12PM – Sea Creature Parade through Wickford
1230PM-7PM – New England Quahog Festival
at the North Kingstown Town Beach
The day will begin with a Sea Creature parade through downtown Wickford with children + adults dressed as mermaids, pirates, colorful fish, sharks, octopi, jellyfish and other marine life, led by the Extraordinary Rendition Band, Shriners cars and clowns, local dignitaries and more. This is an art parade and everyone is invited to join in.
The parade will end at the beach where
our 2017 Queen of the Sea and her Royal Court will officially welcome everyone to the festival and crown the 2018 Royal Court
for next year’s festival.
At the beach there will be live music + entertainment all day, great food trucks + vendors, a beer garden hosted by Whaler’s Brewing, face painting, games, a touch tank, Newport Jack the pirate and so much more.
Did we mention – it’s at the beach + it’s FREE!
The second annual festival is sponsored by FreshLocalRI.com, and is being produced by RI community members with all proceeds donated to the Town of North Kingstown, earmarked to make improvements at the beach.
Join us for a fun day at the beach
and celebrate summer in Rhode Island!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ART FESTIVAL CONTACT THE WICKFORD ART ASSOCIATION AT: www.wickfordart.org
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 www.histwick.org
Don’t miss it. The last garden tour was wonderful.
For information on tickets visit: www.historicwickford.org
Check out information on the 2010 tour for more details: Garden Tour
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)
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 www.nkartscouncil.org for up to date information and changes to concert info . . .80 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852
(401) 294-3331 x241
ANNUAL PARADE SLATED FOR 10 AM
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.
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