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 12-21, 2021
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 21-23, 2021
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.
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:
Oct 8-11, 2021
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 16-17, 2021
30th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival
Historic Bowen’s Wharf in downtown Newport, RI, will host the 30th annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, on October 16th and 17th, 2021. 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 4th, 2021
51st Annual 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.