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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.

Newport Winter Festival February 15-24, 2019

February 16th-25th, 2024

Bowen’s Wharf Winter Sale (Newport Winter Festival)

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 18th & 19th, 2024

8th 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.

October 11th-14th, 2024

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.

Oyster Fest

October 19th & 20th, 2024

33rd Annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival

Historic Bowen’s Wharf in downtown Newport, RI, will host the 33rd annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, on October 19th and 20th, 2024. 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, December 7th 2024

54th 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.


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