, all while having the best views of the bay. Free Hot Cider with Bracelet. Hours 3- 11pm, 401.849.2600.

The Eagles Experience

8:30pm: Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup

The Eagles Experience aims to be the most authentic tribute show to the Eagles available today! With a one-to-one lineup that reflects the Eagles during their heyday in the late 70s, the members of the band are each dedicated to presenting their part as accurately as possible, and will provide you with an ultimate “Eagles Experience.” Watch them nail classic songs like “Best of My Love” and “Take It Easy.” You’ll also hear smash hits like “Hotel California,” “The Long Run,” “Heartache Tonight” and many more during this live concert. Tickets for sale online and at the door, $20/ $15 in advance or w/bracelet. VIP Tickets Sold Out. Free Parking across the street at the Visitors Center.Buy Now

Saturday Feb. 16 

Ice Sculpting Demonstration Presented by Bailey T’s

❅ 11am-2pm: 20 Long Wharf Mall.

Presented by Bailey’s T’s, Co. Sponsored by Liberty Donuts. Ice sculptors wield their chisels, chain saws, blow dryers and power sanders as they create masterpieces. Don’t miss these spectacular works of ice! The ice sculptures will be on display until they melt. To participate or for more information call the festival office at 401.847.7666. FREE 

The 24th Annual Chili Cook-Off presented by Sam Adams

❅ 11am-3:30pm: Gurney’s Newport Resort, One Goat Island, (Formerly Hyatt Newport).

Winter heats up as area restaurants and caterers compete to see who has the best chili in town!  Bring your appetite, sharpen your taste buds, and join in the fun as you choose your favorite chili!  Enjoy Sam Adams specials. To enter your chili call 401.847.7666. Admission:  $10/$8 w/ bracelet. Children (6-10) $4/$2 w/bracelet.  Children under 5 Free! To enter your chili call 401.847.7666.

Free Trolley Saturday Feb 16th For the Chili Cook-Off! It will begin running from 11:15am and end at 3:45pm. Stops at The Newport Gateway Center, The Newport Harbor Hotel, and in front of The Red Parrot taking you to the Gurney’s Resort!

Polar Pineapples

3:00pm-11:00pm: Gurney’s Newport Resort, One Goat Island, (Formerly Hyatt Newport). 

Polar Pineapples is back for its sixth year in a row, with a newly upgraded venue! Purchase a cocktail from the ice bar and stay warm around one of Gurney’s eleven firepits, all while having the best views of the bay. DJ on Saturday Night!  Free Hot Cider with Bracelet. Hours 3- 11pm, 401.849.2600.

Lyn Dillies Master Illusionist

6:30pm Newport Marriott

Amazing, dynamic, spectacular… Master Illusionist Lyn Dillies is the most highly acclaimed female illusionist in magic history. Her captivating stage show is one for the ages – all ages, in fact. Infusing all the spectacle and flash of Vegas into an enchanting, family-friendly event, Lyn’s spellbinding illusions put standing-room-only audiences on the edge of their seats and in the palm of her hand. Dillies dazzles, amazes and astounds with some of the most masterful, mind-blowing illusions in magic today. Lots of laughter and ooohs and aaahs for the whole family! Entertaining age 3 to 93! Tickets only $8 in advance or with a bracelet/ $11 at the door.Buy Tickets

Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band – Changes in Latitudes

8:30pm: Gurney’s Newport Resort, One Goat Island, (Formerly Hyatt Newport).

Newport Winter Festival presents Changes in Latitudes, the country’s premier tribute show to the Mayor of Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett.  This nationally acclaimed band travels the country with beach balls and leis flying, dancing conga lines, and “Trop Rock” fun for all.  You can expect to hear such classics as “Margaritaville”, “Come Monday”, “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Volcano”, and of course “Changes In Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes”, as well as other crowd pleasing favorites, like “Brown Eyed Girl”, “Southern Cross”, and “Another Saturday Night”, and the Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffett smash hit “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”.  Changes in Latitudes has thrilled audiences with their amazingly authentic reproduction of the Jimmy Buffett concert experience! Tickets available: $17/Advance w/bracelet, $22/At the door (based on availability). Buffett VIP $45 in advance or with bracelet/ $50 at the door (based on availability) (VIP tickets include a drink ticket and upfront seating at a table.) For info/tickets order online or call the festival office at 401.847.7666. Tickets are now available! Buy online HEREBuy Now

Sunday Feb. 17 

The Children’s Fair Sponsored by Webster Bank

11:30am-4pm, Gurney’s Newport Resort, 1 Goat Island

A great day of entertainment and fun for the kids! Music, dancing, reptile show, balloon creations and Magic! Admission: $10/ $5 w/ bracelet. This year thanks to King Arthur Flour, the first 400 people each day will receive a Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix or a Cupcake Mix!

  • 11:30am-3:30pm- Dance Force Leads the entertainment with the latest moves and fun games. 
  • 1pm: Rainforest Reptiles Live Show: A fun and educational presentation!
  • 2:15pm: Magic with Pepper

Monday Feb. 18 

The Children’s Fair Sponsored by Southcoast Health

11:30am-4pm, Gurney’s Newport Resort, 1 Goat Island

A great day of entertainment and fun for the kids! Music, dancing, reptile show, balloon creations and Magic! This year thanks to King Arthur Flour, the first 400 people each day will receive a Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix or a Cupcake Mix!!

Admission: $10/ $5 w/ bracelet

  • 11:30am-3:30pm- Dance Force Leads the entertainment with the latest moves and fun games. 
  • 12:15pm & 2:30pm- Magician, Juggler Funny Guy Robert Clarke: A unique comedy magic and juggling, a non-stop high energy show!
  • 1:15pm- Rainforest Reptiles Live Show: A fun and educational presentation!

Tuesday Feb. 19

Princess Party

❅  1pm-3pm: OceanCliff Castle, 65 Ridge Road, Newport.

This year come Join your favorite princesses at location truly royal for a princess! Enjoy treats fit for a princess. Wear your favorite princess attire for a royal afternoon filled with stories, songs and surprises! Co-Sponsored by OceanCliff/Newport Experience. Questions? call 401-847-7666. No strollers allowed in the ballroom due to space. Tickets available in advance online. You must have a bracelet per person to get the bracelet price. Tickets Adults and Children $13 or $10 w/ bracelet. Tickets sold at the door based on availability. Buy Tickets Now!

Sam Adams Beer Dinner

6:30pm: Samuel Adams Beer Dinner at The Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar

Enjoy this annual event as a visiting brewmaster from Sam Adams brewery guides guests through a selection of beers paired with a distinct menu specially prepared by the Mooring chefs for this occasion. Reception begins at 6:30pm; dinner at 7pm. $70pp/ $65pp w/ bracelet. For a complete menu, visit www.mooringrestaurant.com. Reservations are required. Please call 401.846.2260. Menu

Wednesday Feb. 20 

Thursday Feb. 21 

Teddy Bear Tea, A Musical Celebration and Story Time

❅ 11am: Newport Harbor Hotel, 49 America’s Cup Ave, Newport

Bring your favorite Teddy Bear and listen to the musical storyteller Christopher ‘Kavi’ Carbone share captivating stories and songs of the wonders of winter, while having tea for adults and milk and cookies for children presented by the Newport Harbor Hotel. $4/Free w/bracelet.Read More

Live Jazz For Kids Greenvale Vineyards

❅ 1pm-4pm: Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth.

19th Annual “Live Jazz for Kids”, Greenvale Vineyards
Our musicians are vocalists Tish Adams and Dick Lupino on bass and guest musician Yvonne Monnett. The artists will entertain guests with songs kids know and love in a jazz setting incorporated with old time standards.  Complimentary refreshments will be served for the kids and wine tasting will be available for purchase for adults.  FREE/Open to the public.  401.847.3777.

Annual Best Hot Drink Contest

9pm: The Red Parrot Restaurant, 348 Thames Street.

Annual Best Hot Drink Contest
The competitions heats up as judges determine the Best Hot Drink in Newport!  Local bars and restaurants are invited to compete for the Festival Plaque.  Guests 21+ will get to sample the delightful concoctions as well as enjoy drink specials.  To enter, contact the Red Parrot 401.847.3140. Contestants must provide their own liquor, garnishes and glassware.  FREE Admission.

Friday Feb. 22

Mad Scientist Fire & Ice Show!

6:30pm, Newport Marriott

Children will be dazzled and entertained as the interact with our Mad Scientists! Foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air and even a special Mad Scientific “Burp” potion will amaze Children as they learn about the scientific method, air pressure and the states of matter. Tickets sold at the door $6 or $3 w/ winter fest bracelet 

Winter Festival Comedy Show Featuring Nick Griffin with special Guest Ray Harrington

8:30pm, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

Winter Festival Comedy Show presented by the Newport Comedy Series & Newport Winter Festival.  Nick is one of the most sought after comedy club headliners in the country with a resume that includes 11 appearances on Late Night with David Letterman. He also had his own half-hour special on Comedy Central and has appeared on Conan, as well as many other television programs. Nick will be joined by special guest Ray Harrington. Tickets $20 in advance or with bracelet/ $25 at the door, VIP Tickets $40 in advance or with bracelet/ $45 at the door  Watch Clip Here! 

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Saturday Feb. 23 

2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Smackdown

❅ 11:30am-3:30pm: Gurney’s Resort and Marina, 1 Goat Island, Newport 

Area restaurants compete with their best ooey gooey Mac & Cheese! Comfort food at its best right here, during Winter Fest! Come sample all the hot and cheesey goodness and vote for your favorite! $13 in advance online/ $15 at the door. Children: (4-9) $8.00 in advance and at the door. Bracelet Children: (Under 3) freeBuy Tickets Now!

Newport Beach Polo

❅ 3:00pm: Second Beach, Middletown RI

Winter Festival Beach Polo presented by the Newport International Polo Series. Please, no parking at the Atlantic Beach Club. People of all ages enjoy the spectacle of horsemanship and breath-taking views of Aquidneck Island’s renown Beaches when the ponies and players put on a polo match on the sand. The event is a low-impact, eco friendly exhibition that is part of the fun during Newport Winter Festival. FREE! www.nptpolo.com (Note: No Alcohol Permitted on the Beach)

Country Concert with Ben O’Connor

9pm-11pm: Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave

Country Music Artist Ben O’Connor will keep you dancing all night long to popular Country hits as well as original music! Performing at the Luke Bryan / Brett Young after party in New York City Ben has surely made a name for himself in and around the New York region. O’Connor has built a reputation in both New York City and Rhode Island of which is his home state, he certainly knows how to rock a crowd! Tickets $12 In advance or with bracelet/ $15 at the door. VIP tickets $30 in advance or with bracelet/ $35 at the door (VIP Tickets include upfront seating at a table and one drink ticket)Buy Tickets

Sunday Feb. 24 

Beach Polo

❅ 3:00pm: Second Beach, Middletown RI

Winter Festival Beach Polo presented by the Newport International Polo Series. People of all ages enjoy the spectacle of horsemanship and breath-taking views of Aquidneck Island’s renown Beaches when the ponies and players put on a polo match on the sand. The event is a low-impact, eco friendly exhibition that is part of the fun during Newport Winter Festival. FREE! www.nptpolo.com (Note: No Alcohol Permitted on the Beach)

WINTER FEST FOOD COMPETITIONS

Newport Winter Festival wants to make sure you don’t go hungry during Winter Festival, check out some of the food competitions they have going on and bring your appetite!

CHILI COOK-OFF

Saturday, February 16th 11am-3:30pm:

The 24th Annual Chili Cook-Off presented by Samuel Adams

Gurney’s Newport Resort, One Goat Island, (Formerly Hyatt Newport). Winter heats up as area restaurants and caterers compete to see who has the best chili in town! Bring your appetite, sharpen your taste buds, and join in the fun as you choose your favorite chili!  Enjoy Sam Adams specials. Admission: $10/$8 w/ bracelet. Children (6-10) $4/$2 w/bracelet. Children under 5 Free! To enter your chili call 401.847.7666. 

