The Bristol Harbor Festival

Come Enjoy The Best Kept Secret In The East Bay

Bristol Harbor is the crown jewel for locals, as well as thousands of visiting boaters and travelers from around the country and world! It’s the gateway to exploring the port town of Bristol, RI that so many consider destination traveling for its vast history, bountiful boutique shops, and renowned dining. Importantly, our waters provide hundreds of jobs for the hard-working men and women in the fishing and boating industries.

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The Harbor Festival started 8 years ago as a means for raising funds to continue a tradition of proud Southern New Englanders giving back to the very waters that give so much to them. Our mission is to promote use of the waterfront and to strengthen ties between the Bristol Harbormaster’s Office, the local fishing community and those who choose to explore Bristol by land or by sea.  

Funds raised from this year’s Bristol Harbor Festival & Blessing of the Fleet will be used to partner with Clean Ocean Access (COA) for the Bristol Harbor Clean-Up Program. Learn more about Clean Ocean Access and their MTS program here.

“Creating a cleaner and healthier Bristol Harbor is a top priority,” said Bristol’s Harbormaster Gregg Marsili. “The Bristol Harbor Festival is not only a fun, family event that promotes use of the waterfront and strengthens ties between the Bristol Harbormaster’s Office, the local fishing community and those who choose to explore Bristol by land or by sea. The Festival is also an important means to raise funds for the installation of a new MTS unit, which has proven effective at removing trash and debris in many other coastal communities.”

Sponsorship provides a wonderful way for your business to support this local event while promoting your business.  Various levels of sponsorship are available and can be found by clicking here.

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, August 14th and celebrate the best that Bristol, RI and our harbor has to offer. Click on the ticket below to purchase tickets for the Littleneck Boil (or optional Steak Dinner).

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