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 email@example.com to schedule your appointment to secure a spot.
❅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
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-12:30pm: Save the Bay Touch Tank Aquarium
23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI
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: 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.
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/
❅ 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: 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
❅ 11am-2pm: Ice Sculpting Demonstration presented by Bailey T's & Liberty Donuts
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.
❅ 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
❅ 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-2pm and 5pm-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 all day on Sunday Feb 16th as we pair your five favorite cookies with our delicious brews. This event is happening 12-2pm and 5-8pm, 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.
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-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-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
5pm-7pm: 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.
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 with a bracelet/ $11 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 Still available at the Door: $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.)
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.