Newport winter festival: Welcome the Winter

The Newport winter festival is a “New England’s” largest winter extravaganza. This festival features around 10 days of non-stop music, food, and fun. Melt away your winter blues with all this, the Newport winter festival has to offer. This festival features more than 150 events. Adding to these events, you can discover new restaurants and retail discounts, throughout Newport. The unstoppable celebration has a lot of attractions for people of all age groups all walks of life.

Some of the highlights of the Newport winter festival include the popular chili cook-off, Nashville country fest, beach polo, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, and much more.

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Newport winter festival Ice sculpture

The famous events of the Newport winter festival

Some of the major attractions of this Newport Rhode Island winter festival include:

Polar Pineapples:

At Polar pineapples, you can enjoy cocktails as well as the view of the bay. This event is held at Gurneys.

The Eagle’s experience:

This show attracts the Eagle’s fans. If you miss hearing classics like best of my love and take it easy, then you should surely come to this place to enjoy those 70s hits. You can also enjoy some other hits like the long run, hotel California, and heartache tonight.

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Illusionist David Garrity

Illusionist David Garrity show attracts a lot of audiences at this festival. He reads your mind, floats a table around the stage, and performs numerous other dangerous and astonishing stunts. He takes the audience on a wild ride with his mesmerizing performance. The music and humor add more fun to this show. This show leaves the audience spell-bound. One will be amazed to see him pull-off a Houdini-style escape challenge too easily and effortlessly.

Chilli cook-off

If you want to spice up your life, then you have to head to the restaurants in Gurneys. The caterers there take part in a chili competition where you and your family can taste different types of chilies and you can also select the best tasting chili. Here you can also enjoy unique and flavorful Samadam’s special.

Rainforest reptile show

Here the adults and kids can learn about numerous reptiles, their behavior, as well as their natural habitat. The animals which you can see here include snakes, turtles, alligators, and lizards.

Juggler and comedian Robert Clarke

Robert Clarke is an infamous magician and a juggler, who entertains the audience, leaving them to yearn for more. He mystifies the audience with magic, juggling, and comedy routine, and encourages the audience to participate actively as well.

Princess Party

Elsa and Anna travel from Arendelle to Ocean cliff castle to the party so that they can party with you and your family. They will entertain you with stories, songs, and also spread out good food and surprises, all fit for a princess. Kids can dress up as their favorite princess and join the party.  

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Teddy bear tea

You can take your favorite teddy bear and head over to the Newport harbor hotel. Here you can witness a musical story-teller, Christopher Carbone, sharing stories and singing songs about the wonders of winter. Here, adults can sip their favorite tea while the children can enjoy chocolate milk and cookies.

Beach Polo

You can visit the shoreline and witness horses and players putting on a Polo match on the beach. This event is free for all. The food here will be available from Amano Pizza, Gelato, and Blount-fine food trucks.


To witness a variety of ice-sculpting, you can head to Long-Wharf mall. A demonstration is also presented by Bailey T’s. The ice sculptures are on display until they melt. So, make sure not to arrive late to this Newport Rhode Island winter festival.

There are numerous other events like bubble mania, Mac-n-cheese showdown, mad scientist, which you can enjoy at this show. This event is designed to take out the winter blues and wipe them off with a heaping amount of fun, joy, and festivities. One can think of no better place other than Newport to celebrate and welcome the winter season.  

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