Free Trolley Saturday Feb 16th For the Chili Cook-Off! It will begin running from 11:15am and end at 3:45pm. It will make continuous loops with stops at The Newport Gateway Center, The Newport Harbor Hotel, and in front of The Red Parrot taking you to Gurney’s Resort!

Mac & Cheese Smackdown! 

Saturday, February 23rd 11:30am-3:30pm:

2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Smackdown!

Gurney’s Resort, 1 goat Island (Formerly Hyatt Regency Newport)

Area restaurants compete with their best ooey gooey Mac & Cheese! Comfort food at its best right here, during Winter Fest! Come sample all the hot and cheesy goodness and vote for your favorite! $14.00/$10.00 w/ Winter Fest Bracelet, Children: (4-10) $9.00/$5.00 w/Bracelet Children: (Under 4) free

Free Trolley Saturday Feb 23rd For the Mac & Cheese Smackdown! It will begin running from 11:45am and end at 3:45pm. It will make continuous loops with stops at The Newport Gateway Center, The Newport Harbor Hotel, and in front of The Red Parrot taking you to Gurney’s Resort!

Burger Bender

February 15th-24th, Because not all burgers are created equal…

The Newport Burger Bender is a simple “best burger” contest taking place Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 24, 2019 at participating restaurants throughout Newport and Bristol counties.

Area restaurants are throwing their buns in the ring with the hopes of being crowned the Best Burger in Newport. (click here to see this years competing burgers). Try one. Try some. Try them all. Then vote for your favorite by clicking on the burger below and submitting your simple voting form. Voting begins February 15th and ends February 25th. You’ll be automatically entered to win one of our daily giveaways throughout the Burger Bender contest. The restaurant with the burger that gets the most votes will be crowned the winner.

Friday, February 15

10am, 12pm, & 2pm: Horseback Riding Beach Trail Rides

Newport Equestrian Academy, 287 Third Beach Rd.

1 1/2 ride to 3rd Beach & 2 hr ride to 2nd Beach.

Pricing: $125/ $100 with a bracelet for a 2-hour ride per person. Hour and a half Ride: $100/ $80 per person w/ bracelet. 

By reservation only 401-837-4188

10am-5pm: Newport Vineyards Wine Tastings

Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI

Come in from the cold and warm up with a wine tasting of our estate grown wines. Public Tours daily at 1pm & 3pm. Make a day out of it and grab lunch (or a beer!) at our Taproot Brewing Company. 

$15 wine tasting, includes souvenir logo wine glass, $2 OFF with Winter Festival Bracelet

10am-5pm: Helicopter Tour and Vineyard Packages

Bird’s Eye View Helicopters, 211 Airport Access Road.

Helicopter and vineyard packages include a helicopter tour, tasting and logo wine glass starting at $170 per couple. Upgrade to our Island Helicopter Tour plus the Vineyard Tour and Tasting for $240 per couple or our Lighthouse Helicopter Tour and Vineyard for $320. Fly over the vineyards and all of Newport in our “heated” helicopter. $10 off any tour w/bracelet or receive a free inflight video. Call 401.843.8687 to book. For more info go to http://www.newporthelicoptertours.com/

❅ 10am-6pm: Design Your own Tervis Tumbler

192 Thames St, Newport

Kids Design their own tumbler and receive 20% off that tumbler. 15% off total Purchase/ Buy 4 full price save $10. 

❅ 11am-5pm: Make Your Own Soap at Newport Sea Foam

Newport Sea Foam Trading Co 415 Thames Street.

This activity is great for all ages. Get Crafty! Create your own soap bar with a unique scent and color!! Take it home to enjoy it right away! $11/$9 w/bracelet. 401.743.7685.

❅ 12pm & 2pm: Fort Adams Guided Tours

Historic Fort Adams, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

Visit Historic Fort Adams, America’s most complex coastal fortification. Guided tours take you to the top of the Forts ramparts for a spectacular view of Newport Harbor, then deep beneath the walls into the underground listening tunnels.

Adults: $15, $3 off with bracelet. Youth (6-17): $8, $3 off with bracelet. 5 & Under: FREE

Tours and Tour Routes are weather dependent. Visit www.fortadams.org for more information or call 401-841-0707

❅ 12pm- 5pm: Make your own Perfume!

Newport Aromatherapy, 109 Bellevue Ave, Newport.

Make your own Perfume! Learn to create aromatherapy perfume blends with healer and chemist, Cynthia LaBonte. $12/ $10 w/ bracelet. 401.846.1101. All ages activity! Great for Boys and Girls! 

12pm-8pm: Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing

Newport Craft Brewing& Distilling Co. 293 JT Connell Hwy, Newport RI 

Celebrate the start of Winter Fest with everyone’s favorite pairing!

It’s the return of the Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing at Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Company. You’ve tried the beer, you’ve tried the cookies, now enjoy them side by side! Join us all day on Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th as we pair your five favorite cookies with our delicious brews. This event is happening during the entire day that we’re open so can stop in whenever is convenient between noon and 8pm on Friday or Saturday. Ticket includes a flight of 5 beers and cookies and are $20 each or $17 with Newport WinterFest bracelet.

If you have a WinterFest ticket, please call us at 401.849.5232 to process your ticket purchases.

Ticket valid for one tasting. Buy Tickets 

❅ 1pm-3pm: Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Ballroom, Newport

Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Ice Cream Sundae Bar! $5/ $2 w/bracelet. 401.848.4815.

3pm-11pm: Polar Pineapples

Gurney’s Resort & Marina  here

Polar Pineapples is back for its sixth year in a row, with a newly upgraded venue! Purchase a cocktail from the ice bar and stay warm around one of Gurney’s eleven firepits, all while having the best views of the bay. Free Hot Cider with Bracelet. Hours 3- 11pm, 401.849.2600.

4pm-7pm: Psychic Tarot Readings with Maribeth McNair, the Happy Medium

Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave, Newport.

Maribeth is the author of Tarot Talk, the popular advice column published in the Newport Mercury. Curious about what 2019 holds for you? $25 for 15 minutes or $22 w/bracelet. Appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome! Text 401.323.0530 to schedule an appointment. Visit tarotcare.com

4pm-8pm: Fire & Ice Bar

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave. Newport 

Hotel Viking’s Patio will feature and Ice Bar + Fire Pits. Enjoy crafter beer and invigorating cocktails by Keel Vodka crafted by our mixologists. Cash Bar. 401.848.4815

5pm-9pm: Frosé Pops, Fudge & Fire

Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI

You heard that right… Frose (Frozen Rose) Pops, made from our very own Newport Vineyards Rose. Come warm up by our Brix fireplace, then cool down with your choice of our house-made Newport Vineyards Frozen Rose Pops or Newport Winter Festival speciality cocktails and indulgent house-made fudge. Show your Newport Winter Festival bracelet and your fudge is free! *Up to 1 complimentary piece per person.

 Make dinner reservations here!

7pm-10pm: Newport Vineyards WINEterfest Speakeasy Soiree

Brix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown.

Sip, savor and swing into WINEterfest Weekend with our Speakeasy Soiree. Dance the night away with Miss Katie Kleyla and a Speakeasy Jazz Band, wine prohibition style cocktails and hand crafted light fare. Speakeasy attire and flare encouraged! Please note this is a cocktail style event, seating will will be limited- plenty of space for dancing!

Tickets: $40 at the door $38 with Winter Festival Bracelet.

(Ticket Includes welcome glass of wine and light fare) 

 Buy tickets online here!

8:30pm: The Eagles Experience

Newport Marriott

The Eagles Experience aims to be the most authentic tribute show to the Eagles available today! With a one-to-one lineup that reflects the Eagles during their heyday in the late 70s, the members of the band are each dedicated to presenting their part as accurately as possible, and will provide you with an ultimate “Eagles Experience.” Watch them nail classic songs like “Best of My Love” and “Take It Easy.” You’ll also hear smash hits like “Hotel California,” “The Long Run,” “Heartache Tonight” and many more during this live concert. Tickets for sale online and at the door, $20/ $15 in advance or w/bracelet. VIP Tickets Sold Out.  Free Parking across the street at the Visitors Center. Buy Ticket

9pm-1am: Live Music at the Pelham

One Pelham East, 270 Thames Street.

Cost of cover charge to public varies $5-/$10 per night. FREE cover charge w/bracelet 401.847.9460. *Bands subject to change, check on day of.

Saturday, February 16th

9am-5pm: Psychic Tarot Readings with Maribeth McNair, the Happy Medium

Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave, Newport.

Maribeth is the author of Tarot Talk, the popular advice column published in the Newport Mercury. Curious about what 2019 holds for you? $25 for 15 minutes or $22 w/bracelet. Appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome! Text 401.323.0530 to schedule an appointment. Visit tarotcare.com

❅10am & 11am: Save the Bay Seal Tours

Bowen’s Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, Newport.

Join Save The Bay aboard one of our education vessels for a one-hour cruise through Newport Harbor into Narragansett Bay for 360° views of Rhode Island’s State Marine Mammal in their natural habitat! Harbor Seals migrate from the north into Narragansett Bay every winter to feed, delighting locals and tourists year after year. Join our tours and see them resting on rocks in their happy banana pose or bottling in the water, all from the perfect vantage point on our marine vessels. Boats are partially enclosed, but the Bay can be quite chilly, so dress warmly. In order to keep our boats as comfortable as possible for all guests, advanced registration is requested at savebay.org/seals. Daily departures from Bowen’s Ferry Landing on Market Square. 401-272-3540

One Hour Seal watch cruises- Feb. 16 & 17 (10 a.m. & 11 p.m.), Feb. 18, 19 & 20 (11a.m. & noon), Feb. 21 (11 a.m., noon & 1 p.m.), Feb. 22 (noon, 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.), Feb. 23 (1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.) and Feb. 24 (2 p.m. & 3 p.m.)  Cost: $22 Adult, $17 Seniors & Kids 3-12, and Save the Bay Members, Kids under 3 are Free. $2 off ticket price with your Bracelet. For info and registration: savebay.org/seals

10am, 12pm, & 2pm: Horseback Riding Beach Trail Rides

Newport Equestrian Academy, 287 Third Beach Rd.

1 1/2 ride to 3rd Beach & 2 hr ride to 2nd Beach.

Pricing: $125/ $100 with a bracelet for a 2-hour ride per person. Hour and a half Ride: $100/ $80 per person w/ bracelet. 

By reservation only 401-837-4188

❅ 10am-6pm: Design Your own Tervis Tumbler

192 Thames St, Newport

Kids Design their own tumbler and receive 20% off that tumbler. 15% off total Purchase/ Buy 4 full price save $10. 

❅ 10am-12:30pm: Save the Bay Touch Tank Aquarium

23 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI

Free Event

10:00am – 1:00pm: A Revolutionary Spinning Bee: A Newport Historical Society History Space Event

This program takes place at the Colony House on Washington Square.

Join a team of living historians portraying Daughters of Liberty as they recreate one of the many political protest spinning bees that took place in Newport in the years leading up to the Revolutionary War. Ladies will card wool, spin it into flax and discuss the process of turning flax into fabric. Costumed interpreters will share insights on life in colonial Newport and discuss the non-importation agreements and explain why women would take the time to make homespun fabric instead of purchasing it. Admission is free, donations welcome.

10am-4pm: Newport Car Museum “Hoods Up”

Enter at Light, 1847 West Main Rd., Portsmouth, R.I. 02871

See what makes the Newport Car Museum’s beautiful cars rock, rumble and roar! During “Hoods Up,” every car’s engine can be inspected and admired.

  • Features include 70+ automobiles exhibited in six galleries (Ford Shelby, Corvettes, World Cars, Fin Cars, Mopars and Muscle Cars “Then & Now”), eight driving simulators, and a collection of Mid-Century modern furniture integrated into spacious, inspiring surroundings. No barrier ropes around the cars, and plenty of docents to help answer questions and enhance your experience.
  • Admission: $3 off regular adult ticket price with Newport Winter Festival bracelet. Otherwise, $18 for adults and $15 for seniors (65+), military, and students. $8 for children ages 5-15 / free for age 4 and under (all children must be accompanied by an adult). Handicap accessible. Tickets at door or online.

