❅ 9:30am & 1:30pm: 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.
10am-12pm: Seamen’s Discovery Deck Winterfest Rock & Shell Painting
Seamen Church Institute, 18 Market Square
The Discovery Deck is a maritime interactive educational exhibit for people of all ages. Winter Festival brings an exciting craft of painted rocks and shells with the price of admission as well as complimentary hot cocoa. $12 Adults, $8 Children/ $9 Adults, $5 Children with bracelet Looking forward to seeing you there!
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-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 daily at 1pm & 3pm. Make a day out of it and grab lunch (or a beer!) at our Taproot Brewing Company.
$15 wine tasting, includes souvenir logo wine glass, $2 OFF with Winter Festival Bracelet
❅ 10am-4pm: Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium Open daily for Winter Festival
Exploration Center & Aquarium, Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard.
Our interactive marine science learning center houses more than 40 exhibits and hundreds of creatures that call Narragansett Bay home. Cost: $8 general admission /$7 with Winterfest bracelet; seniors and military ID $7, Save The Bay family members and children under 3 are FREE! 401-324-6020. For Full details visit the Retail/Admission Discount Page, under Bracelet Discounts.
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/
❅ 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, 12pm & 1pm: 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
❅ 11am-2pm: Bouncy House & Complimentary Popcorn
23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI
11am-2pm: Book Signing - Meet Little Bexda
23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI
Meet Little Bexda – Local Author Visit
Rebecca Killian of Mermaid Masterpieces presents her new children’s book!
Books will be available for purchase and signing, No registration required.
❅ 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: 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: 19th Annual “Live Jazz for Kids”, Greenvale Vineyards
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: 31st 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.
4pm-8pm: Fire & Ice
Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Newport.
Hotel Viking's courtyard will feature an Ice Bar and Fire Pits. Enjoy craft beer by Devils Purse Brewery and invigorating cocktails by Keel Vodka crafted by our mixologists. Cash Bar. 401.848.4815.e
❅5pm-6pm: Feeding Frenzy at Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium
175 Memorial Blvd. Newport.
Come and help us feed hundreds of animals all from Narragansett Bay.
See our little skates chow down; watch our snapping turtle chomp his prey; see sharks “tear”into their dinner, and more!
This very special, hands-on event is limited to just 20 people, so advanced registration is required by 4:30pm on the day of the event. Cost: $10 General / $9 with winter festival bracelet / $8 members). Register at savebay.org/feedingfrenzy. Call 401-324-6020 if you have any questions!
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.