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December 10, 2016

Breakfast With Santa

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

December 7, 2016

Beauty and the Bath’s 20th Annual Pajama Party

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

December 1, 2016

31st Annual Festival of Lights

Check out our great video from Festival of Lights:
Video Produced by www.propulsioncinematography.com

SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Sponsored by the Wickford Village Association, N.K. Arts Council, Histwick and BankNewport

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1

6:00 p.m. Town tree lighting and visit from Santa in Updike Park sponsored by N.K. Chamber of Commerce kicks off a weekend of festivities and a season of wonder. The North Kingstown Community Youth Chorus and The Lafayette Band perform.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2

5:30 p.m. Santa arrives to the Town Dock aboard The Sea Princess led by kayaks from the Kayak Centre.

6:00-7:30 p.m. Ongoing live Nativity at St. Paul’s Church on Main St. performed by the Youth Groups.

6:00-8:00 p.m. Hayrides with Santa around the Village originating in the parking lot by the Town Dock ($3 per person).

6:30-7:15 p.m. The North Kingstown Community Chorus carols inUpdikePark.

7:15-8:15 p.m.  The Lafayette Band performs their “Holiday Concert” atFirstBaptistChurch onMain St.

Throughout the Evening… Various musical entertainment about the Village including Ye Olde English Carolers.

Most shops are open until 9:00 p.m.!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

12:00 p.m. Join the Elf Parade!  Elves of all ages… come dressed in your elfiest costumes and march from The Wickford Collection to the Town Dock to greet Santa!

12:30 p.m. Santa arrives at the Town Dock aboard the Sea Princess escorted by kayaks.

1:00-4:00 p.m. Hayrides with Santa throughout the village originating in the parking lot by the Town Dock ($3 per person.) The South County Rounders performs their lively string band versions of holiday music and Ye Olde English Carolers stroll about the Village.

12:30 p.m. Ice Sculptor carves 2 ice sculptures in a live demonstration at Updike Park on the corner of Brown Street and West Main Street.

12:00-4:00 p.m.  Christmas At The Castle.  Celebrate Christmas Past at Smith’s Castle.  Sip hot cider, listen to live music… enjoy a simple Christmas!  Visit www.smithscastle.org for details.

7:00 p.m. North Kingstown Community Chorus and Youth Chorus Winter Concert at N.K.H.S.

Most shops are open until 9:00 p.m.!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

12:30 p.m. Santa arrives at the Town Dock aboard the Sea Princess escorted by kayaks.

1:00-4:00 p.m. Hayrides with Santa throughout the village. The South County Rounders performs (see above for details).  Ye Olde English Carolers stroll about the Village.

12:00-4:00 p.m.  Christmas At The Castle.  Celebrate Christmas Past at Smith’s Castle.  Sip hot cider, listen to live music… enjoy a simple Christmas! Visit www.smithscastle.org for details.

12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Little Picture Show and Sale Holiday Reception at Wickford Art Association Affordable small art, refreshments, meet the artists! More info: www.wickfordart.org for details.

3:15-4:00 p.m. The Ladies of the Rolling Pin perform atUpdike Park(see above for details).

3:00 p.m. North Kingstown Community Chorus And Youth Chorus Winter Concert at N.K.H.S.

Start: December 1, 2016
End: December 4, 2016
Venue: Wickford Village
Address:
Wickford, RI, United States, 02852

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 smithscastle55@gmail.com 

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 smithscastle55@gmail.com, or visit the website, www.smithscastle.org.

 

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
Address:
55 Richard Smith Drive, North Kingstown, RI, United States, 02852

November 11, 2016

Veterans Day Parade

Parade starts at 10 AM.

 

Start: November 11, 2016 10:00 am
End: November 11, 2016 11:00 am
Venue: Wickford Village
Address:
Wickford, RI, United States, 02852

October 30, 2016

Horribles Parade

Bring your “Horribles” out in costume to our annual parade!  Starts at St. Paul’s Church (55 Main Street, Wickford) Sunday, October 30th at Noon.

This fun and festive children’s parade will end with entertainment and a little candy treat for all the kids.  A Wickford tradition that’s fun for the whole family – including the four legged furry family members!

Start: October 30, 2016 12:00 pm
End: October 30, 2016 1:00 pm
Venue: Wickford Village
Address:
Wickford, RI, United States, 02852

October 22, 2016

Wicked Week (and a half!) in Wickford

WICKFORD WICKED WEEK & ½ … OCTOBER 22nd- Halloween

Join us in Historic Wickford Village for days upon days of Halloween- season events… family friendly and FREE!