10am-5pm: Helicopter Tour and Vineyard Packages

Bird’s Eye View Helicopters, 211 Airport Access Road.

Helicopter and vineyard packages include a helicopter tour, tasting and logo wine glass starting at $170 per couple. Upgrade to our Island Helicopter Tour plus the Vineyard Tour and Tasting for $240 per couple or our Lighthouse Helicopter Tour and Vineyard for $320. Fly over the vineyards and all of Newport in our “heated” helicopter. $10 off any tour w/bracelet or receive a free inflight video. Call 401.843.8687 to book. For more info go to http://www.newporthelicoptertours.com/

11:00am: Road to Independence Walking Tour

The Museum of Newport History & Shop at the Brick Market, 127 Thames Street

Riots and rebellion, enemies and allies! Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. Tour begins at The Museum of Newport History & Shop at the Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. $15 a person/ $12 w/Newport Winter Festival button/$10 with button for repeat tour guests. Weather permitting; space is limited. (401) 841-8770.www.NewportHistoryTours.org

❅ 11am-2pm: Coloring station & Free Popcorn

 23 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI

Free Event

❅ 11am-2pm: Ice Sculpting Demonstration presented by Bailey T’s

In Front of Bailey T’s, 20 Long Wharf Mall

Presented by Bailey’s T’s Co. Sponsored by Liberty Donuts. Ice sculptors wield their chisels, chain saws, blow dryers and power sanders as they create masterpieces. Don’t miss these spectacular works of ice! The ice sculptures will be on display until they melt. To participate or for more information call the festival office at 401.847.7666. FREE 

❅ 11am-3:30pm: The 24th Annual Chili Cook-Off presented by Samuel Adams 

​​Gurney’s Newport Resort, One Goat Island, (Formerly Hyatt Newport). 

Winter heats up as area restaurants and caterers compete to see who has the best chili in town!  Bring your appetite, sharpen your taste buds, and join in the fun as you choose your favorite chili!  Enjoy Sam Adams specials. To enter your chili call 401.847.7666. Admission:  $10/$8 w/ bracelet. Children (6-10) $4/$2 w/bracelet.  Children under 5 Free!  To enter your chili call 401.847.7666.

❅ 11am-5pm: Make Your Own Soap at Newport Sea Foam

Newport Sea Foam Trading Co 415 Thames Street.

This activity is great for all ages. Get Crafty! Create your own soap bar with a unique scent and color!! Take it home to enjoy it right away! $11/$9 w/bracelet. 401.743.7685.

❅ 12pm & 2pm: Fort Adams Guided Tours

Historic Fort Adams, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

Visit Historic Fort Adams, America’s most complex coastal fortification. Guided tours take you to the top of the Forts ramparts for a spectacular view of Newport Harbor, then deep beneath the walls into the underground listening tunnels.

Adults: $15, $3 off with bracelet. Youth (6-17): $8, $3 off with bracelet. 5 & Under: FREE

Tours and Tour Routes are weather dependent. Visit www.fortadams.org for more information or call 401-841-0707

12pm-5pm: Newport Vineyards 23rd Annual WINEterfest Weekend

​Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown.

Celebrate the season at our 23rd Annual WINEterfest Weekend. Two days full of grape stomping, wine tasting and beer tasting (with our new onsite brewery Taproot Brewing Co.!) Enjoy live music while sipping at our infamous Ice Wine Bar and noshing on food created by scratch from our culinary team. Feeling competitive? You could be called to compete in our Grape Stomp Competitions! Ongoing from 12:00pm – 5:00pm $25 in advance, $23 with Winter Festival Bracelet Buy tickets online here!

❅ 12pm- 5pm: Make your own Perfume!

Newport Aromatherapy, 109 Bellevue Ave, Newport.

Make your own Perfume! Learn to create aromatherapy perfume blends with healer and chemist, Cynthia LaBonte. $12/ $10 w/ bracelet. 401.846.1101. All ages activity! Great for Boys and Girls!

12pm-8pm: Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing

Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co., 293 JT Connell Hwy, Newport RI 

Celebrate the start of Winter Fest with everyone’s favorite pairing!

It’s the return of the Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing at Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Company. You’ve tried the beer, you’ve tried the cookies, now enjoy them side by side! Join us all day on Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th as we pair your five favorite cookies with our delicious brews. This event is happening during the entire day that we’re open so can stop in whenever is convenient between noon and 8pm on Friday or Saturday. Ticket includes a flight of 5 beers and cookies and are $20 each or $17 with Newport WinterFest bracelet.

If you have a WinterFest ticket, please call us at 401.849.5232 to process your ticket purchases.

Ticket valid for one tasting. Buy Tickets 

❅ 1pm-3pm: Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Ballroom, Newport 

Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Ice Cream Sundae Bar! $5/ $2 w/bracelet. 401.848.4815.

3pm-11pm: Polar Pineapples

​​Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, One Goat Island

Polar Pineapples is back for its sixth year in a row, with a newly upgraded venue! Purchase a cocktail from the ice bar and stay warm around one of Gurney’s eleven firepits, all while having the best views of the bay. DJ on Saturday Night!  Free Hot Cider with Bracelet. Hours 3- 11pm, 401.849.2600.

4pm: 4 Craft Beer and Grilled Pizza Pairing

Gas Lamp Grille, 206 Thames Street.

4 courses, each includes an 8 oz. Craft Beer and a slice of our Chef’s Specialty Grilled Pizza.

Reservations are required and space is limited. 401.845.9300

$21 plus Tax & Gratuity, $2 off w/bracelet

4:00pm-5:30pm: All About that Bass…and Treble!

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. Newport 

A choral concert by Collegium Ancora, $20/ $15 with bracelet

4pm-8pm: Fire & Ice Bar

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave. Newport 

Hotel Viking’s Patio will feature and Ice Bar + Fire Pits. Enjoy crafter beer and invigorating cocktails by Keel Vodka crafted by our mixologists. Cash Bar. 401.848.4815

4pm-9pm: Frosé Pops, Fudge & Fire  

Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI

You heard that right… Frose (Frozen Rose) Pops, made from our very own Newport Vineyards Rose. Come warm up by our Brix fireplace, then cool down with your choice of our house-made Newport Vineyards Frozen Rose Pops or Newport Winter Festival speciality cocktails and indulgent house-made fudge. Show your Newport Winter Festival bracelet and your fudge is free! *Up to 1 complimentary piece per person.

 Make dinner reservations here!

❅ 6pm-8pm: Beauty & The Beast Movie Night

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Newport. 

 Beauty & the Beast starts at 6PM. Appearance by Belle and the Beast. $5 per child or FREE movie & snacks with bracelet. 401.848.4815

6:30pm: Lyn Dillies Master Illusionist

Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup 

​Amazing, dynamic, spectacular… Master Illusionist Lyn Dillies is the most highly acclaimed female illusionist in magic history. Her captivating stage show is one for the ages – all ages, in fact. Infusing all the spectacle and flash of Vegas into an enchanting, family-friendly event, Lyn’s spellbinding illusions put standing-room-only audiences on the edge of their seats and in the palm of her hand. Dillies dazzles, amazes and astounds with some of the most masterful, mind-blowing illusions in magic today. Lots of laughter and ooohs and aaahs for the whole family! Entertaining age 3 to 93! Tickets only $8 in advance or with a bracelet/ $11 at the door. Buy Tickets! 

8:30pm: Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band – Changes in Latitudes

​Gurney’s Newport Resort, One Goat Island, (Formerly Hyatt Newport). 

​Newport Winter Festival presents Changes in Latitudes, the country’s premier tribute show to the Mayor of Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett.  This nationally acclaimed band travels the country with beach balls and leis flying, dancing conga lines, and “Trop Rock” fun for all.  You can expect to hear such classics as “Margaritaville”, “Come Monday”, “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Volcano”, and of course “Changes In Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes”, as well as other crowd pleasing favorites, like “Brown Eyed Girl”, “Southern Cross”, and “Another Saturday Night”, and the Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffett smash hit “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”.  Changes in Latitudes has thrilled audiences with their amazingly authentic reproduction of the Jimmy Buffett concert experience!  Tickets available: $17/Advance w/bracelet, $22/At the door (based on availability). Buffett VIP $45 in advance or with bracelet/ $50 at the door (based on availability) (VIP tickets include a drink ticket and upfront seating at a table.) For info/tickets order online or call the festival office at 401.847.7666. Tickets are now available! Buy online HERE

9pm-1am: Live Music at the Pelham

One Pelham East, 270 Thames Street.

Cost of cover charge to public varies $5-/$10 per night. FREE cover charge w/bracelet 401.847.9460. *Bands subject to change, check on day of.

Sunday, February 17th

9am-5pm: Psychic Tarot Readings with Maribeth McNair, the Happy Medium

Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave, Newport.

Maribeth is the author of Tarot Talk, the popular advice column published in the Newport Mercury. Curious about what 2019 holds for you? $25 for 15 minutes or $22 w/bracelet. Appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome! Text 401.323.0530 to schedule an appointment. Visit tarotcare.com

❅ 10am & 11am: Save the Bay Seal Tours

Bowen’s Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, Newport.

Join Save The Bay aboard one of our education vessels for a one-hour cruise through Newport Harbor into NarragansettBay for 360° views of Rhode Island’s State Marine Mammal in their natural habitat! Harbor Seals migrate from the north into Narragansett Bay every winter to feed, delighting locals and tourists year after year. Join our tours and see them resting on rocks in their happy banana pose or bottling in the water, all from the perfect vantage point on our marine vessels. Boats are partially enclosed, but the Bay can be quite chilly, so dress warmly. In order to keep our boats as comfortable as possible for all guests, advanced registration is requested at savebay.org/seals. Daily departures from Bowen’s Ferry Landing on Market Square. 401-272-3540

One Hour Seal watch cruises- Feb. 16 & 17 (10 a.m. & 11 p.m.), Feb. 18, 19 & 20 (11a.m. & noon), Feb. 21 (11 a.m., noon & 1 p.m.), Feb. 22 (noon, 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.), Feb. 23 (1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.) and Feb. 24 (2 p.m. & 3 p.m.)  Cost: $22 Adult, $17 Seniors & Kids 3-12, and Save the Bay Members, Kids under 3 are Free. $2 off ticket price with your Bracelet. For info and registration: savebay.org/seals

10am, 12pm, & 2pm: Horseback Riding Beach Trail Rides

Newport Equestrian Academy, 287 Third Beach Rd.

1 1/2 ride to 3rd Beach & 2 hr ride to 2nd Beach.

Pricing: $125/ $100 with a bracelet for a 2-hour ride per person. Hour and a hald Ride: $100/ $80 per person w/ bracelet. 

By reservation only 401-837-4188

10am-4pm: Newport Car Museum “Hoods Up”

Enter at Light, 1847 West Main Rd., Portsmouth, R.I. 02871

See what makes the Newport Car Museum’s beautiful cars rock, rumble and roar! During “Hoods Up,” every car’s engine can be inspected and admired.

  • Features include 70+ automobiles exhibited in five galleries (Ford Shelby, Corvettes, World Cars, Fin Cars, Mopars and Muscle Cars “Then & Now”), eight driving simulators, and a collection of Mid-Century modern furniture integrated into spacious, inspiring surroundings. No barrier ropes around the cars, and plenty of docents to help answer questions and enhance your experience.
  • Admission: $3 off regular adult ticket price with Newport Winter Festival bracelet. Otherwise, $18 for adults and $15 for seniors (65+), military, and students. $8 for children ages 5-15 / free for age 4 and under (all children be accompanied by an adult). Handicap accessible. Tickets at door or online.

10am-5pm: Helicopter Tour and Vineyard Packages

Bird’s Eye View Helicopters, 211 Airport Access Road.

