Saturday, February 15

❅  Denotes a Children/Family Event

9:30am-2:30pm:  Make Your Own Marshmallow Snowman
Destination Chocolate, 15 Bowen’s Wharf. Let it Snow! From the warmth of our candy wonderland, create your own marshmallow snowman. Come satisfy your sweet tooth while expressing your imagination as you make your own marshmallow snowman. Fun for all ages! $6/$5 w/button. 401.847.1223.

9:30am-5pm: Family Fun at the International Tennis Hall of Fame
International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave (Museum- 9:30am-5pm, Kids Activities- 10am-3pm, Tours- 11am & 2pm). Discover the history of tennis and its superstars through a diverse collection of memorabilia, art, fashion, video and more from the 12th century through present day. The Museum is housed within the stunning Victorian architecture of the historic Newport Casino and surrounded by legendary grass tennis courts. Daily activities and special events make Winter Festival a great time to visit! Kids can do Museum scavenger hunts, play Nintendo Wii tennis on the big screen, pose for photos in old fashion tennis costumes and with the US Open trophy, have fun with a drawing contest, and check out cool memorabilia from their favorite stars like Venus Williams and Roger Federer. Adults can join in the fun and also enjoy perusing the fascinating Museum galleries. Admission: Adults: $13/$11 w/button, Seniors: $11/$9 w/button, Children: 16 & Under Free w/button & plus 15% off all purchases at the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Museum Store, and The Tennis Store w/button. 401.849.3990.

10am-4pm: Newport Mansion Tours
The Breakers, 44 Ochre Pt. Ave., The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave. Tour the historic summer homes of Newport’s Elite. Admission: $14.50-$28/$12.50-$26 w/button, Youth under 18 free when accompanies by an adult w/button. 401.847.1000.

10am-4pm: Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium 
Exploration Center & Aquarium, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard.  This is an interactive marine science learning center with over 14 exhibits and hundreds of creatures that call Narragansett Bay home.  These exhibits include touch tanks with a wide diversity of Bay life.  Our new exhibits include Smooth Dogfish, Little Skates, Winter Skates, and Chain Dogfish!  Whether you are a local or a tourist, The Save The Bay Exploration Center & Aquarium in Newport is the perfect family destination.  Kids get face-to-fin with lobsters, crabs, endangered turtles, and some funky looking fish!  With Newport’s only ocean beach just outside our front door, you can continue the beachcombing experience afterwards or just enjoy a walk along the edge of the surf.  Admission:  $6/$5 w/button, Seniors and Military ID $5, Save The Bay members and children under 3 are FREE!  401.324.6020.

10am-5pm: Bite Me Live Bait DIY T-Shirt Artwork
Bite Me Live Bait Co., 337 Thames Street. Bring your creativity and we’ll supply the
t-shirts, magic markers, and paints. Sit down and create your artwork directly onto our specially prepared colorful t-shirts. Wear your masterpiece proudly. All youth and adult shirt sizing will be available. Free cup of hot chocolate to all artists while they work.   $19.95/20% off w/button. 401.662.9292.

10am-5pm: Festival of Arts at Winterfest
Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave. A True Grassroots Community Event! A local group of Artisans has created a co-op in order to bring an all inclusive day of shopping and fun to Newport. Being held in the Atrium of the Newport Marriott, this event is for all ages.  Following in Rhode Island’s example to promote locally handcrafted treasures, a group of Artisans were inspired to create their own show.  Perfectly timed with the 26th Annual Newport Winter Festival, the day will not only feature handmade creations but will also include live music throughout the day! The musical talents of Julio Amaro who plays a beautiful Latin guitar will be the daylong headliner.  The acapella Alley Cats – a group of four women – will play as of 3:00pm to charm the crowds. To further include the community there will be a troop of Girls Scouts all day selling their famous cookies! Stop by to stock up!  Free parking available at the Visitor’s Center. Face painting, generously donated by The Bailey Art Gallery will be from 10am until 5pm. Due to it’s popular demand, please stop by early to reserve your spot. Only 15 people will be allowed to be in line at a time for a stand by spot, so reservations are required! Face Painting $5/Free w/button. 401.495.4367.

10am-5pm: Helicopter Tour and Vineyard Packages
Bird’s Eye View Helicopters, 211 Airport Access Road. Helicopter and vineyard packages include a helicopter tour, tasting and logo wine glass starting at $137 plus tax per couple. Upgrade to our Island Helicopter Tour plus the Vineyard Tour and Tasting for $217 plus tax per couple or our Lighthouse Helicopter Tour and Vineyard for $297 plus tax. Fly over the vineyards and all of Newport in our “heated” helicopter. $10 off any tour w/button or receive a free inflight video. Call 401.843.8687 to book. For more info go to http://www.riaerial.com/air_tours.php.

