Friday, February 15th
❅ 6:30pm: 25th Anniversary Newport Winter Festival Fireworks Display
View a fantastic fireworks display from your favorite viewing point in Newport as fireworks light up the night over Newport Harbor.
❅ 7:30pm: Family Entertainment- Ventriloquist & Magician
Hyatt Regency, 1 Goat Island. Steve Zany brings a fast-paced, cutting-edge show right to you filled with hilarious magic, lively ventriloquist characters and surprises. Each performance is a new and unique creation and you never know what’s going to happen next. Steve Zany has performed at the White House in Washington, DC and won Nickelodeon’s Parent’s Picks Award! $6/$3 w/button. Purchase tickets at the door. Please call 401.847.7666 for more information.
Saturday, February 16
9:30am: Newport Winter Festival Golf Tournament (Rain Date Feb. 17th)
Newport National, 324 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown. Join us for the Newport Winter Festival Golf Tournament at Newport National. The Format is “Best Ball” and is limited to 18 foursomes. Coffee & Donuts start at 9:30am and Tee off is at 10:30am. Prizes will be given for Low Team Score, Closest to the Pin and Long Drive. Event is weather permitting. $75 w/cart and boxed lunch. Contact Linda at email@example.com or 401.848.9690.
❅ 11am-2:30pm: Ice Sculpting Demonstration presented by Bailey T’s
12 Long Wharf Mall. Ice sculptors wield their chisels, chain saws, blow dryers and power sanders as they create masterpieces. Don’t miss these spectacular works of ice! To participate or for more information call the festival office at 401.847.76669. FREE
❅ 11am-3:30pm: 18th Annual Samuel Adams Chili Cook-Off
Newport Harbor Hotel, 49 America’s Cup Avenue. Winter heats up as area restaurants, caterers and the local fire department compete to see who has the best chili in town! Bring your appetite, sharpen your taste buds, and join in the fun as you choose your favorite chili! Prizes will be provided by Samuel Adams Brewery and the Newport Winter Festival. Don’t miss the chance to taste them all and vote for your favorite!
Call 847-7666 for more information. Adults $9/$6 w/button, Children (6-10) $3/$2 w/button. Children under 5 Free! Tickets will be available for purchase at the door- advance tickets are not required.
Saturday, February 16
8pm: Draw The Line (The Endorsed Aerosmith Tribute Show),
Hyatt Regency Newport
This high energy show has been cultivated from the very roots that inspire & drive Aerosmith to this day. A powerful transformation of character far beyond just a tribute group, this remarkable show will give you goose bumps with the memories of the 70′s bringing you the feel of the 80′s and all the excitement of the 90′s. Adding in its great audience interaction, it is a definitive crowd pleaser for all age groups. As stated by Steven Tyler, “They ARE the best!”. $18/Advance w/button, $22/At the door (based on availability). VIP Seating Available: $45/$40 w/button (includes 1 drink ticket & up front seating). For info/tickets call the festival office at 401.847.7666. Tickets can also be purchased at the Music Box, 160 Thames Street & MWR ITT- Newport Navy Base.
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Sunday & Monday, February 17 & 18
❅ 11:30am-4pm: Children’s Fair with Radio Disney, Newport Marriott
Co-Sponsored by the Newport Daily News
25 America’s Cup Avenue. Bring your kids for this fun filled, 2-day fair with music, face painting, balloon creations, arts & crafts, reptiles and much more! Don’t miss the great music and continuous live entertainment. Refreshments available. Call 847-7666 for information. Adults & Children $7/$4 w/button.
Purchase your tickets at the door! Advance Tickets are not required.
Tuesday, February 19th
❅ 11am: Teddy Bear Story Time hosted by The Newport Harbor Hotel
49 America’s Cup Ave. Bring your favorite Teddy Bear and listen to the musical storyteller Christopher ‘Kavi’ Carbone share captivating stories and songs of the wonders of winter, while having tea for adults and milk and cookies for children compliments of The Newport Harbor Hotel. $3/Free w/button.
