From elegant brunches boasting carving stations and seasonal specials to traditional buffets with all the trimmings, these prepared-for-you fetes and sweet treats are just what you need to celebrate Easter Sunday. All weekend, delight in a handful of al fresco events to welcome spring, like a stroll through a blooming garden, or an easter egg hunt on the lawn of a Victorian mansion.
Happy Easter from our family to yours.
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From an easter egg hunt on the lawn of a Victorian mansion, to millions of daffodils in and around Newport, these Easter weekend events are just what you need to welcome Spring.
1 Easter Egg Hunt at Castle Hill Inn
- Castle Hill Inn
- April 16, 2022
- $30 Per Child
On Saturday April 16th Castle Hill will be hosting our annual Easter Egg Hunt!
The day before Easter, over 1,000 Easter eggs will be spread throughout The Lawn area for children to collect! Eggs are filled with various candies and a handful of special “golden” eggs that will have extra special prizes including a voucher for an overnight stay! This event is recommended for children ages 0-12 and costs $30 per child with all proceeds going to FABNewport.
The Egg Hunt will officially begin at 11:00am when the Easter Bunny cuts the “start line”. A sign-in/registration table will be open as early as 10:00am. Please note that guests are welcome to join us for LUNCH following this event, however, we are NOT serving Easter Brunch that afternoon. Easter Brunch will be served on Sunday, April 17th only. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
2 Daffodil Days Lighthouse Cruise
- From Jamestown and Newport
- April 16, 2022, Jamestown: 2:50 PM and Newport: 2:05 PM & 3:55 PM
- Adults $35 - Seniors (65+) - $30 - Children (5-12) - $25 - Young Child (infant - age 4) - $20 - Military (with valid ID) - $30
Coastal Queen is ready for Daffodil Days in Newport—so let’s celebrate spring's arrival and fresh blooms together! Join us on a special Daffodil Days Lighthouse Cruise in Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. This tour will be narrated by our local guides and our beautiful teak wood bar will be open for refreshments. The boat is spacious, warm and cozy and every seat has a panoramic view! There will be departures from Newport and Jamestown.
Also on the Coastal Queen
Coastal Queen Evening Cruise with Piped-In Motown Sounds, from Jamestown
- From Jamestown
- April 16, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
- All Ages: $38.00
Enjoy the piped-in sounds of Motown’s Stevie Wonder, the Supremes and more while cruising through Narragansett Bay to view lighthouses, historic forts, harbor estates and more. The Coastal Queen’s onboard bar will be stocked with favorite beverages. Coastal Queen is covered, warm, weatherproof and ready to cruise! Cruise is 90-minutes, tickets are $38 and the boat departs at 6:00 PM.
3 Opening of Green Animals Topiary Garden
- 380 Cory's Lane Portsmouth, RI 02871
- Opens April 15th
Green Animals Topiary Gardens in Portsmouth opens for the season on April 15th. Owned and maintained by The Preservation Society of Newport County, the property features more than 80 pieces of topiary throughout the gardens including bears, dogs, giraffes and elephants, birds, geometric figures and ornamental designs sculpted from California privet, yew, and English boxwood. Green Animals is the oldest and most northern topiary garden in the country.
4 Newport Rhode Races
- Easton's Beach (First Beach)
- April 16, 2022 from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM
- $100 Marathon/$80 Half Marathon/$33 5k/$15 Beach Mile
5 NEWPORT DAFFODIL DAYS
- ACROSS NEWPORT, RI
- All Weekend
6 BLITHEWOLD: DAFFODIL DAYS
- BLITHEWOLD MANSION, BRISTOL
- April 16th & 17th
The first week, timed to the annual school vacation week, is filled not only with flowers, but lots of fun-for-the-whole-family programming that celebrate our favorite yellow-flower friends.
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1 Cadbury Egg Ice Cream at Clementine's
- Clementine's Ice Cream, Middletown
- Available starting April 6th
Cadbury Eggs, the small bite-sized, candy coated chocolates that have dominated the Easter treat scene in recent years can now be enjoyed frozen and coated with vanilla ice cream. All thanks to our friends at Clementine's Ice Cream in Middletown, who are crafting up this drool worthy creation of Cadbury Egg Ice Cream; vanilla ice cream loaded with Cadbury Eggs. This thing of beauty will be available for ordering at their Middletown location in-store starting Wednesday, April 6th. Available while supplies last, run don't walk.
2 Easter Themed Charcuterie Boards from Bellevue Boards
- Bellevue Boards, Newport
- Pre-order and pick-up Easter Weekend
According to Bellevue Boards, a brand new charcuterie shop located on Broadway, for Easter this year the kiddo's get baskets, and the adults get boards—and when they say boards—these are not your average grazing plate. You can choose from three limited edition charcuterie arrangements; an Easter Plaid Tray ($225) with a serving size of 12-15 people, an Easter Egg Board ($125) with a serving size of 6-10 people, and a Bellevue Bunny Board ($40) with a serving size of 2-4 people.
Each board is appropriately themed and can serve anywhere between 2 and 15 people as an appetizer. Pre-order your Easter themed charcuterie boards here.
3 Easter Bakeshop at Newport Vineyards
- Newport Vineyards, Middletown
- Orders must be placed by 5pm Tuesday, April 12th. Pick-up 11am – 5pm Saturday, April 16th.
