We blinked and February is 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 to local road races, annual events and plenty of heated outdoor dining spots.

Below are our top picks for the month.

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1 POP-UP IGLOOS IN + AROUND NEWPORT

Where:
The Reef and Diego's Newport
Cost:
Varies

When it is a cold winter night—instead of staying indoors—enjoy a cozy, decorated, and heated igloo overlooking the bay with a prime view of sunset, paired with seasonal cocktails and a creative menu. These cold-weather dining experiences will keep you warm, and somewhat outside, until Spring.

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2 HOT CHOCOLATE BAR at THE CHANLER

Where:
THE CHANLER AT CLIFF WALK
When:
SATURDAY's & SUNDAY'S
HOURS:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Spend an afternoon in front of the roaring fire pit or take a winter stroll along the Cliff Walk with a decadent cup of hot chocolate in hand. Artisanal hot chocolate is crafted with either milk or dark chocolate, with the option to upgrade to an adult version.

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3 Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Where:
Downtown Newport
When:
Saturday, March 16th

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.

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4 NEWPORT VINEYARDS EVENTS

Enjoy a month of non-stop fun at Newport Vineyards this March. From the weekly flight night, to a blind beer tasting and weekly dining specials—come hungry, thirsty, and ready to have fun. 

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5 RI Craft Beer Week

Where:
Breweries In & Around Newport
When:
March 1 - 10

Attention beer lovers; Rhode Island Brewers Guild is crafting up a schedule of events at your favorite breweries, bars and restaurants around the state to celebrate the 3rd RI Craft Beer Week, happening March 1st - 10th. There will be events happening all week long at taprooms and breweries, along with special featured events, like food trucks at Ragged Island, open mic nights and nightly specials at Six Pack Brewing, and a blind beer tasting to test your brewery knowledge all week at Taproot Brewing Co. to name a few. 

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6 Italian Wine Tasting with Fattoria Sant'Appiano

Where:
Greenvale Vineyards
When:
March 4
Cost:
$90

Immerse yourself in an exclusive Wine Tasting event at Greenvale Vineyards by Sant'Appiano. 

Tasting Wines
  • SPUMANTE CUVE’E
  • TANALUPA I.G.T. TOSCANA BIANCO
  • DOMENICO CAPPELLI CHIANTI D.O.C.G. 2021
  • MONTELORO SUPERTUSCANY
  • DIVINUM VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI

 

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7 Newport Irish Heritage Month

Where:
Around Newport
When:
March 1 - 31

"All things Irish", is the goal of the 47th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month with family fun events, guided tours, the 68th Annual Newport St. Patrick's Day Parade and more Irish-themed happenings occurring all month long thanks to The Museum of Newport Irish History

Below find a preview of some of the great events being offered, for a full list, click here.

Bangers and Mash Buskers Irish Food

 

8 Newport Comedy Series: The Triple National Headliner Premiere

Where:
Newport Blues Cafe
When:
March 21 from 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost:
$29 per person

Prepare for an unforgettable night of laughter as Mike Koutrobis, Carolyn Plummer, and Jim Colliton take the stage in Newport for the premiere night of the Newport Comedy Series.

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9 Fermentation Class

Where:
Forty 1° North
When:
Recurring weekly on Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost:
$45 per person

Featuring five wine tastings with a special theme or from a particular region accompanied by five small food pairings, Fermentation Class is held at the Oval Bar every Wednesday at 6:30. Reservations are required and this class often sells out.

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10 Live Music Events

Mar 9

Music by Andre Arsenault

Andre Arsenault is a dynamic entertainer who performs over a hundred events each year from weddings…

Mar 15

Music by Zach Guillette

Zachary Guillette is a Reggae/Dub musician from Tiverton, Rhode Island. He has been playing and…

Mar 22

Eleni Katz and the Bassoon

Hailed for her virtuosity and vibrant musical spirit, bassoonist Eleni Katz has established herself…

Mar 23

Music by Ike Dee

East Providence based singer songwriter blending indie pop folk and soul into a heartfelt blend that…

 

11 Afternoon Tea

Where:
Hotel Viking
When:
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cost:
$49 per person

Enjoy a quintessential Afternoon Tea in the Garden Room at One Bellevue. The dedicated team will walk you through choosing the perfect loose leaf tea, prepared table side for each guest. Enjoy culinary delights ranging from house baked scones, delicate finger sandwiches to petit fours and cakes. The beverage cart can be found serving Champagne and Cocktails for guests wishing to enhance their experience.

Dress is smart casual. Please notify the restaurant if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies.

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12 Notable Women of RI: Elliott, Jones, and Red Wingwith Fred Zilian

Where:
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
When:
March 23 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost:
Pre-registration is required. $17 Members | $23 Nonmembers

This lecture will focus on three remarkable Rhode Island women of the 19th and 20th centuries. Maud Howe Elliott was a social and political activist, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and founder of the Newport Art Association. 

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13 Southcoast Health Aquidneck 10K

Where:
Sachuest Beach (Second Beach)
When:
March 23rd from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Southcoast Health Aquidneck 10k is an annual event with the goal of supporting our friends at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. All participants will receive a race shirt, race bib, timing chip, and finisher’s medal.

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14 Newport Winter Foodies Stroll

Where:
TOUR STARTS: CORNER OF LEES WHARF AND THAMES STREET AT 5:30 PM
When:
Fridays & Saturdays
Cost:
$135

Newport Winter Foodies Stroll offers a 1-mile guided walking food tour through Newport's historic Thames Street.

TASTING LOCATIONS INCLUDE:
  • Gardiner House: A welcoming cocktail 
  • Vieste: A choice of their arancini or eggplant rollatini and a glass of wine
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: A seafood dinner, salad, and wine
  • The Vanderbilt: for their sticky toffee pudding and a wine pairing.

Tasting locations subject to change.

 

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Newport Foodies Stroll

 

15 FREE GUIDED BIRD WALKS

Where:
NORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY, MIDDLETOWN
When:
March 3, 17 & 31 from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cost:
FREE

FREE - No registration required. Meet in the parking lot.

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.

 
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16 Farmer's Markets

 

17 THE BIT PLAYERS IMPROV COMEDY

Where:
FIREHOUSE THEATER, 4 EQUALITY PARK PLACE, NEWPORT
When:
FRIDAY & SATURDAY'S
Cost:
$18

Come see RI's most award-winning comedy troupe as they hit the stage with their hilarious improv comedy show full of larger than life characters, hysterical musical numbers, and the quickest wit you'll ever see. Seating is on a first come first serve basis. Each show runs for 1 hour, both Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the month.

 

Pro-tip: Make sure you get tickets in advance, shows often sell out.

 

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18 Easter in Newport

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. 

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Afternoon Tea Service

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FREE Guided Bird Walks

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Hot Chocolate Bar

Join us for a delightful afternoon beside the cozy, crackling fire pit, or enjoy a leisurely winter…

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