Spring has Sprung in Newport

 

Spring has sprung at the Admiral Fitzroy! April in New England means longer days and more time spent outside, and springtime is a perfect time to beat the crowds and see all of what Newport has to offer. In keeping with the fresh energy of the season, in town the one thing you absolutely cannot miss is the Annual Newport Daffodil Days Festival.

Newport’s Daffodil Days Festival, a festival spanning over a week with a variety of different events including private tours, Cliffwalk events, garden parties and even a parade for dogs takes place all over Newport and runs from April 13 to April 21. Why not come and stay with us, and see what the fuss is all about? More information about the festival can be found athttp://daffodillion.com/daffydays/. Enjoy the 850,000 daffodils all around and check out all the events and beautiful pictures!

Here are some cool things to do:

Create your Daffy Hat for the Festival! April 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Create your Daffy Hat for the Festival! Enjoy an afternoon tea and live music while you build your own unique hat. All materials provided – including daffodils! Compliments of Newport in Bloom. FREE! for the first 24 members of the Edward King House that register. More info here!

Daffodil Days Festival Opening Ceremonies April 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Gather round to celebrate as the muskets are fired and the official ribbon of daffodils is cut at the historic Clarke Cooke House as the festival blooms forth on Bannister’s Wharf. Live music, a stilt walker, face painter, Miss Rhode Island, lemonade and other good food andstuff!
Next door at Bowen’s Wharf, visit the URI Master Gardener tent for tips on your spring planting and get your free flower seeds.

Daffy Doggie Paw-rade April 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Have a dog? Dress your dog in the cutest daffy attire and head either to Wag Nation (92 William St.) by 1pm, or to Bannisters Wharf by 1:30pm. The paw-rade then steps off at 2pm from Bannisters, marching to historic Queen Anne Square where the daffiest dressed dog and daffiest dressed human(s) will receive awards. Bring your best dog and outfit!

Daffy Trolley Tours

April 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hop aboard the Daffy Trolley for a Sunday tour of spots brimming with daffodil throughout Newport. Three stops will allow you to disembark to take photos among the amazing INSTAGRAMMABLE views of flowers. Park at Lot #3 at Easton’s Beach (far east end) for prompt boarding and departures. (10am tour is ADA compliant). Limited reservations available beginning April 1. FREE! More info here!

Beach Cleanup at the Cliff Walk April 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Want to help? Be part of a good cause? Go green and enjoy the yellow views. Spend an hour or so cleaning up one of Newport’s most breathtaking locations where thousands of daffodils will beblooming. Join Clean Ocean Access at Marine Avenue on Cliff Walk to volunteer. More info here!

OTHER MUST TRYS THIS SPRING: Thames Glass will flex your creativity muscle. Try your hand at the ancient art of glassblowing! Watch the Thames Glass YouTube video. Make an ornament, paperweight, or vase out of hot, molten glass with lots of help from a skilled glassblower. Please call (401) 846-0576 or come in to find out what times are available. Check out all the amazing stuff you can make:

Newport Restaurant Week/Spring April 5, 2019 – April 14, 2019

Are you ready to experience the vast culinary talent in our destination at an affordable price. Today, Newport Restaurant Week takes place both in the spring and in the fall with more than 50 participating restaurants offering extraordinary two-course prix fixe lunches for $20 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35, and a three-course premier prix fixe dinner for $50. More info and restaurants included here!

Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch at Rosecliff April 20, 2019- 10am

Into Easter and want to do something fun with the family?Join the Easter Bunny to share lots of eggs, candy, prizes and seated brunch for everyone in the family. Space is limited and reservations are required, all the info here!. Rosecliff, Newport. Rain or Shine.

What is your favorite thing to do in Newport in April? Is there anything reopening that you’re excited about Let us know!

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