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About BHF

About Our Festival

The Bristol Harbormaster’s Office and local fishing community are teaming up, once again, to host the 11th Annual Bristol Harbor Festival & Blessing of the Fleet. The event will kick off at Rockwell Park on Thames Street in historic Bristol, RI at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2024 and consists of a full day of activities, including:

Blessing of the Fleet ~ 1:00 pm

"Stuffie" Competition ~ 2:30 pm

Live Music throughout the day

Cash Beer & Wine, Chowder and Raw Bar

And, the highlight - a traditional native Littleneck Boil from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tickets are $30 each and are available to purchase online by clicking here or in person at the Habormaster's Office (Maritime Center). An optional steak dinner is available in lieu of the Littleneck boil. Children receive a free hot dog with purchase of a ticket.

The Bristol Harbor Festival is a fun, family event that promotes use of the waterfront and strengthens ties between the Bristol Harbormaster’s Office, the local fishing community and those who choose to explore Bristol by land or by sea. 

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