Photo Credit: Newport In Bloom

Newport In Bloom has announced that 7,500 Daffodil bulbs will be given away on Saturday, October 8 at the Broadway Street Fair beginning at noon – until supplies last.

A second opportunity to get free bulbs will be at the Easton’s Beach Rotunda the following Saturday, October 15, from 9 am to noon, where 30,000 bulbs will be given away, until supplies last. (Please, no early arrivals).

The bulbs come two dozen to a bag, a retail value of over $15.00.

In addition to bulbs given away in Newporter, the City will plant 22,500 donated bulbs during the fall, adding to the 1,280,000 daffodils already planted throughout Newport.

“Although the price of bulbs has increased nearly 50% since we began “Daffodillion” ten years ago, thanks to the generosity of many donors and sponsors we are able to continue our “Bulb-a-palooza” tradition – a “Gift to the Street,” said Daffodil Director, John Hirschboeck of Newport in Bloom.

For more information, go to and click on “LET’S GET DAFFY.”

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.