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Saturday, February 22

9am-5pm: 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 to schedule your appointment to secure a spot.  

❅ 9:30am-4:30pm: Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium

Exploration Center & Aquarium, Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard. 

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:

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

❅ 10am-4pm: DIY T-Shirt Artwork at Bite Me Live Bait Co.

337 Thames St. Newport

Create artwork onto our white t-shirts. $15/$12 w/bracelet

10am-5pm: Newport Vineyards Wine Tastings

Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI

Come in from the cold and warm up with a wine tasting of our estate grown wines. Make a day out of it and grab lunch (or a beer!) at our Taproot Brewing Company. $17 wine tasting, includes souvenir logo wine glass, $2 OFF with Winter Festival 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

❅ 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.

11am: Rum & Revolution Tour with Rum Tasting*

The Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street

From the thriving colonial rum trade through the temperance movement and Prohibition era smuggling, learn about the changing role of alcohol in the community. This tour ends with a Thomas Tew rum tasting at the historic White Horse Tavern. Optional: enjoy the rum tasting in a reproduction colonial rum mug. Tour costs $30 per person, $25 for NHS members and $28 with the Winter Festival Button. For tickets with the rum mug: $50 per person, $40 for Newport Historical Society members and $45 with the Winter Festival button. *Participants must be 21 or older.

❅11am & 12pm: Save the Bay Seal Tours

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:

Regular Cost: $22 (Adult) / $17 (Child), Cost for Bracelet Wearers: $20 (Adult) / $15 (Child)

❅ 11am-2pm: Discover Newport Activities

23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840

Stop by Discover Newport for Free Popcorn from the Popcorn Lady, and vendors including Mermaid Masterpieces, Ocean Sky Studio Store Front, The Man Cave Store Front. 

❅ 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!

❅ 11:00am-3:30pm: 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Smackdown SOLD OUT

Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup

Area restaurants compete with their best ooey gooey Mac & Cheese! Comfort food at its best right here, during Winter Fest!  This year we will have two time slots, 11am-1pm SOLD OUT or 1:30pm-3:30pm. SOLD OUT  Note that your ticket is for one 2hr time slot only. 

FYI due to space there will be No Strollers Allowed in the Event Room, there will be Stroller Parking available.

12pm-2pm: Beach Clean-up

Second Beach (Surfer's End), Middletown, RI

Join us for a beach cleanup at Second Beach in Middletown, RI! Free event

❅ 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 for more information or call 401-841-0707

1pm- 2:30pm: Winter Wonderland at Rose Island

Rose Island, Meet at Newport Shipyard

$40 per person or $30 with WinterFest Bracelet. Limited registration, register at Weather Permitting.

Have exclusive access to Rose Island during this behind the scenes tour of Rose Island Lighthouse, Fort Hamilton and the wildlife preserve. Start your journey off in Starfish, a 32' Lobster boat captained by Brian Tefft, the Executive Director for a unique harbor tour on the way to Rose Island. Once on Rose Island your guided tour will include the lighthouse, Fort Hamilton barracks, and recent historic discoveries not shared with the public before. Sip hot chocolate and enjoy Grandma Curtis' sugar cookies on the way back to Newport Shipyard. 

12pm-2pm & 5pm-8pm: Newport Craft Beer & Cheese Pairing

Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co., 293 JT Connell Hwy, Newport 

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 $25 or $20 with Newport WinterFest bracelet. 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. Buy Online

❅ 1pm: 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! (Note: No Alcohol Permitted on the Beach) Food will be Available from Amano Pizza & Gelato and Blount Fine Foods Food Trucks! 

❅ 2:30pm-7pm: Saltwater Winter Chill

49 America's Cup

2:30p – 7pm: Fire pits, Adirondack seating, cocktail service outside, outdoor games, Ice bar on Saltwater Deck serving the “Winter Chill” signature drink, Beer & Wine – The Saltwater Lounge will be serving a full bar indoors


(2) Children’s activities areas: 1. Marine Suite featuring the moving Frozen and coloring stations 2. Aquidneck Ballroom for FREE PLAY Zone, hula Hoops, jump rope, card/board games


3pm – 5pm

Pat Cottrell will be playing outside on the Saltwater deck


5pm – 6:30p

Team Trivia inside the Saltwater Lounge


Saltwater will feature small bites menu outside, normal lunch and dinner service available in the indoor dining room.

4pm-8pm: Fire & Ice

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, 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

4pm-6pm: La Forge Surf & Turf Seafood Fest

La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave, Newport  

All the seafood anyone could dream of...Lobster, Crab, Oysters, Littlenecks, Shrimp and Much more! $75 buy tickets

10% off With Bracelet for bracelet price call 847-0418. 

❅ 6pm-8pm: Movie Night: Maleficent

Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Newport. 

Appearance by Maleficent! Free Admission, Concession Stand Available for Snacks and Drinks!

6pm-8pm: The Manhattan Project

The Mariner Gallery, 267 Spring St. Newport RI 

Sponsored by Sons of Liberty. Bartender Contest & Live Music. 6pm-8pm Contest/ 8pm-910pm Music by Los Duderinos. $30 or $15 w/ Winter Fest Bracelet. 

8pm-10pm: Barrel of Laughs Comedy Show: Joe Larson

909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI

Join us for an evening of wine, beer and a barrel of laughs as host and comedian Jeremy Furtado welcomes comedians from around the region including headliner from NY Joe Larson.


$25 General Admission (21+) / $23 with bracelet (email with proof of ticket purchase for discount code)

​9pm-11pm: Country Concert with Ben O'Connor

Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup Ave 

Country Music Artist, Ben OConnor will keep you dancing all night long to popular country hits as well as original music. After a sold out show here in Newport in November, Ben O’Connor returns to Newport Winter Fest for his only show in the area until summer. Receiving radio air play throughout the New England region, Ben and his team are amped up and ready to rock the hometown crowd this February 22nd. Tickets $12 In advance or with bracelet/ $16 at the door, VIP $35/ $30 in advance or with bracelet.  TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

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