2018-04-12 / Calendar

NEWPORT Daffodil Days FESTIVAL




14 April 7:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Newport Rhode Races Race through the daffodils in the City by the Sea half marathon and 5K at Easton's Beach. The half marathon starts at 7:45 a.m. followed by the 5K at 8 a.m. The course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marthon qualifier. 14 April 7:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Newport Rhode Races Race through the daffodils in the City by the Sea half marathon and 5K at Easton's Beach. The half marathon starts at 7:45 a.m. followed by the 5K at 8 a.m. The course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marthon qualifier.

14 April 1-2 p.m. Daffodil Festival Opening Ceremonies Official festival ribbon cutting. Family fun, games, live music, a daffy conga line and the crowning of the Daffodil Queen. Bannister & Bowen’s wharves. FREE! 14 April 1-2 p.m. Daffodil Festival Opening Ceremonies Official festival ribbon cutting. Family fun, games, live music, a daffy conga line and the crowning of the Daffodil Queen. Bannister & Bowen’s wharves. FREE!

14 April 2-3 p.m. Daffy Doggies on Parade Dress your dog in daffy attire and join the parade to Queen Anne Square where prizes will be awarded for daffiest dressed doggies. Departs from Black Dog at Bannisters Wharf. FREE! 14 April 2-3 p.m. Daffy Doggies on Parade Dress your dog in daffy attire and join the parade to Queen Anne Square where prizes will be awarded for daffiest dressed doggies. Departs from Black Dog at Bannisters Wharf. FREE!

15 April 1-3 p.m. Dabble & Doodle the Daffys Calling all “budding” artists - to capture the beauty of thousands of daffodils along Cliff Walk. Materials provided. Cliff Walk between Shepard and Narragansett avenues. FREE! 15 April 1-3 p.m. Dabble & Doodle the Daffys Calling all “budding” artists - to capture the beauty of thousands of daffodils along Cliff Walk. Materials provided. Cliff Walk between Shepard and Narragansett avenues. FREE!

15 April 2-3:30 p.m. Tour de Jonquilles Bike Ride Decorate your bike and join other daffy riders at Touro Park for an easy 3-mile ride to view beds of daffodils throughout Newport, ending at Ballard Park. FREE! 15 April 2-3:30 p.m. Tour de Jonquilles Bike Ride Decorate your bike and join other daffy riders at Touro Park for an easy 3-mile ride to view beds of daffodils throughout Newport, ending at Ballard Park. FREE!

16 April 6-7:30 p.m. Spring Fling at the Chanler at Cliff Walk Daffodilion, out to plant a million daffodils throughout town. Hors d’oeuvres and live music. Proceeds support Daffodillion’s free bulb giveaway. $30 donation. 16 April 6-7:30 p.m. Spring Fling at the Chanler at Cliff Walk Daffodilion, out to plant a million daffodils throughout town. Hors d’oeuvres and live music. Proceeds support Daffodillion’s free bulb giveaway. $30 donation.

20 April 1-2:30 p.m. Charlie and the Bucket Truck Event Meet Newport’s City Forester and National Grid's Lead Forester and their bucket trucks. Tree climbing demo and kids tree walk among the daffodils. Miantonomi Park. FREE! 20 April 1-2:30 p.m. Charlie and the Bucket Truck Event Meet Newport’s City Forester and National Grid's Lead Forester and their bucket trucks. Tree climbing demo and kids tree walk among the daffodils. Miantonomi Park. FREE!
21 April 11 a.m.- Noon Tour of Ballard Park Daffodils line the Hazard Road entrance where a guided hike through Ballard Park's trails begins. 18,000 daffodil bulbs are planted in the quarry meadow where the hike ends. Rain date, April 23. FREE! 21 April 11 a.m.- Noon Tour of Ballard Park Daffodils line the Hazard Road entrance where a guided hike through Ballard Park's trails begins. 18,000 daffodil bulbs are planted in the quarry meadow where the hike ends. Rain date, April 23. FREE!
21 April 12:30-2 p.m. Daffy BBQ in the Park An Earth Day celebration with games and sidewalk chalk painting. A hot-diggity-dog bbq from 12:30-2 p.m. Then help in planting the second "Hope" tree in the park. Miantonomi Park. FREE! 21 April 12:30-2 p.m. Daffy BBQ in the Park An Earth Day celebration with games and sidewalk chalk painting. A hot-diggity-dog bbq from 12:30-2 p.m. Then help in planting the second "Hope" tree in the park. Miantonomi Park. FREE!

21 April 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. The Sidewalk Parade A Celebration of Hope. Enjoy Newport’s first Sidewalk Parade with costumes, music, and dance as it departs from the Florence Gray Center, winding its way along the sidewalks of Newport, ending at Miantonomi Park where thousands of daffodils welcome the marchers. Go to facebook.com/sidewalkparade/ for route information and details. Followed by Earth Day Celebration and BBQ in the Park. 21 April 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. The Sidewalk Parade A Celebration of Hope. Enjoy Newport’s first Sidewalk Parade with costumes, music, and dance as it departs from the Florence Gray Center, winding its way along the sidewalks of Newport, ending at Miantonomi Park where thousands of daffodils welcome the marchers. Go to facebook.com/sidewalkparade/ for route information and details. Followed by Earth Day Celebration and BBQ in the Park.

22 April 2-3 p.m. Driving Miss Daffodil Daffodil-festooned classic car departs from Easton's Beach, drive along Ocean Drive and then to the Audrain Automotive Museum, where the cars will be on display from 3-5:30 pm. FREE! 22 April 2-3 p.m. Driving Miss Daffodil Daffodil-festooned classic car departs from Easton's Beach, drive along Ocean Drive and then to the Audrain Automotive Museum, where the cars will be on display from 3-5:30 pm. FREE!
22 April 3:30- 5:30 p.m. Garden Party After viewing the classic cars, stroll through the daffodil-adorned gardens at Bellevue House. Enjoy live music and “Dances Among the Daffodils” performed by the RI Ballet Theatre at 4:30 pm. 304 Bellevue Avenue. 22 April 3:30- 5:30 p.m. Garden Party After viewing the classic cars, stroll through the daffodil-adorned gardens at Bellevue House. Enjoy live music and “Dances Among the Daffodils” performed by the RI Ballet Theatre at 4:30 pm. 304 Bellevue Avenue.

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