FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT

The Charlestown Seafood Festival is more than just food. From rides, live music, fireworks, crafts and classic car show, this event has something for everyone.

LIVE MUSIC

 A festival is not a festival without live music and the Charlestown Seafood Festival delivers with three solid days of continuous music!

The Charlestown Seafood Festival is proud of its wide-ranging collaboration of music from local and regional artists and, at times, national artists, along with continuous music playing all three days by Stella Tunes Karaoke / DJ on the small stage near the carnival and WBLQ Radio playing live near the entrance as well!

More than 10 different live bands play on the main stage providing live entertainment all three days of the festival.  

Doctor Benda's Rhythm Army

Performing on the main stage Friday 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Take it to the Bridge

Performing on the main stage Friday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Rayz Havoc

Rock Hits from the 70’s and 80’s.

Performing on the main stage Friday 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Cashwood (Country Band)

Performing on the main stage Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

Purple Honey

Performing on the main stage Saturday 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Leppard Band

Leppard - The Def Leppard Experience

Performing on the main stage Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Dirty Deeds

AC/DC Tribute Band

Performing on the main stage Saturday 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Smashbox

Performing on the main stage Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

Eight to the Bar

Swing, Boogie Woogie, Motown

Performing on the main stage Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

David Tessier’s All-Star Band of All-Stars

Performing on the main stage Sunday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Worlds Apart The Journey Concert Experience

Performing on the main stage Sunday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

WBLQ Radio

WBLQ Radio will be broadcasting live from the Charlestown Seafood Festival.

 

Stella Tunes Karaoke/DJ

Performing daily on the small stage near the carnival from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY

  • 12 p.m. - Gates open 
  • All Day - Carnival, Food Vendors, Kid Zone, Arts & Crafts, and Beer & Wine Tent
  • All Day - Professional Sculptures by Greg Grady - Sand Sculpture Display
  • 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Stella Tunes Karaoke/DJ (Small stage near the Carnival)
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Doctor Benda's Rhythm Army
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Take it to the Bridge 
  • 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Rayz Havoc
  • 11 p.m. - Festival Closes

Opening Day Ride Special: Friday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. ride all rides for $25.

SATURDAY

  • 11 a.m. - Gates Open
  • All Day - Carnival, Food Vendors, Kid Zone, Arts & Crafts, and Beer & Wine Tent
  • ALL Day - Performers, jugglers, clowns, balloon twisters & more strolling the midway
  • All Day - Professional Sculptures by Greg Grady - Sand Sculpture Display
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Food Drive Sponsored by Westerly Hospital and Finetco, A Family of Lumberyards 
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Smashbox 
  • 12:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Stella Tunes Karaoke/DJ (Small stage near the Carnival)
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Purple Honey
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Aerial Performers - Mary Langlois "Rose Noir" and Aerialicious 
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Leppard - The Def Leppard Experience
  • 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. - ACDC Tribute band "Dirty Deeds"
  • 9 p.m. - FIREWORKS Presented by Finetco, A Family of Lumberyards (Rain date Sunday, August 7th)
  • 11 p.m. - Festival Closes

SUNDAY

  • 11 a.m. - Gates Open
  • All Day - Carnival, Food Vendors, Kid Zone, Arts & Crafts, and Beer & Wine Tent
  • All Day - Professional Sculptures by Greg Grady - Sand Sculpture Display
  • 12:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Stella Tunes Karaoke/DJ (Small Stage near the Carnival)
  • 11 a.m. - Rhode Island Street Rodding Association Car Show
  • 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Cashwood (Country Band)
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Eight to the Bar
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. -  David Tessier's All-Star Band of All-Stars
  • 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. -  Worlds Apart The Journey Concert Experience
  • 10 p.m. - Festival Closes
Light the night

Saturday Night Fireworks

The boom of the launch, the splintering crack of the explosion, the glittering rays of light that fall gently to earth.  There’s something about fireworks.  

Every Saturday night of the Charlestown Seafood Festival the night is capped off by an awesome display of fireworks to light up the night! Display begins at 9 p.m.

In the event of rain, the fireworks display will take place Sunday at the same time.

Presented by The Finetco Family of Lumberyards

Classic Car Show

The Rhode Island Street Rodding Association Car Show is held on the Sunday of the Charlestown Seafood Festival starting at 11 a.m.

Those wishing to bring their car to display should arrive at 10 a.m. at Gate 1. There is a $15 cost for each car.  Anything 30 years or older is considered an antique. All makes and models of cars are welcome.

Club members judge cars in show and award Top 25 with trophies based on condition, workmanship, and overall quality.  Each year there are additional trophies that the club chooses to award, for example, a Memorial Award, Ladies Choice, or a Presidential Pick.

CARNIVAL

The Carnival on the mid-way is brought to you by Rockwell Amusements

Thrilling rides, games for prizes, and all the sounds and fun of carnival life are alive from open to close during all three days of the Charlestown Seafood Festival. 

It is fun for the whole family, young and old, creating memories to cherish for a lifetime!

Opening Day Ride Special: Friday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. ride all rides for $25.

KID ZONE

The Kid Zone at the Charlestown Seafood Festival is a place where kids are king.

The Kid Zone features:

  • Bounce Houses
  • Face Painting
  • Clowns
  • Jugglers
  • Balloon Twisters
  • Much More

* Located at the front entrance near the picnic pavilion

Arts & Crafts

The Charlestown Seafood Festival features a variety of local and regional artists and crafters selling their one-of-a-kind wares.

The 38th Annual

Charlestown Seafood Festival

August 4, 5, & 6, 2023

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Ninigret Park

5 Park Lane, Charlestown RI 02813

Contact Us

401-364-4031

Festival Hours

Friday, August 5: Noon to 11 p.m.
Saturday, August 6: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, August 7: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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