For over 300 hundred years the shores of Bristol, RI  have provided a way of life for those who travel, fish, and explore its’ historic waters. From British naval attacks during the Revolutionary War, to the yearly celebration of our country’s Independence, Bristol Harbor has seen it all.

On Saturday August 13th, 2016, The Bristol Harbormaster’s Office and local fishing community welcome all to the 3rd Annual Bristol Harbor Festival & Blessing of the Fleet.  The event will kick off at Rockwell Park on Thames Street at Noon. Explore a full day of festivities in our featured events section for information on live music, sailboat rides, local food competitions plus much more! The day culminates with our primary fundraiser, the best tasting Littleneck Boil you’ll get your hands on plucked from the very waters we’re celebrating! Learn more about it and how to purchase tickets here.
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Proceeds from the Harbor Festival will go towards family activities at the maritime center. Together we can support and strengthen the ties between the local fishing community, the harbor itself and those who choose to explore Bristol by land or by sea. We hope you’ll come join us to help maintain our historic harbor for generations to come.