FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24th
9am-5pm: Helicopter Tour
Bird's Eye View Helicopters, 211 Airport Access Road.
$15 off any tour w/bracelet. A variety of tours to choose from! Visit newporthelicoptertours.com 401.843.8687
10am, 12pm, & 2pm: Beautiful Beach Trail Rides
Newport Equestrian Academy, 287 Third Beach Rd.
We offer beautiful 2hr beach trail rides, A Scenic ride with a castle and breathtaking Coastal views. It looks just like you're in Ireland! Pricing: $150/ $125 with a bracelet, $25 discount for a 2-hour ride per person. By reservation only 401-837-4188
❅ 10am-4pm: Exploration Center and Aquarium
Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport, R.I.
Discover the world beneath the waves of Narragansett Bay! Our interactive marine science center is home to more than 40 local species, as well as three touch tanks and dozens of exhibits to get you up close and personal with little skates, dogfish sharks, urchins, crabs and lobsters, seahorses, turtles, and so much more. Regular Cost: $9, Cost for Bracelet Wearers: $8 Learn more at: https://www.savebay.org/aquarium
❅ 10:30am: Winterfest Storytime in The Breakers Stable
Breakers Stables, 53 Coggeshall Ave
Story Time at The Breakers Stable & Carriage House is a celebration of the winter season! Families can listen to a winter-themed story, participate in craft projects, and view the carriages. Program is geared towards participants ages 4 and older. This is FREE to everyone, but space is limited so advance registration is necessary. https://www.newportmansions.org/events/winter-fest-2023/
❅ 1:30pm & 2:45pm: Save the Bay Seal Tours
Departing from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, 30 Market Square, Newport, R.I.
Join Save The Bay aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360º views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Bracelet wearers Use Code "winterfest" for discount www.savebay.org/seals
Regular Cost: $22 (Adult) / $17 (Child), Cost for Bracelet Wearers: $20 (Adult) / $15 (Child)
11am: Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour
Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market at 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 costs $20 per person, $15 Newport Historical Society members, active duty and retired military with ID; $10 for children ages 5-12; with the Winter Festival bracelet: $17 for adults and $7 for children ages 5-12. Tour departs from the Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market at 127 Thames Street; to purchase tickets visit NewportHistoryTours.org. For more details call 401-841-8770.
❅ 11am, 1pm & 3pm: Guided Tours of Historic Fort Adams
Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, 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: $20, $5 off with bracelet.
Tours and Tour Routes are weather dependent. Visit www.fortadams.org for more information or call 401-841-0707
❅ 11am- 5pm: Make your own Perfume!
Newport Aromatherapy, 182 Thames Street
Make your own Perfume! Learn to create aromatherapy perfume blends with healer and chemist, Cynthia LaBonte. $15 or $10 w/ bracelet. 401.846.1101. All ages activity! Great for Boys and Girls!
❅ 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 a winter treat like no other! Take it home to enjoy it right away! $12/$10 w/bracelet. 401.743.7685.
12 noon - 2 pm: St. Mary’s Church Open
St. Mary's Church, Corner Spring Street & Memorial Blvd. West
Beautiful and historic Saint Mary's Church invites Winter Festival guests to stop in and visit.
The 1852 Gothic Revival style building is home to R.I.’s oldest Catholic parish and boasts beautiful Austrian-made stained glass windows.
The church is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the site of the 1953 wedding of the future president, John F. Kennedy, and Jaqueline Lee Bouvier. Free. For more information: www.stmarynewportri.org or StMaryNewport@gmail.com
1pm-4pm: Hot Chocolate Bar
The Chandler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd
Spend an afternoon in front of the roaring fire pit or take a winter stroll along the Cliff Walk with a decadent cup of hot chocolate in hand. Artisanal hot chocolate is crafted with either milk or dark chocolate and has the option to upgrade to an adult version. FREE Cookie w/ Bracelet
2pm-8pm: Psychic Tarot Readings with Maribeth McNair, the Happy Medium
Newport Marriott's Intrepid Room by the Lobby , 25 America's Cup Ave, Newport.
Receive to make the most of your life in 2023! Maribeth McNair (The Happy Medium) will provide tarot readings by appointment or walk-in. These popular sessions are $35 for 15 minutes or discounted fee of $33 with bracelet. Visit www.tarotcare.com to schedule your appointment to secure a spot. 401-323-0530
4pm: Colonial Newport Lantern Tour
Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market at 127 Thames Street
Enjoy a lantern-lit walk through Newport’s historic streets. Learn about Newport’s early history including stories of rebellion, revolution and religious liberty. Tour costs $20 per person, $15 Newport Historical Society members, active duty and retired military with ID; $10 for children ages 5-12; with the Winter Festival bracelet: $17 for adults and $7 for children ages 5-12. Tour departs from the Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market at 127 Thames Street; to purchase tickets visit NewportHistoryTours.org. For more details call 401-841-8770.
❅ 5pm- 8pm: Fire at the Fort
Fort Adams, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport
Join us for this family friendly event on Friday, February 24th, 5p-8p. Firepits will be spaced around Fort Adams Historic Parade Field. Food and refreshments will be offered, with Live Music playing in the restored North Casemates. $5 Suggest Donation or Free w/ bracelet
8pm: Live improv with the Bit Players
Firehouse Theater, Just off Broadway, 4 Equality Park Place, Newport.
RI's most award-winning improv comedy troupe If you like "Whose Line is it Anyway" You'll love this show And it's BYOB All seats $18. $3 off with WinterFest Bracelet. Reservations guarantee seats. Usually sells out!!! BUY TICKETS AT www.bitplayers.net
Use COUPON code WINTFEST23 to get discount for any shows during Winter Fest
8:30pm: Comedy Show: Co-Headliners Marion Grodin & Paul D'Angelo
Wyndham Newport Hotel
Come laugh the night away at the annual Winter Festival Comedy Show! Headliners will be announced soon! Come laugh the night away at the annual Winter Festival Comedy Show! Co-Headliners Marion Grodin and Paul D'Angelo. Marion Grodin when it comes to comedy, Marion Grodin can pretty much do it all….When it comes to life… well, she’s still working on paying her parking tickets, and trying not to eat cake. So, for the last decade, Marion Grodin has been one of the hottest comics in the country. She is a favorite at New York City’s top clubs, including Standup NY and Gotham Comedy Club, where she regularly headlines. Paul Murphy spent almost eleven years as an Assistant District Attorney, supervising several of Massachusetts’s busiest courthouses, before building a reputation as a noted criminal-defense trial attorney. The unexpected twist to this story is that, for nine of those years, under the pseudonym of Paul D’Angelo, Paul was simultaneously becoming one of the nation’s top standup comedians.
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.