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Newport RI Winter Festival 2013

Posted by Darlene McKenzie

Skating rink Newport RI25th Newport Winter Festival gives us all a reason to emerge from our cocoons to celebrate the 25th “Silver Celebration.” Ten days of non-stop food, festivities, music and fun with over 150 events for families, children and adults. Come enjoy the 25th anniversary of New England’s largest winter extravaganza. Featured events include the 18th Annual Samuel Adams Chili Cook-Off, the Children’s Fair by Radio Disney, the 3rd Annual Chicken Wing Cook-Off, Beatlemania and Festival Day at Easton’s Beach.


As the Newport Winter Festival commemorates it’s 25th Anniversary , the recent heavy snow falls contribute to the festivities with a curriers and Ives backdrop. The snow enhances the exploration of this city-by-the-sea and all the festival events.

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 Winter is a wonderful time to appreciate the island and the weather forecast is predicting mild temperatures through-out the week. I love the reduction of details in Newport’s winter season. The spare beauty of the landscape exposes the island’s assets, like magnificent structures of our trees with their dramatic shapes and private estates that you may not otherwise see. The beauty of the land, plus the festiveness makes Newport, RI a must-stop location.

This festival is touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” the annual Winter Festival will take place February 15th-24th, 2013 throughout Newport and Newport County.  Melt away your winter blues with all the Newport Winter Festival has to offer. Newport Winter Festival buttons, which offer special discounts at local businesses including restaurants, retailers and all official festival events, are available for purchase at the Newport Visitors Center at 23 America’s Cup Avenue (open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) as well retailers throughout Newport. Visit www.NewportEvents.com/winterfest  for additional details and a complete event calendar.

For more information on lodging, contact The Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast at 1-800-834-6865 or See our website at: www.Ivylodge.com Allow us to complete your stay with a cozy room with fireplace and a delightful gourmet breakfast.

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