Saturday, February 15
9am-7pm: Psychic Tarot Readings with Maribeth McNair, the Happy Medium
Newport Marriott's Intrepid Room by the Lobby , 25 America's Cup Ave, Newport.
Find out how to make the most of your life in 2020! Maribeth McNair (The Happy Medium) and her psychic friends will provide tarot readings by appointment or walk-in. These popular sessions are $25 for 15 minutes or discounted fee of $22 with bracelet. Text 401-323-0530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment to secure a spot.
10am, 12pm, & 2pm: Beautiful Beach Trail Rides
Newport Equestrian Academy, 287 Third Beach Rd.
We offer beautiful beach trail rides, A Scenic ride with a castle and breathtaking Coastal views. It looks just like you're in Ireland! Pricing: $125/ $100 with a bracelet for a 2-hour ride per person. 1.5 hour is $100/ $80 with bracelet. By reservation only 401-837-4188
10:00am - 1:00pm: Colonial Wedding Expo: A Newport Historical Society History Space Event
This program takes place at the Colony House on Washington Square.
Much like the present day, weddings in colonial America were a time for celebrating, however, brides did not wear white gowns, nor were diamond rings and wedding registries the norm. Explore colonial wedding traditions interpreted by costumed living historians during the annual winter History Space event.
Activities offered during the program:
Talk to a bride dressing for her ceremony.
Discover recipes and special foods that were commonly served for this occasion.
Learn the story behind couples who were married at the time of the American
Revolution, portrayed by living historians.
Discuss wedding traditions for different religious groups that were represented
in 18th century Newport.
And attend a recreated 18th century wedding scenario.
The Colonial Wedding Expo takes place at the Colony House on Washington Square. Admission is free, donations are welcome.
❅ 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: $8, Cost for Bracelet Wearers: $6 Learn more at: https://www.savebay.org/aquarium
❅ 10am-4pm: DIY T-Shirt Artwork at Bite Me Live Bait Co.
337 Thames St.
Create artwork onto our white t-shirts. $15/$12 w/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. Call 401.843.8687 to book. For more info go to https://www.newporthelicoptertours.com/helicopter-vineyard-package/
❅ 10:30am-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! $10/$8 w/bracelet. 401.743.7685.
11:00am: Explore the Newport Colony House
The Museum of Newport History & Shop at the Brick Market, 127 Thames Street
Built in 1739, this historic site was a center for Rhode Island’s colonial government. Explore its significant history, including the surrounding square, and view a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington. This is an interior tour that involves climbing flights of stairs.
Tours cost $15 per person, $10 Newport Historical Society members, active duty and retired military with ID; $5 for children ages 5-12; with the Winter Festival button: $12 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-12.
❅ 11am-2pm: Discover Newport Activites
23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840
Stop by Discover Newport for free popcorn from the Popcorn Lady, a free bounce house, and items available from Flatwaves, Anchor Toffee and Ocean Sky Studio Store Front.
❅11am, 3pm and 4pm: Save the Bay Seal Tours (1hr)
Bowen's Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, Newport.
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. Book at: http://bit.ly/WinterFestSealTour
Regular Cost: $22 (Adult) / $17 (Child), Cost for Bracelet Wearers: $20 (Adult) / $15 (Child)
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-3:30pm: The 25th 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. To enter your chili call 401.847.7666. Tickets $12/ $10 with bracelet, Kids: $5/$2, 4 and under are Free.
❅ 11am- 4pm: 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. $12/ $10 w/ bracelet. 401.846.1101. All ages activity! Great for Boys and Girls!
❅ 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 24th Annual WINEterfest Weekend SOLD OUT
Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown.
Celebrate the season at our 24th Annual WINEterfest Weekend. Two days full of grape stomping, wine tasting and beer tasting (with our onsite brewery Taproot Brewing Co.)! Enjoy live music while sipping at our famous 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!
$27 General Admission / / $25 with bracelet (email email@example.com with proof of ticket purchase for discount code)
Includes admission & tasting – your choice of 7 tastes from our wine AND beer bars!
All ages welcome – plus discounted non-tasting tickets for 16+ and designated drivers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 on Friday, February 14th, Saturday, February 15th and Sunday Feb 16th as we pair your five favorite cookies with our delicious brews. This event is happening All Day, so you can stop in whenever is convenient on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Ticket includes a flight of 5 beers and cookies and are $25 each or $20 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: Save the Bay Seal and Lighthouse Tours (2-hour)
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, take in 360º views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge, and take a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Regular Cost: $47 (Adult), $37 (Child), Cost for Bracelet Wearers: $42 (Adult), $32 (Child) Book at: http://bit.ly/WinterFestSealAndLighthouse
2pm-6pm: Boston Harbor Distillery at the Reef Newport
10 Brown and Howard Wharf, Newport, RI
Sample some of Boston’s finest spirits at the Boston Harbor Distillery Pop Up Tasting! Taste the passion, history, and the finest quality ingredients in every sip!
3pm: 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 Menu
$20 plus Tax & Gratuity, $2 off w/bracelet
3pm-11pm: Polar Pineapples
Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina, 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.
4pm-8pm: Fire & Ice Bar
Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave. Newport
Hotel Viking’s Patio will feature it's annual Fire + Ice Bar. Come by Hotel Viking during Winter Fest and enjoy craft beer and invigorating cocktails inspired by our mixologists. Cash Bar. 401.848.4815
Spending some time in Newport, RI? Check out our Winterfest Offer at https://www.hotelviking.com/offers/
❅ 6pm-8pm: Movie Night: Toy Story 4
Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Newport.
Appearance by Buzz & Woody! Free Admission, Concession Stand Available for Snacks and Drinks! 401.848.4815
❅ 6:30pm: Mysterious Deceptions
Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup
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 i with a bracelet and $10 at the door. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
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: $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
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.