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2017 EVENTS FOR MISQUAMICUT BEACH

 

January 1st, 2017

ANNUAL PENGUIN PLUNGE

Sunday, January 1st   Noon

The Andrea

89 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891

For more information, call 401-596-9276 or visit www.warmcenter.org

 

ANNUAL ALOHA LUAU

Friday February 3rd  

Venice Ballroom Shore Road Westerly, RI.  

Atlantic Avenue Band performs, grand buffet, silent auction and raffle.  

For advanced purchase tickets, visit 

 

MISQUAMICUT SPRINGFEST WEEKEND

Friday May 12TH, 5PM until 11PM

Saturday May 13TH, 11AM until 11PM

Sunday May 14TH, 11AM until 6PM

Misquamicut State Beach  Tickets are $7 per day, children under 4 are free.  Free parking.

World Class Carnival and games provided by Rockwell Amusements, Non Stop Music Tent, International Food Court, 2 Day Classic Car Show and more.  Music Headliners TBA 

For reserved seats for TBA Music, visit

For more information and directions, visit misquamicutfestival.org

For advanced purchase tickets for admission, visit https://www.squadup.com/events/misquamicut-springfest

 

May 18th - September 14th     

CLASSIC CAR CRUISE NIGHTS with 102.3 The Wolf

Every Thursday 5:30PM - Dusk

All specialty cars welcome!  DJ, Raffles & Prizes. Free event open to all.

Atlantic Beach Park / Windjammer East Lot

321 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891 

For more information, call 401-322-1026 or visit www.misquamicut.org

 

May 19th - October 13th 

MISQUAMICUT DRIVE-IN MOVIES

Every Friday May - August 9PM Showtime / Gates Open 6:30PM

Every Thursday July & August 9PM Showtime / Gates Open 6:30PM

Every Friday September - October 8PM Showtime / Gates Open 7PM

Featuring classic movies, concession stand and restrooms.   $10 per car.

Wuskenau Town Beach (Pondside Lot)

316 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891 

For more information, movie schedules, visit  www.misquamicut.org

To purchase advance tickets, visit https://www.squadup.com/events/misquamicut-drivein-movie-theater

 

MAY - GATES OPEN AT 6:30PM / SHOWTIME 9PM

Friday May 19th               JAWS

Friday May 26th               STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

 

JUNE - GATES OPEN AT 6:30PM / SHOWTIME 9PM

Friday June 2nd                E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL

Friday June 9th                 THE GOONIES

Friday June 16th               FIFTY FIRST DATES

Friday June 23rd              GREASE

Thursday June 29th         GLADIATOR (Local School Band Booster Night)

Friday June 30th               THE BREAKFAST CLUB

 

JULY - GATES OPEN AT 6:30PM / SHOWTIME 9PM

Thursday July 6th             JAWS

Friday July 7th                  THE WEDDING SINGER

Thursday July 13th          GHOSTBUSTERS (ORIGINAL)

Friday July 14th                FIELD OF DREAMS

Thursday July 20th           DIRTY DANCING

Friday July 21st                 THE WIZARD OF OZ

Thursday July 27th           BEETLEJUICE

Friday July 28th                 CADDYSHACK

 

AUGUST - GATES OPEN AT 6:30PM / SHOWTIME 9PM

Thursday August 3rd        BACK TO THE FUTURE

Friday August 4th              TOP GUN

Thursday August 10th       E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL

Friday August 11th             JAWS 2

Thursday August 17th       FOOTLOOSE

Friday August 18th            THE GOONIES

Thursday August 24th       INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE

Friday August 25th            PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - ON STRANGER TIDES

Thursday August 31st       PLANET OF THE APES (ORIGINAL)

  

SEPTEMBER - GATES OPEN AT 7PM / SHOWTIME 8PM

Friday September 1st         BACK TO SCHOOL

Friday September 8th        GREASE

Friday September 15th      FERRIS BUELLERS DAY OFF

Friday September 22nd     FORREST GUMP

Friday September 29th      THE BLUES BROTHERS

 

OCTOBER - GATES OPEN AT 7PM / SHOWTIME 8PM

Friday October 6th           GHOSTBUSTERS (NEW)

Friday October 13th         CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

 

May 26th – September 4th

MISQUAMICUT TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER

Open Daily Memorial Day - Labor Day 9AM-6PM

Staffed tourist information center, Public Restrooms and 15-minute free parking.  Located at

316 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891 next to the waterslides and Misquamicut Drive In.

