Don’t Miss Newport WINEterfest Weekend 2019!

Newport Vineyards WINEterfest 2019Ready your taste buds and toes for Newport WINEterfest Weekend 2019! The popular, two-day event features live music, wine tasting, grape stomping, and more. President’s Day Weekend, February 16th and 17th, 2019.

Newport’s 23rd annual WINEterfest Weekend is just weeks away, so now is the time to grab your tickets before they sell out! This is especially true of the WINEterfest Speakeasy Soiree, scheduled for the evening of Friday, February 15th.

Newport County, RI is a hotbed of activity in February with both Valentine’s Day and the cornucopia of events that is Newport Winter Festival.

WINEterfest has been a part of every Newport Winter Festival since 1996! The event is hosted by Newport Vineyards, which is a family-run winery located in Middletown, RI. Attending is a great way to celebrate President’s or Valentine’s Day weekend (which all depends on your perspective).

WINEterfest Speakeasy Soiree

Kick off the weekend and Newport Winter Festival on Friday, February 15th, from 7pm to 10pm at the Speakeasy Soiree!

The Speakeasy Soiree is a prohibition-style cocktail event with limited seating and lots of room for dancing. 1920’s, prohibition-era attire and flare are encouraged. Live music will be provided by Miss Katie Kleyla and a Speakeasy Jazz Band.

Tickets for the Speakeasy Soiree sell out fast each year. Grab yours now before they do.

Newport WINEterfest 2019

Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 17th, noon to 5pm, both days.

WINEterfest Weekend offers a chance to taste fine Newport wines by the glass at the famous Ice Wine Bar. You’ll also be able to sample craft beers via Taproot Brewing. Newport Vineyards’ culinary team will serve up delicious, scratch-made, paired nibbles to balance out the libations.

This year’s festival sees two great bands. Saturday will see The Teledynes take the stage from noon to 4pm with their own brand of energetic surf rock and rockabilly. Sunday brings the Little Compton Band back to the WINEterfest stage (12pm-4pm) for more of their infectious roots-rock covers and originals.

WINEterfest Grape Stomping Competitions

Saturday & Sunday, Feb 17 & 18, 1pm to 3pm

It wouldn’t be WINEterfest without the Grape Stomping Competition and both days of WINEterfest include this fun and popular event!

Come watch – or even join in the fun – as we juice wine grapes the old fashioned way: with our bare feet! Hopeful contestants for the annual should come appropriately dressed and will be randomly chosen each day, 1pm to 3pm.

Visit www.newportvineyards.com for more details. Tickets for WINEterfest 2019 are available online.

Newport RI Lodging

February is an exciting time here in the Newport area. If you’re planning on a visit, now is the time to acquire your accommodations. Get the most comfort, service, and value for your dollar at a Newport Bed & Breakfast Inn!

Newport Winter Festival 2019 – 10 Days of Non-Stop Fun!

Newport Winter Festival 2019Newport Winter Festival 2019, “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” brings 10 days of non-stop music, food, festivities, and fun to Newport County, RI. February 15th through the 24th, 2019.

Newport’s annual Newport Winter Festival celebrates its 31st return and you’re invited! Come enjoy over 150 different events, attractions, discounts, and more, all in a span of just ten days here in Newport County!

This massive, 10-day event is designed to take those winter blues and wipe them away with a heaping helping of fun and festivities. (more…)

Don’t Miss the Fall Session of Newport Restaurant Week 2018!

Newport Restaurant Week 2018 - Fall SessionNewport Restaurant Week 2018 is your chance to experience Rhode Island’s Newport and Bristol county restaurant scene first hand.

More than 50 local restaurants will offer specially priced lunches and dinners at an incredible, prix fixe rates. November 2nd through the 11th, 2018.

Two-course prix fixe lunches for $20. Three-course prix fixe dinners for $35. Three-course premier prix fixe dinners for $50. Amazing values to go along with the region’s equally amazing culinary prowess! (more…)

28th Annual Newport Seafood Festival at Bowen’s Wharf

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Celebrate autumn and the harvest of the sea at Bowen’s Wharf this October during Newport Seafood Festival 2018! This beloved annual Rhode Island event is attended by upwards of 10,000 people each year. Coastal Living Magazine dubbed Newport Seafood Festival one of “10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast” – we think you’ll agree! (more…)

Get Ready For Newport Wine and Food Festival 2018!

