Friday, February 15, 2013
Winterfest kicks off today with several events and a fireworks display.
The Newport Winter Festival begins today and is celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary. The ten-day celebration will kick off with more than 20 events today, including a fireworks display at 6:30 p.m. over Newport Harbor. Click here for a full calendar of events. As is tradition, Winterfest will feature the Children’s Fair, the Chili Cook-Off, Chicken Wing Cook-off and Beatlemania. For free or discounted admission to all Winterfest events, purchase a button here. Buttons are also available at the following locations: Middletown AAA Southern New England, 99 East Main Road, Middletown Hampton Inn & Suites, 317 West Main Road, Middletown Shaw’s Supermarket, East Main Road, Middletown Walgreens, East Main Road, Middletown Marriott Residence Inn, …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The Newport Winter Festival returns to Newport February 15-24.
Friday, January 25
The Newport Winter Festival, “New England's Largest Winter Extravaganza,” returns to the City-by-the-Sea February 15-24, 2013, marking its silver anniversary. To celebrate this significant milestone and kick off 10 days of non-stop food, festivities, music and fun, residents and visitors will be treated to a fireworks spectacular over Newport Harbor on Friday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. (rain date Feb. 16). “What started off as a small, local affair has grown into one of the biggest winter festivals in the Northeast,” said Evan Smith, president & CEO of Discover Newport. “With more than 150 events for kids, adults, and everyone in-between, the Newport Winter Festival has become our destination’s signature winter event. We encourage …
Monday, February 27, 2012
The Newport Polo Club's polo ponies kicked up sand this past weekend as part of the Newport Winter Festival.
The Newport Winter Festival's final weekend included two exciting days of polo matches in an unusual location. For the third year in a row, the Newport Polo Club brought two matches to Atlantic Beach in Middletown as part of the annual festival. More than 100 spectators lined the beach bordering Middletown and Newport to watch two teams face off in this special event. With a Sunday afternoon temperature of 41 degrees, spectators bundled up under blankets and huddled together. The Newport Polo Team won Sunday's match against the Newport Girls' Interscholastic team, which goes by the nickname "The Pink Ladies." The final score was 10 to 5. “Polo in the summer is one of Newport’s hottest attractions. It is exciting to see the event in the…
Friday, February 17, 2012
A look what's happening in and around Middletown today and this weekend.
Friday, February 17, 2012
1. It's the start of Newport Winter Festival! Today's line-up of activities includes Newport Storm tours, mother-daughter makeovers and Frank Santos Jr., comic hypnotist. For full details, go here. 2. Speaking of Winter Fest, the 17th annual Chili Cook-Off is Saturday from 11 to 3:30 p.m. Taste a variety of chilis for $8, or $6 with a button. 3. The Newport Health and Wellness Expo is all day Saturday as well, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hotel Viking. 4. The much-anticipated Beatlemania concert returns to Newport Saturday night at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25, or $20 with a button. 5. The Casino Theatre Concert Series presents singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler Sunday. Tickets start at $30. Know of something else going on this weekend that …