25th Annual Winter Festival to Return with Night of Fireworks
The Newport Winter Festival returns to Newport February 15-24.
The Newport Winter Festival, “New England's Largest Winter Extravaganza,” returns to the City-by-the-Sea February 15-24, 2013, marking its silver anniversary. To celebrate this significant milestone and kick off 10 days of non-stop food, festivities, music and fun, residents and visitors will be treated to a fireworks spectacular over Newport Harbor on Friday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. (rain date Feb. 16).
“What started off as a small, local affair has grown into one of the biggest winter festivals in the Northeast,” said Evan Smith, president & CEO of Discover Newport. “With more than 150 events for kids, adults, and everyone in-between, the Newport Winter Festival has become our destination’s signature winter event. We encourage people to gather downtown on opening night to enjoy our dynamic restaurants and unique shops while taking in what promises to be an exhilarating fireworks display.”
Newport Winter Festival buttons, which offer special discounts at local businesses including restaurants, retailers and all official festival events, are available for purchase at the Newport Visitors Center at 23 America’s Cup Avenue (open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) as well as many hotels and retailers throughout Newport. Visit www.NewportEvents.com/winterfest for additional details and a complete event calendar.
For more information on lodging, transportation, dining, events, recreation, shopping and special offers, visit www.DiscoverNewport.org.