For more information, call 401-322-1026 or visit www.misquamicut.org

 

May 27th & 28th

21th ANNUAL VIRTU ART FESTIVAL

Saturday & Sunday May 28th & 29th 10AM – 5PM

Presented by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce.  A fine arts and crafts festival featuring the works of 185 selected artisans from around the country.  Live entertainment in 3 areas and a Creation Station are for children with free make-it and take-it activities.  Downtown sidewalk sales.

Wilcox Park 

45 Broad Street Westerly, RI 02891

For more information, call 401-596-7761 or visit www.oceanchamber.org

 

May 29th

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

May 29th 9:30AM

Downtown Westerly & Pawcatuck

For more information, call 401-596-0837

 

June 7th - August 23th

TOM MCCOY FAMILY FUN RUN SERIES  41st Season

Every Wednesday 6PM

The Westerly Track Club will hold free fun runs. 

Registration begins at 5:30PM.  No entry fee.

Pleasant View Inn

65 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891

For more information and course maps, visit www.westerlytrackclub.org

 

June 17th

SUMMER POPS 2016

Saturday, June 17th   8PM / Pre-Show 6PM
Welcome summer with the Chorus of Westerly and the Pops Festival Orchestra. The 1812 Overture Finale

features fireworks by Grucci with The Artillery Company of Newport and the Bells of Christ Church. 

(Rain dates June 18/19, 2016) FREE EVENT

Wilcox Park 

45 Broad Street Westerly, RI 02891

For more information, call 401-596-8663 or visit www.chorusofwesterly.org

 

June TBA

NEW ENGLAND SONGBIRDS

Thursday June TBA 7PM - 11PM

Windjammer Surf Bar  

321 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891

For more information, call 401-322-0504 or visit www.atlanticbeachpark.com

 

July & August

TOWN BEACH PROGRAMS 

Various Dates

Offering tennis lessons, golf and sports camps for children.  Surf School and Ocean Adventure programs are offered in partnership with the New England Science and Sailing Foundation. 

For more information about the summer schedule of events, contact the Town of Westerly Recreation Department at 401-348-2597 or visit www.westerlyrec.com 

 

July 4th

MISQUAMICUT BEACH 4th OF JULY FIREWORKS

Tuesday, July 4th   9PM    (Rain Date July 5th)

Adjacent to the Misquamicut State Beach

 

July 5th – August 16th 

BLUES ON THE BEACH Presented by the Town of Westerly

Every Wednesday, 6PM-8PM

Straight up blues featuring some of Westerly's famous blues legends and blues artists from around the country.  Bring your chairs and blankets for this FREE concert series on the beach! 

Westerly Town Beach

365 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891

(In the event of rain, concerts will be moved to the Windjammer 321 Atlantic Avenue)

For more information and entertainment lineup, visit www.tunesonthedunesri.com

           

SCHEDULE TBA

 

July 5th – August 30th  

HERMIT CRAB RACES

Every Wednesday Night   Registration 7PM / Races 8PM

Free family fun event with DJ and prizes.  Cheer on your favorite hermit crab!

Purple Ape 

17 Winnapaug Road Misquamicut, RI 02891

For more information, call 401-596-6169 or visit www.purpleape.com

 

July 6th – August 24th

MAGIC BY THE SEA with Larry and David 

Every Thursday 7PM

Atlantic Beach Park / Windjammer Mariner Room

321 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891

$5 for children under 12, and $8 adults

For more information, visit www.misquamicut.org

 

July 6th – August 24th

MISQUAMICUT DRIVE-IN MOVIES

Thursdays July & August 9PM Showtime / Gates Open 8PM

Featuring classic movies, concession stand and restrooms.   $10 per car.

