Bowens Wharf Brochure
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about the wharf

Welcome to Newport's Premiere Year-round Destination
Brick walks, granite quays, and 18th century commercial wharf buildings bring you back to Bowen's beginnings as a thriving seaport in one of the finest natural harbors in New England. Trading with all corners of the world, then and now, Bowen's Wharf is the anchor of Newport!

bowens anchor with snow

By car, boat, or plane, Bowen's Wharf is within reach
Arriving at Newport's premiere shopping and dining destination is remarkably easy. Our centrally located parking lot is the most convenient place for your vehicle. We also offer free dinghy tie-up for those arriving by boat, and we are a stone's throw away from the Newport Gateway Center with shuttle and bus service to all major New England cities and airports. Cruise ship passengers land nearby and there is plenty of parking within minutes of our shops and restaurants.


news and events

Escape to Bowen’s Wharf for the best of Newport Restaurant Week, April 4th-13th, 2014.
Diego’s & the New Wharf Pub, Fluke Wine, Bar & Grille and 22 Bowen’s offer the finest and tastiest waterfront dining.

Later this month celebrate Spring with the opening of three new boutiques, special shopping & events during Newport Daffodil Days, April 25-27, 2014.

Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival
October 18th & 19th, 2014
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our 24th annual waterfront celebration honoring the "Harvest of the Sea". Local restaurants and fisherman's associations serve up their most celebrated seafood, continuous live music, face painting and fun for kids of all ages all beneath the Wharf's colorful tents. FREE ADMISSION! RAIN OR SHINE!

Friday November 29, 2014: Holiday Boat Parade 6:15 pm
Great viewing from the Wharf, come watch the boats sail by!

Bowen's Wharf 44th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
December 6th, 2014
4:30 pm – Frosty the Snowman
5:00 pm – Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long (live music)
6:00 pm – Tree Lighting & Santa arrives

We invite you to bring the whole family to see Frosty the Snowman, Santa, and Mrs. Claus for an evening of Christmas cheer! Make a day of it and check off that holiday gift list at our retail shops!

Festivities begin at 4:30 with Frosty the Snowman! The Christmas Carol Sing-a-long begins at 5 pm, the Mayor lights the tree at 6 pm immediately followed by Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving by boat (weather permitting). Join us for a magical evening of charm, fun and good cheer! Restaurants & shops are open before and after the event. FREE ADMISSION!

Winterfest Blue Flag Sale Days at Bowen's Wharf
February 13th – 22nd, 2015
Bowen's Wharf Sale Days are here again! Ten full days of Wharf-wide sales are going on during the Newport Winter Festival.Visit us on Facebook to find out about discounts, specials and happenings.