Calendar of Events

Event List Calendar

July 8, 2017

55th Annual Wickford Art Festival

Sponsored by The Wickford Art Association, The Wickford Art Festival, the #1 ranked fine arts festival in New England by Sunshine Artist magazine and 7th out of the 200 best in the country!

• Providence Journal
”Finest collection of artists found anywhere on the east coast.”
• State of Rhode Island
ranked #7 statewide for tourist attendance
• Harris Poll
placed in their “top 100 shows in the country!”
• USA Today
”A must-see show in a charming village.”
• Noted among artists traveling the festival circuit for its friendliness and pleasant surroundings.


Start: July 8, 2017
End: July 9, 2017

June 24, 2017

Wickford Garden Tour 2017

Historic Wickford presents Wickford in Bloom, on Saturday, June 24th,
2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine).  This captivating self-guided
garden tour of private and public gardens begins in the center of charming Wickford
Village at Updike Park and will enable participants to experience and explore an
exemplary selection of 12 enchanting gardens.  Designs of the gardens vary from
cottage-inspired treasures to small hidden spaces that will inspire and engage the
viewers to appreciate the variations of plant materials and architectural symmetry.
As well, the tour will pass by historic properties that flourish with natural

The 2017 garden tour will feature gardens on properties of 18th and 19th-century
homes and buildings — some on the picturesque harbor and others on the tree-lined
village streets.  On each property a local artist will be capturing the garden
showcased. Your ticket purchase will support the preservation efforts of Historic
Wickford and North Kingstown.

Tickets may be purchased for $25 at the following locations throughout the Village
prior to the event: The Book Garden, Beauty and the Bath, Green Ink, Wickford
Collections, My Paris Apartment, Spring Pottery, Studio 460 and the North Kingstown
Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets may also be purchased for $30 on the day of the tour, Saturday, June 24th,
2017 at Updike Park, where the tour begins.

Wickford in Bloom is sponsored by Historic Wickford, Inc. (HistWick), an
all-volunteer community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and
celebrating the historic and cultural features of Wickford Village.

For more information visit


Don’t miss it.  The last garden tour was wonderful.

For information on tickets visit:

Check out information on the 2010 tour for more details: Garden Tour

Start: June 24, 2017
End: June 24, 2017

June 6, 2017

Tuesday Night Concert Series 2017

Centerville Bank & the North Kingstown Arts Council invite you to attend the 2017 Tuesday Night Summer Concert Series.

Tuesday Nights @ North Kingstown Town Beach  (10 Beach Street)
7:00 pm

June 6 – Brass Attack
June 13 – The New Forty
June 20 – Paula Clare Blues Band
June 27 – 88th Army Band
July 11 – The Driftwoods
July 18 – The Northeast Groove
July 25 – Nancy Paolino & the Black Tie Band
Aug 1 – URI Jazz Band
Aug 8 – Avenue A (6pm Start time )
Aug 15 – RI Rednecks (6pm Start time)

Concerts are free; donations are accepted.
Be sure to bring seating.

Check the NK Arts Council Website  for up to date information and changes to concert info . . .80 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852
(401) 294-3331 x241

Start: June 6, 2017 12:00 am
End: August 15, 2017 11:00 pm

May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Parade

Parade marchers will begin forming at 9 AM at Wilson Park and the parade will start at 10 AM. The parade route will follow West Main, Brown and Phillips Streets through Wickford village and then onto Tower Hill Road (Rte. 1 south) to the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial on the grounds of Elm Grove Cemetery for the concluding ceremonies which are expected to begin at 11 AM.

Start: May 29, 2017 10:00 am
End: May 29, 2017 11:00 am
Venue: Wickford Village
Wickford, RI, United States, 02852

May 20, 2017




Saturday May 20th and Sunday May 21st 12-4pm

Come spend some time and experience what a typical day in colonial times was like. See crafts, games, and learn about the concerns of the times.

Docents in period clothing will welcome visitors to the historic house, assist with colonial games, dances, and craft activities on the grounds, as well as a mock colonial court, during which visitors may bring their family and friends to trial and see them placed in the stocks for a variety of real and imagined colonial offenses.

A display about Roger Williams’ time and trade at Cocumscussoc will be on hand in the trading post. Displays of swordsmanship and weaponry will also be displayed throughout the weekend.

This year’s entertainment, sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council will include traditional folk songs and sea shanties sung by the Rhode Island Pirate Players and friends on Saturday, and The Old Time Fiddlers of Rhode Island return to entertain us on Sunday.

Local vendors and artisans of hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, painting, and other items will be on hand, as well as the U.R.I. Master Gardeners who will be on hand for soil-sampling and gardening advice, as well as to guide visitors through our colonial garden.

Join us for a weekend of fun and festivities, colonial style.

Admission: $10.00 per adult, $5.00 per child 6-12 years. Free for children under 6 years old and Castle members. $2.00 discount for seniors, and active military personnel.

For more information call 401-294-3521

Start: May 20, 2017
End: May 21, 2017
Venue: Smith's Castle
North Kingstown, 02852

May 12, 2017

Wickford Harbor Lights

SPECIAL FOR MOTHER’S DAY!  Friday, May 12 at 6 PM – 10 PM

Start: May 12, 2017
End: May 12, 2017
Brown Street, Wickford Harbor, 02852

April 29, 2017

Wickford Daffodil Days

Start: April 29, 2017 8:00 am
End: April 30, 2017 5:00 pm

December 10, 2016

Breakfast With Santa



Start: December 10, 2016 8:00 am
End: December 10, 2016 10:30 am
150 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown, RI, United States, 02852

December 7, 2016

Beauty and the Bath’s 20th Annual Pajama Party


Start: December 7, 2016 5:00 pm
End: December 7, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Beauty and the Bath
Phone: 401-294-3576
Google Map
11 West Main Street

November 12, 2016

What It’s Worth Wickford? at Smith’s Castle


What’s it Worth Wickford? at Smith’s Castle

Saturday, November 12th 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Have your special item appraised by: Daniel Buck Soules

Smith’s Castle invites you to our ninth annual “What’s it Worth, Wickford” antiques appraisal day at Smith’s Castle, November 12th, 2016, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The fee for appraisals is $10.00 per item, 3 items for $25 and $5 for each item thereafter. Smith’s Castle members get one item free. For reservations or more information contact the Castle at 401-294-3521 or 

Reservations are strongly recommended along with a list of items to be appraised so as to assure a comprehensive appraisal.

Whether you have a handmade quilt that belonged to your great grandmother, an old wooden trunk in the basement, a treasured dinner service, an old toy you played with as a child, or a rocking chair that belonged to your great aunt, come to the Antiques Appraisal Day and discover the value of your family heirlooms with appraiser Daniel Buck Soules.


Mr. Soules, who has been an auctioneer and appraiser for more than 30 years, conducts charity events throughout the U.S. He has also appeared since 1999 as an on air appraiser in decorative arts, silver and collectables on the PBS television program “Antiques Roadshow.” Mr.Soules, formerly of North Kingstown, specializes in 18th, 19th and early 20th century furniture, paintings, Shaker and silver items.

For further information on Smith’s Castle:

Call 401-294-3521, email, or visit the website,


The Castle is located at 55 Richard Smith Dr., North Kingstown, RI, just off Rt. 1, about 1 mile north of Wickford Village and directly across from the State Police Barracks.

Start: November 12, 2016 9:00 am
End: November 12, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Smith's Castle
55 Richard Smith Drive, North Kingstown, RI, United States, 02852