Summer Calendar

Make the most out of your Block Island trip with these fun events

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ALL SUMMER

The Block Island Glass Float Project consists of 550 glass floats (glass orbs about the size of a grapefruit) that are hidden around the island. One super special float is made entirely out of gold leaf. Finder’s keepers, but one per person, please.

JULY

JULY 3
Watch the Block Island Fireworks from the beach at dusk in honor of the Independence Day. Crescent Beach.

JULY 3
Or, pair your fireworks with a picnic in front of the beautiful Sullivan House at the second annual Fireworks Picnic. Corn Neck Rd. 401-466-5020.

JULY 4
Stroll along with friends and family and join the celebration at the Block Island 4th of July Parade, which begins at 11am. Begins at New Harbor and ends in the Old Harbor.

JULY 4
Head over to Firebarn for the Fire Department Steak Fry to enjoy a delicious cookout after the parade. Beach Ave. 800-383-2474.

JULY 6
The Block Island Arts & Crafts Fair features jewelry, knitted items, paintings and more created by local artists and craftspeople. Block Island Historical Society Lawn, Old Town Rd. 

JULY 9, 23
Grab your beach chairs and blankets for the Blues on the Block concerts. Fred Benson Town Beach.

JULY 13
Start planning the perfect wedding at the 5th Annual Block Island Wedding Show. The Sullivan House, Corn Neck Rd. 401-659-6059.

JULY 16
Renowned organist Walter Hilse performs as part of the free Block Island Summer Concert Series. Harbor Baptist Church, Water St. bisummerseries@gmail.com

JULY 23
Virtuoso Ian Ethan Case
brings his double acoustic guitar to the free Block Island Summer Concert Series. St. Andrews Parish Center, Spring St. bisummerseries@gmail.com

AUGUST

AUGUST 2
The annual Block Island Triathlon begins with a 1/4-mile swim, followed by a 12-mile bike and concludes with a four-mile run on Block Island’s East Beaches. Fred Benson Town Beach, Corn Neck Rd. 401-466-7717.

AUGUST 3-6
The Tri State Canyon Shootout is one of the premier fishing tournaments in the Northeast, departing from the Block Island Boat Basin. 860-739-7419.

AUGUST 3-17
Spend the day at the Block Island Artist Guild Fair and browse items by local artists, photographers, weavers, ceramists and candle-makers. Block Island Historical Society Lawn, Old Town Rd. 401-466-2481.

AUGUST 6
World class classical pianist Martin Soderberg makes his island debut at the free Block Island Summer Concert Series. St. Andrews Parish Center, Spring St. bisummerseries@gmail.com

AUGUST 6
The music continues in August with another installment of Blues on the Block. Bring your chair and enjoy. Fred Benson Town Beach

AUGUST 20
Soprano vocalist Megan Bisceglia performs at the free Block Island Summer Concert Series. St. Andrews Parish Center, Spring St. bisummerseries@gmail.com

AUGUST 25-26
Head over to the Block Island Schooner Rendezvous and check out all of the ships, such as the Mystic Whaler, which will serve as flagship for the event. Paynes Dock, Great Salt Pond, 133 Ocean Ave. 401-466-5572, blockislandschoonerrendezvous.net

AUGUST 25-29
Sign up the kids for BI Surf Camp where they can learn the basics of catching waves. 800-383-2474.

SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER 3
Jazz-fusion trio Kyoshii performs at the free Block Island Summer Concert Series. St. Andrews Parish Center, Spring St. bisummerseries@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 6
Participate in the 39th annual 15K Run Around the Block, a two-loop course with plenty of water stops along the way. Starts at Fresh Pond on Center Rd., ends at Champlin’s Marina in New Harbor. 401-466-5001.

SEPTEMBER 8-15
Attendees of the 20th Annual East Side Art Center Workshop will have the opportunity to work with a professional painter while visiting Block Island’s most beautiful scenery. Summer Hill, Connecticut Ave. 401-331-2021.

SEPTEMBER 12-14
Fish all weekend and win prizes at the Block Island Inshore Fishing Tournament. Check in and register at Block Island Fishworks on Ocean Avenue or Twin Maples on Beach Avenue. 401-466-5392.

SEPTEMBER 26-28
The Taste of Block Island returns to wrap up the summer. As always, a $5 button gets you delicious food samples and exclusive shopping discounts. 800-383-2474.

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