"In Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours." - Mark Twain

 

No matter the weather, Newport and its surrounding communities are packed with so much to do come April. From Daffodil Days that bloom throughout Newport and Bristol bringing more than 1.2 million daffodils to the city's parks and fields, to the return of Newport Restaurant Week: The Remix, where area restaurants will offer an assortment of crave-worthy discounts and deals for you to choose from, April on The Coast is nothing short of wondrous.

Get ready to shake off winter's cobwebs. Our picks for the month below.

COVID-19 NOTE:

When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority. The mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been lifted, however local businesses may ask you to wear a mask when visiting their establishments. Please be prepared for individual business mask policies. Additionally, shops, attractions and tours are monitoring the number of guests at any given time and may ask you to socially distance to enter. 

All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind, adhere to guidelines and maintain social distancing. 

 

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NEWPORT RESTAURANT WEEK: THE REMIX

When: Friday, April 9 - Sunday, April 18
Where: Participating Restaurants throughout Newport + Bristol counties

Join us for another season of NRW: The Remix where area restaurants will offer an assortment of crave-worthy discounts and deals for you to choose from. Think: BOGO deals, prix-fixe offerings, gift cards promotions and more. 

 
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DAFFODIL DAYS AT BLITHEWOLD MANSION

When: Thursday, April 1 - Friday, April 30
Where: Blithewold Mansion

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.

 

 

 

NEWPORT DAFFODIL DAYS

When: Thursday, April 1 - Friday, April 30
Where: Throughout Newport

Thanks to the Newport Daffodillion project, Newport is home to 1.2 million daffodils come spring. The city typically celebrates with nine days of events to commemorate the annual Newport Daffodil Days Festival, however this year will look a little different. In keeping with COVID-19 safety restrictions and guidelines on gatherings, the festival has been canceled for the 2021 season. In its place will be a month-long celebration, including socially-distanced celebrations and family-friendly happenings. 

 
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NEWPORT ARBORETUM WEEK

When: Thursday, April 22 - Friday, April 30
Where: Throughout Newport

From Earth Day to Arbor Day, come celebrate the City of Arboreta. Newport, Rhode Island is home to far more professionally accredited arboreta than any other city in the world. During Newport Arboretum Week, explore your urban forest, enjoy arboreal events citywide, and take pride in your incredible urban forest.

 
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RHODE ISLAND HOTEL WEEK

When: Saturday, April 17 - Friday April 30
Where: Participating hotels throughout Rhode Island

Rhode Island's Hotel Week 2021 launches Saturday, April 17 - Friday, April 30 with big savings on overnight stays at Rhode Island's top hotels, historic inns and quaint B&Bs. The 14-day event features prix-fixe rates of $100, $200, $300, and $400 per night at 47 luxury, historic and recently renovated properties throughout Rhode Island. Enjoy reduced rates alongside complimentary amenities including spa treatments, dining credits, room upgrades, and special activities.

 

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TIVERTON FARMERS MARKET EASTER POP-UP

When: Saturday, April 3
WhereSandywoods Farmers Market

Fall in love with your local Farmer's Market again when you try our artisans food at the Saturday Easter Market. The Tiverton Farmers Market is offering a special Easter Market with delicious & local artisan foods, live music by Julio Amaro of Bristol, RI, a photo station, seed & plant exchange, makers, designers, artists and more.

 
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MOTORCYCLES AND MIMOSAS

When: Sunday, April 25
WhereAudrain Automobile Museum

witness the journey mankind has made from bicycles to superbikes in the space of a century – breakfast included! On the last Sunday of every month the Audrain is partnering with La Forge Casino Restaurant for Motorcycles and Mimosas – an early morning semi-private viewing of our current exhibition Balance and Power: The World on Two Wheels, 1885-1995 and then walk down to La Forge for a delicious brunch menu. *Limited to 16 people per session. 

 
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