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This year’s 25th Annual Seafood Festival drew thousands to an expanded waterfront festival! Throughout a beautiful, and cool, weekend, 33 vendors were on hand with seafood fare from chowder and clamcakes to shucked oysters and so much more. Organizers said the festival brings in between 6,000 to 10,000 people each year, ranging from locals to visitors from across the country.

225 years ago, on the morning of August 17th, 1790 George Washington arrived in Newport, Rhode Island. Washington’s commitment to religious liberty, the involvement of people in the new democracy, and the campaign for the Bill of Rights all came together that day in August. The result is the Letter to the Hebrew Congregations of Newport, a profound statement of

While numerous Bowen’s Wharf merchants participated and were recognized with awards this year, one stands out as particularly well connected to our new Heritage Tourism ticket program. Don Roy, of Custom Canvas Newport, printed and displayed the photo above in their window during the Newport Flower Show (this year’s theme: Roses/American Beauty). This Dooney and Bourke window display came in 2nd Place

Each Thursday throughout December, Bowen’s Wharf businesses are participating in the 2014 Cities by the Sea Holiday Shop & Stroll, organized by the Newport County Chamber of Commerce. Participating merchants will be open until 8 p.m. and promotional shopping bags will be available for purchase at our Welcome Center, which will allow you the opportunity to receive in-store promotions for

In case you haven’t been following the news, last weekend kicked off Newport & Bristol Restaurant Week with three-course prix fixe meals at exceptional values. Established by Discover Newport, over 50 restaurants are participating in these 10 days of feasting, with lunches at $16 and dinners at $35 (beverages, gratuities, and taxes are not included). Check out this video highlighting

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