Wednesday, February 20th
❅ 1pm-3:30pm: Princess Party at 41 North
Forty 1 North, 351 Thames Street. Join Rapunzel from Fairytale Entertainment at the Winter Festival Princess Party. Enjoy treats fit for a princess. Wear your favorite princess attire for a royal afternoon filled with surprises! $5/Free w/button. Space is limited to the first 100 guests at the door. 401.847.7666.
Thursday, February 21st
❅ 7pm: Lisa Lou’s One Woman Circus
Hyatt Regency, One Goat Island. Lisa Lou is a uniquely versatile performer. Amazing on stage, she creates worlds of wonder for audiences. Her vast assortment of circus skills has been featured in venues around the world. She has been a part of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit and recipient of the Raoul Wallenberg award for service. Come let Lisa Lou amaze and amuse you with her unique combination of circus skills and magic illusions, sure to delight and astound kids and kids at heart of all ages. “People coming can expect circus acts. Plate spinning, rope spinning, juggling, and magic,” said Lou. “And a lot of general zaniness.” $5/$1 w/button.
Friday, February 22nd
❅ 6:30pm: Illusionquest
Hyatt Regency, Goat Island. Professional Illusionist, David Garrity, will feature visual magic and incredible illusions that will entertain the entire family. Highlights of the show include David’s assistant appearing out of thin air, a table that floats around the stage, The World’s Fastest Illusion where time seems to stand still, audience participation, comedy and more! $9/$5 w/button. Purchase tickets at the door. Please call 401.847.7666 for more information.
8pm: Winter Festival Comedy Show, Hotel Viking
Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue. Presenting comedian Ken Rogerson featured in Fever Pitch and There’s Something About Mary. He has also been seen on The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. With special guest Frank Santorelli well known as “Georgie the Bartender” in The Sopranos and his star role in The Godfathers of Comedy. $25/$20 w/button, VIP $45/$40 W/button. Please call 401.847.7666 for more information.
Saturday, February 23rd
❅ 11:30am-3:30pm: 3rd Annual Chicken Wing Cook-Off, Hyatt Hotel
Hyatt Regency Newport. Area restaurants compete to see who makes the best chicken wings. No matter how you like your wings these restaurants will be serving them up from Spicy to Sweet! Sample and vote for your favorite. The competition is sure to get sticky with amazing restaurants. Bring the kids! Admission $10/$8 w/button, Children (5-10) $5/$3 w/button, Children 4 and Under are Free! To enter your restaurants wings call 401.847.7666.
❅ 6:30pm: Bubblemania Family Event
Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St. Casey Carle’s BubbleMania is a one of a kind show! BubbleMania is loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, big band swing music and the untamed, often unbelievable qualities and beauty of spherical liquids. Casey’s creations grow from intricate and imaginative bubble artforms to “trapping” people inside bubbles! Come see everything from GIANT floating spheres up to 4-6 feet in diameter to fog filled bubbles and even a bubble “volcano”! $7/$3 w/button.
Saturday, February 23rd
9pm: Beatlemania, Hyatt Regency Newport sponsored by IHOP, Middletown, RI & North Dartmouth, MA.
Goat Island. Relive the Revolution with members from “The Cast of Beatlemania”. Key up the memories, drive the images and trigger the events of the Beatles Era in a live concert. These four seasoned musicians capture the spirit, look and sound of the Beatles in 29 renditions that take us back to “Yesterday” and “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” to “Here Comes the Sun” and “Hey Jude”. A smash on Broadway and thrilling sell out audiences from Los Angeles to Boston, these performers bring the best-loved popular music of all time to Newport. Bring your dancing shoes! Call 847-7666 for more information. $25/$20 w/button. VIP Tickets Available: (includes 1 drink ticket and up front seating) $45/$40 w/button. Tickets will be available at the door based on available- this is an amazing evening that always sells out!
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