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
❅ 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 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
Pricing: $125/ $100 with a bracelet for a 2-hour ride per person. Hour and a hald Ride: $100/ $80 per person w/ bracelet.
By reservation only 401-837-4188
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 five 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 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/
❅ 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’sdiverse 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-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-4pm: Winter Festival Children's Fair Sponsored by Webster Bank
Gurney's Newport Resort, 1 Goat Island
A great day of entertainment and fun for the kids! Music, dancing, reptile show, balloon creations and Magic!
This year thanks to King Arthur Flour, the first 400 people each day will receive a Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix!
Admission: $10/ $5 w/ bracelet
11:30am-3:30pm- Dance Force Leads the entertainment with the latest moves and fun games.
❅ 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 23rd Annual WINEterfest Weekend. Two days full of grape stomping, wine tasting and beer tasting (with our new onsite brewery Taproot Brewing Co.!) Enjoy live music while sipping at our infamous 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! Ongoing from 12:00pm – 5:00pm $25 in advance, $23 with Winter Festival Bracelet Buy tickets online here!
❅ 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!
1pm-4pm: Toys as Art Show
Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup Ave
Join us for a day of fun: Antiques-Fine Art-Pop Culture
Free Appraisals & Invitation to Consign.
Travis Landry, Director of Pop Culture, Bruneau & Co. Collectibles Appraiser and Antiques Roadshow
Kevin Bruneau, President of Bruneau & Co.
❅ 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: Voices of Unity Gospel Choir
Redwood Library & Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Avenue
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
Free Kids Karaoke Night at Diego's Barrio Cantina!
7pm-8pm: 15th Annual Rhode Island Wind Ensemble’s Winter Concert: America the Beautiful
Newport Marriott Atrium, 25 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport
The Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, led by Dr. Robert Franzblau, offers a unique opportunity for all ages to experience the classic American wind ensemble genre in the tradition of John Philip Susa in the beautiful atrium of the Newport Marriott. The performance takes place Sunday, February 17, 7-8pm and is free and open to the public thanks to support from Discover Newport, the Newport Marriott, and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. A suggested donation of $10 will support the mission of Seamen’s Church Institute, serving Newport since 1919. Learn more at seamensnewport.org or by calling 401.847.4260.
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.