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The Newport Winter Festival

For the past 31 years, Marketing and Events has organized the Newport Winter Festival. This is a 10 day festival that takes place every February during school vacation, and during a month that benefits greatly from a tourism boost. Marketing and Events coordinates over 150 events that draw over 25,000 people to the Newport area during the shoulder season. Some of these activities include the Easton’s Beach Block Hunt,  Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band,  2 day Kid’s Fair and the Chili Cook-Off.


The Newport Winter Festival is proud to have been the recipient of the Governor’s State Tourism Award.  In the past Newport Life Magazine’s “Best of Newport” Awards have voted the festival “Best Off-Season Event”.  The Festival was also chosen by the American Bus Association as one of the Top 100 Events in North America, and named 34th our of the Top 250 Events in the country by Events Business News!  Most recently, Newport Winter Festival was listed as #2 in AAA’s “Five Must to Do This Winter”.


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