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Annual Charlestown Seafood Festival
May 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The 36th Annual Charlestown Seafood Festival will be held this summer on August 6, 7 & 8, 2021 at Charlestown’s Ninigret Park in Rhode Island.
This year’s event marks the 36th anniversary of the Charlestown Seafood Festival. This family-and community-oriented “seafood extravaganza” is well renowned as the area’s one and only “original seafood festival.” We proudly invite everyone to come on down and partake in the various dining opportunities, the great musical entertainment, fireworks, car show, amusements, onsite camping, crafters and much, much more.
The Seafood Festival is the biggest fundraiser for the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce – which just reopened this past week for the first time since closing in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds raised by The Charlestown Seafood Festival are vital to the Chamber’s mission to support local businesses and boost tourism. To that end, festival organizers are still looking for event sponsors.
The Charlestown Seafood Festival is a three-day event which attracts close to 50,000 people. Those interested in becoming a festival sponsor should contact Kimberly Poland at 401-743-7272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship information, as well as vendor forms and details about the event are all listed on the festival’s newly redesigned website.
In addition to great dining, refreshments and concert events, the festival hosts a variety of craft vendors, a large carnival by Rockwell Amusements (ride special, ‘Ride all the Rides’ on Friday afternoon August 6, 2021 for $25.00), a classic car show (on Sunday, August 8th, 2021), and, an awesome mid-summer fireworks show on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 at 9:00 PM (fireworks rain date Sunday August 8th, 2021).
General, daily admission to the Charlestown Seafood festival is $10.00 for adults, children 10 and under free, Military (With ID) and Senior (65 & older) discount $7.00; parking is free (a $2.00 parking donation encouraged). The event goes on daily rain-or-shine. Please keep pets at home. Self-contained camping is available on site. For more information and a detailed schedule of festival events and activities please log on to www.charlestownseafoodfestival.com or contact Executive Director Heather Paliotta at (401) 364-4031.
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