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 12th, 2017, The Bristol Harbormaster’s Office and local fishing community welcome all to the 4th Annual Bristol Harbor Festival & Blessing of the Fleet.  The event will kick off at Rockwell Park on Thames Street at 2:00pm.

Explore a full day of festivities in our featured events section for information on live music, 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.

As a result of our generous sponsors, last year the committee was able to raise and donate over $3,000 to improving the recreation area at Rockwell Park. This year, we aspire to raise even more so that we may offer family activities at the new Maritime Center and Save The Bay scholarships for two local children.

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 sea. We hope you’ll come join us to help maintain our historic harbor for generations to come.