10am, 12pm & 2pm: Scenic Overview Tour
Gateway Center, 23 America’s Cup Avenue. Narrated scenic trolly tour of Newport’s Ocean Drive & Bellevue Avenue mansion area. Adult $25/$19.62 w/button, Child $15/$10 w/button.

10am-9pm: Ice Skating, Newport Skating Center
4 Commercial Wharf. The Skating Center is an outdoor, ice skating facility offering public skating sessions, skate rentals, concessions menu, warming area and parking! Visit www.skatenewport.com or call 401.846.3018 for information. All dates and times are weather permitting and subject to change. $2 off skating admission w/button. Not to be combined with any other offer or discount.

❅ 10:30am, 12:30pm (2/15 – 2/23) * Scenic Train Rides * Daily
Additional Ride 2:30pm(2/15 – 2/17, 2/22 – 2/23)

Old Colony & Newport Railroad, 19 America’s Cup Avenue. Remember the days of riding in heated, vintage rail cars. Enjoy a 70-minute narrated trip through Newport Naval Station and along scenic Narragansett Bay. Trains may sell out.  Advance tickets may be purchased prior to the day of travel at www.ocnrr.com with a credit card.  Same day ticket buyers should arrive at the depot at least an hour ahead of the desired train departure as tickets are sold on a first-come first served basis (cash or check only) for that day’s trains.Call 401-849-0546 for additional information.  One discount per ticketed passenger.  Note:  Winter Festival Button discount will be given only at depot; customers ordering advance tickets online will be given the cash discount equivalent upon showing a festival button at the depot prior to departure.  Regular train tickets: Parlor Car (ages 7 & up) $15.00/$14.00 w/button, Adult Coach $10/$9 w/button, Child Coach (ages 2-13) $6/$5 w/button. (No senior class during Winter Festival). Sunset special departing at 4:45pm daily from Saturday 2/15 through Saturday 2/22 except Wednesday 2/19; Adult $10, Children $6, First Class $24.95, includes light fare; $ 1 discount w/button.

11am: “Barbie: The Pearl Princess”
Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center, 49 Touro Street. Barbie stars as Lumina, a mermaid who dreams of being a princess. As long as she can remember, she’s had a magical power that makes pearls dance and glow! Lumina and her best friend Kuda, a pink seahorse, embark on an adventure to majestic mer-kingdom. There, she uses her powers to help her friends prepare for the Royal Ball. Lumina then discovers that her magical pearl are the key to unlocking her destiny and ultimately saving the kingdom.  Adult $10/Free popcorn  w/button. Children $7.50 Free popcorn w/button. 401.846.5474.

11am: Golden to Gilded 
The Museum of Newport History & Shop, 127 Thames Street. From Newport’s colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people.  Tour begins at the Brick Market: Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. $15/$12 w/button.  401.841.8770.

11am-2pm: DiscoverNewport Events and Activities at the Newport Visitor’s Center
Jamm’in to the music of “Steel Appeal” steel drum band.

 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! The ice sculptures will be on display until they melt. To participate or for more information call the festival office at 401.847.7666. FREE 

11am-3pm: Daily Historic Site Tours
The Museum of Newport History & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House: 1697, Great Friends Meeting House: 1699, Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House: 1730, Colony House: 1739. $8/$6 w/button. Reservations Recommended. 401.841.8770.

 11am-3:30pm:  The 19th Annual Chili Cook-Off presented by Samuel Adams,   Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina

 
49 America’s Cup Avenue.  Winter heats up as area restaurants and caterers 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!  Enjoy Sam Adams specials.  Admission:  $10/$6 w/ button.  Children (6-10) $3/$2 w/button.  Children under 5 Free!  To enter your chili call 401.847.7666.

11am-4pm: Cosmetic Cosmos Mother/Daughter Makeover
Cosmetic Cosmos, 387 Thames Street. Mother/Daughter Makeovers by appointment only by expert make-up artist. Learn the best skincare and makeup techniques for your skin type and features in a relaxed atmosphere. $30/person & 15% discount on all products purchased w/button. Appointments: www.cosmeticcosmos.com or 401.842.0666.

11am-4pm: Greenvale Vineyards Wine Tasting
582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth. Winery Tours start at 2pm and include 7 wines and a wine glass. Enjoy samples of award winning, estate-grown wine from this 50-acre family farm now operating as a vineyard. Weather permitting. 15% discount off wine purchases w/button. 401.847.3777.

