It’s time to shake off the winter doldrums and leave that cabin-fever behind! Join us this February for the 29th annual Newport Winter Festival, the largest winter festival of its kind in New England. This year the ten day celebration offers over 150 events and experiences for people of all ages. Pack your outerwear and your enthusiasm as you make the Cliffside Inn your spirit’s home – come celebrate with us. Book a room at our romantic Bed and Breakfast today!
Newport Winter Festival
The theme of this year’s festival, taking place from February 17-26, is “May the Frost Be With You.” If you’ve yet to take part in the Newport Winter Festival, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable experience. Ten days of great music, food, and fun will melt away any winter blues you may be feeling. Tickets for many of the events are already on sale, so it’s not too early to start planning. Some of the featured events for this year’s celebration include:
- February 17th: Illusion Quest – a wonderful performance of magic and illusion by David Garrity
- February 18th: Changes in Latitudes, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band
- February 18th: 22nd annual Chili Cook-off
- February 21st: Samual Adams Beer Dinner at The Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar
- February 23rd: Illuminated Garden at Ballard Park
- February 23rd: Best Hot Drink Contest at The Red Parrot Restaurant
- February 24th: A Comedy Show featuring Nick Griffin and Christine Hurley
- February 25th: Walkin’ the Line, Boston’s best Top 40 Country Band.
- February 25th: Winter Festival Beach Polo at Easton’s Beach – Newport International Polo Series.
- February 26th: Festival Day at Easton’s Beach with a Polar Bear plunge, a Block Hunt, and more Beach Polo.
Official Winter Festival bracelets are $10, and offer free or reduced admission into all festival events. The bracelets also provide you with discounts at local restaurants and shops, helping you to enjoy all Newport has to offer.
When you have finished your day of activities at the Winter Festival, come on back to warm up at the Cliffside Inn. We will be waiting for you with a crackling fire and a reception to warm you up. Guests at the Cliffside Inn love to unwind in the evenings at our wine and hors d’oeuvres reception before heading out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. Remember, the Cliffside Inn is just a short walk away from the top restaurants and shopping districts in Newport. There’s no doubt that we offer some of the finest accommodations in Newport. Book your stay with us today, and get ready to celebrate winter New England style.