Calendar of Events

Event List Calendar

December 6, 2017

Beauty and the Bath’s 21st Annual Pajama Party

Through the years we’ve collected thousands of children’s pajamas to share the warmth during the holiday season.

Customers tell us shopping for their PJ donations to bring to our party has become one of their favorite holiday traditions.
Together, as a village, we make a difference and it feels so good!
We have very special goody bags and raffle prizes this year and our local restaurants have once again committed to making awesome food to snack on! Danielle from Swipe For A Cause is ready to pour our specialty “grown up” hot cocoa and we have lots of other surprises in store!
Please save the date and plan a night out with friends. We assure you it will put you right in the holiday spirit!


Start: December 6, 2017 5:00 pm
End: December 6, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Beauty and the Bath
Phone: 401-294-3576
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11 West Main Street

November 30, 2017

32nd Annual Festival of Lights

Check out our great video from Festival of Lights:
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Sponsored by the Wickford Village Association, N.K. Arts Council, Histwick and BankNewport


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.


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.!


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 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.!


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 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: 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: November 30, 2017
End: December 3, 2017
Venue: Wickford Village
Wickford, RI, United States, 02852

November 11, 2017

Veterans Day Parade

The parade is Nov 11th thru Wickford.  Assemble in the Centerville Bank parking lot across from Wilson Park. All veterans are invited to march (or ride) with the VFW.


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

November 4, 2017

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

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

Saturday, November 4th 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 4th, 2016, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The fee for appraisals is $15.00 per item, $10.00 for each additional item. Smith’s Castle members get one item free. For more information and to register for a time slot contact: Carol Palmer 885-2374 , or e-mail

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.

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 4, 2017 9:00 am
End: November 4, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: Smith's Castle
55 Richard Smith Drive, North Kingstown, RI, United States, 02852

October 29, 2017

Horribles Parade

Bring your “Horribles” out in costume to our annual parade!  Starts at St. Paul’s Church (55 Main Street, Wickford) Sunday, October 29th 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 29, 2017 12:00 pm
End: October 29, 2017 1:00 pm
Venue: Wickford Village
Wickford, RI, United States, 02852

October 20, 2017

Wicked Week (and a half!) in Wickford



Start: October 20, 2017
End: October 31, 2017
Venue: Wickford Village
Wickford, RI, United States, 02852

September 1, 2017

Wickford Harbor Lights

Friday, September 1st at 6 PM – 10 PM

Start: September 1, 2017
End: September 1, 2017
Brown Street, Wickford Harbor, 02852

August 27, 2017

New England Quahog Festival

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, 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!

Contact: Nancy Rafi, 401.714.2388

Start: August 27, 2017 12:00 pm
End: August 27, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Wickford
Wickford, RI, United States, 02852

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