Helicopter and vineyard packages include a helicopter tour, tasting and logo wine glass starting at $170 per couple. Upgrade to our Island Helicopter Tour plus the Vineyard Tour and Tasting for $240 per couple or our Lighthouse Helicopter Tour and Vineyard for $320. Fly over the vineyards and all of Newport in our “heated” helicopter. $10 off any tour w/bracelet or receive a free inflight video. Call 401.843.8687 to book. For more info go to http://www.newporthelicoptertours.com/

❅ 10am-6pm: Design Your own Tervis Tumbler

192 Thames St, Newport

Kids Design their own tumbler and receive 20% off that tumbler. 15% off total Purchase/ Buy 4 full price save $10.

11:00am: Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour

The Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street.

Hear stories of revolution and ruin, struggles for religious liberty and remarkable entrepreneurship among Newport’sdiverse people. Tour begins at The Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. $15 a person/ $12 w/Newport Winter Festival bracelet/$10 with bracelet for repeat tour guests.  Weather permitting; space is limited. (401) 841-8770. www.NewportHistoryTours.org

❅ 11am-5pm: Make Your Own Soap at Newport Sea Foam

Newport Sea Foam Trading Co 415 Thames Street.

This activity is great for all ages. Get Crafty! Create your own soap bar with a unique scent and color!! Take it home to enjoy it right away! $11/$9 w/bracelet. 401.743.7685.

❅ 11:30am-4pm: Winter Festival Children’s Fair Sponsored by Webster Bank

Gurney’s Newport Resort, 1 Goat Island

A great day of entertainment and fun for the kids! Music, dancing, reptile show, balloon creations and Magic!

This year thanks to King Arthur Flour, the first 400 people each day will receive a Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix!

Admission: $10/ $5 w/ bracelet

  • 11:30am-3:30pm- Dance Force Leads the entertainment with the latest moves and fun games. 

❅ 12pm & 2pm: Fort Adams Guided Tours

Historic Fort Adams, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

Visit Historic Fort Adams, America’s most complex coastal fortification. Guided tours take you to the top of the Forts ramparts for a spectacular view of Newport Harbor, then deep beneath the walls into the underground listening tunnels.

Adults: $15, $3 off with bracelet. Youth (6-17): $8, $3 off with bracelet. 5 & Under: FREE

Tours and Tour Routes are weather dependent. Visit www.fortadams.org for more information or call 401-841-0707

12pm-5pm: Newport Vineyards 23rd Annual WINEterfest Weekend

Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown.

Celebrate the season at our 23rd Annual WINEterfest Weekend. Two days full of grape stomping, wine tasting and beer tasting (with our new onsite brewery Taproot Brewing Co.!) Enjoy live music while sipping at our infamous Ice Wine Bar and noshing on food created by scratch from our culinary team. Feeling competitive? You could be called to compete in our Grape Stomp Competitions! Ongoing from 12:00pm – 5:00pm $25 in advance, $23 with Winter Festival Bracelet Buy tickets online here!

❅ 12pm- 5pm: Make your own Perfume!

Newport Aromatherapy, 109 Bellevue Ave, Newport.

Make your own Perfume! Learn to create aromatherapy perfume blends with healer and chemist, Cynthia LaBonte. $12/ $10 w/ bracelet. 401.846.1101. All ages activity! Great for Boys and Girls!

❅ 2:30pm & 3:30pm: Island Moving Co.’s Junior Company presents Carnival of the Animals

Island Moving Company, 3 Charles Street, second floor, Newport.

IMC’s junior Company presents Carnival of the Animals, in a ballet performance and poetry reading set to the music of Camille Saint Saens. Performances are at 2:30pm and again at 3:30pm. Tickets are $6 for 1 adult and 1 child, $4 each additional adult, $3 for additional children. $1 discount with each bracelet presented.

Tickets are available at the Company’s website at www.islandmovingco.org. The “Carnival of the Animals” is  Directed by Brooke DiFrancesco and choreographed by Christine Sandorfi.  A Lion, two Hens, a Donkey, a Tortoise and other assorted creatures dance to music by Camille Saint-Saens in a production that lasts roughly one half hour.  The Winter Festival presentation will be suitable for children of all ages and will include an opportunity to join the dancers in some dancing after the performance. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.islandmovingco.org.

3pm: Voices of Unity Gospel Choir

Redwood Library & Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Avenue

4pm-8pm: Fire & Ice Bar

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave. Newport 

Hotel Viking’s Patio will feature and Ice Bar + Fire Pits. Enjoy crafter beer and invigorating cocktails by Keel Vodka crafted by our mixologists. Cash Bar. 401.848.4815

❅ 6pm-9pm: Kids Karaoke Night!

Diego’s Barrio Cantina, 116 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown

Free Kids Karaoke Night at Diego’s Barrio Cantina! 

7pm-8pm: 15th Annual Rhode Island Wind Ensemble’s Winter Concert: America the Beautiful

Newport Marriott Atrium, 25 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport

The Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, led by Dr. Robert Franzblau, offers a unique opportunity for all ages to experience the classic American wind ensemble genre in the tradition of John Philip Susa in the beautiful atrium of the Newport Marriott.  The performance takes place Sunday, February 17, 7-8pm and is free and open to the public thanks to support from Discover Newport, the Newport Marriott, and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.  A suggested donation of $10 will support the mission of Seamen’s Church Institute, serving Newport since 1919. Learn more at seamensnewport.org or by calling 401.847.4260.   

9pm: Tropical Drink Contest

The Gas Lamp Grille, 206 Thames Street.  

Come and compete for the best tropical drink or just enjoy free sampling of each drink. Contestants will need to supply glassware and liquor. To compete contact 401.845.9300. No cover, Must be 21+ to attend.

Monday, February 18th

9am-5pm: Psychic Tarot Readings with Maribeth McNair, the Happy Medium

Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave, Newport.

Maribeth is the author of Tarot Talk, the popular advice column published in the Newport Mercury. Curious about what 2019 holds for you? $25 for 15 minutes or $22 w/bracelet. Appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome! Text 401.323.0530 to schedule an appointment. Visit tarotcare.com

❅ 10am-11am: Kids Event – Make Your Own Piñata

Diego’s Restaurant, 11 Bowen’s Wharf.

Learn to make your own piñata! $5/$4 w/bracelet. 401.619.2640.

10am, 12pm, & 2pm: Horseback Riding Beach Trail Rides

Newport Equestrian Academy, 287 Third Beach Rd.

1 1/2 ride to 3rd Beach & 2 hr ride to 2nd Beach.

Pricing: $125/ $100 with a bracelet for a 2-hour ride per person. Hour and a hald Ride: $100/ $80 per person w/ bracelet. 

By reservation only 401-837-4188

10am-5pm: Helicopter Tour and Vineyard Packages

Bird’s Eye View Helicopters, 211 Airport Access Road.

Helicopter and vineyard packages include a helicopter tour, tasting and logo wine glass starting at $170 per couple. Upgrade to our Island Helicopter Tour plus the Vineyard Tour and Tasting for $240 per couple or our Lighthouse Helicopter Tour and Vineyard for $320. Fly over the vineyards and all of Newport in our “heated” helicopter. $10 off any tour w/bracelet or receive a free inflight video. Call 401.843.8687 to book. For more info go to http://www.newporthelicoptertours.com/

❅ 10am-6pm: Design Your own Tervis Tumbler

192 Thames St, Newport

Kids Design their own tumbler and receive 20% off that tumbler. 15% off total Purchase/ Buy 4 full price save $10. 

11am: Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour

The Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street.

11am: Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour

See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” Tour begins at The Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. $15 a person/ $12 w/ bracelet/$10 with bracelet for repeat tour guests.  Weather permitting; space is limited. (401) 841-8770. www.NewportHistoryTour.org

❅11am & 12pm: Save the Bay Seal Tours

Bowen’s Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, Newport.

Join Save The Bay aboard one of our education vessels for a one-hour cruise through Newport Harbor into Narragansett Bay for 360° views of Rhode Island’s State Marine Mammal in their natural habitat! Harbor Seals migrate from the north into Narragansett Bay every winter to feed, delighting locals and tourists year after year. Join our tours and see them resting on rocks in their happy banana pose or bottling in the water, all from the perfect vantage point on our marine vessels. Boats are partially enclosed, but the Bay can be quite chilly, so dress warmly. In order to keep our boats as comfortable as possible for all guests, advanced registration is requested at savebay.org/seals. Daily departures from Bowen’s Ferry Landing on Market Square. 401-272-3540

One Hour Seal watch cruises- Feb. 16 & 17 (10 a.m. & 11 p.m.), Feb. 18, 19 & 20 (11a.m. & noon), Feb. 21 (11 a.m., noon & 1 p.m.), Feb. 22 (noon, 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.), Feb. 23 (1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.) and Feb. 24 (2 p.m. & 3 p.m.)  Cost: $22 Adult, $17 Seniors & Kids 3-12, and Save the Bay Members, Kids under 3 are Free. $2 off ticket price with your Bracelet. For info and registration: savebay.org/seals

❅ 11am-5pm: Make Your Own Soap at Newport Sea Foam

Newport Sea Foam Trading Co 415 Thames Street. 

This activity is great for all ages. Get Crafty! Create your own soap bar with a unique scent and color!! Take it home to enjoy it right away! $11/$9 w/bracelet. 401.743.7685.

❅ 11:30am-4pm: Winter Festival Children’s Fair Sponsored by Southcoast Health

Gurney’s Newport Resort Grand Ballroom 

A great day of entertainment and fun for the kids! Music, dancing, reptile show, balloon creations and Magic!

​This year thanks to King Arthur Flour, the first 400 people each day will receive a Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix!

Admission: $10/ $5 w/ bracelet

  • 11:30am-3:30pm- Dance Force Leads the entertainment with the latest moves and fun games. 
  • 12:15pm & 230pm- Magician, Juggler Funny Guy Robert Clarke: A unique comedy magic and juggling, a non-stop high energy show!
  • 1:15pm- Rainforest Reptiles Live Show: A fun and educational presentation! 

❅ 12pm & 2pm: Fort Adams Guided Tours

Historic Fort Adams, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

Visit Historic Fort Adams, America’s most complex coastal fortification. Guided tours take you to the top of the Forts ramparts for a spectacular view of Newport Harbor, then deep beneath the walls into the underground listening tunnels.

Adults: $15, $3 off with bracelet. Youth (6-17): $8, $3 off with bracelet. 5 & Under: FREE

Tours and Tour Routes are weather dependent. Visit www.fortadams.org for more information or call 401-841-0707

❅ 12pm- 5pm: Make your own Perfume!

Newport Aromatherapy, 109 Bellevue Ave, Newport.

Make your own Perfume! Learn to create aromatherapy perfume blends with healer and chemist, Cynthia LaBonte. $12/ $10 w/ bracelet. 401.846.1101. All ages activity! Great for Boys and Girls!

❅ 2pm-3pm: Discover Newport presents Paint Party for KIDS with Mermaid Masterpieces!!

23 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI

Join Becky from Mermaid Masterpieces at Discover Newport for a fun winterfest paint party!!

This is a kid party, so bring them to Becky, and go chill for an hour, read a book, play with your phone… whatever you need to do! Tickets $25 or $20 w/ bracelet Reservations

❅ 2pm-3pm Hall of Fame Tennis Clinic

Hall of Fame Tennis Club- 19 Memorial Blvd.

Kids ages 4-18 will learn to love the game with USTA. Juniors will have the chance to participate in 10 & under tennis, which uses age appropriate racquets, balls, and special equipment to enhance a child’s tennis experience on court. Children ages 11-18 will be offered an introductory clinic with our talented teaching staff tailored to their skill level and experience.

  • $15 per child/ $10 with Winter Festival Bracelet

*Class size is limited. Advance registration required. Call 401-849-4777 to reserve your place today! 

4pm-8pm: Fire & Ice Bar

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave. Newport 

Hotel Viking’s Patio will feature and Ice Bar + Fire Pits. Enjoy crafter beer and invigorating cocktails by Keel Vodka crafted by our mixologists. Cash Bar. 401.848.4815

Tuesday, February 19th

9am-12pm: Psychic Tarot Readings with Maribeth McNair, the Happy Medium

Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave, Newport.

