October 19-20, 2019
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., EXTENDED on Saturday night to 6 p.m.
FREE ADMISSION (food and beverages can be purchased at vendor booths) RAIN OR SHINE UNDER THE FESTIVAL TENTS!
Historic Bowen’s Wharf in downtown Newport, RI, will host the 28th annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, on October 19th and 20th. Named one of the “10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast,” by Coastal Living Magazine, this event is an open invitation to come back to the waterfront after the rush of the summer season!
Honoring the “Harvest of the Sea,” the Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival offers fresh, local seafood. Fish tacos, lobster rolls, fried calamari, oysters, signature cocktails and cold Whaler’s Brewing beer accompany continuous live music, and family fun, all beneath the Wharf’s colorful tents. Other neighboring restaurants and fisherman’s associations serve up their most celebrated seafood dishes (lobster dinners, clam chowder, stuffed quahogs, clam cakes, shrimp, scallops, raw oysters and clams, as well as a few dishes for landlubbers and kids). Fresh smoothies, donuts and kettle corn for your sweet tooth. Cafe-style seating is set up throughout the Wharf and proceeds from festival bars benefit Oliver Hazard Perry, RI’s 200-foot official sailing education vessel.
Saturday, October 19th, 2019 (11am-6pm) TBD
11am – 1pm: TheNew40 soulful groove with a twist.
1pm – 3pm: Cee Cee and the Riders west coast and Chicago blues, soulful, powerful, solid rhythm.
3pm – 6pm: Chelley, Bill & Dyl cool jazz, soulful R&B, with a touch of country!
Sunday, October 20th, 2019 (11am-5pm) TBD
11am – 1pm: The TeleDynes surf rock.
1pm – 3pm: White-Eyed Lizard Band caribbean energy.
3pm – 5pm: The Copacetics reggae & ska.
Check in with The Nature Conservancy of RI while you’re here: they’re helping us all make sure that recyclables, compostables, shells, trash are all separated and heading to the best possible place for disposal. Live cooking demonstrations, sampling and more.
As you savor fresh dishes, sit back and enjoy the beats from area bands. Live folk, surf rock, Caribbean and blues music are just a taste of what you’ll hear. Bring your dancing shoes, because these bands promise to get your feet moving!
Join the 8,000-10,000 locals and devoted visitors over the course of this two-day event.