The Bristol Harbor Festival is 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. 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.
Stuffie Competition @ 2:00pm (CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION & APPLICATION)
Cash Bar – Beer from 12 Guns Brewing, Wine, Oysters, Chowdah & Stuffies
Live Music: Interstellar 2-4:30p / Six Feet Apart 5-7:30p
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.
Coming by Boat? We offer transient slips and moorings. Reserve yours today by clicking here or on the button below: