2015-02-12 / Calendar

Winter Festival 2015


Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are invited to enjoy an evening walk in Ballard Park as the quarry meadow is transformed into a winter garden blooming with thousands of lights. The Illuminated Garden is a free Newport Winter Festival event running Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 19-21, from 6-9 p.m. Lights of all colors will sparkle in a series of unique displays, with special exhibits by local schools and youth groups. Access is through the Hazard Road entrance. Guests are reminded that trails are rugged and may be muddy and dark in places. Wear appropriate shoes or boots. Flashlights are suggested. Check ballardpark.org for weather advisories that could affect the event. Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are invited to enjoy an evening walk in Ballard Park as the quarry meadow is transformed into a winter garden blooming with thousands of lights. The Illuminated Garden is a free Newport Winter Festival event running Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 19-21, from 6-9 p.m. Lights of all colors will sparkle in a series of unique displays, with special exhibits by local schools and youth groups. Access is through the Hazard Road entrance. Guests are reminded that trails are rugged and may be muddy and dark in places. Wear appropriate shoes or boots. Flashlights are suggested. Check ballardpark.org for weather advisories that could affect the event. At Visitor Center

Come visit an array of FREE family friendly activities hosted at the Newport Visitor and Information Center.

Daily events at the

Newport Visitor Center: Saturday, Feb. 14

. ”Ice Age” the movie and snow cones at 11 a.m.

. Balloon giveaway at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16

. Face painting and cookie decorating 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17

. Warm up with hot chocolate and popcorn 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19

. Children’s jumping house and snow cones 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20

. Snowball toss with prizes and a Winterfest photo booth 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21

. Children’s hula hoop contest and make your own marshmallow snowman crafts table 11 a.m – 2 p.m.

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