Featured Events 2020

Friday Feb. 14 

Polar Pineapples

3:00pm-11:00pm: Gurney's Newport Resort, One Goat Island

Polar Pineapples is back for its 7th 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 $20/ $15 with bracelet, VIP $45/ $40 with or with bracelet. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT THE DOOR

 

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Saturday Feb. 15 

The 25th 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. Tickets $12/ $10 with bracelet, Kids $5/ $2 with bracelet, 4 and Under is free

Free Trolley Saturday Feb 15th 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

Polar Pineapples is back for its 7th 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.

Mysterious Deceptions with Illusionist David Garrity

6:30pm Newport Marriott

Mysterious Deceptions will be full of hilarious stunts of apparent mind-reading, an incredible illusion where a table mysteriously floats around the stage and out into the audience, "dangerous" stunts and a Houdini-style "Escape Challenge" Illusionist David Garrity uses visual magic and illusions combined with music, pantomime, situation comedy and audience participation to entertain for corporate events worldwide. Fun for the whole family! Tickets are $8 with a bracelet and $10 at the door. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

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: $22 At the door or $17 \with your Winter Fest Bracelet. Buffett VIP $50 or $45 with your bracelet/at the door (based on availability) (VIP tickets include a drink ticket and upfront seating at a table.) TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

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Sunday Feb. 16

Toe Jam Puppet Band

12:00pm Gurney's Resort, 1 Goat Island

Toe Jam Puppet Band offers a special brand of hands-on children's entertainment that grown-ups can actually enjoy. The performances are very active, encouraging kids and parents to sing and dance along with the band as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun. $6/ $3 with Bracelet 

Rainforest Reptile Show

2pm Gurney's Resort

In this show, the animals are the stars! Kids will learn all about these fascinating animals, their natural behaviors and their habitats. Animals include alligators, snakes, turtles, and lizards! $6/ $3 with Bracelet 

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Monday Feb. 17 

Robert Clarke Juggler and Comedian

12:00pm Gurney's Resort, 1 Goat Island

Superb, sophisticated and stylish!  Boston Magician​ & Juggler Robert Clarke will entertain, mystify and keep you wanting more. Providing total variety magic shows in Boston and beyond that includes awesome magic, cool juggling skills, hilarious comedy routines and tons of audience interaction.  This show is non-stop, high energy and crowd pleasing.  A show for all ages young and old and not to be missed. $7/ $3 with bracelet 

Mad Science Show

2pm Gurney's Resort

Children will be dazzled and "edutained" as they interact with our Mad Scientists! Our spectacular shows thrill audiences of children and adults alike with impressive science experiments. Watch things Bubble, Explode, Shatter, and take on a life of their own… It’s not magic it’s SCIENCE! $7/ $3 with bracelet 

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Tuesday Feb. 18

Princess Party - SOLD OUT

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

Come Join your favorite Frozen Sisters 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. $15 or $10 with Winter Fest Bracelet Questions? Prince's are welcomed too! All children and parents will need a ticket. call 401-847-7666. No strollers allowed in the ballroom due to space.

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Sam Adams Beer Dinner

6:00pm: The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar, 1 Sayer's 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 6:00pm; dinner at 6:30pm. $70/ $65 with Bracelet Full Menu Now Available, Chefs will prepare a delicious 4 course meal with Welcome reception hors d'oeuvres, that will be paired with 5 Sam Adams Beers.

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Wednesday Feb. 19

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. $5/ Free with Bracelet 

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Thursday Feb. 20 

Live Jazz For Kids Greenvale Vineyards

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

20th 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

8pm: 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.  This year Crown Royal Vanilla and Red Velvet Bailey's will be the featured alcohol. To enter, contact the Red Parrot 401.847.3140. Contestants must provide their own liquor, garnishes and glassware.  FREE Admission.

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Friday Feb. 21

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Bubblemania

6:30pm Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup

A fascinating show filled with tricky manipulations and juggling with bubbles. With plenty of comedy for all ages. BubbleMania is loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, big band swing music and the untamed, often unbelievable qualities of spherical liquids.This is not a show intended to keep a 2 year old engaged; this is a bubble show to keep the 5 to 85 year-olds mesmerized. Free Parking across the street at the Visitors Center. Tickets will be available at the door $9 /$5 with bracelet. BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR!

Winter Fest Comedy Show Co-Headliners Rodney Laney and Dan Crohn

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

Winter Festival Comedy Show presented by the Newport Comedy Series & Newport Winter Festival. Rodney Laney as seen on HBO, Comedy Central and MTV… Dan Crohn has been performing stand up comedy in and around Boston for years. His jokes can be heard on XM Radio and he has been a guest on the popular podcast WTF with Marc Maron. His former day job of teaching 4th graders has provided him with endless amount of material. He has wanted to be a comedian since the age of eight when he stumbled upon his Father's Henny Youngman records.

Tickets: $22/ $27 with bracelet, VIP $40/ $45

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR! 

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Saturday Feb. 22 

3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Smackdown SOLD OUT

❅ 11:00am-3:30pm: Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup

Area restaurants compete with their best ooey gooey Mac & Cheese! Comfort food at its best right here, during Winter Fest!  This year we will have two time slots, 11am-1pm SOLD OUT or 1:30pm-3:30pm (SOLD OUT). Note that your ticket is for one 2hr time slot only. 

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Due to space there are no strollers allowed in the ballroom, there will be stroller parking available 

Beach Polo

❅ 1:00pm: Second Beach, Middletown RI (Time may change depending on tides)

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) Food will be Available from Amano Pizza & Gelato and Blount Fine Foods Food Trucks! 

Country Concert with Ben O'Connor

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

Country Music Artist, Ben OConnor will keep you dancing all night long to popular country hits as well as original music. After a sold out show here in Newport in November, Ben O’Connor returns to Newport Winter Fest for his only show in the area until summer. Receiving radio air play throughout the New England region, Ben and his team are amped up and ready to rock the hometown crowd this February 22nd. Tickets $12 In advance or with bracelet/ $16 at the door, VIP Tickets $35/ $30 in advance/ with Bracelet.  TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

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Sunday Feb. 23 

Beach Polo

❅ 1:00pm: Second Beach, Middletown RI (Time may change depending on tides)

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) Food Available from Amano Pizza & Gelato Food Truck! 

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