Winter Fest Sale Days and Newportwide Festival

Newport is celebrating the 31st annual Winter Festival February 15-24th and Bowen's Wharf businesses offer Sales! With over 150 events at several locations there's a little something for everyone. Food and drink contests, live music, and activities for children and families, it is the much-loved winter break from school. 

Here's a quick guide to what you can’t miss. Each event will offer discounts or giveaways when you present the Winter Festival bracelet (available for purchase at our Pilot House and at the Cookie Jar).

Kicking things off on Friday the 15th, head to the ice bar at Pineapples over on Goat Island at 3pm to enjoy a free cider (with bracelet) and the best views of the harbor. At 8pm head to the Marriot for a fantastic Eagles cover band.

We're just warming up: Saturday is jam-packed with fun activities. Check out this year’s ice sculpting in Long Wharf mall, the Chili Cook Off at Gurney’s, Lyn Dillies Master Illusionist at the Marriot and finish the night back at Gurney’s for a Jimmy Buffet cover band.

Sunday Gurney’s hosts a children’s fair, and Tuesday the Newport Harbor Hotel has a Teddy Bear Tea and Story Time at 11am. At 6pm The Mooring has a Sam Adams beer dinner.

If you're feeling active then get info and tickets at our Pilot House for Save the Bay tours, visits to our heritage partners as well as the kid-friendly eco-education experience at the Discovery Deck. Bowen’s Wharf is the perfect hub to park and play while you explore the events around town.

Some of the highlights of our WinterFest Sale Days:

Alex & Ani Newport: February 15th – February 18th
Spend $100 – save 20%
Spend $200 – save 30%
February 19th – February 24th
Buy one chain, get a charm free ($28 value)
Buy two charms, get a charm free ($28 value)

Kiel James Patrick: Receive 15% off your purchase when you present your Newport Winter Festival bracelet at checkout! In store contest - guess how many anchors are in a jar, winner receives a winter New England house tartan blanket. 

The Narragansett: 40% off winter merchandise.

Arianna Skincare: 30% off skincare products all month!

Newport Scrimshanders: 15-50% select items 

Sheldon Fine Arts: Daniel Pollera in-store live painting demo the 16th from 1-2 and 4-5, and the 17th 1-3pm.

Kristen Coates: After 5 wonderful years at Bowen’s Wharf, Kristen is closing her art and home store with a midwinter sale you won’t want to miss!

Pilot House: FREE gift with purchase.

When you are all shopped out, try some of the deals on treats and enjoy some family activities in our restaurants:

Anchor Toffee: %15 off $10 or more 

The Cookie Jar: $1/off a dozen cookies w bracelet

Diego's: Complimentary Soup or Dessert with the purchase of an entree with bracelet. Limited to 1 per guest. 
Wharf Pub: Complimentary choice of our local seafood chowder or house made dessert with purchase of entree with bracelet.

Check out what else the Festival has to offer at

Remember us if you're planning a wedding: many of our businesses would love to make your beach or Newport wedding that much more delightful.