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Springing into Summer at Bowen’s Wharf

A Shucking Good Time! 

Bowen’s Wharf was bustling for the 2019 Oyster Festival! Thank you to all who came out to enjoy the weekend with us — our sponsors, local growers, volunteers, sponsors, musicians, attendees, and special guests! Together we raised over $7,500 for The Nature Conservancy of RI, Ocean State Aquaculture Association and Oliver Hazard Perry. This festival broke the record for the three previous years of shell collection by Nature Conservancy volunteers! 

We congratulate the winners of the Shucking Contest: 

1st place: Brian Pinsky from 401 Oyster Co.

2nd place: Dave Roebuck from Salt Pond Oysters

3rd place: Thomas Black from Wickford Oyster Co.

Highlights are below as well as on our Facebook  and Instagram pages. Tag us in your photos with #NewportOysterFestival to be featured on our social media pages! We can’t wait to see everyone next May at the 5th Newport Oyster Festival!  

Water Tours Going on Now 

Soak up the sun and feel the ocean mist on your skin while out on the water! There’s no better way to enjoy a day in Newport than going out on our extensive variety of water tours. Whether you’re feeling adventurous and looking to go parasailing with Isl and Style Parasail, or just want to sip some mimosas aboard the Gansett, there is something for everyone’s taste! View all of our water tours here or head over to the Pilot House next time you’re at Bowen’s Wharf where you can book your excursion.

(The Pilot House sells tickets to a wide selection of l and, sea & sky tours year round. 401-849-3478). 

Bachelorette at Bowen’s 

In the summer months at Newport, we’re sure you’ve seen plenty of groups of women with matching t-shirts or sashes quoting things like “Bride Squad,” “I Do Crew.” But this year we welcomed The Bachelorette, Hannah Brown, and the casting crew as they filmed in Newport for their 15th season on ABC! Keep an eye out for local spots like Bowen’s Wharf, White Horse Tavern, Gurney’s, and more.  

On June 10, Jane Pickens Theatre (JPT) will be hosting a free viewing on their big screen at 8pm — RSVP required!  


Wharf Wedding

Newport is the perfect destination to celebrate a girls’ weekend, with plenty of beaches, shops, and restaurants to enjoy. We put together a guide on everything bridal for your next trip at Bowen’s Wharf! Whether you’re hosting a bridal shower, looking for bridesmaid gifts, or celebrating your bachelorette party out on a private cruise, we have everything you’re looking for! Click here to check it out! 

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