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An Exciting Year on the Waterfront!

Season’s Greetings to our Visitors, Neighbors, and Friends,

It’s been an exciting year for all of us here at Bowen’s Wharf, as we continue to grow our events and remain as Newport’s premier shopping and dining destination. I have had the pleasure of engaging with many of you and the Newport community during the festivals, the Newport International Boat Show, and the most recent holiday festivities.

This year, Bowen’s Wharf participated in the first celebration of the Newport Daffodil Days, which we look forward to again in 2015. Our 24th Annual Seafood Festival had a record number of visitors in 2014, from Maryland, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and from all over Rhode Island. This holiday season, many of our merchants were actively involved with the Cities by the Sea Shop & Stroll and our 44th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting brought families to Bowen’s Wharf to gather around our tree, sing carols, and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.


Our city has another busy year ahead, with the Volvo Ocean Race – Newport Stopover in May, the International Tennis Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in July, and the return of the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals in July and August. We look forward to seeing you on Bowen’s Wharf during these spectacular events, and many others that happen around our beautiful city.


It is a wonderful feeling to know that you have been and always will be part of something special in the heart of Newport. Happy holidays to you and yours during this joyous season.


Best wishes,


Bartlett S. Dunbar, Bowen’s Wharf Company


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