2017-02-16 / Calendar

29TH ANNUAL Newport Winter Festival

“There’s Snow Place Like Newport!” FEB 17-26

Friday, Feb. 17

Snowman Cookie Decorating Decorate your own cookie and eat it too, Roasted & Brewed Café, 337 Thames St., 12-4 p.m., $5/$3 with bracelet.

Make Your Own Snowflake Soap All ages activity, design your own soap while learning the art of soap making, Newport Sea Foam Trading Co., 415 Thames St., 12-5 p.m., $10/$8 with bracelet, 401-743-7685.

Ice Cream Sundae Bar Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Hotel Viking Ball Room, 1 Bellevue Ave., 1-3 p.m., $5/$2 with bracelet.

Polar Pineapples Variety of ice sculptures and an ice luge, Gurney’s Newport Resort (formerly Hyatt Hotel), 1 Goat Island, 3-9 p.m., free hot chocolate with bracelet, 401-851-1234.

Illusion Quest Visual magic and illusions will entertain the whole family, Gurney’s Newport Resort (formerly Hyatt Hotel), 1 Goat Island, 7 p.m., $10/$5 with bracelet.

Speakeasy Soiree Dance the night away with the New Providence Big Band, Brix Restaurant, 909 East Main Rd. Middletown, 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 18

Festival of the Arts Free face painting for bracelet holders, Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Annual Chili Cook-Off Area restaurants, caterers and locals compete to see who has the best chili in town, Gurney’s Newport Resort (formerly Hyatt Hotel), 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., adults $10/$8 with bracelet, children (6-10) $4/$2 with bracelet, children under 5 free, free trolley service from Gateway Center, Newport Harbor Hotel and in front of Red Parrot, 401-847-7666.

Ice Sculpting Demonstration Ice sculptors wield their chisels, chain saws, blow dryers and power sanders as they create masterpieces, Long Wharf Mall, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., free, hosted by Bailey T's.

Bridal Show Enjoy fashion shows, live entertainment and tasty treats, Rosecliff and OceanCliff, $15 in advance or with bracelet, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $20 at the door, newportbridalshow.net.

Snowman Cookie Decorating See Feb. 17.

Make Your Own Snowflake Soap See Feb. 17.

WINEter Fest Ice wine bar overlooking the winter vineyard, live music, and grape stomping, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, noon – 5 p.m., $25 per person in advance, $28 at door,$23 with bracelet, newportvineyards.com, 401-848-5161.

Ice Cream Sundae Bar See Feb. 17.

Polar Pineapples See Feb. 17.

Family Dinner and a Movie Frozen Enjoy a dinner buffet and the movie "Frozen," appearances by Olaf and Anna, Hotel Viking Ball Room, reservations required, 1 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., movie starts at 6 p.m., 401-848-4814.

Children’s Theater Performance Features selections from “Fiddler on the Roof,” St. Mary’s Church, 12 William St., 7 p.m., $5/free with bracelet.

Sunday, Feb. 19

Indoor Winter Carnival Bouncy House, popcorn, cotton candy, carnival games and prizes, Newport Visitor Center, 23 American’s Cup, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free, daily thru Feb. 25, discovernewport.org.

Children’s Fair Fun-filled activities, music and continuous live entertainment, refreshments available, Gurney’s Newport Resort (former Hyatt Hotel), 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., adults and children $8/$4 with bracelet, tickets at the door, 401-847-7666.

Snowman Cookie Decorating See Feb. 17.

Make Your Own Snowflake Soap See Feb. 17.

WINEter Fest See Feb. 18.

Island Moving Co. Junior Company Bring poetry to life with a dance performance of Camille St. Saens "Carnival of the Animals," Island Moving Company, 3 Charles St., 2nd floor, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. $5 adults, 1 child free with bracelet, $2 additional child under 12, $1 discount with bracelet, 401-847- 4470, islandmovingco.org.

Winter Community Concert Free concert by the RI Wind Ensemble, Newport Marriott Atrium, 25 America’s Cup Ave.

Tropical Drink Contest Competition and samplings for audience, Gas Lamp Grille, 206 Thames St., 9 p.m., 401-845-9300.

Monday, Feb. 20

Horseback Beach Trail Rides 90 minute ride to 3rd Beach, 2 hour ride to 2nd Beach, Newport Equestrian Academy, 281 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 15% off with bracelet, reservations, 401-848-5440.

Make Your Own Piñata Kids learn how to make piñatas, Diego’s Restaurant, 11 Bowen’s Wharf, 10:30-11:30 a.m., $6/$5 with bracelet, 401-619-2640.

Make Your Own Jellyfish Fun art project for kids, Wharf Pub, 37 Bowen’s Wharf, 10:30-11 a.m., $6/$5 with bracelet, 401-619-2640.

Indoor Winter Carnival See Feb. 19.

Children’s Fair See Feb. 19.

Snowman Cookie Decorating See Feb. 17.

Make Your Own Snowflake Soap See Feb. 17.

Thomas Tew Cocktail Contest Cocktail samples for those over 21, entry fee proceeds to benefit The Maher Center, a local organization for adults with developmental disabilities, The Revolving Door, 509 Thames St., 9–11 p.m., $5/free with bracelet.

