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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.

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.

Autumn Leaves Music Festival Banner

Oct 1-30, 2020

Autumn Leaves Music Series

Introducing the Autumn Leaves Music Series at Bowen's Wharf! Come enjoy live performances on the waterfront throughout the month of October! The merchants and restaurants at Bowen’s Wharf welcome you to join the tradition of local live music, waterfront dining, tour tickets, shopping, and the beautiful crisp air in Newport this Fall. Please note that all events are weather permitting, and schedule is subject to change.

Please find specific date and lineup details here:

49th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 5th, 2020

Bowen’s Wharf 50th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

The Bowen’s Wharf Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is back in a whole new way, celebrating the 50th anniversary of this special local tradition. We’ve reimagined the ceremony to kick off the holidays by the sea in a safe way, with a brief program at 5:30pm followed by a live stream of the countdown on our Facebook and Instagram pages promptly at 6pm.

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.

Cancelled

Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival

Bowen’s Wharf regrets to announce that both the 5th Annual 2020 Newport Oyster Festival as well as our 30th Annual Seafood Festival has been cancelled. Although we are saddened on this year’s cancellations, the safety of our staff, sponsors and attendees is at the forefront of our priorities. Thank you for your continuing support. We look forward to celebrating with you all next year. Please stay safe and healthy.

Cancelled

30th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival

Bowen’s Wharf regrets to announce that both the 5th Annual 2020 Newport Oyster Festival as well as our 30th Annual Seafood Festival has been cancelled. Although we are saddened on this year’s cancellations, the safety of our staff, sponsors and attendees is at the forefront of our priorities. Thank you for your continuing support. We look forward to celebrating with you all next year. Please stay safe and healthy.

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