Just as 1.2 million hibernating daffodils (that's right, 1.2 million!) prepare to make their debut along Newport's cobblestone paths and sun-drenched seasides, Newport and Bristol counties prepare to celebrate with two annual events.
NEWPORT DAFFODIL DAYS FESTIVAL
APRIL 24 - MAY 3, 2020
Nine days and more than 20 festive, family-friendly events amid one million daffodils comprise Newport's annual Daffodil Days Festival. Festivities begin Friday, April 24 with the 24th Annual Swing Into Spring Gala at the Atlantic Resort at Wyndham Newport, an evening of delicious food, cocktails, a live auction, dancing and more.
Take advantage of daffy deals, promotions and refreshments during the Daffodil Stroll on historic Bellevue Avenue on Saturday, April 25 before making your way to Bowen's and Bannisters Wharfs for the official Daffodil Days Opening Ceremony. Enjoy the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon of daffodils, firing of the Muskets by the Artillery Company of Newport, complimentary lemon bars and lemonade, free daffy face painting for kids, a daffy stilt walker, steel drum music and more.
From a Daffy Doggies Parade and post-parade "paw-ty" to private garden parties, Newport Daffodil Days celebrates one of the most vibrant times throughout Newport.
For more information the Newport Daffodil Days Festival, visit NewportDaffyDays.com
DAFFODIL DAYS AT BLITHEWOLD MANSION
APRIL 10 - MAY 31, 2020
Each April, tens of thousands of daffodils blanket the 33-acres at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol. The well-known daffodil display known as Daffodil Days, welcomes 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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