20th Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race
What's the Duck Race all about?
20,000 rubber ducks are dumped into the Pawcatuck River on the Westerly, Rhode Island and Pawcatuck, Connecticut border for race that benefits 40+ local charities. Children's games, rides, food booths, and other activities make this a wonderful family event! Event is free to attend. Sponsor a Speedy Ducky for $5.00! Try your luck at one of over 90 great prizes!
The event will take place in beautiful Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly, and will feature the fine selected works of professional artists and craft persons. Virtu will be held rain or shine and admission is free. Virtu will be a showcase for both the visual arts and performing arts.
See more than 100 traditional and classic wooden boats of every type at the 27th Annual WoodenBoat Show — a festival hosted in partnership with WoodenBoat Publications that celebrates the design and craftsmanship of wooden craft.
Learn new skills at demonstrations and workshops throughout the weekend. Shop exhibitors' booths and find everything you need to outfit your boat. More than 100 vendors will offer items for sale including maritime art, antiques, tools, books, nautical gear, and much more.
Sailfest is New England's premiere street festival, located in the heart of New London. The three-day event boasts 50+ artists on 3 stages, hundreds of vendors and the fourth largest fireworks display on the east coast. The event draws 300,000+ people to New London's Historic Waterfront District for one explosive weekend.
The Annual South County Hot Air Balloon Festival is an ongoing gathering of community, BBQ, music, and of course lots of balloons. The event is held at the University of Rhode Island Athletic Fields in Kingston, Rhode Island each July, and features up to 14 hot air balloonists or aeronauts for three days of flying around Southern Rhode Island. The festival will be featuring airborne juggles, balloon rides, BBQ competition, fish pond, crafters and vendors, live music, food vendors, giant kite flying, hot air balloon demos, inflatable rides, kid's train rides, magic clowns, fire truck, rock wall climbing and more!
The event showcases high-quality antique vessels, including cruisers, sailboats, and runabouts. Approximately 50 classic vessels will create a colorful gathering along the museum's waterfront. The Rendezvous concludes Sunday at 11:45am (due to Amtrak railroad bridge schedule) with a parade of classic boats down the Mystic River. A party, "Docktails & Dancing," will be held Saturday from 7 to 10p.m. Drinks, desserts, and dancing to music by the band Sugar. $45 per person.
Where: Mystic Seaport
Time: Saturday 9am - 5pm; Sunday 9am - 12:30pm
Admission: Adults, $26; senior over age 64, $24; youth ages 6-17, $17