Newport Wine and Food Festival 2018Newport Mansions’ Newport Wine and Food Festival 2018 is one of the most anticipated events of the year with wine-paired meals, celebrity chefs, wine and food seminars, and the enduring beauty of Rhode Island. September 20th through the 23rd, 2018.

What better way to celebrate the end of summer than with a visit to Rhode Island and the annual Newport Wine and Food Festival? A collection of some of the finest vintners and chefs come together each year for what is arguably the best wine and food festival in the country.

As an added incentive, Newport’s famous mansions, Rosecliff, Marble House, and The Elms, play host to the event. Come soak up the classic beauty of these Guilded Age “summer cottages” during 4 days of wine dinners, tastings, parties, and celebrity chef seminars. (more…)

You Don’t Want To Miss Newport International Boat Show 2018!

Newport International Boat ShowCome to Rhode Island this September for Newport International Boat Show 2018. 13 acres of powerboats, sailboats, marine products, services, accessories, and more. September 13th through the 16th, in Newport Harbor.

The annual Newport International Boat Show is New England’s premier boating show. It’s also one of the largest boat shows held in-water in the country! You’ll marvel at the offerings from over 600 exhibitors exhibitors from around the world. Many of the boats and boating products showcased at the Newport Boat Show are brand new and making their debut right here in Newport.

Newport International Boat Show 2018 is more than just boats, though! You’ll also be able to attend a variety of special events, seminars, and in-water boating courses.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Sailing Excursions aboard SSV Oliver Hazard Perry
  • United States Power Squadrons America’s Boating Club Seminars
  • Confident Captain’s At The Helm Trainings with a USCG-licensed captain
  • Newport For New Products – boat and boating equipment premiers
  • and much more!

The show’s convenient location in historic Newport Harbor puts you within easy walking distance of excellent, shopping, dining, and sightseeing. Just about everything the City-by-the-Sea has to offer, in other words!

Whether you’re in the market for something specific or just enjoy a spectacle, the Newport International Boat Show will not disappoint! Test the merchandise, talk to the experts, improve your skills, and soak up beautiful Newport County.

Newport International Boat Show 2018

September 13th through the 16th, 2018
Thursday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm | Sunday, 10am to 5pm
Newport Yachting Center – 4 Commercial Wharf, Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Visit newportboatshow.com for tickets and more info. You can also follow this event on Facebook.

Newport Boat Show Lodging
An event of this size brings lots of folks to Newport County, leaving tickets and accommodations slim. If you plan to attend Newport International Boat Show 2018, you should acquire your tickets and lodging sooner rather than later. Let a Newport County Bed & Breakfast introduce you to a finer level of comfort, service, and value. Locally owned and operated Newport County inns are your key to a comfortable Rhode Island getaway. Find your Rhode Island home away from home now!

Newport Polo – Experience the Sport of Kings

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Polo has long been called “The Sport of Kings,” yet is also well known as a good way to train cavalry. Polo is favored by aristocracy but can also be very rough and tumble. The horses reach speeds of up to 35 miles an hour and play can become intense as players vie for the ball. (more…)

4 Days of Folk, Jazz, & More at Newport BridgeFest 2018!

Newport BridgeFest 2018Question – what is there to do in the four days between Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival? Answer – Newport BridgeFest!

Unless you live in a box, you likely already know about the annual Newport Folk Festival (July 27-29) and the similarly famous Newport Jazz Festival that follows just four days later (Aug 3-5). What you might not be as aware of is the festival that fills that four day space between the two more well-known events: BridgeFest! (more…)

2018 Newport Hall of Fame Tennis Championships

2018 Newport Hall of Fame Tennis ChampionshipsThe 2018 Newport Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open for the Van Alen Cup. Pro Tennis in Newport – July 15 – 22, 2018.

July brings a lot to Newport. Things kick off with Independence Day festivities on the 4th and end with Newport Folk Festival on the weekend of the 27th. Newport Jazz Festival isn’t far behind, August 3rd to the 5th.

Right in the middle comes the week-long 2018 Newport Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. The annual Hall of Fame Open follows Wimbledon each year. The event is the first stop of the summer for pro tennis in the United States. (more…)

The Newport Music Festival 50th Anniversary Season

Newport Music Festival 2018The Newport Music Festival is celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season this year with 42 concerts and events. The festival includes acclaimed international artists, Grammy winners and nominees, and much more – July 4th through July 22nd, 2018.

