Newport RI Events

February 2010

There are always amazing Newport RI events going on, even during the middle of the winter! Whether you're into sampling our great food, touring our city's historic structures or attending some great shows, February has it all.

So get out of the house, cross the bridges, and come have a great time!


Discussion with Donald Dell

Date: Feb 4
Location: International Tennis Hall of Fame
194 Bellevue Avenue
Time: 6pm

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Donald Dell is a Hall of Famer and author who has represented Arthur Ashe and Michael Jordan. He'll be discussing his book, Never Make the First Offer and doing a book signing afterwards.

Admission is free for members and $10 for non-members. Make reservations by calling 401-849-3990.


The Bits Players

Date: Every Friday and Saturday in January and February
Location: Firehouse Theater
4 Equality Park Place
Time: 8pm

Check out Newport's award-winning comedy improv troupe at the Firehouse Theater, across the street from Dunkin Donuts on Broadway.

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Dramatic Reading: The Great Gatsby

Date: Feb 7
Location: Rosecliff Mansion
548 Bellevue Avenue
Time: 2-4pm

As you may or may not know, the Great Gatsby movie was actually filmed at Rosecliff. This evening will feature actors doing a staged reading.

Reservations required. Call 401-847-1000.

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22nd Annual Newport Winter Festival

Date: Feb 12 - Feb 21
Location: All over Newport
Time: Day and Night

This week-long festival featuring over 160 different events is a must-attend if you're in town during this week.
  • Food
  • Music
  • Entertainment
  • Tours
  • Cook-offs
  • Comedy shows
  • and many children's activities
Check out the official site for more details and locations


Tour the Colony House

Date: Feb 13
Location: Colony House at Washington Square
Time: 11am-2pm

The Colony House will open it's 1st floor for tours, where you'll be able to see the original Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington, among other things.

Admission is free for Historical Society members, $5 per person, or $4 if you have a Newport Winter Festival button.

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Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Fesitval

Date: Feb 13
Location: Jane Pickens Theatre
49 Touro Street
Time: 6pm-8pm

The largest in North America, the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Fesitval will show some of this year's most popular short films over the weekend.

Admission is $10

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Newport Bridal Show

Date: Feb 20
Location: Rosecliff and OceanCliff mansions
Time: 11:30am - 4:30pm
Registration Begins: 11am

Get some great ideas for your Newport RI wedding at The Newport Bridal Show, the biggest bridal event in the state, is a great event that is held yearly here.

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This event will be your perfect opportunity to shop, plan and view the work of the area's best bridal professionals. There will be fashion shows featuring gowns, headpieces, flower girl dresses and much more.

Fashion Shows: 12:30 at Rosecliff (548 Bellevue Avenue) & 2:30pm at OceanCliff (65 Ridge Road)

Admission Price: $12

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