Celebrate summer in southern Rhode Island on Main Street in historic, downtown Wakefield for an island-themed luau – the ‘perfect wave’ of family fun for everyone. A special Wakefield RiverFire will be aglow on the Saugatucket River. Listen to live music (local surf-style, reggae, and more), enjoy a variety of food and BBQ made by Phil’s Main Street Grille, watch a Hawaiian-style pig roast, and relax with local beer, wine, and tropical drinks. There will be over 40 local artisans, limbo, conga, and hula dancing, among surf decor and a gigantic, walk-through replica of a volcano and waterfall. Child-friendly activities/games, and special guests will be earlier in the evening. In later hours, the event kicks up with local bands – The Z Boys, The Mintones, and The Indestructibles …an amazing time!!
For every $5 donation, you’ll get a Hawaiian Lei for your support! Admission is free, but a suggested $5 per person donation is appreciated, which will help support the event, Wakefield Village Association, and the local community. Children ages 12 and under are free. Non-perishable food donations will also be collected to benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale.
The center of activities will be located at The Contemporary Theatre Company – 327 Main Street, Wakefield (South Kingstown), RI 02879. Free parking will be at town parking lots and along the street. Sponsors are Phil’s Main Street Grille, the Contemporary Theatre, Whalers Brewing Company, and Bruce Brown Films. For more information, call 401-474-4700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image Courtesy of Bruce Brown Films.
Main Stage/Entertainment Schedule:
5-6 p.m. Kid’s meet Moana (sing-along)
6-7 p.m. Z-Boys (power trio from Newport playing surf rock, soul, and funk)
7-7:30 p.m. Dancing Entertainment
7:30-9 p.m. Mintones (RI’s premier reggae acts)
9-9:30 p.m. Dancing Entertainment
9:30-10:30 p.m. Indestructibles (local ska)