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Thursday, February 20

❅ 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 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)

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. Public Tours at 1pm & 3pm. on Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sun. 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-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: $8, Cost for Bracelet Wearers: $6 Learn more at:

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: Winterfest Storytime in The Breakers Stable

The Breakers Stables

Children can listen to classic stories, such as Jan Brett's "The Mitten," participate in interesting craft projects, and explore The Stable. This is free to everyone, but space is limited so advance registration is necessary.  Register Here. Children must be accompanied by an adult

❅ 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: Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour

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

See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited, and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue's Island.” 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 Activities

23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840

Free coloring station and The Man Cave Store Front will be set up

❅ 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 & 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-4pm: 20th Annual “Live Jazz for Kids”, Greenvale Vineyards

Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth. 

Our musicians are vocalists Tish Adams and Dick Lupino on bass and guest musician Yvonne Monnett. The artists will entertain guests with songs kids know and love in a jazz setting incorporated with old time standards.  Complimentary refreshments will be served for the kids and wine tasting will be available for purchase for adults.  FREE/Open to the public.  401.847.3777.

❅ 2pm-4pm: 32nd Annual Nacho Tasting

Brick Alley Pub, 140 Thames Street.

Sample Award Winning Nachos. Free w/bracelet and purchase of a beverage.

(One Free Sample Per Day) 401.849.6334.

❅ 2:30pm-3:30pm: Kids Tennis Clinic

International Tennis Hall of Fame

194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Kids ages 4-15 will learn to love the game with USTA. Juniors will have the chance to participate in 10 & under tennis, which uses age appropriate racquets, balls, and special equipment to enhance a child's tennis experience on court. Children ages 11-16 will be offered an introductory clinic with our talented teaching staff tailored to their skill level and experience. *Class size is limited* Please call 401-849-4777 to register in advance. Class Cost: $15 (Regular), $10 (with Winterfest Bracelet)

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

❅5pm-6pm: Feeding Frenzy at Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium

175 Memorial Blvd. Newport.

Join the staff at the Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium for an interactive and educational experience. Go behind the scenes to learn about and assist in feeding some of our favorite critters from Narragansett Bay! See little skates chow down, watch our stargazer electrify his prey, feast your eyes on sharks “tearing” into their dinner and much more. Book at: Regular Cost: $10, Cost with bracelet: $8

5pm-8pm: Open Mic Night ft. Wally's Dog Cart

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

Wally's Dog Cart 5-8pm

Open Mic 6-8pm

Free Admission

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. This year Crown Royal Vanilla and Red Velvet Bailey's will be the featured alcohol. To enter, contact the Red Parrot 401.847.3140. Contestants must provide their own liquor, garnishes and glassware. FREE Admission.

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