Spring is officially here, bringing with it endless new activities and possibilities to the city of Newport. There are few signs of spring more friendly and beautiful than daffodils. Their bright yellow blossoms are one of the earliest harbingers of spring, and a sign that the end of winter is in sight. In Newport, those bright yellow blossoms can only mean one thing: It’s time for the annual Daffodil Days celebration! Book your room at the luxurious Cliffside Inn Bed and Breakfast in Newport, and come celebrate new beginnings with us this spring!
Daffodil Days Festival in Newport
The 2018 Daffodil Days Festival, a celebration of spring renewal, will run for 9 colorful days, from April 14 – 22. Since 2006, the city of Newport in a grand beautification project around the city, has planted over 866, 500 daffodil bulbs. The ultimate goal is to plant one million bulbs around the city. The daffodils make their glorious return each spring, offering an enticing reason for weary tourists and locals to emerge from their winter hibernation. There are a number of fun events around Newport during the Daffodil Days Festival, including:
- Newport Rhode Races, April 14
- Dabble & Doodle the Daffys, April 15
- Daffodil Delights Private Garden Tour, April 15
- Annual Tour de Jonquilles Bike Ride, April 15
- A Dandy Spring Fling at the Chanler, April 16
- Go Daffy at Green Animals Garden, April 17
- Tour of Ballard Park, April 21
- Driving Miss Daffodil Classic Car Parade, April22
- Bellevue Avenue Classic Car Display, April 22
- Daffodil Garden Party at Bellevue House, April 22
One of our favorite displays of daffodils in the Newport area is at Blithewold, one of Newport’s mansions. Each April, Blithewold opens its gates for the spring season, welcoming guests with an impressive daffodil display. Blithewold’s well-known daffodil display covers an impressive 33-acre of this seaside estate, and includes more than 50,000 daffodils. It’s an incredible sight to behold, and is just the beginning of a magnificent season in their estate gardens.
The nearly one million daffodils in Newport truly are a sight to behold, and something that will certainly delight your senses. Come celebrate at Newport’s Daffodil Days Festival with us this year. Book your room at the Cliffside Inn Bed and Breakfast today.