Maribeth is the author of Tarot Talk, the popular advice column published in the Newport Mercury. Curious about what 2019 holds for you? $25 for 15 minutes or $22 w/bracelet. Appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome! Text 401.323.0530 to schedule an appointment. Visit tarotcare.com

❅ 10am-11am: Kids Event – Make Your Own Piñata

Diego’s Restaurant, 11 Bowen’s Wharf.

Learn to make your own piñata! $5/$4 w/bracelet. 401.619.2640.

10am, 12pm, & 2pm: Horseback Riding Beach Trail Rides

Newport Equestrian Academy, 287 Third Beach Rd.

1 1/2 ride to 3rd Beach & 2 hr ride to 2nd Beach.

Pricing: $125/ $100 with a bracelet for a 2-hour ride per person. Hour and a hald Ride: $100/ $80 per person w/ bracelet. 

By reservation only 401-837-4188

10am-5pm: Helicopter Tour and Vineyard Packages

Bird’s Eye View Helicopters, 211 Airport Access Road.

Helicopter and vineyard packages include a helicopter tour, tasting and logo wine glass starting at $170 per couple. Upgrade to our Island Helicopter Tour plus the Vineyard Tour and Tasting for $240 per couple or our Lighthouse Helicopter Tour and Vineyard for $320. Fly over the vineyards and all of Newport in our “heated” helicopter. $10 off any tour w/bracelet or receive a free inflight video. Call 401.843.8687 to book. For more info go to http://www.newporthelicoptertours.com/

❅ 10am-6pm: Design Your own Tervis Tumbler

192 Thames St, Newport

Kids Design their own tumbler and receive 20% off that tumbler. 15% off total Purchase/ Buy 4 full price save $10.

11am: Road to Independence Walking Tour

Museum of Newport History& Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street.

Riots and rebellion, enemies and allies! Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. Tour begins at Museum of Newport History& Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. $15 a person/ $12 w/Newport Winter Festival bracelet/$10 with bracelet for repeat tour guests.  Weather permitting; space is limited. (401) 841-8770.

❅11am & 12pm: Save the Bay Seal Tours

Bowen’s Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, Newport.

Join Save The Bay aboard one of our education vessels for a one-hour cruise through Newport Harbor into NarragansettBay for 360° views of Rhode Island’s State Marine Mammal in their natural habitat! Harbor Seals migrate from the north into Narragansett Bay every winter to feed, delighting locals and tourists year after year. Join our tours and see them resting on rocks in their happy banana pose or bottling in the water, all from the perfect vantage point on our marine vessels. Boats are partially enclosed, but the Bay can be quite chilly, so dress warmly. In order to keep our boats as comfortable as possible for all guests, advanced registration is requested at savebay.org/seals. Daily departures from Bowen’s Ferry Landing on Market Square. 401-272-3540

One Hour Seal watch cruises- Feb. 16 & 17 (10 a.m. & 11 p.m.), Feb. 18, 19 & 20 (11a.m. & noon), Feb. 21 (11 a.m., noon & 1 p.m.), Feb. 22 (noon, 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.), Feb. 23 (1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.) and Feb. 24 (2 p.m. & 3 p.m.)  Cost: $22 Adult, $17 Seniors & Kids 3-12, and Save the Bay Members, Kids under 3 are Free. $2 off ticket price with your Bracelet. For info and registration: savebay.org/seals

❅ 11am-5pm: Make Your Own Soap at Newport Sea Foam

Newport Sea Foam Trading Co 415 Thames Street. 

This activity is great for all ages. Get Crafty! Create your own soap bar with a unique scent and color!! Take it home to enjoy it right away! $11/$9 w/bracelet. 401.743.7685.

❅ 12pm & 2pm: Fort Adams Guided Tours

Historic Fort Adams, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

Visit Historic Fort Adams, America’s most complex coastal fortification. Guided tours take you to the top of the Forts ramparts for a spectacular view of Newport Harbor, then deep beneath the walls into the underground listening tunnels.

Adults: $15, $3 off with bracelet. Youth (6-17): $8, $3 off with bracelet. 5 & Under: FREE

Tours and Tour Routes are weather dependent. Visit www.fortadams.org for more information or call 401-841-0707

❅ 12pm- 5pm: Make your own Perfume!

Newport Aromatherapy, 109 Bellevue Ave, Newport.

Make your own Perfume! Learn to create aromatherapy perfume blends with healer and chemist, Cynthia LaBonte. $12/ $10 w/ bracelet. 401.846.1101. All ages activity! Great for Boys and Girls!

❅ 1pm-3pm: Princess Party at OceanCliff Castle

Ocean Cliff, 65 Ridge Rd, Newport 

This year come Join your favorite princesses at location truly royal for a princess! Enjoy treats fit for a princess. Wear your favorite princess attire for a royal afternoon filled with stories, songs and surprises! Co-Sponsored by OceanCliff/Newport Experience. Questions? call 401-847-7666. No strollers allowed in the ballroom due to space. Tickets available in advance online. You must have a bracelet per person to get the bracelet price. Tickets Adults and Children $13 or $10 w/ bracelet. 

12:30p-2:30pm: Flat Waves Food Shack At The Newport Visitors Center

23 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI

Serving up delicious taco’s. Fun, Fresh, Coastal Cuisine

❅ 2pm-4pm: 31st Annual Nacho Tasting

Brick Alley Pub, 140 Thames Street.

Sample Award Winning Nachos. Free w/bracelet and purchase of a beverage.

(One Free Sample per Day) 401.849.6334.

4pm-8pm: Fire & Ice Bar

Hotel Viking , One Bellevue Ave. Newport 

Hotel Viking’s Patio will feature and Ice Bar + Fire Pits. Enjoy crafter beer and invigorating cocktails by Keel Vodka crafted by our mixologists. Cash Bar. 401.848.4815

❅5pm-6pm: Feeding Frenzy at Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium

175 Memorial Blvd. Newport.

Come and help us feed hundreds of animals all from Narragansett Bay. 

See our little skates chow down; watch our snapping turtle chomp his prey; see sharks “tear”into their dinner, and more! 

This very special, hands-on event is limited to just 20 people, so advanced registration is required by 4:30pm on the day of the event. Cost: $10 General / $9 with winter festival bracelet / $8 members). Register at savebay.org/feedingfrenzy. Call 401-324-6020 if you have any questions!

5pm-10pm: Special Burger Night at The Grill @ Forty 1 North

Forty 1 North, 351 Thames St 

Chef Terrence Feury is preparing a special burger night with 4 signature burgers to choose from! All burgers are $19, Show your Winter Fest Bracelet and receive a Free glass of Wine or Beer with your Burger! 

5:45pm-8pm: Vineyard Vinyasa Yoga

Newport Vineyards, 909 E. Main Rd. Middletown. 

Un-wine-d with a yoga class unlike any other. Held at Newport Vineyards and presented by Thames Street Yoga , embark on a 1 hour and 15 mins yoga class, followed by a Newport Vineyards wine tasting. 

$26 per person, includes yoga class and wine tasting sample, $24 with Winter Festival Bracelet Buy tickets online here!

6:30pm: Samuel Adams Beer Dinner at The Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar

The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar, 1 Sayers Wharf 

Enjoy this annual event as a visiting brewmaster from Sam Adams brewery guides guests through a selection of beers paired with a distinct menu specially prepared by the Mooring chefs for this occasion. Reception begins at 6:30pm; dinner at 7pm. $70pp/ $65pp w/ bracelet. Menu – Reservations are required. Please call 401.846.2260.

Wednesday, February 20th

❅ 10am: Bwana the Iguana

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave, Newport.

Join us for show and tell with Bwana the Iguana the Reptile Guy! Includes snacks and refreshments. $7 or $3 w/ bracelet. 401.848.4815

10am, 12pm, & 2pm: Horseback Riding Beach Trail Rides

Newport Equestrian Academy, 287 Third Beach Rd.

1 1/2 ride to 3rd Beach & 2 hr ride to 2nd Beach.

Pricing: $125/ $100 with a bracelet for a 2-hour ride per person. Hour and a hald Ride: $100/ $80 per person w/ bracelet. 

By reservation only 401-837-4188

10am-5pm: Newport Vineyards Wine Tastings

Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI

Come in from the cold and warm up with a wine tasting of our estate grown wines. Public Tours daily at 1pm & 3pm. Make a day out of it and grab lunch (or a beer!) at our Taproot Brewing Company. 

$15 wine tasting, includes souvenir logo wine glass, $2 OFF with Winter Festival Bracelet

10am-5pm: Helicopter Tour and Vineyard Packages

Bird’s Eye View Helicopters, 211 Airport Access Road.

Helicopter and vineyard packages include a helicopter tour, tasting and logo wine glass starting at $170 per couple. Upgrade to our Island Helicopter Tour plus the Vineyard Tour and Tasting for $240 per couple or our Lighthouse Helicopter Tour and Vineyard for $320. Fly over the vineyards and all of Newport in our “heated” helicopter. $10 off any tour w/bracelet or receive a free inflight video. Call 401.843.8687 to book. For more info go to http://www.newporthelicoptertours.com/

❅ 10am-6pm: Design Your own Tervis Tumbler

192 Thames St, Newport

Kids Design their own tumbler and receive 20% off that tumbler. 15% off total Purchase/ Buy 4 full price save $10

11:00am: Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour

The Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street.

Hear stories of revolution and ruin, struggles for religious liberty and remarkable entrepreneurship among Newport’sdiverse people. Tour begins at The Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. $15 a person/ $12 w/Newport Winter Festival bracelet/$10 with bracelet for repeat tour guests.  Weather permitting; space is limited. (401) 841-8770. www.NewportHistoryTours.org

❅11am & 12pm: Save the Bay Seal Tours

Bowen’s Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, Newport.

Join Save The Bay aboard one of our education vessels for a one-hour cruise through Newport Harbor into NarragansettBay for 360° views of Rhode Island’s State Marine Mammal in their natural habitat! Harbor Seals migrate from the north into Narragansett Bay every winter to feed, delighting locals and tourists year after year. Join our tours and see them resting on rocks in their happy banana pose or bottling in the water, all from the perfect vantage point on our marine vessels. Boats are partially enclosed, but the Bay can be quite chilly, so dress warmly. In order to keep our boats as comfortable as possible for all guests, advanced registration is requested at savebay.org/seals. Daily departures from Bowen’s Ferry Landing on Market Square. 401-272-3540

One Hour Seal watch cruises- Feb. 16 & 17 (10 a.m. & 11 p.m.), Feb. 18, 19 & 20 (11a.m. & noon), Feb. 21 (11 a.m., noon & 1 p.m.), Feb. 22 (noon, 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.), Feb. 23 (1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.) and Feb. 24 (2 p.m. & 3 p.m.)  Cost: $22 Adult, $17 Seniors & Kids 3-12, and Save the Bay Members, Kids under 3 are Free. $2 off ticket price with your Bracelet. For info and registration: savebay.org/seals

❅ 11am-5pm: Make Your Own Soap at Newport Sea Foam

Newport Sea Foam Trading Co 415 Thames Street. 

This activity is great for all ages. Get Crafty! Create your own soap bar with a unique scent and color!! Take it home to enjoy it right away! $11/$9 w/bracelet. 401.743.7685.

❅ 12pm & 2pm: Fort Adams Guided Tours

Historic Fort Adams, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

Visit Historic Fort Adams, America’s most complex coastal fortification. Guided tours take you to the top of the Forts ramparts for a spectacular view of Newport Harbor, then deep beneath the walls into the underground listening tunnels.

Adults: $15, $3 off with bracelet. Youth (6-17): $8, $3 off with bracelet. 5 & Under: FREE

Tours and Tour Routes are weather dependent. Visit www.fortadams.org for more information or call 401-841-0707

❅ 12pm- 5pm: Make your own Perfume!

Newport Aromatherapy, 109 Bellevue Ave, Newport.

