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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18th

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

10am-7pm: 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

11am: Colony House Site Tour

Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market at 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. 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

10am & 11:15am: 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-3:30pm: The 25th Annual Chili Cook-Off

Newport Harbor Island Resort, One Goat Island, (Formerly ​​Gurney's)

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. 

❅ 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.

11:30pm-5pm: Newport Vineyards 25th Annual WINEterfest Weekend

​Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown.

Sip, savor and toast to the new year with our annual WINEter Festival! Two days full of grape stomping, wine and beer tasting, and eating tasty festive treats! Enjoy live music while sipping on our local wines or fresh Taproot beer, and noshing on food created by scratch from our culinary team. Feeling competitive? You could be called to compete in our Grape Stomp Competition! More Info, Visit www.NewportVineyards.com

 

$33 General Admission / / $31 with bracelet (email info@newportvineyards.com with proof of ticket purchase for discount code)

Ticket includes admission to specific session, souvenir vineyard logo glass & tasting – your choice of 5 tastes from our wine AND beer bars! 

Kids 15 and under are free (no ticket required). For 16+ and non-tasting tickets, please email info@newportvineyards.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

3pm-11pm: Polar Pineapples

Newport Harbor Island Resort, One Goat Island (Formerly Gurney's)

Polar Pineapples is back for its 8th year in a row! Enjoy specialty drinks around the ice bar at Newport Harbor Island Resort with the best views in Newport. Hours: 3-11pm. 401.851.3325. Free Hot Chocolate w/ Bracelet

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

$2 off w/bracelet

❅ 6:30pm: David Garrity's "IllusionQuest"

Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup 

David Garrity's "IllusionQuest" is an exciting, family-oriented, main-stage, magic and illusion spectacular! Illusionist David Garrity and his magic team appear out of thin air, pass through solid objects, perform lightning fast transpositions and may even make someone from the audience float in the air! Fun for the whole family! $10 in advance/ with a bracelet/ $13 at the door

Seating first come first serve, arrive in advance for better seating

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: Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band – Changes in Latitudes

Newport Harbor Island Resort, One Goat Island, (Formerly ​​Gurney's)

​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: $25 At the door or $20 with your Winter Fest Bracelet. Buffett VIP $55 or $50 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.

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