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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:

www.newenglandquahogfestival.com
Contact: Nancy Rafi, 401.714.2388
nrafi@hotmail.com

 

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.