❅ 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, & 4pm:  Seal Watch Cruises – Daily Departures (Times Vary)  Fri. 2/14 – Sun.2/23
Save The Bay, boat departs from The Wyndham Inn Wharf at 142 Long Wharf Dock.  Join Save The Bay aboard the M/V Alletta Morris and the M/V Elizabeth Morris for a one hour cruise to observe Narragansett Bay’s Winter Harbor Seals. We provide binoculars and an expert guide. The boats are partially enclosed, but the bay can be chilly so dress warmly. All programs are weather dependent.  Reservations are strongly recommended. Adults: $22/$20 w/button, Children & Seniors: $17/$15 w/button, Children under 3 Free.   For more information or to buy tickets, visit us online at www.savebay.org or call Save The Bay at 401.203.SEAL.  For online tickets, enter promo code “Winterfest” to receive your  Winter Festival Button Discount!

Daily Departures:Fri. 2/14(12pm & 1pm), Sat. 2/15(11am & 12pm), Sun. 2/16(11am & 12pm), Mon. 2/17(12pm & 1pm), Tues. 2/18(1pm & 2pm), Wed. 2/19(1pm & 2pm), Thurs. 2/20(2pm & 3pm), Fri. 2/21(3pm & 4pm), Sat. 2/22(3pm & 4pm), Sun. 2/23(3pm & 4pm)

❅ 11am-5pm: Gioni Originals
452 Thames Street. See handcrafted jewelry being designed and created on premises by artist in Residence, Suzanne Gioni. 401.935.5922.

11am – 5:00pm: Newport Vineyards WINE-ter-fest 2014
Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown. Chase away winter’s chill and have a tasting thrill at Newport Vineyards. Check out the outside “Ice Wine” bar. Wine tasting, cheese, chocolate and spreadable edibles offered from local gourmet purveyors. RSVP suggested to info@newportvineyards.com. $20/$18 w/button. 401.848.5161.

11:30am: Scenic Overview Tour & Grand Mansion Tour
Gateway Center, 23 America’s Cup Avenue. Narrated scenic trolly tour which includes a visit to a mansion. Adult $39(Marble House) or $41 (Breakers)/$34(Marble House) or $36(Breakers) w/button, Child $19/$14 w/button.

 12pm & 2pm: Fort Adams, Guided Tours
Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive. Make History Come Alive for Every Member of the Family. Fun for Kids of All Ages. Tours are largely outdoors and include approximately one mile of walking. Proper footwear is highly recommended. Tours are weather permitting. Adults $12/$10 w/button, Children (6-17) $6/$4 w/button, Children 5 and Under Free. 401.841.0707.

12pm-4pm: 4th Annual Newport Kiwanis Club Book Fair
Mainstay Best Western, 151 Admiral Kalbfus Road. The Newport Kiwanis Club is hosting their annual book fair. All books are used and cost $1 each. All proceeds raised will be distributed to our charities. There is no admission fee. 401.255.4987.

12pm-4pm: Make Your Own Perfume
Newport Aromatherapy, 109 Bellevue Avenue. This activity is great for all ages. Guests create and design their own scent while learning the art of perfume making. $10/$8 w/button. 401.846.1101.

12pm-4pm: Psychic Tarot Readings with Maribeth McNair, the Happy Medium
Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave. Maribeth is the author of Tarot Talk, the popular advice column published in the Newport Mercury. Curious about what 2014 holds for you? $20 for 15 minutes or $1 per minute w/button. Appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome! 401.323.0530.

❅ 12pm-5pm:  Make Your Own Snowflake Soap
Newport Sea Foam Trading Co, 415 Thames Street. This activity is great for all ages.  Guests create and design their own soap while learning the art of soap making.   $10/$8 w/button. 401.743.7685.

12pm-5pm * Newport Storm Brewery Tours * Daily (Closed Tuesday)
Newport Storm Brewery, 293 JT Connell Road.  Located in the north end of Newport, Newport Storm Brewery and Thomas Tew Rum Distillery is open daily(closed to public  Tuesdays) from 12 – 5pm for tastings and production floor tours!  In our 15 years of operation we have made over 40 unique beers and brought back Newport’s famous colonial rum tradition.  Come sample fresh beer and aged rum at Rhode Island’s Microbrewery and Distillery! Beer Tour: $7/$5 w/button. Rum Tour: $9/$7 w/button. 401.849.5232.

1pm:  Story Time and Free Hot Chocolate – The Black Dog General Store
The Black Dog General Store, 33 Bannisters Wharf.  Story time and complimentary hot cocoa for children ages 6 – 12.  401.842.0339.

1pm: Free Coffee Tasting and Roastery Tour – Custom House Coffee
Custom House Coffee, 796 Aquidneck Ave.  Enjoy 20 varietals and blends of coffee at the Custom House Coffee Restaurant in it’s warm, cozy atmosphere. Free Admission. 401.842.0008.

