Sunday, February 16
9am-8pm: 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
❅ 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. Newport
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.
11am: Creative Survival Walking Tour
The Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street.
During African American History month, discover the early history of Newport’s people of color, enslaved and free. This tour looks at the places where the enslaved lived and labored, along with locations where free blacks built their enterprises and supported a new local industry. It concludes in the country’s oldest intact African-American graveyard, “God’s Little Acre.” Tour costs $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 food available from Sprout & Lentils
❅ 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: Toe Jam Puppet Band
Gurney's Resort and Marina, 1 Goat Island
Toe Jam Puppet Band offers a special brand of hands-on children's entertainment that grown-ups can actually enjoy. The performances are very active, encouraging kids and parents to sing and dance along with the band as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun. Tickets will be sold at the door: $6/ $3 with bracelet
❅ 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
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!
Grape stomping at 1:00 & 3:00 both days
Live music is noon – 4pm both days. Saturday: The Bucks Band, Sunday: Blue Light Bandits
$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-7pm Girl Scout Cookies & Beer Pairing Sessions
Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co. 293 JT Connell Hwy, Newport RI 02840
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
1pm-5pm: Ice Carving Demo at The Reef Newport
10 Brown and Howard Wharf, Newport, RI
For the first time at The Reef, we welcome you to an ice carving extravaganza! Prepare to be captivated when you witness a master craftsman carve four different sculptures, culminating in a magnificent six foot structure! It may be cold, but this is the HOTTEST show in Newport!
❅ 2pm: Rainforest Reptile Show
Gurney's Resort and Marina, 1 Goat Island
In this show, the animals are the stars! Kids will learn all about these fascinating animals, their natural behaviors and their habitats. Animals include alligators, snakes, turtles, and lizards! Tickets will be sold at the door: $6/ $3 with bracelet
❅ 2:30pm & 3:30pm: Island Moving Co.'s Junior Company presents Carnival of the Animals
Island Moving Company, 3 Charles Street, second floor, Newport.
IMC's junior Company presents Carnival of the Animals, in a ballet performance and poetry reading set to the music of Camille Saint Saens. Performances are at 2:30pm and again at 3:30pm. Tickets are $6 for 1 adult and 1 child, $4 each additional adult, $3 for additional children. $1 discount with each bracelet presented.
Tickets are available at the Company’s website at www.islandmovingco.org. The “Carnival of the Animals” is Directed by Brooke DiFrancesco and choreographed by Christine Sandorfi. A Lion, two Hens, a Donkey, a Tortoise and other assorted creatures dance to music by Camille Saint-Saens in a production that lasts roughly one half hour. The Winter Festival presentation will be suitable for children of all ages and will include an opportunity to join the dancers in some dancing after the performance. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.islandmovingco.org.
❅ 3pm & 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)
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/
9pm: Tropical Drink Contest
The Gas Lamp Grille, 206 Thames Street.
Come and compete for the best tropical drink or just enjoy free sampling of each drink. Contestants will need to supply glassware and liquor. To compete contact 401.845.9300. No cover, Must be 21+ to attend.