Newport Music Festival has been presenting both world-renowned and emerging classical music artists on an annual basis since 1969. Over the years, the festival has hosted more than 2,500 concerts and 130 artists have made their American debuts. It truly is a remarkable and important, annual event.

The 50th anniversary season promises to continue the tradition and then some. Highlights of the 2018 season include performances by Grammy winning violinist Joshua Bell, piano virtuoso Charlie Albright, opera legend Frederica von Stade, and 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo. (more…)

Get Shellfish At Bowen’s Wharf Newport Oyster Festival 2018!

Newport Oyster Festival 2018Newport Oyster Festival returns for it’s third year with a veritable Rhode Island oyster tour for your taste buds! Fresh oysters, a full bar, live music, contests, and more! May 18th through the 20th, 2018!

If you love fresh shellfish, you’ll love the Newport Oyster Festival, held each year at Newport’s own Bowen’s Wharf. Rhode Island is home to more than 40 oyster farms and each with its own, unique taste.

Newport Oyster Festival 2018 is set to feature oysters from more than a dozen of these Rhode Island oyster farmers. Sampling them is like taking a kind of culinary tour of some of the Ocean State’s oyster farms. (more…)

May is Newport Volvo Ocean Race Month!

Newport Volvo Ocean Race 2018The Newport Volvo Ocean Race Village opens May 8th, 2018 – less than a month away! Come experience “the Everest of professional sailing” up close during its only North American stop, right here in Newport, RI!

The Volvo Ocean Race, held once every three years,  is sailing’s toughest team challenge. It’s a 9 month, 45,000 nautical mile regatta that circles the globe. This year’s course is the longest ever, crossing four oceans and visiting six continents. The race kicked off from Alicante, Spain, in October, 2017  and is scheduled to end this June in the Netherlands. (more…)

Newport Rhode Races 2018 – Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k

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Newport Rhode Races 2018 kicks off the Daffodil Days Festival with three races; a marathon, half-marathon, and a 5k. The 26.2 mile marathon course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier. (more…)

Spring in Newport – Time for Daffodil Days Festival 2018!

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In 2006, Newport began The Daffodil Project: an effort to plant 1,000,000 daffodils throughout the city as a celebration of renewal and beauty. As you can imagine, planting 1,000,000 daffodils bulbs takes some time to accomplish. (more…)

Don’t Miss The Spring Session of Newport Restaurant Week 2018!

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Rhode Island’s Newport and Bristol counties are known for their fantastic dining scenes. Now you can experience some of our area’s vast culinary talent – and at an affordable price! Newport Restaurant Week 2018 is more than 55 local dining establishments offering three-course meals at unheard of prices. Three-course prix fixe lunches for only $16. Three-course prix fixe dinners for $35. Wow! (more…)

Celebrate The Season at Newport WINEterfest 2018!

Newport WINEterfest 2018Come to Newport, Rhode Island this February for Newport Vineyards’ 22nd annual WINEterfest Weekend! WINEterfest 2018 promises three days of live music and wine tastings February 16th through the 18th, 2018.

The month of February is hopping in Newport County, RI! Not only do we have Valentine’s Day and the ten-day Newport Winter Festival to look forward to but also WINEterfest Weekend! Both WINEterfest 2018 and Winterfest kick off on President’s Day Weekend. The combination of these two events offers amazing opportunities to experience and enjoy the best of Newport County! (more…)

You’ll Have Snow Much Fun At Newport Winter Festival 2018!

Newport Winter Festival 2018Come celebrate Newport at Newport Winter Festival 2018! The 30th annual return of this ten day festival sees over 150 special events – and all in Newport County, RI. February 16th through the 25th, 2018.

Newport Winter Festival 2018, “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” is 10 days of music, food, festivities, and fun! On top of all the events, you’ll also discover restaurant and retail discounts throughout Newport and Newport County! The non-stop celebration offers events and attractions for all ages and walks of life.

The 30th anniversary promises both plenty of new events as well as many old favorites. Highlights of Newport Winter Festival 2018 include the popular Chili Cook-Off, Beach Polo, Nashville Country Fest, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, and much more. (more…)

Taste Rhode Island’s Best During Newport Restaurant Week!

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Newport Restaurant Week had its humble beginnings in 2006. The event has since grown to include more than 50 local restaurants both a spring and fall session. The popularity of the biannual event speaks of the vast culinary talent one can find here. Newport and Bristol County restaurants offer an array of creative menus that are hard to resist. (more…)

The 27th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival!

Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival 2017Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival is the event of the year for seafood lovers. Come celebrate the harvest of the sea in downtown Newport, RI with live music, special events, and, of course, lots and lots of delicious, fresh seafood. October 14th and 15th, 2017.

Newport’s historic Bowen’s Wharf is always good for a visit. The mix of upscale waterfront dining and shopping, 18th-century commercial wharf buildings, and a busy marina provide a constant center of activity. During the annual Seafood Festival, things really get jumping! The siren’s song of fresh, local seafood is a strong one and few events offer the variety seen at a Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival. (more…)

Get Set For Serious Fun At Rogue Island Comedy Festival 2017

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The annual Rogue Island Comedy Festival is Rhode Island’s only comedy festival and one that no fan of live comedy should miss. More than 60 comedians from across the US will be on hand! Mark Normand, Sydnee Washington, Amber Nelson, Christi Chiello, Nick Vatterott, Sean Sullivan, and headliner T.J. Miller are just the tip of the iceberg. Audiences will be treated to comedians seen on Comedy Central, Inside Amy Schumer, America’s Got Talent, Conan, The Late Late Show, and many more! (more…)

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival 2017

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It’s hard to believe the summer has shot by so rapidly but that just means it’s time for the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival again! That’s never a bad thing. How could it be (unless you’re watching your waistline)? More than 100 of the world’s finest vintners and some of the region’s finest chefs come together for three-days at one of the most anticipated food and wine events of the year. (more…)

Experience the 1777 British Occupation Living History Event!

Newport Historical Society's 1777 British Occupation Living History EventWatch as the past comes to life before your very eyes at the Newport Historical Society’s 1777 British Occupation Living History Event! The Redcoats are coming – August 26, 2017 in Newport, RI!

Prior to the Revolutionary War, Newport had a booming economy and was the fifth largest city in the American colonies. Then, December 1776, British troops arrived, dramatically altering Newport’s future. A large percentage of residents fled the city. Those who stayed behind faced a three-year occupation and growing tensions between loyalists and British troops. (more…)

It’s All Greek To Me – Newport Hellenic Fest 2017

Newport Hellenic Fest 2017Souvlaki, Gyro, Spanakopita, and delicious Baklava. If those words have set off your salivary glands then you do not want to miss the 2017 Hellenic Fest: July 28th through the 30th in Newport, RI.

Opa! The 34th annual Newport Hellenic Festival is almost here and I can already taste the lamb, tzatziki, and ouzo! Come to Newport and be Greek for a day – or even the whole weekend, at St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church’s annual Greek festival. (more…)

The 34th Annual Newport Black Ships Festival!

Newport Black Ships Festival 2017Come celebrate the 34th Annual Newport Black Ships Festival of Japanese art and culture! July 13th through the 16th, 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island!

Newport’s Black Ships Festival is an annual celebration of the long and friendly trading partnership between the United States and Japan. The festival is named in reference to the Japanese word for foreign ships, “Kurofune,” which translates to “Black Ships” in English.

The event commemorates the historic Treaty of Kanagawa, negotiated by Commodore Matthew Perry, that opened trade with Japan in 1854. Black Ships is also a celebration of the friendly relationship between Newport and her Japanese Sister City, Shimoda.

The annual Black Ships Festival has been a Newport tradition since 1983. The popular, multi-day celebration offers a variety of fun and fascinating events emphasizing Japanese art and culture. Highlights include a formal Gala at Rosecliff, sake tastings, martial arts and craft demonstrations, and the always exhilarating Taiko Drums. (more…)

Don’t Miss the 2017 Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff Mansion

Newport Flower Show 2017Come out for the annual Newport Flower Show, June 23rd through the 25th, 2017 at the opulent Rosecliff Mansion. You’ve never seen a flower show quite like this one!

The Newport Flower show offers inspiration and beauty to all who attend. Colorful floral designs, horticulture exhibits, garden displays, lectures, demonstrations, special events, and unique shopping opportunities abound. Plant lovers will think they have died and gone to heaven. Rosecliff Mansion, one of Newport’s most famous historic Gilded Age homes, traditionally hosts the event.

Each Newport Flower Show has its own theme and this year’s is “Fete des Fleurs” (French for “Festival of Flowers”). This year’s event will have a focus on showcasing the French influence in garden design. Rosecliff Mansion, which was modeled on the Petit Trianon at Versailles, fits right into this theme. (more…)