The Bristol Harbor Festival is guaranteed to bring fun and excitement for all who join us in Rockwell Park on Saturday, August 14th. Besides spending a sunny day at our scenic harbor front, here’s a look at the different events we have to offer.
Blessing Of The Fleet @ 1:30pm
To kick off our festivities at 1:30pm there will be a Blessing Of The Fleet. This is a centuries-old tradition originating in southern European, predominantly Catholic, fishing communities where a local priest blesses a long procession of ships and boats as they pass by the harbor. The blessing was not only meant to ensure a plentiful fishing season but a safe one for the men and women providing for the community.
Dedication of the Michael Andrade Memorial Boardwalk @ 2:15pm
Beer & Booze Bar, Oysters, Chowdah & Clamcakes
We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Twelve Guns Brewing Company this year. Guests will be able to purchase their tasty beer and hard seltzer at this year’s festival collection! In addition, Bristol Oyster Bar will be shucking oysters and we will be selling RI-style chowder & clam cakes, thanks to Galilean Seafoods!
Live Music from 2:30 – 8pm
You can’t have a party without music! This year’s festival features two amazing bands that play throughout Rhode Island.
Littleneck Boil (Optional Steak Dinner) from 5-7pm
The highlight of The Bristol Harbor Festival is the Littleneck Boil, which takes place from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Read more about this featured event here.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Maritime Center located on Church St. or by clicking the ticket below.