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Newport RI’s Daffodillion Campaign has the daffy idea of planting 1,000,000 daffodils throughout the city to celebrate renewal, beauty and live-ability.
Newport RI’s Daffodillion Campaign has the daffy idea of planting 1,000,000 daffodils throughout the city to celebrate renewal, beauty and live-ability.

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3 Days of "daffiness" in Newport, RI featuring a parade, costume contests, dance, music, bike rally, car show and much more.

Half-a-million Daffodils Put on a Great Show!
ALL ACTIVITIES FREE

For details see WWW.DAFFODILLION.COM

FRIDAY, APRIL 17
5:30 pm
Opening Ceremony
Come celebrate Spring as Newport’s Mayor cuts a Garland of Daffodils to kick-off Newport’s Daffodil Days Festival. Bannister’s Wharf.
5:45 pm
Daffy Window Decorating Contest
Winners announced and prizes awarded at Bannister’s Wharf.
5:15-7:15 pm
Live Music
Musicians perform outdoors at Bannister and Bowen’s Wharfs. All join in for a “Daffy Conga” with Miss Newport.
Throughout the Evening
Daffy Drinks & Delightful Desserts
Enjoy signature drink and dessert offerings at Newport’s favorite restaurants.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18
12:30-1 pm
Daffy Doggies on Parade
It’s a Daffy Dog Day for a stroll. Gather at the Black Dog shop at the West end of Bannister’s with your dog dressed in Daffy attire. Prizes for daffiest doggies!

1-3 pm
Daffodil Delight at Hillside
Open garden at Hillside - a private garden with more than 150,000 daffodils in bloom. Corner of Catherine and Gibbs Avenue. No dogs; no strollers.

1:30 pm
“Tour de Jonquilles” Bike Ride
Join with the Daffy bike riders (decorated with daffodils, please) departing from Touro Park for an easy 3 mile ride to view beds of Daffodils throughout Newport, ending at Ballard Park. Sponsored by Bike Newport.

2-4 pm
Jazz and Bouquet Market at Ballard Park
Live jazz performed in the old quarry meadow amidst 19,000 daffodils. Shop for Spring flowers and have your picture taken by a professional photographer (Photos for sale). At Ballard Park, off Ruggles Avenue near Rogers High School

SUNDAY, APRIL 19
11-2 pm
Dabble & Doodle the Daffys
Calling all “budding” artists to capture the beauty of the Daffodil fields. Easels, paper and crayons provided to create a masterpiece to take home. Two locations - Cliff Walk at Salve Regina and Ballard Park.

1:30 – 3 pm
Daffodil Car Rally
Daffodil decorated classic cars parade through Newport, departing from the Visitor’s Center, down America’s Cup Avenue, out to Ocean Drive and back along Bellevue Avenue, ending at the Bellevue House at 304 Bellevue Avenue.

3:00 – 4:30 pm
Daffodil Classic Car Display and Private Garden Tour
After the rally, view the participating automobiles on the grounds at the historic Bellevue House, a private estate. Tour the extensive gardens, in spectacular bloom with thousands of daffodils. No dogs, no strollers. Parking at the Stop & Shop Plaza on Bellevue Avenue.

2 & 4 pm
“Dance of the Daffodils” Live Ballet
Enjoy dances performed by the RI Ballet Theatre at 2pm at Ballard Park. Encore performance in the gardens at Bellevue House at 4pm.

And Don’t Miss...

“Birds and Blooms”
A juried art exhibition at Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Avenue.

“Daffodils en Plein Air” competition
Open call for all artists to contribute their Daffodil themed works of art (any medium) by June 30, 2015 to the Newport Art Museum for judging and awards at the end of June. All art will be auctioned off at a later date with proceeds going to purchase daffodil bulbs for the Daffodillion free bulb give-away in October. Call the Art Museum at

April Daffodil Days at Blithewold, Bristol RI
APRIL SHOWERS ON OUR FLOWERS?
Rain dates for all activities are the following weekend, same day of week, time and venue.

APRIL SHOWERS ON OUR FLOWERS?
Rain dates for all activities are the following weekend, same day of week, time and venue.

For details see WWW.DAFFODILLION.COM

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Have a DAFFY Happy Easter!!!
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We're just daffy about daffodils right now in Newport. Get ready to celebrate the Newport Daffodil Festival on April 25-27... ☺

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We're just daffy about daffodils right now in Newport. Get ready to celebrate the Newport Daffodil Festival on April 25-27...... ☺
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