1pm: Newport Seal Safari & Rose Island Lighthouse Tour
Old Port Marine, Sayer’s Wharf. A 1- 1/2 hour narrated and guided seal safari of Narragansett Bay, Newport Harbor and Rose Island Light House aboard the Patriot. Leaving from Old Port marine’s dock next to the Mooring Restaurant. Boards 15 min. prior to departure time, bundle up! Adults $18/$16 w/button, Children (10 and under) $14/$12 w/button. 401.847.9109.

❅ 1pm:  Pasta Making at The Vanderbilt Grace
The Vanderbilt Grace Hotel.  Join our Chefs for a hands on Pasta Making Class.  After making the pasta our chefs will prepare lunch with your creations.  Children and Adults welcome.  Reservations Suggested. $30/$15 w/button.  401.846.6200.

❅ 2pm: Winter Festival Beach Polo presented by the Newport International Polo Series, Easton’s Beach(CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER)

 
Easton’s Beach, Newport. Please, no parking at the Atlantic Beach Club. People of all ages enjoy the spectacle of horsemanship and breath-taking views of Newport’s renown Beaches when the ponies and players put on a polo match on the sand. The event is a low-impact, eco friendly exhibition that is part of the fun during Newport Winter Festival. FREE! www.newportinternationalpolo.com

2pm: Redwood Library Tours
50 Bellevue Avenue. Explore the oldest lending library in America and learn about its fascinating 265 year history!  Parking lot across from entrance on Redwood Street.
$5/$4 w/button. 401.847.0292.

4pm: Pizza Beer Pairing, 4 Courses
Gas Lamp Grille, 206 Thames St.  Enjoy a four course meal which includes:
1 slice of our Chef’s specialty pizza selection, paired with an 8 oz. craft brew.  Includes door prizes give-a-way (menu to follow).  Reservations required. $18/$16 w/button(does not include tax/tip). 401.845.9300.

4pm:  Polar Pineapples
Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel and Spa, One Goat Island. Rhode Island’s Largest Ice Bar is coming for Winter Fest!  Pineapples Restaurant will be transformed into “Polar Pineapples” with an actual bar made of ice!  Enjoy views of the bay while sipping on a variety of signature infused “Ice-tinis” or stay warm with one of our specialty hot cocktails while sitting by the heaters.  Free hot chocolate at the Five33Lounge /button.              Hours 4 – 11pm. 401.851.1234.

6pm – 7:30pm: Rhody Beer and Cheese Pairing
Newport Storm Brewery, 293 JT Connell Road.  Back by popular demand!  Newport Storm Brewery and Narragansett Creamery are teaming up to bring you the best of local flavor. Experience a local beer and cheese pairing with five locally brewed beers and five locally made cheeses to show off the best Rhode Island artisan agriculture has to offer.  These events start promptly at 6:00pm, please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the event.  Tickets are $10/$8 w/button and are available in the Tickets/Seasonal section of www.NewportStorm.com.  Tickets can also be purchased in the Newport Storm’s Visitor’s Center during normal hours. Space is limited- advanced purchase is recommended. 401.849.5232.

8pm:  Comedy with The Bit Players
Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place. Award-winning Comedy Troupe, The Bit Players perform high-energy, fast paced improvisation. With various bits, hilarious performers and participation from the audience there is not telling what might happen when The Players hit the stage. One thing is for certain, you will laugh! Much like the hit TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, everything is made up on the spot- all live, including the music. $15/$10 w/button includes hot cocoa & teas or cold drinks. Always BYOB. Reservations required. 401.849.3473.

8:30pm:  Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band – Changes in Latitudes

 
Hyatt Regency Newport, One Goat Island.  Newport Winter Festival presents Changes in Latitudes, the country’s premier tribute show to the Mayor of Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffet.  This nationally acclaimed band travels the country with beach balls and leis flying, dancing conga lines, and “Trop Rock” fun for all.  You can expect to hear such classics as “Margaritaville”, “Come Monday”, “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Volcano”, and of course “Changes In Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes”, as well as other crowd pleasing favorites, like “Brown Eyed Girl”, “Southern Cross”, and “Another Saturday Night”, and the Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffet smash hit “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”.  Changes in Latitudes has thrilled audiences with their amazingly authentic reproduction of the Jimmy Buffet concert experience!  Tickets available: $15/Advance w/button, $20/At the door (based on availability).  VIP Seating Available: $40/$35 w/button (includes 1 drink ticket & up front seating). For info/tickets call the festival office at 401.847.7666. Tickets available Nov. 1st.

9pm-1am: Live Music at the Pelham – The Wild Ones
One Pelham East, 270 Thames Street. Cost of cover charge to public varies $5-/$10 per night.  FREE cover charge w/button 401.847.9460.

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