We blinked and February was over. Now we can't stop daydreaming of all things March on The Coast. There's so much to be excited about in Newport this time of year, from plenty of dreamy winter happenings like a hot chocolate bar and pop-up igloos on the bay to winter walking tours and plenty of heated outdoor dining spots.

Below are our top picks for the month.

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 indoor mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been temporarily reinstated, local businesses may ask you to wear a mask or show your vaccination card 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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MARBLE HOUSE RE-OPENING

Built between 1888 and 1892, Marble House a social and architectural landmark that set the pace for Newport's subsequent transformation from a quiet summer colony of wooden houses to the legendary resort of opulent stone palaces. It designed by iconic architect Richard Morris Hunt and inspired by the Petit Trianon at Versailles. The cost of the house was reported in contemporary press accounts to be $11 million, of which $7 million was spent on 500,000 cubic feet of marble. Upon its completion, Mr. Vanderbilt gave the house to his wife as a 39th birthday present. 

When: March 1, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, last admission at 4:00 PM
Where: Marble House

*Please Note: The Breakers will be closed March 1 - May 27

 

 

 

A NIGHT OF OUTDOOR MUSIC & COCKTAILS WITH BRIAN TWOHEY

With pubs on hold, Linden Place brings the pubs to you with a night of outdoor live music and refreshments! The night will feature outdoor lighting, fire pits, heaters and Adirondack chairs in the courtyard of historic Linden Place Mansion. Guests are encouraged to BYOB (bring your own blanket) and enjoy Irish music and cover songs by local musician, Brian Twohey while savoring festive drinks from the cash bar provided by RI Cruisin’ Cocktails.

When: Friday, March 19, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Linden Place Mansion

 

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WEEKEND WINTER WONDERS SCAVENGER HUNTS

Each week try one of  four themed scavenger hunts at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol. Take home a Grab & Go activity, worksheet pages, and a suggested children’s reading list for winter. Complete your scavenger hunt and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win a Music at Sunset Picnic Package! (4 tickets to one of Blithewold's Music at Sunset concerts, private porch seating, plus a boxed picnic).

When: Saturdays and Sundays through March 29, 10:00 am - 1:00 PM
Where: Blithewold Mansion

 

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FREE GUIDED BIRD WALK

Count up as many bird species as you can, from soaring red-tailed hawks to tiny hovering hummingbirds. You'll learn how to identify common year-round residents and seasonal migrants. All birding levels welcome. Binoculars are helpful but not required.

When: Sunday, March 14, 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Where: Norman Bird Sanctuary

 

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POSTPONED: NEWPORT SAINT PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

Find your best green attire, keep your eyes open for leprechauns, and join in the revelry to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Newport! The parade kicks off from the Newport City Hall and runs through Washington Square, down Thames Street, and ends at St. Augustine's Church. Parade will be held rain or shine.

When: Postponed until September 25, 2021
Where: Begins from Newport City Hall

 

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Jan 24-Mar 31

Festive Igloo Pop-up

Cozy up in one of our igloos located on The Lounge & Firepit Deck. Enjoy our special igloo…

Jan 24-Mar 31

Gurney's Ice Skating Rink

Join us this fall and winter to skate by the sea. The Gurney's Newport skating rink is coming back…

Jan 24-Jan 31

Onne van der Wal

For the past 30 years, Onne has traveled between tropical destinations and icy reaches of the globe…

Jan 25-May 29

The Newport Biennial 2022

January 8, 2022 - May 29, 2022 The juried exhibition is one of the Newport Art Museum’s longest…

Jan 26-Mar 23

A Smart Phone Photo Exhibit

A Smart Phone Photo Exhibit. A juried community exhibit at Roger Free Library. On View Jan 26…

Jan 26-May 25

Adult Ballroom Dance Class

Adult Ballroom Dance Class held on Wednesday evenings from 7:45PM - 8:45PM. Couples are preferred…

Jan 26-Mar 5

Artistic Interpretations

Perspectives from Our Young Artists January 15 - March 5, 2022 Curated by Erica Connolly…

WALKING TOURS WITH NEWPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Bundle up and make your way outdoors for a 1-hour walking tour with the Newport Historical Society in the heart of downtown Newport. Presented by an expert guide, tours will depart with a group of no more than ten for an especially intimate experience. 

Masks are required and you will be asked a series of screening questions to ensure the health of everyone in the tour group.

 

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The Point Neighborhood

Home to craftsmen, merchants, religious dissenters and more, discover the Point neighborhood’s rich colonial history.

Newport Colony House

The French in 18th Century

Explore the heart of 18th century Newport and discuss the year-long period when roughly 12,000 French soldiers and sailors lived alongside Newport citizens during the American Revolution. Learn how…

Newport Historical Society

Rogues + Scoundrels

See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.”

Wanton Lyman Hazard House

Discover Colonial Newport

Hear stories of entrepreneurship, African American heritage and religious diversity during Newport’s colonial period.

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