Spring in Newport – Time for Daffodil Days Festival 2018!

Spring in Newport – Time for Daffodil Days Festival 2018!
Spring in Newport – Time for Daffodil Days Festival 2018!

by | Mar 16, 2018 | Newport Events

Get ready for Newport Daffodil Days Festival 2018! The fifth annual return of this beloved spring festival finds 866,500 daffodils ready to cover Newport in a sea of living color. Come join in the fun and events, April 14th through the 22nd, 2018 in Newport Rhode Island!

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.

Volunteers have been hard at work over the last decade, planting some 250,000 daffodil bulbs around town every year. As of Daffodil Days Festival 2018, we’ve 866,500 daffodils planted around the city and very close to earning the unofficial title of “Daffiest City in America.”

If you think more than 800,000 daffodils SOUNDS impressive, imagine seeing them in person! Newport Daffodil Days Festival 2018 is 9 days of flower-filled fun, right here in Newport, Rhode Island. With more than a week’s worth of attractions and events, the opportunities to soak up beautiful springtime Newport seem endless.

Daffodil Days Festival 2018 Highlights

(The full Daffodil Days Festival 2018 schedule of events is listed at newportdaffydays.com)

Newport Daffodil Days Festival 2018 Opening Ceremonies – April 14, 1pm to 2pm at Bannister’s Wharf and Bowen’s Wharf.

Dabble & Doodle the Daffies – April 15, 1pm to 3pm along Cliff Walk. Come out and join the crowd drawing lovely daffodils. Easels, paper, and drawing tools provided.

Annual Tour de Jonquilles Bike Ride – April 15, 2pm to 3:30pm at Touro Park. Enjoy an easy, 3-mile daffodil bike tour of Newport.

Daffodil Delights Private Garden Tour – April 15, 2pm to 4pm at Hillside. Discover Hillside’s acclaimed private garden, alive with tens of thousands of daffodils in bloom and more.

Earth Day Celebration and Daffy BBQ In The Park – April 21, 12:30pm to 2pm. Enjoy a live ballet, fun, games, sidewalk chalk painting and BBQ in Miantonomi Park.

Driving Miss Daffodil Classic Car Parade April 21, 2pm to 3pm starting at the Audrain Automotive Museum. Come and oggle all the classic cars decorated with daffodils.

Newport Daffodil Days Festival 2018

April 14-22, 2018
Newport, RI
For a full schedule and more information, be sure to visit newportdaffydays.com. You can also find Newport Daffodil Days Festival 2018 on Facebook.

Newport Daffodil Days Festival Lodging
Give yourself the gift of supreme lodging comfort and value with a stay at one of the many Newport County Inns and Bed & Breakfasts. Newport B&B’s are locally owned and operated, this means not only uncommonly rich amenities and personal service but also an insider’s knowledge of the area. Why settle for the rest when you can have the best? Book your Rhode Island getaway now with Newport County Inns and Bed & Breakfasts!

Upcoming Newport County Events

Ongoing –
Bit Players – Stand Up at the Firehouse, Fri/Sat nights – www.firehousetheater.org
Exit Laughing” at the Newport Playhouse, April 3 to May 12 – www.newportplayhouse.com

March –
23rd – Car & Cocktails at the Audrain Automobile Museum, 6:30pm to 8:30pm – audrainautomuseum.org

April –
5th – US Navy War College Presents 8 Bells Lecture, 12pm – usnwc.edu
12th – Musical Pioneers with Newport String Project, 7pm – newporthistory.org
14th – 2018 Rhode Races “A Boston Marathon Qualifer,” 7:30am – runri.us
27-28th – Newport Craft Beer Fest 2018, 2 days, 3 sessions – www.newportcraftbeer.com

May –
8-20th – Volvo Ocean Race Festival at Fort Adams – www.volvooceanracenewport.com

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