Make your own Perfume! Learn to create aromatherapy perfume blends with healer and chemist, Cynthia LaBonte. $12/ $10 w/ bracelet. 401.846.1101. All ages activity! Great for Boys and Girls!

​❅ 1pm-3pm: Nature Trails & Scavenger Hunt

Spruce Acres Farm, 1286 East Main Rd, Middletown 

Aquidneck Land Trust Open House at Spruce Acres Farm: Nature Trails, Scavenger Hunt- Fun for all ages!, and Light Refreshments. Free Admission

2pm-3pm: Flat Waves Food Shack at The Newport Visitor’s Center

23 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI

Serving up delicious taco’s.  Fun, Fresh, Coastal Cuisine

❅ 2pm-3pm Hall of Fame Tennis Clinic

Hall of Fame Tennis Club- 19 Memorial Blvd.

Kids ages 4-18 will learn to love the game with USTA. Juniors will have the chance to participate in 10 & under tennis, which uses age appropriate racquets, balls, and special equipment to enhance a child’s tennis experience on court. Children ages 11-18 will be offered an introductory clinic with our talented teaching staff tailored to their skill level and experience.

  • $15 per child/ $10 with Winter Festival Bracelet

*Class size is limited. Advance registration required. Call 401-849-4777 to reserve your place today! 

❅ 2pm-4pm: 31st Annual Nacho Tasting

Brick Alley Pub, 140 Thames Street.

 Sample Award Winning Nachos. Free w/bracelet and purchase of a beverage.

(One Free Sample per Day) 401.849.6334.

4pm-8pm: Fire & Ice Bar

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave, Newport 

Hotel Viking’s Patio will feature and Ice Bar + Fire Pits. Enjoy crafter beer and invigorating cocktails by Keel Vodka crafted by our mixologists. Cash Bar. 401.848.4815

5pm-9pm: Frosé Pops, Fudge & Fire  

Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI

You heard that right… Frose (Frozen Rose) Pops, made from our very own Newport Vineyards Rose. Come warm up by our Brix fireplace, then cool down with your choice of our house-made Newport Vineyards Frozen Rose Pops or Newport Winter Festival speciality cocktails and indulgent house-made fudge. Show your Newport Winter Festival bracelet and your fudge is free! *Up to 1 complimentary piece per person.

 Make dinner reservations here!

6pm-7:30pm: Wine & Cheese Class

Newport Vineyards, 909 E. Main Rd. Middletown. 

Join us for an evening where our wine and cheese experts take you on a journey through cheeses paired with Newport Vineyards estate-grown wines. $42 pp/ $40 pp with bracelet Buy tickets online here!

6pm-8 pm: Trivia Night with All You Can Eat Pizza & Beer

Redwood Library & Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport

$10 per person. A 21+ event. Reservations required by calling 401.847.0292

6:30-8:30: Fermentation Class: Sparkling Wine

Forty 1 North, 351 Thames St. 

You are invited to join us at the Oval Bar on Wednesday evening to taste a selection of Sparkling Wine. From the sparkling Prosecco of Italy to the Spanish Cava and French Champagne, we are offering the best of sparkling from all over the world. A perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day. Each wine will be accompanied by a light food pairing. Reservations are suggested and space is limited. View Full Tasting Menu  $35 per person/ $30 with Bracelet $25 for 41°N Card holders/ $20 with Bracelet

Thursday, February 21st 

10am-12pm: Seamen’s Discovery Deck Winterfest Rock & Shell Painting

Seamen Church Institute, 18 Market Square 

The Discovery Deck is a maritime interactive educational exhibit for people of all ages. Winter Festival brings an exciting craft of painted rocks and shells with the price of admission as well as complimentary hot cocoa. $12 Adults, $8 Children/ $9 Adults, $5 Children with bracelet Looking forward to seeing you there!  

10am, 12pm, & 2pm: Horseback Riding Beach Trail Rides

Newport Equestrian Academy, 287 Third Beach Rd.

1 1/2 ride to 3rd Beach & 2 hr ride to 2nd Beach.

Pricing: $125/ $100 with a bracelet for a 2-hour ride per person. Hour and a hald Ride: $100/ $80 per person w/ bracelet. 

By reservation only 401-837-4188

10am-5pm: Newport Vineyards Wine Tastings

Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI

Come in from the cold and warm up with a wine tasting of our estate grown wines. Public Tours daily at 1pm & 3pm. Make a day out of it and grab lunch (or a beer!) at our Taproot Brewing Company. 

$15 wine tasting, includes souvenir logo wine glass, $2 OFF with Winter Festival Bracelet

10am-5pm: Helicopter Tour and Vineyard Packages

Bird’s Eye View Helicopters, 211 Airport Access Road.

Helicopter and vineyard packages include a helicopter tour, tasting and logo wine glass starting at $170 per couple. Upgrade to our Island Helicopter Tour plus the Vineyard Tour and Tasting for $240 per couple or our Lighthouse Helicopter Tour and Vineyard for $320. Fly over the vineyards and all of Newport in our “heated” helicopter. $10 off any tour w/bracelet or receive a free inflight video. Call 401.843.8687 to book. For more info go to http://www.newporthelicoptertours.com/

❅ 10am-6pm: Design Your own Tervis Tumbler

192 Thames St, Newport

Kids Design their own tumbler and receive 20% off that tumbler. 15% off total Purchase/ Buy 4 full price save $10.

❅ 11am: Teddy Bear Tea, A Musical Celebration and Story Time

​Newport Harbor Hotel, 49 America’s Cup Ave, Newport. 

Bring your favorite Teddy Bear and listen to the musical storyteller Christopher ‘Kavi’ Carbone share captivating stories and songs of the wonders of winter, while having tea for adults and milk and cookies for children presented by the Newport Harbor Hotel. $4/Free w/bracelet.

11am: Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour

The Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street.

See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as“Rogue’s Island.” Tour begins at The Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. $15 a person/ $12 w/ bracelet/$10 with bracelet for repeat tour guests.  Weather permitting; space is limited. (401) 841-8770. www.NewportHistoryTour.org

❅ 11am, 12pm & 1pm: Save the Bay Seal Tours

Bowen’s Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, Newport.

Join Save The Bay aboard one of our education vessels for a one-hour cruise through Newport Harbor into NarragansettBay for 360° views of Rhode Island’s State Marine Mammal in their natural habitat! Harbor Seals migrate from the north into Narragansett Bay every winter to feed, delighting locals and tourists year after year. Join our tours and see them resting on rocks in their happy banana pose or bottling in the water, all from the perfect vantage point on our marine vessels. Boats are partially enclosed, but the Bay can be quite chilly, so dress warmly. In order to keep our boats as comfortable as possible for all guests, advanced registration is requested at savebay.org/seals. Daily departures from Bowen’s Ferry Landing on Market Square. 401-272-3540

One Hour Seal watch cruises- Feb. 16 & 17 (10 a.m. & 11 p.m.), Feb. 18, 19 & 20 (11a.m. & noon), Feb. 21 (11 a.m., noon & 1 p.m.), Feb. 22 (noon, 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.), Feb. 23 (1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.) and Feb. 24 (2 p.m. & 3 p.m.)  Cost: $22 Adult, $17 Seniors & Kids 3-12, and Save the Bay Members, Kids under 3 are Free. $2 off ticket price with your Bracelet. For info and registration: savebay.org/seals

❅ 11am-2pm: Bouncy House & Complimentary Popcorn

23 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI

11am-2pm: Book Signing – Meet Little Bexda

23 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI

Meet Little Bexda – Local Author Visit

Rebecca Killian of Mermaid Masterpieces presents her new children’s book!

Books will be available for purchase and signing, No registration required.

❅ 11am-5pm: Make Your Own Soap at Newport Sea Foam

Newport Sea Foam Trading Co 415 Thames Street. 

This activity is great for all ages. Get Crafty! Create your own soap bar with a unique scent and color!! Take it home to enjoy it right away! $11/$9 w/bracelet. 401.743.7685.

❅ 12pm & 2pm: Fort Adams Guided Tours

Historic Fort Adams, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

Visit Historic Fort Adams, America’s most complex coastal fortification. Guided tours take you to the top of the Forts ramparts for a spectacular view of Newport Harbor, then deep beneath the walls into the underground listening tunnels.

Adults: $15, $3 off with bracelet. Youth (6-17): $8, $3 off with bracelet. 5 & Under: FREE

Tours and Tour Routes are weather dependent. Visit www.fortadams.org for more information or call 401-841-0707

❅ 12pm- 5pm: Make your own Perfume!

Newport Aromatherapy, 109 Bellevue Ave, Newport.

Make your own Perfume! Learn to create aromatherapy perfume blends with healer and chemist, Cynthia LaBonte. $12/ $10 w/ bracelet. 401.846.1101. All ages activity! Great for Boys and Girls!

❅ 1pm-4pm: 19th Annual “Live Jazz for Kids”, Greenvale Vineyards

Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth. 

Our musicians are vocalists Tish Adams and Dick Lupino on bass and guest musician Yvonne Monnett. The artists will entertain guests with songs kids know and love in a jazz setting incorporated with old time standards.  Complimentary refreshments will be served for the kids and wine tasting will be available for purchase for adults.  FREE/Open to the public.  401.847.3777.

❅ 2pm-4pm: 31st Annual Nacho Tasting

Brick Alley Pub, 140 Thames Street.

Sample Award Winning Nachos. Free w/bracelet and purchase of a beverage.

(One Free Sample Per Day) 401.849.6334.

4pm-8pm: Fire & Ice

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Newport.

Hotel Viking’s courtyard will feature an Ice Bar and Fire Pits. Enjoy craft beer by Devils Purse Brewery and invigorating cocktails by Keel Vodka crafted by our mixologists. Cash Bar. 401.848.4815.e

❅5pm-6pm: Feeding Frenzy at Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium

175 Memorial Blvd. Newport.

Come and help us feed hundreds of animals all from Narragansett Bay. 

See our little skates chow down; watch our snapping turtle chomp his prey; see sharks “tear”into their dinner, and more! 

This very special, hands-on event is limited to just 20 people, so advanced registration is required by 4:30pm on the day of the event. Cost: $10 General / $9 with winter festival bracelet / $8 members). Register at savebay.org/feedingfrenzy. Call 401-324-6020 if you have any questions!

5pm-9pm: Frosé Pops, Fudge & Fire  

Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI

You heard that right… Frose (Frozen Rose) Pops, made from our very own Newport Vineyards Rose. Come warm up by our Brix fireplace, then cool down with your choice of our house-made Newport Vineyards Frozen Rose Pops or Newport Winter Festival speciality cocktails and indulgent house-made fudge. Show your Newport Winter Festival bracelet and your fudge is free! *Up to 1 complimentary piece per person.

 Make dinner reservations here!

6pm-7:30pm: Scratch Series Savory & Sweet

Brix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown.

Newport Vineyard’s Scratch Series opens the doors to our kitchens for an up-close instruction on how we run a 100% from-scratch culinary program. An intimate group of guests will join our Executive Chef Andy Teixeira and Pastry Chef Colleen Mulry to learn step-by-step how to create their favorite chocolate dishes – both savory and sweet. Guests will be welcomed with a glass of wine before heading into the kitchens for the demonstrations, followed by light fare made from their creations and paired with a second glass of wine. PLUS! Receive $5 OFF a purchase of $25 or more in the Marketplace that evening only.* Dine at Brix following the class to cap off the night in front of their fireplace. $42 pp without bracelet, $40 with bracelet Buy tickets online here!

9pm: Annual Best Hot Drink Contest

The Red Parrot Restaurant, 348 Thames Street.

The competitions heats up as judges determine the Best Hot Drink in Newport!  Local bars and restaurants are invited to compete for the Festival Plaque. Guests 21+ will get to sample the delightful concoctions as well as enjoy drink specials.  To enter, contact the Red Parrot 401.847.3140. Contestants must provide their own liquor, garnishes and glassware. FREE Admission.

Friday, February 22nd

10am, 12pm, & 2pm: Horseback Riding Beach Trail Rides

Newport Equestrian Academy, 287 Third Beach Rd.