Newport Cocktail Wars Local bartenders compete each week to advance to finals, Gas Lamp Grille, 206 Thames St., 10 p.m., free with bracelet.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Make Your Own Piñata See Feb. 20.

Make Your Own Jellyfish See Feb. 20.

Teddy Bear Tea Bring your favorite teddy bear for musical storyteller Christopher Kavi Carbone, milk and cookies served for the kids, Newport Harbor Hotel, 49 America’s Cup Ave., 11 a.m., $4/free with bracelet.

Indoor Winter Carnival See Feb. 19.

Children’s Fair See Feb. 19.

Snowman Cookie Decorating See Feb. 17.

Make Your Own Snowflake Soap See Feb. 17.

Youth Tennis Clinic Children ages 5-13 invited to learn to love the sport with an introductory clinic by experienced staff, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 2:30- 3:30 p.m., $15 per child/$8 with bracelet. Reservations required.

For event updates and weather cancellations, contact the Winter Festival at 401-847-7666 or newportwinterfestival.com

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Snowflake Craft Free kids craft with yarn and sticks, Knitting Needles, 555 Thames St., free with bracelet.

Make Your Own Piñata See Feb. 20.

Make Your Own Jellyfish See Feb. 20.

Indoor Winter Carnival See Feb. 19.

Salute to George Washington Newport Artillery will honor our nation’s first president on his birthday, Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Ave., 11:30 a.m., no charge.

Snowman Cookie Decorating See Feb. 17.

Make Your Own Snowflake Soap See Feb. 17.

Princess Party Join Belle, Cinderella and Snow White at OceanCliff for a party fit for a princess, 1-3 p.m., princess attire encouraged, 65 Ridge Rd., $10/$5 with bracelet, 401-847- 7666, reservations encouraged.

Scavenger Hunt A family-friendly nature scavenger hunt hosted by Aquidneck Land Trust, Spruce Acres Farm, 1286 East Main Rd., 1:30-3 p.m. Refreshments and prizes, all ages, sign up at mharris@ailt.org.

Thursday, Feb. 23

Snowflake Craft See Feb. 22.

Indoor Winter Carnival See Feb. 19.

Snowman Cookie Decorating See Feb. 17.

Make Your Own Snowflake Soap See Feb. 17.

Live Jazz for Kids Musicians will entertain guests with songs kids know and love at Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, 1-4 p.m., 401-847- 3777, no charge.

Youth Tennis Clinic Children ages 5-13 invited to learn to love the sport with an introductory clinic by experienced staff, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 2:30- 3:30 p.m., $15 per child/$8 with bracelet. Reservations required.

Illuminated Garden Thousands of lights and displays, dress for trail exploration, Ballard Park, Hazard Rd., no charge.

Hot Drink Contest Red Parrot Restaurant, 348 Thames St., 8 p.m., free.

Friday, Feb. 24

Snowflake Craft See Feb. 22.

Indoor Winter Carnival See Feb. 19.

Snowman Cookie Decorating See Feb. 17.

Make Your Own Snowflake Soap See Feb. 17.

Polar Pineapples See Feb. 17.

Illuminated Garden See Feb. 23.

Magic Show Magician and juggler Robert Clark will entertain and mystify with this high energy and crowd pleasing performance, family friendly, Gurney’s Resort, 1 Goat Island, 6:30 p.m. $7/$3 with bracelet.

Comedy Show Dual-headliners Nick Griffin and Christine Hurley, Gurney’s Resort, 1 Goat Island, 8:30 p.m. $28/$22 with bracelet.

Saturday, Feb. 25

Indoor Winter Carnival See Feb. 19.

Snowflake Craft See Feb. 22.

Snowman Cookie Decorating See Feb. 17.

Make Your Own Snowflake Soap See Feb. 17.

Chicken Wing Cook-Off Restaurants will be serving them up from spicy to sweet, sample and vote for your favorite, Gurney’s Resort, 1 Goat Island, 12-2:30 p.m. adult $12/$9 with bracelet, kids ages 4-10 $8/$5, kids under 4 no charge.

Beach Polo Newport Polo match at Easton’s Beach, 1 p.m., no charge,

newportinternationalpolo.com.

Polar Pineapples See Feb. 17.

Family Dinner and a Movie – Toy Story 2 Enjoy a dinner buffet and movie at the Hotel Viking Ball Room, appearances by Buzz Lightyear and Woody, reservations required, 1 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., movie starts at 6 p.m., adult $20/$15 with bracelet, kids 3 and older $10/5, kids under 3 no charge, 401-848- 4814.

Illuminated Garden See Feb. 23.

Walkin’ The Line – Country Performance Best country band in Boston, Gurney’s Resort, 1 Goat Island, 8:30 p.m. $18/$15 with bracelet.

Sunday, Feb. 26

Final Day of Festival Nearly two dozen activites and events are planned. Highlights include: Polar Bear Plunge, noon and the Block Hunt at 12:30 and Beach Polo at 1 p.m. all at Easton’s Beach.

Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

A Fire & Ice Bar will be set up at Hotel Viking, from 4 - 8 p.m. with fire pits and and marshmallows to roast, free, cash bar.

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