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Wednesday, February 19

❅ 9am-10am: Pinecone Bird Feeders

The Wharf Southern Kitchen, 37 Bowen's Wharf

Make your own Pinecone Bird Feeders $2/ $1 w/bracelet

❅10am & 11am: Save the Bay Seal Tours (1hr)

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-4pm: Exploration Center and Aquarium

Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport, R.I

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: 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-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: Teddy Bear Tea, A Musical Celebration and Story Time

Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina, 49 America's Cup Ave

Bring your favorite Teddy Bear and listen to the musical storyteller Christopher ‘Kavi’ Carbone share captivating stories and songs of the wonders of winter, while having tea for adults and milk and cookies for children presented by the Newport Harbor Hotel. $5/Free w/bracelet.

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-2pm: Free Coloring Station at Discover Newport

 23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840

❅ 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-2:30pm: Winter Wonderland at Rose Island

Rose Island- Meeting at Newport Shipyard

$40 per person or $30 with WinterFest Bracelet. Limited registration, register at Weather Permitting.

Have exclusive access to Rose Island during this behind the scenes tour of Rose Island Lighthouse, Fort Hamilton and the wildlife preserve. Start your journey off in Starfish, a 32' Lobster boat captained by Brian Tefft, the Executive Director for a unique harbor tour on the way to Rose Island. Once on Rose Island your guided tour will include the lighthouse, Fort Hamilton barracks, and recent historic discoveries not shared with the public before. Sip hot chocolate and enjoy Grandma Curtis' sugar cookies on the way back to Newport Shipyard. 

​❅ 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-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.

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.

$30 per person / $28 with bracelet  (email with proof of ticket purchase for discount code)

includes class and wine tasting samples

6pm-8pm: Vertical Tasting (Annual Beers)

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

$25 pre-sale and at the door, $5 off with bracelet. 21+ Only.

If you have a WinterFest Bracelet, please call us at 401.849.5232 to process your ticket purchases.

Ticket valid for one tasting. Buy Tickets 

6pm-9pm: Orin Swift Wine Dinner

The Safari Room at Ocean Cliff

6:00pm-6:30pm Cocktail hour with hor d'eovresand champagne

6:30-9:00pm 4 Course Dinner with Pairings, Wines include: Mannequin Chardonnay, Slander Pinot Noir, Machete Red Blend, Papillon Red Blend.

Please call 401-849-4873 or email to make reservations. CC required to hold reservations. $95 (All inclusive)/ $85 with Bracelet

6pm-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.

6:30-8:30: Fermentation Class: Southern Italy

Forty 1 North, 351 Thames St. 

The wines of Southern Italy are waiting to be discovered. This Italian wine region stretches south of Rome through the toe and heel of Italy’s famous boot has produced excellent wines since the Greeks crossed the sea and planted vines there some 3,000 years ago. This week come and experience wines from five distinct regions; a food pairing will accompany each wine selection. Pricing, $54 Menu Here, Call for bracelet pricing  (401) 846-8018

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