1 1/2 ride to 3rd Beach & 2 hr ride to 2nd Beach.

Pricing: $125/ $100 with a bracelet for a 2-hour ride per person. Hour and a hald Ride: $100/ $80 per person w/ bracelet. 

By reservation only 401-837-4188

10am-5pm: Newport Vineyards Wine Tastings

Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI

Come in from the cold and warm up with a wine tasting of our estate grown wines. Public Tours daily at 1pm & 3pm. Make a day out of it and grab lunch (or a beer!) at our Taproot Brewing Company. 

$15 wine tasting, includes souvenir logo wine glass, $2 OFF with Winter Festival Bracelet

10am-5pm: Helicopter Tour and Vineyard Packages

Bird’s Eye View Helicopters, 211 Airport Access Road.

Helicopter and vineyard packages include a helicopter tour, tasting and logo wine glass starting at $170 per couple. Upgrade to our Island Helicopter Tour plus the Vineyard Tour and Tasting for $240 per couple or our Lighthouse Helicopter Tour and Vineyard for $320. Fly over the vineyards and all of Newport in our “heated” helicopter. $10 off any tour w/bracelet or receive a free inflight video. Call 401.843.8687 to book. For more info go to http://www.newporthelicoptertours.com/

❅ 10am-6pm: Design Your own Tervis Tumbler

192 Thames St, Newport

Kids Design their own tumbler and receive 20% off that tumbler. 15% off total Purchase/ Buy 4 full price save $10.

11am: Road to Independence Walking Tour

Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street.

Riots and rebellion, enemies and allies! Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. Tour begins at TheMuseum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. $15 a person/ $12 w/Newport Winter Festival bracelet/$10 with bracelet for repeat tour guests.  Weather permitting; space is limited. (401) 841-8770.

11:30 am: Salute to George Washington

Redwood Library & Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport

In honor of his birthday the Sons of the Revolution will present a tribute on the grounds of the Redwood featuring a canon salute by the Artillery Company of Newport

11am-2pm: Bouncy House & Complimentary Popcorn

23 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI

11am-2pm: Book Signing – Meet Little Bexda

23 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI

Meet Little Bexda – Local Author Visit

Rebecca Killian of Mermaid Masterpieces presents her new children’s book!

Books will be available for purchase and signing, No registration required.

❅ 11am-5pm: Make Your Own Soap at Newport Sea Foam

Newport Sea Foam Trading Co 415 Thames Street. 

This activity is great for all ages. Get Crafty! Create your own soap bar with a unique scent and color!! Take it home to enjoy it right away! $11/$9 w/bracelet. 401.743.7685.

❅12pm, 1pm & 2pm: Save the Bay Seal Tours

Bowen’s Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, Newport.

Join Save The Bay aboard one of our education vessels for a one-hour cruise through Newport Harbor into NarragansettBay for 360° views of Rhode Island’s State Marine Mammal in their natural habitat! Harbor Seals migrate from the north into Narragansett Bay every winter to feed, delighting locals and tourists year after year. Join our tours and see them resting on rocks in their happy banana pose or bottling in the water, all from the perfect vantage point on our marine vessels. Boats are partially enclosed, but the Bay can be quite chilly, so dress warmly. In order to keep our boats as comfortable as possible for all guests, advanced registration is requested at savebay.org/seals. Daily departures from Bowen’s Ferry Landing on Market Square. 401-272-3540

One Hour Seal watch cruises- Feb. 16 & 17 (10 a.m. & 11 p.m.), Feb. 18, 19 & 20 (11a.m. & noon), Feb. 21 (11 a.m., noon & 1 p.m.), Feb. 22 (noon, 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.), Feb. 23 (1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.) and Feb. 24 (2 p.m. & 3 p.m.)  Cost: $22 Adult, $17 Seniors & Kids 3-12, and Save the Bay Members, Kids under 3 are Free. $2 off ticket price with your Bracelet. For info and registration: savebay.org/seals

❅ 12pm & 2pm: Fort Adams Guided Tours

Historic Fort Adams, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

Visit Historic Fort Adams, America’s most complex coastal fortification. Guided tours take you to the top of the Forts ramparts for a spectacular view of Newport Harbor, then deep beneath the walls into the underground listening tunnels.

Adults: $15, $3 off with bracelet. Youth (6-17): $8, $3 off with bracelet. 5 & Under: FREE

Tours and Tour Routes are weather dependent. Visit www.fortadams.org for more information or call 401-841-0707

❅ 12pm- 5pm: Make your own Perfume!

Newport Aromatherapy, 109 Bellevue Ave, Newport.

Make your own Perfume! Learn to create aromatherapy perfume blends with healer and chemist, Cynthia LaBonte. $12/ $10 w/ bracelet. 401.846.1101. All ages activity! Great for Boys and Girls!

❅ 1pm-3pm: Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Ballroom, Newport

Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Ice Cream Sundae Bar! $5/ $2 w/bracelet. 401.848.4815.

❅ 2pm-4pm: 31st Annual Nacho Tasting

Brick Alley Pub, 140 Thames Street.

Sample Award Winning Nachos. Free w/bracelet and purchase of a beverage.

(One Free Sample Per Day) 401.849.6334.

4pm-7pm: Psychic Tarot Readings with Maribeth McNair, the Happy Medium

Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave, Newport.

Maribeth is the author of Tarot Talk, the popular advice column published in the Newport Mercury. Curious about what 2019 holds for you? $25 for 15 minutes or $22 w/bracelet. Appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome! Text 401.323.0530 to schedule an appointment. Visit tarotcare.com

4pm-8pm: Fire & Ice

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Newport.

Hotel Viking’s Patio will feature and Ice Bar + Fire Pits. Enjoy crafter beer and invigorating cocktails by Keel Vodka crafted by our mixologists. Cash Bar. 401.848.4815

5pm-8pm: Taproot Brewing Co. Beer Hall

​Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI

Join us for a special night featuring our new lineup of German inspired beers including our Vineyard Pils, Weizenbock, Kolsch and Smoked Helles (in addition to your New England IPA’s and other favorites)! Break out of the winter blues – come inside and enjoy a fresh pint with us. We’ll be transforming our Tasting Room for one evening only into a bonafide beer hall; complete with communal tables, indoor cornhole, board games, live music from The Z-Boys, house-made pretzels + beer bite snacks and of course our very own fresh Taproot beer.

$15 per person, includes Taproot tasting of 5 beers and souvenir logo glass, $2 OFF with Winter Festival Bracelet
Cash beer and wine bar, pretzels and beer bites, Buy tickets online here!

5pm-9pm: Frosé Pops, Fudge & Fire  

Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI

You heard that right… Frose (Frozen Rose) Pops, made from our very own Newport Vineyards Rose. Come warm up by our Brix fireplace, then cool down with your choice of our house-made Newport Vineyards Frozen Rose Pops or Newport Winter Festival speciality cocktails and indulgent house-made fudge. Show your Newport Winter Festival bracelet and your fudge is free! *Up to 1 complimentary piece per person.

 Make dinner reservations here!

6pm-8pm: Newport Craft Beer & Cheese Pairing

Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co., 293 JT Connell Hwy, Newport 

Back by popular demand! Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Company and Narragansett Creamery are teaming up to bring you the flavors of Rhode Island. Experience a beer and cheese pairing of five locally brewed beers with five locally made cheeses that show off the best of The Ocean State. Tickets are $17 with Newport WinterFest bracelet or $20 without. Tickets are limited and will go quickly so be sure to purchase ASAP.

If you have a WinterFest bracelet, please call us at 401.849.5232 to process your ticket purchases. Buy Online

❅ 6:30pm: Mad Science Fire & Ice Show!

Newport Marriott 

Children will be dazzled and entertained as the interact with our Mad Scientists! Foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air and even a special Mad Scientific “Burp” potion will amaze Children as they learn about the scientific method, air pressure and the states of matter. Tickets sold at the door $6 or $3 w/ winter fest bracelet 

7pm-11pm: Disco Night

Ocean Cliff, 65 Ridge Rd 

Disco night- Tribute to Shamrock Cliff. $50/$45  with Bracelet 

8:30pm: Newport Winter Festival Comedy Show Featuring Nick Griffin

 Gurney’s Resort & Marina

Winter Festival Comedy Show presented by the Newport Comedy Series & Newport Winter Festival. Nick is one of the most sought after comedy club headliners in the country with a resume that includes 11 appearances on Late Night with David Letterman. He also had his own half-hour special on Comedy Central and has appeared on Conan, as well as many other television programs. Nick will be joined by special guest Ray Harrington. Tickets $20 in advance or with bracelet/ $25 at the door, VIP Tickets $40 in advance or with bracelet/ $45 at the door Watch Clip of Nick Here 

Saturday, February 23rd

9am-5pm: Psychic Tarot Readings with Maribeth McNair, the Happy Medium

Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave, Newport.

Maribeth is the author of Tarot Talk, the popular advice column published in the Newport Mercury. Curious about what 2019 holds for you? $25 for 15 minutes or $22 w/bracelet. Appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome! Text 401.323.0530 to schedule an appointment. Visit tarotcare.com

10am-12pm: Seamen’s Discovery Deck Winterfest Rock & Shell Painting

Seamen Church Institute, 18 Market Square

The Discovery Deck is a maritime interactive educational exhibit for people of all ages. Winter Festival brings an exciting craft of painted rocks and shells with the price of admission as well as complimentary hot cocoa. $12 Adults, $8 Children/ $9 Adults, $5 Children with bracelet Looking forward to seeing you there!  

10am, 12pm, & 2pm: Horseback Riding Beach Trail Rides

Newport Equestrian Academy, 287 Third Beach Rd.

1 1/2 ride to 3rd Beach & 2 hr ride to 2nd Beach.

Pricing: $125/ $100 with a bracelet for a 2-hour ride per person. Hour and a hald Ride: $100/ $80 per person w/ bracelet. 

By reservation only 401-837-4188

10am-5pm: Newport Vineyards Wine Tastings

Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI

Come in from the cold and warm up with a wine tasting of our estate grown wines. Public Tours daily at 1pm & 3pm. Make a day out of it and grab lunch (or a beer!) at our Taproot Brewing Company. 

$15 wine tasting, includes souvenir logo wine glass, $2 OFF with Winter Festival Bracelet

10am-5pm: Helicopter Tour and Vineyard Packages

Bird’s Eye View Helicopters, 211 Airport Access Road.

Helicopter and vineyard packages include a helicopter tour, tasting and logo wine glass starting at $170 per couple. Upgrade to our Island Helicopter Tour plus the Vineyard Tour and Tasting for $240 per couple or our Lighthouse Helicopter Tour and Vineyard for $320. Fly over the vineyards and all of Newport in our “heated” helicopter. $10 off any tour w/bracelet or receive a free inflight video. Call 401.843.8687 to book. For more info go to http://www.newporthelicoptertours.com/

❅ 10am-6pm: Design Your own Tervis Tumbler

192 Thames St, Newport

Kids Design their own tumbler and receive 20% off that tumbler. 15% off total Purchase/ Buy 4 full price save $10.

11:00am: Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour

The Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street

Hear stories of revolution and ruin, struggles for religious liberty and remarkable entrepreneurship among Newport’s diverse people. Tour begins at The Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. $15 a person/ $12 w/Newport Winter Festival bracelet/$10 with bracelet for repeat tour guests.  Weather permitting; space is limited. (401) 841-8770. www.NewportHistoryTours.org

❅ 11am-2pm: Fun at the Newport Visitors Center

23 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI

Bounce House, Coloring Station, and Popcorn- Free Event

❅ 11am-5pm: Make Your Own Soap at Newport Sea Foam

Newport Sea Foam Trading Co 415 Thames Street. 

This activity is great for all ages. Get Crafty! Create your own soap bar with a unique scent and color!! Take it home to enjoy it right away! $11/$9 w/bracelet. 401.743.7685.

