THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd
❅ 10am-11am: Make Your Own Bird Feeder
Wharf Southern Kitchen, 37 Bowen's Wharf
Join us at the Wharf Southern Kitchen $3 or $1 w/bracelet
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
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: $9, Cost for Bracelet Wearers: $8 Learn more at: https://www.savebay.org/aquarium
❅ 10:30am: Winterfest Storytime in The Breakers Stable
Breakers Stables, 53 Coggeshall Ave
Story Time at The Breakers Stable & Carriage House is a celebration of the winter season! Families can listen to a winter-themed story, participate in craft projects, and view the carriages. Program is geared towards participants ages 4 and older. This is FREE to everyone, but space is limited so advance registration is necessary. https://www.newportmansions.org/events/winter-fest-2023/
11am: French in Newport Walking Tour
Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market at 127 Thames Street
Explore the heart of 18th century Newport and discuss the year-long period when roughly 12,000 French soldiers and sailors lived alongside Newport citizens during the American Revolution. Learn how the French contribution to the Revolutionary War was vital to the success of American Independence—and it began in Newport. 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.
11-12pm: Design Your Own Burgee at The Sailing Museum
Ever wanted to fly your very own personal signal flag? Don’t miss this original crafting opportunity at The Sailing Museum. Get creative with stickers, pens, stencils, shapes and embellishments to bring your design to life! Nylon burgee complete with gold grommets and all crafting materials provided. Recommended for children 5 and above. $15/person. Museum admission for attending children is free, and 15% off for attending adults with a Winterfest wristband.
❅ 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
❅ 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.
12 noon - 2 pm: St. Mary’s Church Open
St. Mary's Church, Corner Spring Street & Memorial Blvd. West
Beautiful and historic Saint Mary's Church invites Winter Festival guests to stop in and visit.
The 1852 Gothic Revival style building is home to R.I.’s oldest Catholic parish and boasts beautiful Austrian-made stained glass windows.
The church is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the site of the 1953 wedding of the future president, John F. Kennedy, and Jaqueline Lee Bouvier. Free. For more information: www.stmarynewportri.org or StMaryNewport@gmail.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
1pm-4pm: Live Music at Greenvale
Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth.
The artists will entertain guests and they will love enjoying jazz in a setting incorporated with old time standards. Wine tasting will be available for purchase. Come see our newly renovated tasting room!
FREE/Open to the public. 401.847.3777.
❅ 1:15pm & 2:30pm: 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)
❅ 3pm-4pm: Kids Tennis Clinic
International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
Kids ages 6 - 15 years old will learn to love the game with an ITHF Pro. Class size is limited and advance registration is required.
Call 401-849-4777 to reserve your junior’s spot. Class Cost: $15 (Regular), $10 (with Winterfest Bracelet)
Clinics will be hosted on Tuesday, February 21st and Thursday, February 23rd from 3:00 – 4:00 pm
6pm: “Friends” Trivia Night hosted by Rye Clare
La Forge Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave, Newport
21+ Event. Winner will receive Grand Prize Basket with themed prizes
$15 a Ticket, $5 off with Bracelet
6:30pm: Burgundy Dinner
Stoneacre Brasserie - 128 Washington Sq. Newport
$195/ $175 w/ bracelet
6:30-8:30pm: Cooking with Chocolate: Sweet & Savory
Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd, Middletown
$65 without bracelet- $58.50 with bracelet, Online ticket purchase- bracelet promo code: Winter1
8pm: Annual Best Hot Drink Contest
The Red Parrot Restaurant, 348 Thames Street.
The competitions heats up as judges determine the Best Hot Drink in Newport! Local bars and restaurants are invited to compete for the Festival Plaque. Guests 21+ will get to sample the delightful concoctions as well as enjoy drink specials. To enter, contact the Red Parrot 401.847.3140. Contestants must provide their own liquor, garnishes and glassware. FREE Admission.