February in Newport

Touted as New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza, the Newport Winter Festival features 10 days of non stop music, food and fun. Featuring more than 150 events, the festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages. Highlighted events include the Chili Cook-Off, Princess Party and exciting, fun concerts by the Jimmy Buffet tribute band, Changes in Latitudes and more. We have picked out some of the best we recommend described by their page. Check them all out here!

Saturday, February 16th – 24th Annual Chili Cook-Off 

See and taste restaurants and caterers compete to see who has the best chili in town! Bring your appetite, and join in the fun as you choose your favorite chili!

Sunday, February 17th – Family Fun Day, Children’s fun fair. A great day of entertainment and fun for the kids! Music, dancing, reptile show, balloon creations and Magic!


Wednesday, February 19th – Princess Party

This year come Join your favorite princesses at location truly royal for a princess! Enjoy treats fit for a princess. Wear your favorite princess attire for a royal afternoon filled with stories, songs and surprises. What a royal time!

Tuesday, February 20th – Teddy Bear Tea, A Musical Celebration and Story Time

Sound cozy and nice? Bring your favorite Teddy Bear and listen to the musical storyteller Christopher ‘Kavi’ Carbone share captivating stories and songs of the wonders of winter, while having tea for adults and milk and cookies for children presented by the Newport Harbor Hotel. $4/Free w/bracelet.


Thursday, February 21st – Annual Hot Drink Contest 

The competitions heats up as judges determine the Best Hot Drink in Newport! Local bars and restaurants are invited to compete for the Festival Plaque. Guests will get to sample the delightful concoctions as well as enjoy drink specials. To enter, contact the Red Parrot 401.847.3140. Contestants must provide their own liquor, garnishes and glassware. FREE Admission.

Friday, February 22nd – Outrageous Comedy 

Winter Festival Comedy Show presented by the Newport Comedy Series & Newport Winter Festival.  Nick is one of the most sought after comedy club headliners in the country with a resume that includes 11 appearances on Late Night with David Letterman.

Saturday, February 23rd – 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Smackdown 

Area restaurants compete with their best ooey gooey Mac & Cheese! Comfort food at its best right here, during Winter Fest! Come sample all the hot and cheesey goodness and vote for your favorite! $13 in advance online/ $15 at the door. Children: (4-9) $8.00 in advance and at the door. Bracelet Children: (Under 3) free

Want another epic thing happening in February? The Newport Burger Bender. From February 15-24, Unfolding in tandem with the Newport Winter Festival, Newport Burger Bender is a simple “best burger” contest throughout Newport and Bristol counties. Participating restaurants toss their buns into the ring with the hopes of being crowned the best burger. Check out all the contenders and vote!

So much to love this month. Speaking of love…maybe even true love: Plus! Did you know the Fitzroy Has Favorites? We have a “Frequent Friend” Program! After 6 stays with us we give you a gift certificate to come back. We love guests that keep coming back. How’s that for incentive?

What are you looking most forward to in February? Going to Winterfest?

Admiral Fitzroy