Wuskenau Town Beach (Pondside Lot)

316 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891 

For more information, movie schedules or to purchase advance tickets, visit www.misquamicut.org

 

July TBA

WINGS & WISHES BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Saturday & Sunday, TBA   10AM-5PM

Sponsored by L&M Hospital and produced by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce.

Over 700 exotic butterflies will be on exhibit for the public at the Wings & Wishes Butterfly Garden.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children

Pleasant Acres Nursery

130 Franklin Street Westerly, RI 02891  

For more information, call 401-596-7761 or visit www.oceanchamber.org

 

July 10st – August 21st

MONDAY NIGHT JAMS Presented by the Town of Westerly

Every Monday, 6PM-8PM

An eclectic mix of bands featuring local and national musical acts. 

Bring your chairs and blankets for this FREE concert series on the beach! 

Westerly Town Beach

365 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891

(In the event of rain, concerts will be moved to the Windjammer 321 Atlantic Avenue)

For more information and entertainment lineup, visit www.tunesonthedunesri.com

 

SCHEDULE TBA

 

July TBA

MOVIES ON THE BEACH 

Every Tuesday 8:30PM

Presented by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce.

Bring your beach chairs and blankets and watch a free family-friendly movie by the beach.

Atlantic Beach Park

321 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891

For movies schedules, call 401-596-7761 or visit www.oceanchamber.org


July TBA

26th SEASON SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK

Tuesday – Sunday each week   8PM    FREE EVENT

Wilcox Park

45 Broad Street Westerly, RI 02891

For more information, call 401-596-7909 or visit www.thecolonialtheater.org

 

 

July 20th

KARL KENYON SMOKEY THE BEAR PARADE

Thursday, July 20th   5PM

A festive parade with all the emergency vehicles running with full lights and sirens through several areas in the Westerly and Charlestown districts.  This is a great family event with fire prevention related goodies given out to the kids at all the stops and of course photo opportunities with Smokey the Bear. Come celebrate your local volunteer Fire Departments and EMS services. The parade will kick off sharply at 5:00pm from Dunn's Corners Fire Department Station #1 on Langworthy Road.  Residents from all towns are invited to join us on the parade route. The parade will be stopping for approximately 10 minutes at each of the designated stops listed below:

Stops: Charlestown Beach Parking Lot (approximately 5:25pm) Weekapaug at Knowles/Langworthy (approximately 5:50pm) Misquamicut Fire Department on Crandall Avenue (approximately 6:25pm)    

Watch Hill on Bay Street (approximately 7:00pm).

 

August TBA

RIVER GLOW

Saturday, August TBA   7PM – 10PM

Downtown Westerly, RI & Pawcatuck, CT

Floating bonfires illuminate the Pawcatuck River and create a beautiful setting for this community event.  Hayrides through town, live music in three locations, dancing, children’s activities, shopping and dining specials and much more make this a fabulous night. (Rain date August 10th)

For more information, call 401-596-7761 or visit www.oceanchamber.org

 

August TBA

3rd ANNUAL MISQUAMICUT SEAGLASS FESTIVAL

Saturday, August TBA  11AM – 5PM
Sea glass and beach themed artisans and retailers will be selling their items.  Open to the public.

Windjammer Mariner Room

321 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891

 

August TBA

ANNUAL MISQUAMICUT BEACH SALT POND CHALLENGE

August TBA  6:30PM   (Rain Date TBA)

1-mile swim of Winnapaug Pond.  Registration is required. Proceeds benefit family events at the beach. Presented by the New England Science and Sailing Foundation, Westerly Recreation Department and

the Misquamicut Business Association  

Wuskenau Town Beach

316 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891 

For more information and registration, visit TBA

 

September 1st – October 13th

MISQUAMICUT DRIVE-IN MOVIES

Fridays September - October 8PM Showtime / Gates Open 7PM

Featuring classic movies, concession stand and restrooms.   $10 per car.

