Annual Events

Newport Bridge

Photo courtesy of: Elieen Muldoon

Welcome to Jamestown Rhode Island!

Visitors and residents alike enjoy Jamestown’s many annual events including a variety of art and craft shows and a sailboat race where the sailors have to construct their own boat on the beach and sail it, all within 4 hours.

Watson Farm/Casey Farm (June)
SPNEA’s Community Day.
Conanicut Island Art Show (July)
Original paintings, graphics, and sculpture by Jamestown and regional artists. Held at Community Center.
Fourth of July Fireworks (July)
Mackerel Cove Town Beach.
Kid’s Fishing Derby(July)
North Pond Reservoir.
Memorial Day and Fourth of July.
Sunday Concert Series (July/August)
Held each Sunday evening at the East Ferry Memorial Square.
Conanicut Annual Craft Show (August)
Beautiful handmade crafts, quilts, woodworking and pottery.
Fools Rules Regatta (August)
Build a sailboat on the beach and sail it downwind to win!
A Night at the _____ (August)
Once a year the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce holds a dinner dance at a famous Jamestown site such as the Beavertail Lighthouse, Fort Getty or Watson’s Farm.
Paddle the Bay(August)
Kayak race, 15 mile course around the island.
Spinner’s Jamboree (August)
Watson Farm
Conanicut Yacht Club(September)
Around the island sailboat race, held on Labor Day Weekend.
An Island Christmas (December)
A month’s worth of events featuring Santa’s arrival by boat and a pet parade.