Newport, Rhode Island’s Daffodil Days are the best kick off to spring. I know its no Nantucket but it is as close as I’ll get this time of year. Discover Newport holds monthly marketing meetings for local businesses and the Daffy Days committee brought a map to show us the best spots to see all the blooms. Naturally, I grabbed one so I could share with all of you where to find the best spot to take photos.
When you cross the bridge onto the island, you will immediately be greeted by blooming daffodils. If you head towards downtown, they will be on your right when you come to the stop sign and if that kind of welcome doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will. Every day when they are blooming, I am reminded how lucky I am to work on such a pretty little piece of land. Everyone in town has planted their own but the committee has clumped bulbs in specific locations for your viewing as well. More than twenty-five thousand bulbs in each spot to be exact and 1,000,000 total. Holy smokes.
If you head to the daffy days' website, here, you will find the lay of the land as well as an entire calendar of events for the next two weeks (starting Friday, April 12, 2019). I will highlight a few of my favorites here for you though.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Daffodil Days Opening Ceremonies - Bannister’s and Bowen’s Wharf from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Daffy Doggie Paw-rade (probably the best idea ever) - Queen Anne’s Square from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Daffy Doggie Post Parade “Pawty” (again, amazing) - Hotel Viking from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Go Daffy at Green Animals Topiary Garden - Green Animals from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Beach Cleanup at the Cliff Walk (since you all know I’m pretty passionate about our oceans) - Cliff Walk from 12:00 to 2:00 pm
There are also parades, strolls, and races for you all to enjoy. Seriously, check out their website. Don’t forget to show me your pictures if you take any!