Wuskenau Town Beach (Pondside Lot)

316 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891 

For movie schedule, visit www.misquamicut.org

 

September TBA

CHARLIE STAVROS MEMORIAL MISQUAMICUT “ON THE BEACH” RUN

TBA, September TBA  6PM Start (Registration begins at 5:30PM)

3 Mile Run on Misquamicut Beach presented by The Westerly Track Club.  No entry fee.

Westerly Town Beach Pavilion

365 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891

For more information, visit www.westerlytrackclub.org

 

September 10th

SURFTOWN HALF MARATHON & 5K

Sunday, September 10th   7:30AM

Hartford Marathon Foundation

Running along the ocean front streets of Misquamicut Beach and Watch Hill, RI, the Surftown Half Marathon is a spectacular beach run featuring stunning ocean views! Fast and flat, the 13.1-mile course is a great destination race!  Not up for the challenge of the half marathon? Try out the 5K! A fast 5K run through the Misquamicut beach community.

Misquamicut State Beach

257 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891

For more information, visit www.hartfordmarathon.com

 

September 15th – 17th

MISQUAMICUT FALLFEST WEEKEND

Friday, September 15th         5PM until 11PM

Saturday, September 16th    11AM until 11PM

Sunday, September 17th      11AM until 5PM

Misquamicut State Beach  Tickets are $7 per day, children under 4 are free.  Free parking.

World Class Carnival and games provided by Rockwell Amusements, Non Stop Music Tent, International Food Court, 2 Day Classic Car Show and more.  Music Headliners TBA 

For reserved seats visit www.eventbrite.com/

For more information and directions, visit misquamicutfestival.org

 

September 22nd

“BREWS & BLUES” BEER TASTING

Friday, September 22nd    6PM – 9PM

Presented by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce.  Come enjoy a full night of brews, blues and fun!  This annual event features live music, food from local restaurants and markets paired with over 30 different beers from around the world.  Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Windjammer Mariner Room

321 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891

For more information, call 401-596-7761 or visit www.oceanchamber.org

 

October 14th

20TH ANNUAL GUY FAWKES BONFIRE NIGHT

Saturday, October 14th   7PM   (Rain Date October 15th)

A comedic (Monty Python) re-enactment of the 1605 trial for treason of Guy Fawkes by the

“Misquamicut Players.”   Music, Bonfire, Dancers, Actors, Fife and Drum and more.

The Andrea 

89 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891

For more information, call 401-322-1026 or visit www.guyfawkesusa.com

 

October 8th

70th ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY PARADE

Sunday, October 8th  1PM   (Rain Date October 9th)

Downtown Westerly & Pawcatuck

For more information, call 401-932-0846 or visit www.columbusdayparade.net

 

October TBA

FALL RESTAURANT WEEK

Area restaurants throughout the Westerly, RI & Pawcatuck, CT areas will offer a 3 course price fixed meals - $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner.  It’s a fabulous culinary cornucopia.

For more information, call 401-596-7761 or visit www.oceanchamber.org

 

October TBA

HALLOWEEN PARADE

TBA, October TBA    4:30PM  

Downtown Westerly & Pawcatuck

 

November 11th

VETERAN’S DAY PARADE

Saturday, November 11th    9:30AM  

Downtown Westerly & Pawcatuck

For more information, call 401-596-0837

 

November TBA

21st ANNUAL HOLIDAY STROLL & LUMINARIA

TBA, November TBA   5PM - 9PM

Streets in the historic Downtown Westerly area are lined with luminaria and carolers.  Free hayrides with Santa and shopping specials make this a wonderful night to get into the holiday spirit.

For more information, call 401-596-7761 or visit www.oceanchamber.org

 

November TBA

“TBA”

Thursday – Saturday  8PM / Sunday 2PM

Granite Theatre

1 Granite Street Westerly, RI 02891

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 401-596-2341 or visit www.granitetheatre.com

 

December 17th

CHORUS OF WESTERLY CHRISTMAS POPS

Sunday, December 17th    4PM & 6PM 

George Kent Performance Hall

119 High Street Westerly, RI 02891

For more information, call 401-596-8663 or visit www.chorusofwesterly.org

 

January 1st, 2018

ANNUAL PENGUIN PLUNGE

Monday, January 1st   Noon

The Andrea

89 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI 02891

For more information, call 401-596-9276 or visit www.warmcenter.org