In a toast to autumn’s arrival, Lower Thames Street comes alive this Saturday and Sunday with music and entertainment, dining deals, and discounts at more than a dozen unique shops and galleries. The heart of Newport’s working waterfront, Lower Thames Street is also home to five marinas, historic properties, museums and bed and breakfasts. Below is a list of some of the deals and steals not to miss during this weekend’s much anticipated stroll:
Thames Glass Glassblowing Studio & Gallery (668 Thames Street): Watch glassblowing or make your own hand blown glass ornament. Mention the stroll and get $10 off a $50 purchase of hand blown glass vases, ornaments and more. Open M-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5.
Frazzleberries (475 Thames Street) Celebrating 13 years in business, the country store with housewares, candles, custom signs and nautical knickknacks is offering storewide savings of 13% off.
Patagonia on Thames (468 Thames Street) Mention the stroll and get 15% off purchases $100+ and 20% off purchases $250+, on full price, current retail products (discount excludes items already on sale). Open Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5.
All Fired Up Pottery (452 & 662 Thames Street) Watch pottery being made, enjoy a cup of hot cider and take 10% off your entire purchase.
Gioni Originals (452 Thames Street) Check out the artist onsite creating original works from vintage and contemporary Swarovski crystals and semi-precious stones, and take 10% off store-wide.
Erica Zap (477 Thames Street) Cider and refreshments all weekend at the shop of contemporary, eclectic and ethnic finds. 15% off giftware and handbags (excludes sale items).
Down Under Jewelry (479 Thames Street) Find homemade seasonal treats and savings at this jewelry store that carries famed lines including Alexis Bittar, Echo and the Dreamer, Me & Ro, Wendy Mink and more. Mention the stroll and receive 20% off your entire purchase (excludes sale items). Open Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5.
Cabbage Rose (493 Thames Street) Tops, bottoms, dresses, Paul Frank t’s, denim by Dollhouse, shoes and accessories—take an extra 10% off all merchandise, including sale items.
Island Pursuit (364 Thames Street) Nautically-inspired frocks for and men and women reduced for the fall sale! Open Sun.-Thurs., 10-6, Fri. and Sat.10-9.
Tropical Gangsters (375 Thames Street) Funky fashion and accessories for women offered with a 15% off stroll discount Open Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-6.
NRF Museum Store (415 Thames Street)You may not be an heiress but you can own something inspired by one here. 10% off regularly priced merchandise.
International Yacht Restoration School (449 Thames Street) The legacy of
shipbuilding past and future lives at IYRS. Receive 20% off merchandise at the Visitor Center, open from 10-5.
Revel in family friendly entertainment and events for all ages all weekend, not to mention a host of savory dining deals at some of the best restaurants in the City-by-the-Sea. For a full (printer -friendly) line up, click here.