Just as one million hibernating daffodils prepare to make their debut along our cobblestone paths, in our sun-drenched parks and on our seasides, Newport and Bristol counties prepare to celebrate with two annual events.
NEWPORT DAFFODIL DAYS FESTIVAL
April 13 - 21, 2019
Featuring nine days and more than 20 festive, family-friendly events amid one million daffodils throughout the city, Newport Daffodil Days Festival begins Saturday, April 13 at 1:00 PM on Bowen's and Bannister's Wharfs with the official ribbon of daffodils cutting, live music, games, a stilt walker, face painting and more. From a Daffy Doggies Parade and painting among the daffodils to private garden tours to parties, Newport Daffodil Days celebrates one of the most vibrant times throughout our City by the Sea.
GATEWAY TO SPRING AT BLITHEWOLD MANSION
April 1 - May 31, 2018
Each April, tens of thousands of daffodils trumpet the arrival of spring at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol. The well-known daffodil display, now known as Gateway to Spring, blankets the 33-acre seaside estate with more than fifty thousand daffodils. Meander the blossom-filled mansion grounds, and keep an eye out for Blithewold's "Don’t Miss Moments” featuring photos of the gardens and grounds displaying Mother Nature's bounty on any given day on Facebook and Instagram.
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