Gaspee Affairs


Memorial Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival

Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Narragansett Parkway in Warwick

The annual Arts and Crafts Festival attracts people from all over R.I. for three days of browsing and purchasing the wares of the approximately 100 craft exhibitors along Narragansett Parkway in Warwick. All while this is going on, there is a professional food court, free family music, entertainment and rides for the children located in Pawtuxet Park. Live music in the park each day from 1 to 4 p.m.

Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Block Party Fundraiser

May 25, 6 to 11 p.m.

Aspray Boat House and Patio, Pawtuxet Park

Entry fee $5, Proof of age required


Come on in and enjoy the beer, music and neighborhood camaraderie alongside Pawtuxet Cove.

Colonial Encampment

June 7, 8 and 9 in Pawtuxet Park in Warwick. Open for people to walk through and visit life in 1772. The Encampment gives visitors a feel for colonial military life. Dozens of Militia camp out for the weekend in authentic Revolutionary style. Hosted by the Pawtuxet Rangers, RIM.

Gaspee Days Fireworks

June 7 at Salters Grove in Warwick at dusk.

Sponsored by the City of Warwick Department of Tourism, Culture and Development. A rain date is set for June 8.

Ecumenical Service

June 8 at 8 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 139 Ocean Avenue in Cranston. Non-denominational service with music by the West Bay Chorus.

Alan & Edna Brown Road Race

The race starts on Broad Street in Cranston at 9:45 a.m. on June 8. This statewide event has grown to become one of the great runs in New England, as participants compete in front of the crowds assembled for the Gaspee Days Parade. Register online at

48th Annual Gaspee Days Parade

June 8 starting at 10 a.m.

Parade runs along Narragansett Parkway into Cranston ending at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. Over a dozen Colonial fife and drum corps as well as Civil War era units, modern day drum and bugle corps and the Mummers.

Sunday in the Park

On June 9, Pawtuxet Park in Warwick will be taken over from noon to 3 p.m. for music and relaxation for Gaspee friends and family. Please bring your own picnic. The Colonial Encampment will be open to visit.

Burning of the HMS Gaspee

Ending the Gaspee Days Festivities, the symbolic burning of the ship that sparked the American Revolution will take place on June 9 at 4 p.m.

Information on any of these events can be obtained by going to the Gaspee Days website at, checking the Gaspee Days Facebook page or by calling 781-1772. Gaspee Days Committee meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Aspray Boat House in Pawtuxet and new members are always welcome.


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