Festival Dates and Directions

UPDATE regarding Charlestown Seafood Festival 2021

(Revised Post July 22, 2021)

The 36th Annual Charlestown Seafood Festival is a GO and will take place on August 6, 7 & 8, 2021 at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, Rhode Island.

Please bookmark this page to stay updated with announcements. We also invite you to sign up for our email list and to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


Please check our vendor section below, download an application, fill it out and submit via email or mail. with your DEPOSIT. We are accepting applications to hold your spot for the 2021 festival at this time..


For information on event sponsors, check out our sponsor page. Reach out with interest and questions to Kimberly Poland at 401-743-7272 or [email protected].


Please go to the below RV Camping Section for all of the information and forms you will need.

Festival Attendees

Make sure you save the dates – August 6, 7 & 8, 2021!

More details to come! If you have questions, please contact us.

Festival Directions

For directions CLICK HERE »


Contact Information

The Charlestown Seafood Festival Hotline: 


Charlestown Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 633, Charlestown, RI 02813

Beer & Wine Tents

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The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce has two Beer & Wine Tents at the Charlestown Seafood Festival each year.  These are the ONLY Beer & Wine Tents at the festival and the only place to purchase an alcoholic beverage.

Offering:  Beer, Wine, Prosecco, Hard Seltzers, and Non-Alcoholic Beer.


Volunteer Information

    We are currently seeking volunteers who can give their time by working on one or more shifts during our annual three-day festival.  The positions you may be placed are: 

    • Admission Gate
    • VendorGate
    • Ticket Collecting
    • Raffle Table
    • Sales Table

    The beer tent has already been staffed. 

    Please be aware that if you make a request you are not guaranteed that position as people are placed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

    Volunteers get a tee-shirt; beer, wine, soda, and water after their shift; entrance to the festival for the days they volunteer; and an invite to our volunteer party in September.

    Please call the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce at 401-364-3878 x5 and ask for Heather Paliotta, Executive Director, to inquire about volunteering and to apply or email [email protected].

    RV Camping
    Charlestown Seafood Festival RV camping is available at the Charlestown Seafood Festival.  

    Self-contained units only, no hookups.  

    The $150.00 fee includes four days of camping (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday) plus two admission bracelets (valid all three days of the festival) to the event.  Additional guests need to pay $20.00 for a three-day bracelet (one day free).  

    Space limited to the first 150.  (No-Refunds).

    For reservations and for more information, call 401-364-4031 or click here to download an application.

    Vendor Information & Forms

    The Charlestown Seafood Festival welcomes a wide variety of food and craft vendors.

    Food Vendor Application »

    Department of Health Food Application »

    Craft Vendor Application »

    Seafood Festival Contract »



    2021 Charlestown Seafood Festival Brochure



    • 12 p.m. - Gates open 
    • All Day - Carnival, Food Vendors, Kid Zone, Arts & Crafts, and Beer & Wine Tent
    • 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Stella Tunes Karaoke/DJ (Small stage near the Carnival)
    • 2:30pm - 4:30pm - 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. -Back in the Day
    • 11 p.m. - Festival Closes

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


    • 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
    • 11:30 a.m, to 1:30 p.m. - Country Mile Band
    • 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Stella Tunes Karaoke/DJ (Small stage near the Carnival)
    • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Merchants of Cool (Foreigner Tribute)
    • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. -Saints & Sinners (Whitesnake Tribute Band)
    • 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. - ACDC Tribute band “Dirty Deeds”
    • 9 p.m. - FIREWORKS (Rain date Sunday August 9th)
    • 11 p.m. - Festival Closes


    • 11 a.m. - Gates Open
    • All Day - Carnival, Food Vendors, Kid Zone, Arts & Crafts, and Beer & Wine Tent
    • 12 p.m.  to 10 p.m. - Stella Tunes Karaoke/DJ (Small Stage near the Carnival)
    • 11 a.m. -3 p.m. - Rhode Island Street Rodding Association Car Show
    • 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Cash Is King (Johnny & June Carter Cash Tribute Band)
    • 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Eight to the Bar
    • 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Another Tequila Sunrise (Eagles Tribute)
    • 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Living On A Bad Name (Bon Jovi Tribute Band)
    • 10 p.m. - Festival Closes


    Make sure you drop by the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce Information and Merchandise tent.

    It’s staffed by friendly volunteers who can answer all of your festival-related questions.

    While there you can purchase tee shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and all kinds of fun memorabilia from the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce & the Charlestown Seafood Festival.

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    Join Us

    Ninigret Park

    5 Park Lane, Charlestown RI 02813

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    Festival Hours

    Friday, August 6: Noon to 11 p.m.
    Saturday, August 7: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Sunday, August 8: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


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