❅ 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: Bwana the Iguana
Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave, Newport.
Join us for show and tell with Bwana the Iguana the Reptile Guy! Includes snacks and refreshments. $7 or $3 w/ bracelet. 401.848.4815
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.
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’s diverse people. 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: 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
❅ 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-2pm and 2pm-4pm: Kids Cook with Chef Marlon
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: Winter Wonderland at Rose Island
Rose Island- Meeting at Newport Shipyard
$40 per person or $30 with WinterFest Bracelet. Private Event, Limited registration, register at www.roseisland.org. Weather Permitting.
❅ 1pm-3pm: Nature Trails & Scavenger Hunt
Spruce Acres Farm, 1286 East Main Rd, Middletown
Aquidneck Land Trust Open House at Spruce Acres Farm: Nature Trails, Scavenger Hunt- Fun for all ages!, face painting, cider and cookies. Free Admission
2pm-3pm: Flat Waves Food Shack at The Newport Visitor's Center
23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI
Serving up delicious taco’s. Fun, Fresh, Coastal Cuisine
❅ 2pm-3pm Hall of Fame Tennis Clinic
Hall of Fame Tennis Club- 19 Memorial Blvd.
Kids ages 4-18 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 11-18 will be offered an introductory clinic with our talented teaching staff tailored to their skill level and experience.
$15 per child/ $10 with Winter Festival Bracelet
*Class size is limited. Advance registration required. Call 401-849-4777 to reserve your place today!
❅ 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 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
5pm-9pm: Frosé Pops, Fudge & Fire
Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI
You heard that right... Frose (Frozen Rose) Pops, made from our very own Newport Vineyards Rose. Come warm up by our Brix fireplace, then cool down with your choice of our house-made Newport Vineyards Frozen Rose Pops or Newport Winter Festival speciality cocktails and indulgent house-made fudge. Show your Newport Winter Festival bracelet and your fudge is free! *Up to 1 complimentary piece per person.
Join us for an evening where our wine and cheese experts take you on a journey through cheeses paired with Newport Vineyards estate-grown wines. $42 pp/ $40 pp with bracelet Buy tickets online here!
6pm-8pm: The Manhattan Project
The Mariner Gallery, 267 Spring Street
Bartender Contest Sponsored by Sons of Liberty. Music 8pm-10pm by Los Duderinos. $30 or $15 with Bracelet
6pm-8pm: Wellness & Wine: Zumba
909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI
Life is happier when you dance. Get happy with us and leading Zumba instructor Laura Wheeler. Let loose, groove to the music and get ready to burn during the hour-long class. Then wine-d down with friends with a Newport Vineyards wine tasting after the class. Wear comfortable clothes. No experience necessary. All fitness levels welcome.
$10 per person. A 21+ event. Reservations required by calling 401.847.0292
6:30-8:30: Fermentation Class: Sparkling Wine
Forty 1 North, 351 Thames St.
You are invited to join us at the Oval Bar on Wednesday evening to taste a selection of Sparkling Wine. From the sparkling Prosecco of Italy to the Spanish Cava and French Champagne, we are offering the best of sparkling from all over the world. A perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day. Each wine will be accompanied by a light food pairing. Reservations are suggested and space is limited. View Full Tasting Menu $35 per person/ $30 with Bracelet $25 for 41°N Card holders/ $20 with Bracelet
7pm-9pm: Espresso Martini Contest (Bartender Contest)
Bar & Board, 282 Thames St, Newport RI
$10 or a Non-Perishable Food Item for MLK Center/ Free with Winter Fest Bracelet.