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Events

Experience themed festivals and beautiful seasons…

 Whether spring flowers are newly in bloom or the smell of chowder is in the fresh, salty sea air, a stroll on the brick and cobblestone walkways at Bowen’s Wharf will freshen your spirits. In the winter, our Christmas Tree Lighting will reunite you with your favorite Christmas traditions. With over 30 unique shops & restaurants you’ll find blazing fireplaces, the perfect gift, or something special for yourself! Experience a working waterfront with breathtaking views.

Newport Winter Festival February 15-24, 2019

Feb 14-23, 2020

Newport Winter Festival

Our annual Bowen's Wharf Sale Days feature ten full days of Wharf-wide sales during the Newport Winter Festival, along with in-store events and restaurant promotions for family fun. Visit us on Facebook to find out about discounts, specials and happenings. Visit the Pilot House to purchase your bracelet and check us out on Facebook to find out about discounts, specials and events.

April 24 - May 3 , 2020

Newport Daffodil Days Festival

Join us at Bowen’s and Bannister’s Wharves for the official Newport Daffodil Days Festival ribbon cutting! Muskets will be fired, and the festival will begin to bloom throughout Newport. Stop in the Pilot House to purchase your pin and pick up an event brochure for all the family fun activities in Newport. Be sure to shop our stores for Daffy Deals.

May 30-31, 2020

Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival

FREE ADMISSION Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (rain or shine) Bowen’s Wharf Company is proud to present the 5th Annual Newport Oyster Festival with the added bonus of a chowderfest all in one! Taste your way around the Ocean State. Sip champagne and enjoy oysters from local growers on the waterfront all weekend long! The popular shucking contest on Sunday at 3pm is supported in part by The Nature Conservancy of RI! Live music TBD

June 15 - 21 , 2020

Newport to Bermuda Race Village

Established in 1906 the 635-mile biennial Newport Bermuda Race is the oldest regularly scheduled ocean race in its 52nd running. Add correct date under view page, and text to read: Bowen’s Wharf is excited to be the host site for Race Headquarters and the Bermuda Race Village with our neighbors at Seamen’s Church Institute. Visit www.bermudarace.com for more information.

Sept 1 – Oct 31, 2020

Busking @ Bowen's

Listen to wonderful talented musicians from 11-1pm on our historic waterfront while you enjoy shopping, eating or setting sail on a water tour.

Sept 17–20, 2020

Newport International Boat Show

Bowen’s Wharf hosts the 50th Annual Newport International Boat Show. View exhibitors, marine products, services, and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle

Oct 9-12, 2020

Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale

Shopping addicts make your way to the waterfront for specials! Forget the mall, Shop Small!
FREE ADMISSION and list of participating shops on Facebook.

Oct 17-18 2020

30th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival

FREE ADMISSION Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (rain or shine) Come enjoy our 30th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival. Named one of the “10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast” by Coastal Living Magazine, this event is one not to be missed! Offering fresh local seafood, signature cocktails, live music and fun for the whole family.

Bowen's Block Party & Newport Holiday Stroll

November 27, 2020

Bowen's Block Party & Newport Holiday Stroll

City of Newport lights up the harbor with the Illuminated Boat Parade. Caribbean Christmas and Holiday tunes on the steel pan with Panoramic View will be live at the North Pole.

49th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Dec 5, 2020

50th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Christmas Village

We invite you to bring the whole family to see Frosty the Snowman, Santa, and Mrs. Claus for an evening of Christmas cheer!

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