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.

 

Street Survivors Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd

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

 

Robert Black - Tribute to Elvis

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

 

David Tessier's All-Star Stars

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

 

Leppard Band

Crazy on You - Tribute to Heart

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.

 

Caswell Cooke and the Peel and Eat All Stars

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.

 

Hazzard Country - Contemporary Country

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

 

Voices of Rock Featuring Sean Byrne

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. - Street Survivors Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • 11 p.m. - Festival Closes

Opening Day Ride Special: Friday from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. ride all rides for $35.

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 2:30 p.m. - Aerial Performer
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Caswell Cooke and the Peel and Eat All Stars 
  • 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. -
    David Tessier's All-Star Stars
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Crazy on You - Tribute to Heart
  • 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. - ACDC Tribute band "Dirty Deeds"
  • 9 p.m. - FIREWORKS (Rain date Sunday, August 4th)
  • 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
  • 11 a.m. - Rhode Island Street Rodding Association Car Show
  • 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Robert Black- Tribute to Elvis
  • 12:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Stella Tunes Karaoke/DJ (Small Stage near the Carnival)
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Eight to the Bar
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Hazard Country - Contemporary Country
  • 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Voices of Rock Featuring Sean Byrne
  • 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.

Charlestown Seafood Festival Car & Bike Show

The Charlestown Seafood Festival Car & Bike Show is held on the Sunday of the Charlestown Seafood Festival annually starting at 11 a.m.

We are currently planning the 2024 Charlestown Seafood Festival and Car & Bike Show. Please save the date of Sunday, August 4, 2024 if you plan to attend the Charlestown Seafood Festival Car & Bike Show. Anyone wishing to bring their car or bike should arrive between 9a.m. – 10 a.m. at Gate 1. Anything 30 years or older is considered an antique. All makes and models of cars are welcome.

Full details, a list of awards and trophies will be announced prior to the event. In 2023, we will give out 30 trophies! Check back here for details.

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. – 5 p.m. ride all rides for $35.

KID ZONE

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

The Kid Zone features:

  • 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 39th Annual

Charlestown Seafood Festival

August 2, 3, & 4, 2024

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Ninigret Park

5 Park Lane, Charlestown RI 02813

Contact Us

401-364-4031

Festival Hours

Friday, August 2: Noon to 11 p.m.
Saturday, August 3: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, August 4: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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