Newport’s annual Newport Winter Festival, “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” features over 150 different events that are guaranteed to melt away your winter blues. February 17th through the 26th, 2017!
Are you ready for 10 days of non-stop celebration? The annual Newport Winter Festival is just that with food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages.
This unique festival is celebrating its 29th year with events and attractions throughout Newport and Newport County, Rhode Island. It’s a smorgasbord of entertainments, guaranteeing something for everyone, no matter your age or interests. Just take a look at these highlights!
Illusion Quest performed by David Garrity – February 17th
David Garrity’s illusions include such amazements as his assistant appearing out of thin air, a table floating around the stage, and the World’s Fastest Illusion where time seems to stand still! Audience participation, comedy, and more are promised!
The 22nd Annual Chili Cook-Off – February 18th
Sam Adams hosts this popular annual competition to see who has the best chili in town. Area restaurants and caterers compete with your taste buds as the real winner. Vote on your favorite chili and enjoy Sam Adams specials.
Tropical Drink Contest – February 19th
Come to The Gas Lamp Grille and compete for the best tropical drink or simply enjoy the free samples of each mixologist’s competing drink. Contestants supply their own glassware and liquor.
Children’s Fair – February 20th
Bring your kids for this fun filled day of activities including face painting, balloon creations, arts and crafts, and much more! Great music, continuous live entertainment, and refreshments, too. Co-Sponsored by The Newport Daily News.
Samuel Adams Beer Dinner – February 21st
Visiting Sam Adams brewmaster will guide guests through a beer paired menu prepared by the chefs at The Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar. Reception begins at 6pm; dinner at 6:30pm. Reservations required. Visit www.mooringrestaurant.com for a complete menu.
12th Annual Illuminated Garden – February 23rd
Come to Ballard Park for a stunning view of thousands of lights displayed in the three-acre quarry meadow.
Boston’s Premier Top 40 Country Band: Walkin’ the Line – February 25th
Walkin’ The Line is a high energy, top 40 country band that opened for country legends like Charlie Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, and Travis Tritt to name just a few. If you like country music, this band is sure to keep you dancing all night.
Winter Festival Beach Polo – February 26th
Come out for a free display of horsemanship and breathtaking views of Newport’s beaches during this low-impact, eco-friendly exhibition of a polo match on the sand. A Newport Winter Festival tradition!
Newport Winter Festival 2017
February 17th through the 26th
Newport County, Rhode Island
For tickets, a full list of all activities, and more, be sure to visit the Newport Winter Festival website.
Newport Winter Festival Lodging
Don’t subject yourself to some impersonal hotel or motel room! Treat yourself to the gift of true hospitality at a Newport Bed & Breakfast Inn! Locally owned and operated, Newport B&B’s offer you plush amenities, personalized hospitality, delicious breakfasts, and an insider’s knowledge of the local area. Find yourself the perfect Newport Bed & Breakfast Inn today!