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2016 EVENTS FOR MISQUAMICUT BEACH

 

MISQUAMICUT SPRINGFEST WEEKEND

Friday May 13TH, 5PM until 11PM

Saturday May 14TH, 11AM until 11PM

Sunday May 15TH, 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, Circle K Petting Zoo, 2 day Classic Car Show and more.  Music Headliners Pure Prairie League.  

For reserved seats for Pure Prairie League, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/pure-prairie-league-at-misquamicut-springfest-tickets-24354287329 

For more information and directions, visit misquamicutfestival.org

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

 

May 19th - September 22nd    

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 20th - October 14th 

MISQUAMICUT DRIVE-IN MOVIES

Every Friday May - August 9PM Showtime / Gates Open 8PM

Every Thursday July & August 9PM Showtime / Gates Open 8PM

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-movies  

 

MAY - GATES OPEN AT 8PM / SHOWTIME 9PM

Friday May 20th               JAWS

Friday May 27th               DIRTY DANCING

 

JUNE - GATES OPEN AT 8PM / SHOWTIME 9PM

Friday June 3rd                 GREASE

Friday June 10th                THE GOONIES

Friday June 17th                FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF

Friday June 24th               E.T.

Thursday June 30th         TWISTER

 

JULY - GATES OPEN AT 8PM / SHOWTIME 9PM

Friday July 1st                   INDEPENDENCE DAY

Thursday July 7th             JAWS

Friday July 8th                  JAWS 2

Thursday July 14th           PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST

Friday July 15th                BACK TO THE FUTURE

Thursday July 21st            FORREST GUMP

Friday July 22nd                JURASSIC WORLD

Thursday July 28th            DIRTY DANCING

Friday July 29th                 16 CANDLES

 

AUGUST - GATES OPEN AT 8PM / SHOWTIME 9PM

Thursday August 4th         GREASE

Friday August 5th              JAWS

Thursday August 11th       THE GOONIES

Friday August 12th            INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM

Thursday August 18th       FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF

Friday August 19th            CADDYSHACK

Thursday August 25th        ET

Friday August 26th            THE BREAKFAST CLUB

 

 

SEPTEMBER - GATES OPEN AT 7PM / SHOWTIME 8PM

Friday September 2nd      FOOTLOOSE

Friday September 9th      TOP GUN

Friday September 16th     IRON MAN

Friday September 23rd    THE KARATE KID

Friday September 30th     50 FIRST DATES

 

OCTOBER - GATES OPEN AT 7PM / SHOWTIME 8PM

Friday October 7th           BEETLEJUICE

Friday October 14th         GHOSTBUSTERS

 

May 27th – September 5th

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 28th & 29th

20th 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 30th

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

May 30th 9:30AM

Downtown Westerly & Pawcatuck

For more information, call 401-596-0837

 

June 8th - August 24th

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 18th

SUMMER POPS 2016

Saturday, June 18th   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 19/20, 2016) FREE EVENT

Wilcox Park 

45 Broad Street Westerly, RI 02891

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

 

June 23rd

NEW ENGLAND SONGBIRDS

Thursday June 23rd 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

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

Adjacent to the Misquamicut State Beach

 

July 6th – August 17th 

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

           

            July 6th              B. Willie Smith Band

            July 13th            Johnny and the East Coast Rockers

            July 20th            The Knickerbocker Collective:  An Amy Winehouse Tribute

            July 27th            Commander Cody Band

            August 3rd          Shiney Lapel Trio

            August 10th        Jeff Pitchell with Special Guest James Montgomery

            August 17th        Sugar Ray and the Bluetones featuring Monster Mike Welch

 

July 6th – August 31st 

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 7th – August 25th

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 7th – August 25th

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 9th & 10th

WINGS & WISHES BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Saturday & Sunday, July 9th & 10th   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 11th – August 22nd

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

 

            July 11th            Into The Great Wide Open:  A Tribute to Tom Petty, Bob Dylan & The Byrds

            July 18th            Studio 2:  Beatles Tribute

            July 25th            Nathan Ward Band

            August 1st          Atlantic Avenue Band

            August 8th          Hope Road:  A Tribute to Bob Marley

            August 15th        Connecticut Transit Authority:  The Ultimate Chicago Tribute

            August 22nd       Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

 

July 12th – August 23rd

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 20th – August 7th

25th SEASON SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK   “HAMLET”

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 21st

KARL KENYON SMOKEY THE BEAR PARADE

Thursday, July 21st   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 6th

RIVER GLOW

Saturday, August 6th   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 13th

2nd ANNUAL MISQUAMICUT SEAGLASS FESTIVAL
Saturday, August 13th  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 16th  

ANNUAL MISQUAMICUT BEACH SALT POND CHALLENGE

August 16th  6:30PM   (Rain Date August 29th)

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 www.nessf.org/SPC2016 

 

September 2nd – October 14th

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.orgeptember 6th

CHARLIE STAVROS MEMORIAL MISQUAMICUT “ON THE BEACH” RUN

Tuesday, September 6th   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 11th

SURFTOWN HALF MARATHON & 5K

Sunday, September 11th   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 16th – 18th

MISQUAMICUT FALLFEST WEEKEND

Friday, September 16th         5PM until 11PM

Saturday, September 17th  11AM until 11PM

Sunday, September 18th     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, Circle K Petting Zoo, 2 day Classic Car Show and more.  Music Headliners 10,000 Maniacs.  

For reserved seats visit www.eventbrite.com/

For more information and directions, visit misquamicutfestival.org

 

September 23rd

“BREWS & BLUES” BEER TASTING

Friday, September 23rd    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 8th

19TH ANNUAL GUY FAWKES BONFIRE NIGHT

Saturday, October 8th   7PM   (Rain Date October 9th)

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 9th

69th ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY PARADE

Sunday, October 9th   1PM   (Rain Date October 10th)

Downtown Westerly & Pawcatuck

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

 

October 23rd – October 30th

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 31st  

HALLOWEEN PARADE

Monday, October 31st    4:30PM  

Downtown Westerly & Pawcatuck

 

November 12th

VETERAN’S DAY PARADE

Saturday, November 12th    9:30AM  

Downtown Westerly & Pawcatuck

For more information, call 401-596-0837

 

November 30th

20th ANNUAL HOLIDAY STROLL & LUMINARIA

Wednesday, November 30th   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 25th - December 23rd

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”

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 18th

CHORUS OF WESTERLY CHRISTMAS POPS

Sunday, December 18th    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, 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