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Oysters, Skincare, and Mother’s Day

Newport Oyster Festival 

The sun is out, flowers are blooming, and the countdown to Newport Oyster Festival begins! Join us the weekend of May 17 with fresh oysters, bubbly champagne, and great company under the festival tents! Purchase your tickets at



We kick off the weekend Friday, May 17 with our Opening Night Benefit Party 6-8:30pm! Come down for a night of oysters, champagne, and live music on the waterfront. Enjoy your own Moët Mini while you savor locally grown farm-fresh Rhode Island oysters!  

Tickets are $125 which include all-you-can-eat, freshly-shucked, local oysters and an open bar with signature Oyster Festival cocktails, wine & beer! Purchase soon — this VIP event is limited to only 200 guests and ticket sales close May 17 at 5pm.

Proceeds benefit The Nature Conservancy of RI, Ocean State Aquaculture Association and Oliver Hazard Perry, RI’s official flagship. 


Meet and mingle with these Growers on-site: 

  • Jamestown Oyster Co. 
  • American Mussel Harvesters 
  • Matunuck Oyster Farm 
  • Watch Hill Oysters 
  • Salt Pond Oyster Co. 
  • Behan Family Farm 
  • East Beach Oyster Farm 

For more information on growers, restaurants that carry RI oysters and to join the RIOT, please visit 


Come sail away to New Zealand, without ever leaving Bowen’s Wharf! From across the seas, Cloudy Bay will be making a splash at the 2019 Oyster Festival by bringing their signature wines for us to enjoy.  


Saturday & Sunday 

Be sure to purchase your tickets for Saturday or Sunday — or both! Online tickets are $27 each day, which includes 6 fresh RI oysters and a beverage. Vouchers for additional oysters will be sold on site for $2/oyster and can be purchased by cash or credit.

Tickets at the door are $15 but do not include oyster or beverage tickets. Children 12 and under are free! 

Not a fan of oysters? The Wharf Pub, Matunuck Oyster Bar, and others will have chefs’ best picks (appetizer sizes) available to purchase!  

Start your Sunday morning with Bloody Mary’s (Belvedere Vodka and a bit of wonderful, warming whisky from Ardbeg). The morning melts into the afternoon Shucking Contest where a cold Whalers brew will go down nice.  


Enjoy non-stop live music all weekend!  


  • Chris Vaillancourt Collective (Funk & Rock) — 11-1pm  
  • The Teledynes (Surf Rock) — 1-3pm  
  • Chelley, Bill, & Dyl (Soulful R&B, Rock w/ a touch of country)— 3-6pm  


  • Los Duderinos (Funk, Folk, Jazz, & Rock) — 11-1pm  
  • Cee Cee & the Riders (West Coast & Chicago Blues) — 1-3pm  
  • The Copacetics (Reggae & Ska) 3-5pm  


Bowen’s Wharf Marina Special 

Spend the night at Bowen’s Wharf during the Oyster Festival! Book your slip at Bowen’s Wharf Marina by May 15 and receive two free tickets for Saturday or Sunday to the Oyster Festival! Learn about our amenities and book your slip at

Deep water dockage at the anchor of the Newport waterfront. First-class service, accommodate yachts up to 185’ LOA.  


April at Arianna 

The Arianna team welcomes walk-in customers for a non-committing skin analysis and complimentary professional skincare consultations. It’s a great opportunity to talk with skin experts about your skin concerns and to have it evaluated to formulate a customized skin care routine. This in-depth analysis will give you a well-educated foundation towards keeping your skin healthier and younger, to look and feel your best.  

When purchasing Arianna’s all natural and rich in Dead Sea minerals products, customers also receive a complimentary mini non-surgical face lift treatment, based on infrared LED technology. This painless, relaxing, and non-invasive treatment is great for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while stimulating collagen, improving uneven skin tone, reducing pore size, and brightening the skin. Learn more about their products and services at 



Spoil Mom for Mother’s Day 

Visit the Sea Bags shop at Bowen’s Wharf for the limited-edition Rose Gold Mother’s Day Collection featuring a sewn-on Sea Bags patch in pink lettering. These beautiful bags are only available until May 12, so hurry over to Bowen’s Wharf! Don’t worry — if we’re sold out, we can order them for you!

20% of sales from this product will be donated to the Maine Cancer Foundation. This donation will help fund prevention and treatment programs for all those affected by cancer in Maine.  


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