9am-5pm: Psychic Tarot Readings with Maribeth McNair, the Happy Medium
Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup Ave, Newport.
Maribeth is the author of Tarot Talk, the popular advice column published in the Newport Mercury. Curious about what 2019 holds for you? $25 for 15 minutes or $22 w/bracelet. Appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome! Text 401.323.0530 to schedule an appointment. Visit tarotcare.com
❅ 9:30am-4:30pm: Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium Open daily for Winter Festival
Exploration Center & Aquarium, Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard.
Our interactive marine science learning center houses more than 30 exhibits and hundreds of creatures that call Narragansett Bay home. Cost: $8 general admission /$7 with Winterfest bracelet; seniors and military ID $7, Save The Bay family members and children under 3 are FREE! 401-324-6020. For Full details visit the Retail/Admission Discount Page, under Bracelet Discounts.
10am-12pm: Seamen’s Discovery Deck Winterfest Rock & Shell Painting
Seamen Church Institute, 18 Market Square
The Discovery Deck is a maritime interactive educational exhibit for people of all ages. Winter Festival brings an exciting craft of painted rocks and shells with the price of admission as well as complimentary hot cocoa. $12 Adults, $8 Children/ $9 Adults, $5 Children with bracelet Looking forward to seeing you there!
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/
❅ 10am-6pm: Design Your own Tervis Tumbler
192 Thames St, Newport
Kids Design their own tumbler and receive 20% off that tumbler. 15% off total Purchase/ Buy 4 full price save $10.
11:00am: Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour
The Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street
Hear stories of revolution and ruin, struggles for religious liberty and remarkable entrepreneurship among Newport’s diverse people. Tour begins at The Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. $15 a person/ $12 w/Newport Winter Festival bracelet/$10 with bracelet for repeat tour guests. Weather permitting; space is limited. (401) 841-8770. www.NewportHistoryTours.org
❅ 11am-2pm: Fun at the Newport Visitors Center
23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI
Bounce House, Coloring Station, and Popcorn- Free Event
❅ 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 your own soap bar with a unique scent and color!! Take it home to enjoy it right away! $11/$9 w/bracelet. 401.743.7685.
❅ 11:30am-3:30pm: 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Smackdown
Gurney's Resort and Marina, 1 Goat Island, Newport
Area restaurants compete with their best ooey gooey Mac & Cheese! Comfort food at its best right here, during Winter Fest! Come sample all the hot and cheesey goodness and vote for your favorite! $13 in advance online/ $15 at the door. Children: (4-9) $8.00 in advance and at the door. Tickets will be sold at the door based on Availability! This event may sell out! Children: (Under 3) free. FIY due to space there will be No Strollers Allowed in the Event Room, there will be Stroller Parking available. CASH ONLY Accepted at the door.
There Will Be Free Parking at Gurney's. There will also be additional Free Parking at the Newport Gateway Center, only a Short walk away, and Free Trolley Saturday Feb 23rd For the Mac & Cheese Smackdown! It will begin running from 11:45am and end at 3:45pm. It will make continuous loops with stops at The Newport Gateway Center, The Newport Harbor Hotel, and in front of The Red Parrot taking you to Gurney's Newport Resort.
❅ 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: 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!
12:30p-2:30pm: Flat Waves Food Shack At The Visitors Center
23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI
Serving up delicious taco’s. Fun, Fresh, Coastal Cuisine
❅1pm, 2pm & 3pm: 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 NarragansettBay 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
❅ 1pm-3pm: Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Ballroom, Newport
Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Ice Cream Sundae Bar! $5/ $2 w/bracelet. 401.848.4815.
Back by popular demand! Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Company and Narragansett Creamery are teaming up to bring you the flavors of Rhode Island. Experience a beer and cheese pairing of five locally brewed beers with five locally made cheeses that show off the best of The Ocean State. Tickets are $17 with Newport WinterFest bracelet or $20 without. Tickets are limited and will go quickly so be sure to purchase ASAP.
If you have a WinterFest bracelet, please call us at 401.849.5232 to process your ticket purchases. Order Online
❅ 3pm: Beach Polo presented by the Newport International Polo Series
Second Beach, Middletown RI
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)
3pm: 4 Course Dessert & Wine Pairing
Gas Lamp Grille, 206 Thames Street.
4 courses, each includes a half glass of select wine and Chef’s freshly prepared individual dessert.
Reservations are required and space is limited. 401.845.9300 $24 plus Tax & Gratuity. $2 off w/ bracelet
4pm-8pm: Fire & Ice
Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, 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
4pm-6pm: La Forge Seafood Festival
La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave, Newport
All the seafood anyone could dream of...Lobster, Crab, Oysters, Littlenecks, Shrimp and Much more! $68 buy tickets
$10 off With Bracelet for bracelet price call 847-0418.
4pm-9pm: 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.
The Trolls Movie starts at 6PM. Appearance by Poppy. $5 per child or FREE movie & snacks with bracelet. 401.848.4815
9pm-11pm: Country Concert with Ben O'Connor
Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup Ave
Country Music Artist Ben O'Connor will keep you dancing all night long to popular Country hits as well as original music! Performing at the Luke Bryan / Brett Young after party in New York City Ben has surely made a name for himself in and around the New York region. O'Connor has built a reputation in both New York City and Rhode Island of which is his home state, he certainly knows how to rock a crowd! Tickets $12 In advance or with bracelet/ $15 at the door. VIP tickets $30 in advance or with bracelet/ $35 at the door (VIP tickets include a drink ticket and upfront seating at a table.)