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.
Feb 17-26, 2023
Wharf Winter Sale
Our annual Bowen's Wharf Winter Sale Days feature ten full days of Wharf-wide sales, with in-store events and restaurant promotions for winter family fun. Visit us on Facebook to find out about discounts, specials and happenings.
May 20-21, 2023
7th Annual Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival
Taste your way around the Ocean State. Sip champagne and enjoy oysters from local growers on the waterfront all weekend long.
Oct 6-9, 2023
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 14-15, 2023
32nd Annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival
Historic Bowen’s Wharf in downtown Newport, RI, will host the 32nd annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, on October 14th and 15th, 2023. Named one of the “10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast,” by Coastal Living Magazine, this event is an open invitation for all to come back to the waterfront after the rush of the summer season!
Saturday, Dec 2nd, 2023
53rd Annual Tree Lighting
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – twinkling lights, fragrant wintergreens, beautiful bows, and a most amazing Christmas tree on historic Bowen’s Wharf.