❅ 11:30am-3:30pm: 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Smackdown

Gurney’s Resort and Marina, 1 Goat Island, Newport 

Area restaurants compete with their best ooey gooey Mac & Cheese! Comfort food at its best right here, during Winter Fest! Come sample all the hot and cheesey goodness and vote for your favorite! $13 in advance online/ $15 at the door. Children: (4-9) $8.00 in advance and at the door. Bracelet Children: (Under 3) free

❅ 12pm & 2pm: Fort Adams Guided Tours

Historic Fort Adams, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

Visit Historic Fort Adams, America’s most complex coastal fortification. Guided tours take you to the top of the Forts ramparts for a spectacular view of Newport Harbor, then deep beneath the walls into the underground listening tunnels.

Adults: $15, $3 off with bracelet. Youth (6-17): $8, $3 off with bracelet. 5 & Under: FREE

Tours and Tour Routes are weather dependent. Visit www.fortadams.org for more information or call 401-841-0707

❅ 12pm- 5pm: Make your own Perfume!

Newport Aromatherapy, 109 Bellevue Ave, Newport.

Make your own Perfume! Learn to create aromatherapy perfume blends with healer and chemist, Cynthia LaBonte. $12/ $10 w/ bracelet. 401.846.1101. All ages activity! Great for Boys and Girls!

12:30p-2:30pm: Flat Waves Food Shack At The Visitors Center

 23 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI

Serving up delicious taco’s. Fun, Fresh, Coastal Cuisine

❅1pm, 2pm & 3pm: Save the Bay Seal Tours

Bowen’s Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, Newport.

Join Save The Bay aboard one of our education vessels for a one-hour cruise through Newport Harbor into NarragansettBay for 360° views of Rhode Island’s State Marine Mammal in their natural habitat! Harbor Seals migrate from the north into Narragansett Bay every winter to feed, delighting locals and tourists year after year. Join our tours and see them resting on rocks in their happy banana pose or bottling in the water, all from the perfect vantage point on our marine vessels. Boats are partially enclosed, but the Bay can be quite chilly, so dress warmly. In order to keep our boats as comfortable as possible for all guests, advanced registration is requested at savebay.org/seals. Daily departures from Bowen’s Ferry Landing on Market Square. 401-272-3540

One Hour Seal watch cruises- Feb. 16 & 17 (10 a.m. & 11 p.m.), Feb. 18, 19 & 20 (11a.m. & noon), Feb. 21 (11 a.m., noon & 1 p.m.), Feb. 22 (noon, 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.), Feb. 23 (1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.) and Feb. 24 (2 p.m. & 3 p.m.)  Cost: $22 Adult, $17 Seniors & Kids 3-12, and Save the Bay Members, Kids under 3 are Free. $2 off ticket price with your Bracelet. For info and registration: savebay.org/seals

❅ 1pm-3pm: Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Ballroom, Newport 

Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Ice Cream Sundae Bar! $5/ $2 w/bracelet. 401.848.4815.

2pm-4pm: Newport Craft Beer & Cheese Pairing

Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co., 293 JT Connell Hwy, Newport 

Back by popular demand! Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Company and Narragansett Creamery are teaming up to bring you the flavors of Rhode Island. Experience a beer and cheese pairing of five locally brewed beers with five locally made cheeses that show off the best of The Ocean State. Tickets are $17 with Newport WinterFest bracelet or $20 without. Tickets are limited and will go quickly so be sure to purchase ASAP.

If you have a WinterFest bracelet, please call us at 401.849.5232 to process your ticket purchases. Order Online

❅ 3pm: Beach Polo presented by the Newport International Polo Series

Second Beach, Middletown RI

Winter Festival Beach Polo presented by the Newport International Polo Series. People of all ages enjoy the spectacle of horsemanship and breath-taking views of Aquidneck Island’s renown Beaches when the ponies and players put on a polo match on the sand. The event is a low-impact, eco friendly exhibition that is part of the fun during Newport Winter Festival. FREE! www.nptpolo.com (Note: No Alcohol Permitted on the Beach)

3pm: 4 Course Dessert & Wine Pairing

Gas Lamp Grille, 206 Thames Street.

4 courses, each includes a half glass of select wine and Chef’s freshly prepared individual dessert.

Reservations are required and space is limited. 401.845.9300 $24 plus Tax & Gratuity. $2 off w/ bracelet

4pm-8pm: Fire & Ice

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Newport.

Hotel Viking’s Patio will feature and Ice Bar + Fire Pits. Enjoy crafter beer and invigorating cocktails by Keel Vodka crafted by our mixologists. Cash Bar. 401.848.4815

4pm-6pm: La Forge Seafood Festival

La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave, Newport  

All the seafood anyone could dream of…Lobster, Crab, Oysters, Littlenecks, Shrimp and Much more! $68 buy tickets

$10 off With Bracelet for bracelet price call 847-0418. 

4pm-9pm: Frosé Pops, Fudge & Fire  

Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI

You heard that right… Frose (Frozen Rose) Pops, made from our very own Newport Vineyards Rose. Come warm up by our Brix fireplace, then cool down with your choice of our house-made Newport Vineyards Frozen Rose Pops or Newport Winter Festival speciality cocktails and indulgent house-made fudge. Show your Newport Winter Festival bracelet and your fudge is free! *Up to 1 complimentary piece per person.

 Make dinner reservations here!

❅ 6pm-8pm: Trolls Movie Night

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Newport. 

The Trolls Movie starts at 6PM. Appearance by Poppy. $5 per child or FREE movie & snacks with bracelet. 401.848.4815

​9pm-11pm: Country Concert with Ben O’Connor

Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave 

​Country Music Artist Ben O’Connor will keep you dancing all night long to popular Country hits as well as original music! Performing at the Luke Bryan / Brett Young after party in New York City Ben has surely made a name for himself in and around the New York region. O’Connor has built a reputation in both New York City and Rhode Island of which is his home state, he certainly knows how to rock a crowd! Tickets $12 In advance or with bracelet/ $15 at the door. VIP tickets $30 in advance or with bracelet/ $35 at the door (VIP tickets include a drink ticket and upfront seating at a table.)

Sunday, February 24th

❅ 11am-5pm: Make Your Own Soap at Newport Sea Foam

Newport Sea Foam Trading Co 415 Thames Street. 

This activity is great for all ages. Get Crafty! Create your own soap bar with a unique scent and color!! Take it home to enjoy it right away! $11/$9 w/bracelet. 401.743.7685.

9am-1pm: Psychic Tarot Readings with Maribeth McNair, the Happy Medium

Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave, Newport.

Maribeth is the author of Tarot Talk, the popular advice column published in the Newport Mercury. Curious about what 2019 holds for you? $25 for 15 minutes or $22 w/bracelet. Appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome! Text 401.323.0530 to schedule an appointment. Visit tarotcare.com

10am, 12pm, & 2pm: Horseback Riding Beach Trail Rides

Newport Equestrian Academy, 287 Third Beach Rd.

1 1/2 ride to 3rd Beach & 2 hr ride to 2nd Beach.

Pricing: $125/ $100 with a bracelet for a 2-hour ride per person. Hour and a hald Ride: $100/ $80 per person w/ bracelet. 

By reservation only 401-837-4188

10am-5pm: Helicopter Tour and Vineyard Packages

Bird’s Eye View Helicopters, 211 Airport Access Road.

Helicopter and vineyard packages include a helicopter tour, tasting and logo wine glass starting at $170 per couple. Upgrade to our Island Helicopter Tour plus the Vineyard Tour and Tasting for $240 per couple or our Lighthouse Helicopter Tour and Vineyard for $320. Fly over the vineyards and all of Newport in our “heated” helicopter. $10 off any tour w/bracelet or receive a free inflight video. Call 401.843.8687 to book. For more info go to http://www.newporthelicoptertours.com/

❅ 10am-6pm: Design Your own Tervis Tumbler

192 Thames St, Newport

Kids Design their own tumbler and receive 20% off that tumbler. 15% off total Purchase/ Buy 4 full price save $10.

11am: Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour

The Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street.

See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as“Rogue’s Island.” Tour begins at The Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. $15 a person/ $12 w/ bracelet/$10 with bracelet for repeat tour guests.  Weather permitting; space is limited. (401) 841-8770. www.NewportHistoryTour.org

❅ 11am-2pm: Fun at the Newport Visitor’s Center

23 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI

Bound House, Coloring Station, and Popcorn- Free Event

❅ 12pm & 2pm: Fort Adams Guided Tours

Historic Fort Adams, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

Visit Historic Fort Adams, America’s most complex coastal fortification. Guided tours take you to the top of the Forts ramparts for a spectacular view of Newport Harbor, then deep beneath the walls into the underground listening tunnels.

Adults: $15, $3 off with bracelet. Youth (6-17): $8, $3 off with bracelet. 5 & Under: FREE

Tours and Tour Routes are weather dependent. Visit www.fortadams.org for more information or call 401-841-0707

12pm-5pm: Newport Vineyards Wine Tastings

Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI

Come in from the cold and warm up with a wine tasting of our estate grown wines. Public Tours daily at 1pm & 3pm. Make a day out of it and grab lunch (or a beer!) at our Taproot Brewing Company. 

$15 wine tasting, includes souvenir logo wine glass, $2 OFF with Winter Festival Bracelet

❅ 12pm- 5pm: Make your own Perfume!

Newport Aromatherapy, 109 Bellevue Ave, Newport.

Make your own Perfume! Learn to create aromatherapy perfume blends with healer and chemist, Cynthia LaBonte. $12/ $10 w/ bracelet. 401.846.1101. All ages activity! Great for Boys and Girls!

❅ 1pm Pony Rides with Newport Equestrian Academy

$5/ $2 with the bracelet.

287 Third Beach Road Middletown. 

❅ 2pm & 3pm: Save the Bay Seal Tours

Bowen’s Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, Newport.

Join Save The Bay aboard one of our education vessels for a one-hour cruise through Newport Harbor into Narragansett Bay for 360° views of Rhode Island’s State Marine Mammal in their natural habitat! Harbor Seals migrate from the north into Narragansett Bay every winter to feed, delighting locals and tourists year after year. Join our tours and see them resting on rocks in their happy banana pose or bottling in the water, all from the perfect vantage point on our marine vessels. Boats are partially enclosed, but the Bay can be quite chilly, so dress warmly. In order to keep our boats as comfortable as possible for all guests, advanced registration is requested at savebay.org/seals. Daily departures from Bowen’s Ferry Landing on Market Square. 401-272-3540

One Hour Seal watch cruises- Feb. 16 & 17 (10 a.m. & 11 p.m.), Feb. 18, 19 & 20 (11a.m. & noon), Feb. 21 (11 a.m., noon & 1 p.m.), Feb. 22 (noon, 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.), Feb. 23 (1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.) and Feb. 24 (2 p.m. & 3 p.m.)  Cost: $22 Adult, $17 Seniors & Kids 3-12, and Save the Bay Members, Kids under 3 are Free. $2 off ticket price with your Bracelet. For info and registration: savebay.org/seals

❅ 3pm: Beach Polo presented by the Newport International Polo Series

Second Beach, Middletown RI

Winter Festival Beach Polo presented by the Newport International Polo Series. People of all ages enjoy the spectacle of horsemanship and breath-taking views of Aquidneck Island’s renown Beaches when the ponies and players put on a polo match on the sand. The event is a low-impact, eco friendly exhibition that is part of the fun during Newport Winter Festival. FREE! www.nptpolo.com (Note: No Alcohol Permitted on the Beach)

4pm-5pm: Choral Evensong & Benediction for the Newport Winter Festival

The Zabriskie Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 61 Washington St., Newport

The Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County and the St. John’s Adult Choir sing festive music of Epiphanytide for a winter’s afternoon, including the joyous, dance-like anthem, “Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day,” by Jeremy Filsell. Family-friendly; all are welcome. Free; donations accepted. Parking available in our lot opposite 25 Willow St. 401-848-2561 or parishoffice@saintjohns-newport.org.

4pm-8pm: Fire & Ice

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Newport.

Hotel Viking’s Patio will feature and Ice Bar + Fire Pits. Enjoy crafter beer and invigorating cocktails by Keel Vodka crafted by our mixologists. Cash Bar. 401.848.4815

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