SAT October 22, 11am-3pm:  PUMPKINS IN THE PARK… KIDS- Come decorate a FREE pumpkin in Updike Park.  Face painting, too!

SUN  October 23, 2pm:  “Graveyards of  Wickford” :  Local historian, Tim Cranston, will begin this intriguing walking tour at Updike Park.

THUR  October 27, 5-8pm:  LADIES’ NIGHT!  Grab your girlfriends for a beautiful fall evening of boutique shopping.  Many shops will offer demonstrations, specials and refreshments.  The Village will be aglow with pumpkin luminaries and beautiful Harbor Lights and the sounds of live music.

WED October 26th, 6pm:  WICKED BINGO!  A festive fundraiser for the NK Food Pantry full of fun & prizes! (Brought to you by the NK Chamber Charitable Foundation.)  For location and details, visit www.northkingstown.com or call 295-5566

SAT  October 29, 1pm: Join Victoria McNally from Ghost Tours of Newport RI for a grave side chat as we discuss Wickford’s historic cemeteries, it’s role in RI’s first vampire,  ghost hunting 101 and more!  Also experience the ancient art of dowsing or divining first hand to help find lay lines and communicate from the beyond.  Tour begins in Updike Park.

SUN  October 30,  12noon:  HORRIBLES PARADE… Kids of all ages are invited to march in our annual costume parade, led by Pete and Chris Amusements.  Parade begins promptly at noon from St. Paul’s Parish House on Main St. & concludes in the municipal parking lot by the Town Dock, where Pete and Chris will entertain with clowning and magic!  Trick-Or-Treat throughout the day at participating businesses*.   Don’t forget your candy buckets!

SAT  October 31: HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Trick-Or-Treat throughout the day at participating businesses*.

*participating businesses will be marked with a sign.

Some events are weather permitting.  Visit our website www.wickfordvillage.com and follow us on facebook “I love wickford village” for more event details and updates!

 

Start: October 22, 2016
End: October 31, 2016
Venue: Wickford Village
Address:
Wickford, RI, United States, 02852

August 27, 2016

Music In The Park

Saturday August 27 from 2-4 pm at Updike Park

Ten Rod Ramblers Cap Summer Music in the Park in Wickford

Please join us in Wickford for the last of the Music in the Park series showcasing the Ten Rod Ramblers.  This highly popular local band plays 60’s 70’s and 80’s music.  Concert takes place Saturday August 27 from 2-4 pm at Updike Park.  This family friendly event is free and open to the public.  Come, bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the beautiful weather, some music and shopping in historic Wickford Village.

All of the music is sponsored by select village merchants and is free and open to the public.

Start: August 27, 2016 2:00 pm
End: August 27, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Updike Park
Address:
Wickford, RI, United States, 02852

December 5, 2015

Christmas at the Castle

Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6, 2015 Noon-4:00 p.m.  

Experience Christmas time at Smith’s Castle (built in 1678), with the rooms adorned with decorations of fresh greens, the aroma of complimentary hot cider and cookies, live music from an earlier era filling the house from: the Brown University Madrigal Singers (A Capella Concert), St. Luke’s Jubilate Ringers (An English Hand Bell Choir), listen to Dulcimers being played and Bob Chandler playing his beautiful hurdy gurdy. Bring your camera and catch a photo of Father Christmas who will be here on Saturday and Sunday, enjoy dressing up in period garb (another photo opt), the popular Docent bake table is back, an ornament table, there will be a small group of vendors, our Gift Shop will be open, fresh wreaths and Christmas arrangements from Healey Farm. This year’s theme is “The History of the Christmas Pudding” with a demonstration of how to make this popular English dessert.

 Admission: General Admission – $7.00 with a family cap of $20.00 Children 6-12 – $3.00, Active Military & Seniors – $2 discount. Members and Children 5 and under – free.
Smith’s Castle is located at 55 Richard Smith Drive off Post Road north of the State Police Barracks in North Kingstown. For more information visit: www.smithscastle.org
Start: December 5, 2015 12:00 pm
End: December 6, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Smith's Castle
Address:
55 Richard Smith Drive, North Kingstown, RI, United States, 02852

July 11, 2015

53rd 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ART FESTIVAL CONTACT THE WICKFORD ART ASSOCIATION AT: www.wickfordart.org

Start: July 11, 2015
End: July 12, 2015