2017-02-23 / Calendar

Newport Winter Festival




Thursday, Feb. 23

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

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

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.

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. 23.

Indoor Winter Carnival See Feb. 23.

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.

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

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. 23.

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. 24.

Dinner and a Movie – Toy Story 2 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 activities 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 at Hotel Viking, from 4 - 8 p.m. with fire pits and marshmallows to roast, free, cash bar.

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