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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 10th 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 12, 2023 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

Tours of the Tall Ship "Nao Trinidad" - click here for details

Cash Beer & Wine and Raw Bar

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

Tickets to this year’s event are $30 each and can be purchased online by clicking here or in person at the Harbormaster’s Office. 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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