Winter Fest Is Here!
The Newport Winter Festival is here in full swing from Friday Feb. 18 to Sunday Feb. 27.
The Newport Winter Festival has arrived! The snow has melted away just in time for ten days of fun and games with over 150 events and activities over the next week.
As New England's largest winter festival, there are over a dozen events each day. Take advantage of the “button prices” and experience all of Newport without putting a huge dent in your wallet.
Here's a run down of some of the events taking place this weekend.
Friday, Feb. 19
Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour with owner Harle Tinney
Where/When: 5:30pm – 7:30pm at 657 Bellevue Ave.
Why Go: Ghost Tour the Belcourt's museum. Mrs. Tinney will take you on a tour of her home and will tell you about her experiences with ghosts. (Not for kids under 8 years old.)
Pricing: $25 for adults, $15 for student/seniors. $2 off with Winter Festival Button. Call (401) 846-0669 or www.belcourtcastle.org
The Comedy & Magic of David Hall
Where/When: 7:30pm at the Hyatt Regency, Goat Island.
Why Go: Magic David is one of Boston's best magicians. His high-energy, funny comedy is unique and high intensity.
Pricing: $7. $4 w/button. For information call the festival office at 401-847-7666.
Saturday Feb. 19
Ice Sculpting Demonstration
Where/When: 11am-2:30pm at 23 America's Cup Avenue
Why Go: Watch Ice sculptors create masterpieces out of a block of ice.
Pricing: Free. To participate or for more information call the festival office at (401) 847-7666.
16th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Where/When: 11am - 3:30pm at the Newport Harbor Hotel.
Why Go: Come down for the best chilis in town!
Pricing: $8, $6 with button. Children are $3, $2 with button. Children 5 and under are free. To enter your restaurant's chili, call (401) 847-7666.
Sunday Feb 20
Where/When: 11:30am-4pm at the Newport Marriott Ballroom.
Why Go: Face painting, balloon creations, arts and crafts, reptiles and more!
Pricing: Adult and kids $7, $4 with button. Call (401) 847-7666 for more info.
Paint Your Own Pottery
Where/When 1-5 p.m. The Accidental Artist 516 Thames Street.
Why Go: Get creative and paint your very own potter.
Pricing: Paint time for one is $9, $7 with button. Paint time for two or more is $7, $5 with button.
Buttons are $8. Call (401) 847-7666 for more information or visit http://www.newportevents.com/winterfest/