Rhode Island is known for fresh seafood, and this festival showcases those bounties. The Charlestown Seafood Festival is an all-out seafood extravaganza. Details below:
fri02aug12:00 pm11:00 pm35th Annual Charlestown Seafood FestivalAugust 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 201912:00 pm - 11:00 pm Charlestown Seafood Festival, 4890 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI Event Type :Community,Entertainment,Events,Fairs and Festivals,Family Friendly,Food and Drink Events,Live Music,Outdoor Concerts,Special Event,Weekend Events
The Charlestown Seafood Festival is organized and sponsored by the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce. This great family and community oriented, “seafood extravaganza” is well renowned as the area’s one and
The Charlestown Seafood Festival is organized and sponsored by the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce. This great family and community oriented, “seafood extravaganza” is well renowned as the area’s one and only, “original seafood festival”. This year’s event marks the 35th anniversary of the Charlestown Seafood Festival. We proudly invite everyone to come on down and partake in the various dining opportunities, the great musical entertainment, circus, fireworks, car show, amusements, onsite camping, crafters and much, much more.
A true Rhode Island experience, the Charlestown Seafood Festival, is proud to offer patrons the opportunity to dine on some of the freshest and most delicious native seafood from around the region. Each year this festival brings together a plethora of seafood harvesters and vendors, aquaculture growers, restaurateurs and concessionaires from up and down the east coast. Each day they steam up piles of fresh live native lobsters, prepare delicious lobster rolls, steam up baskets of succulent clams, steamers and mussels with corn, potatoes and butter, fry up bay and sea scallops and much, much more. Exotic seafood including freshly boiled Cajun crawfish, Maryland style crab cakes, seafood jambalaya, and farm raised alligator together with large gulf shrimp and other delicious foods are all cooked for your dining pleasure onsite. Enjoy freshly harvested and locally grown littleneck clams and a variety of oysters cultivated in the salt ponds of South County. Dine on them served on the half shell, chilled over ice with a wedge of lemon and your favorite cocktail sauce or vinaigrette. All while you take in the sights and sounds and enjoy the variety of entertainment.
Dining opportunities also include festival favorites such as burgers and french-fries, hot dogs, clam chowder and clam cakes, fish chowder, corn on the cob, spiral potatoes, smoked BBQ ribs, chicken and beef, fish and chips, sausage and pepper sandwiches, steak sandwiches, fried dough, strawberry shortcake, ice cream and many other dessert choices. The food choices abound at this festival and you’re guaranteed to find something that tempts your palate. What goes better with seafood and BBQ than frosty draft beer (like a Whalers Brewing Company #RISE or a cold Budweiser) and chilled wine? Multiple beverage choices available for purchase on site; you must be of legal drinking age and have a valid photographic ID.
The Charlestown Seafood Festival offers patrons great outdoor musical entertainment. Your general event admission price includes non-stop concerts performed each day by a variety of musical talents including Tyler Steel (Nashville Country Recording Artist) and Taylor Ray Holbrook Music (Nashville Country Artist) on Friday, August 2nd for a country music themed night with openers Brothers of the Road Band and local band Town Line Music. On Saturday, August 3rd come and enjoy the sounds of The Reminisant’s (50’s Oldies), Take It To The Bridge, Wanted DOA (Bon Jovi Tribue) and the awesome DIRTY DEEDS (AC/DC Tribute). Rounding out the weekend on Sunday, August 4th are the jamming sounds of Witzend, the ever popular swing sounds of Eight to the Bar, and the very popular classic sounds of Whole Lotta Heart (Heart Tribute), and the high energy music of Sugar. Plus, we are proud to announce that Rhody’s Red Nose Circus is comign to the festival this year. There are no tickets for the show and the acts include hula hoopers, dance troops, uni cyclists, clowns, aerialists and so much more!
In addition to great dining, refreshments and concert events, the festival hosts a variety of craft vendors, a large carnival by Rockwell Amusements & Promotions (ride special, ‘Ride all the Rides’ on Friday afternoon August 3, 2018 for $25.00), a classic car show, an awesome mid-summer fireworks show on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 at 9:00 PM (fireworks rain date Sunday August 4th, 2019).
General, daily admission to the Charlestown Seafood festival is $10.00 for adults, children ten (10) and under free, Military (With ID) and Senior (65 & older) discount $7.00; parking is free (a $2.00 parking donation encouraged). The event goes on daily rain-or-shine. Please keep pets at home. Self-contained camping is available on site. For more information and a detailed schedule of festival events and activates please log on to www.charlestownrichamber.com/seafoodfestival.html.
(Friday) 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Charlestown Seafood Festival
4890 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI