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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.

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Bowen’s Block Party & Boat Parade

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.

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.

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

May 16-17, 2020

Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival

Moët & Chandon together with Bowen's Wharf Company are proud to present the 5th Annual Newport Oyster Festival! Taste your way around the Ocean State.

Sept 9 – Oct 31, 2020

Busking @ Bowen's

From 6-9pm nightly during Newport Bridgefest you can get your groove on down at the waterfront and and why not set sail for a water tour too! Info & live performances at the Bowen's Wharf Pilot House.

Sept 17–20, 2020

Newport International Boat Show

Mark your calendar for the 50th annual Newport International Boat Show on the famed downtown Newport waterfront Bowen's Wharf from September 17th to 19th this year.

June 15 - 21 , 2020

Newport to Bermuda Race Village

Starting your preparations early for an ocean race far from land is a key to sailing a long distance, quickly and safely

Oct 17-18, 2020

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 17th and 18th. Named one of the ``10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast.``

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.

Bowen's Block Party & Newport Holiday Stroll

November 27

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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