Let the bakery team at Newport Vineyards help with the Easter treats this year. Pre-order and pickup baked goods from the pop-up Easter Bakeshop located on-site. Choose from a large selection of treats; house-made peeps, lemon bars, Portuguese egg bread, carrot Swiss rolls, and cinnamon buns to name a few. Pre-order your baked goods here.
4 Easter Treats from Newport Sweet Shoppe
- Newport Sweet Shoppe, Newport
- Pre-order until April 9th, Limited availability in the shoppe Easter Week
From bunny face cookies and bunny bait boxes, to buttercream eggs and jelly beans galore, your sugary, Easter bliss starts at Newport Sweet Shoppe. To guarantee your sweet treats, pre-order by April 9 and pick-up April 15 and 16, or visit the shoppe during Easter week for a limited selection of Easter themed goodies. Find the full Easter menu here.
Take It Outside
Get ready to shake off winter's cobwebs and breathe in the salt air, with these outdoor activities.
Whether you're looking for a light and leisurely ride or something a bit more challenging, Newport offers some of the most scenic paths for exploring on two wheels.
From light and leisurely scenic walks along the coastline to moderately intense trails in picturesque New England forests, here are our favorite spots to get outdoors.
Craving serenity? Newport's enchanting 3.5-mile Cliff Walk is the perfect place for your moment of peace.
Think: the salt of the sea on your skin after a day chasing the swell. Think: the perfect amount of sunshine and crisp sea breeze. Classic.
1 Castle Hill Inn
- Castle Hill Inn, Newport
- April 17, 2022
- $85 per person
On Easter Sunday, April 17th, visit Castle Hill for a delectable three-course meal at The Dining Room. Chef Lou’s menu features holiday favorites like roasted loin of lamb as well as some welcome flavors of spring from the roasted asparagus starter to spring vegetable cavatelli. The menu will be $85 per person, with live music to accompany your celebration.
Reservations are available for overnight guests immediately, and open to the public beginning March 17th via email to email@example.com. Online Open Table availability will be active on April 3rd.
They will be serving indoors only on Easter, however bar seating will also be available with a casual menu (no reservations needed or accepted for bar seating.)
2 White Horse Tavern
3 The Chanler
- The Chanler, Newport
- April 17, 2022 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Celebrate Easter with loved ones in a lavish gilded age setting while Executive Chef Jacob Jasinski and his culinary team prepare a four-course prix fixe lunch inspired by the awakening of spring. Menu highlights include seasonal favorites such as slow-roasted lamb loin, spring carrot soup, and a decadent selection of sweets from our Parisian inspired confiserie.
- Four-course prix fixe menu $105 per person + tax and gratuity
- Four-course children's menu $55 per child (ages 10 and under) + tax and gratuity
A deposit of $25 per person is required at the time of booking to hold the reservation, full refund if canceled by Thursday, April 14th at 5 pm. Any cancellations, no-shows, or reductions in party size after Thursday, April 14th at 5 pm will result in forfeit of the deposit and are non-refundable.
4 Green Valley Restaurant
- Green Valley Restaurant, Portsmouth
- April 17, 2022 from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
- $32: adults, $12: children ages 5 and over
5 Newport Vineyards
- Newport Vineyards, Middletown
- April 17, 2022 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Held in the Overlook space, formerly known as Brix Restaurant, to enjoy a locally crafted Easter brunch prepared by executive Chef Andy Teixeira and the talented culinary cru at Newport Vineyards. Be sure to pair your meal with estate grown wine and fresh Taproot beer, crafted on site, and don't forget to save time, and room, to browse the curated marketplace for special treats to take home.
- Pecan Sticky Bun
- Deep Dish Quiche
- Chicken + Waffles
- House Cured + Smoked Easter Ham
- Hopkins Southdowns Easter Lamb
6 15 POINT ROAD
- 15 Point Road, Portsmouth
- April 17, 2022
Spend your Easter Sunday overlooking the Sakonnet River at 15 Point Road in Portsmouth. Enjoy a two course Easter menu, complete with a starter and main course, all entrees will be served with a choice of fresh vegetables and a starch. Take-out orders must be placed by Thursday April 14th.
- Lobster Quesdilla
- Wild Mushroom Ragout
- Baked Stuffed 1/2 Lobster
- Seafood Pasta
- Pesto Crusted Salmon
7 La Forge Casino Restaurant
- La Forge Casino Restaurant, Newport
- April 17, 2022
- $32 per person
8 One Bellevue at Hotel Viking
- Bellevue Ballroom, Hotel VIking, Newport
- April 17, 2022
Enjoy a festive, Easter Brunch in the Bellevue Ballroom at Hotel Viking complete with a signature raw bar and seasonal culinary delights. A full bar will be available for A La Carte drinks.
Easter Eggs will be hidden throughout the hotel for young guests with an overnight stay to find and enjoy.
Menu highlights to come!
- Giusto, Newport
- April 17, 2022
On Easter Sunday, Giusto will feature a special spring tasting menu, in addition to its regular a la carte menu. The menu will be available all day for lunch and dinner. Lunch will be available from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM and dinner from 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM.
10 Stoneacre Garden
- Stoneacre Garden, Newport
- April 17, 2022
- Strawberry Toast
- Spring Asparagus & Merguez Sausage Hash
- Early Spring Salad
Just as millions of hibernating daffodils prepare to make their debut, Newport and Bristol counties prepare to celebrate with two annual celebrations.
The season of awakening brings a host of experiences to the events calendar in and around Newport.
Spring on The Classic Coast will leave you begging for five more minutes.
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