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About The Festival

Bristol Harbor is the crown jewel for locals, as well as thousands of visiting boaters and travelers from around the country and world! It’s the gateway to exploring the port town of Bristol, RI that so many consider destination traveling for its vast history, bountiful boutique shops, and renowned dining. Importantly, our waters provide hundreds of jobs for the hard-working men and women in the fishing and boating industries.

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. Funds raised from the Bristol Harbor Festival & Blessing of the Fleet will be used for marine-related children’s activities.

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