List of Annual Events

Welcome to Jamestown RI!

Visitors and residents alike enjoy Jamestown's many annual events including a variety of art and craft shows and a sailboat race where the sailors have to construct their own boat on the beach and sail it, all within 4 hours.

  • Watson Farm/Casey Farm (June)
    • SPNEA’s Community Day.
  • Conanicut Island Art Show (July)
    • Original paintings, graphics, and sculpture by Jamestown and regional artists. Held at Community Center.
  • Fourth of July Fireworks (July)
    • Mackerel Cove Town Beach.
  • Kid’s Fishing Derby(July)
    • North Pond Reservoir.
  • Parades(July)
    • Memorial Day and Fourth of July.
  • Sunday Concert Series (July/August)
    • Held each Sunday evening at the East Ferry Memorial Square.
  • Conanicut Annual Craft Show (August)
    • Beautiful handmade crafts, quilts, woodworking and pottery.
  • Fools Rules Regatta (August)
    • Build a sailboat on the beach and sail it downwind to win!
  • A Night at the _____ (August)
    • Once a year the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce holds a dinner dance at a famous Jamestown site such as the Beavertail Lighthouse, Fort Getty or Watson’s Farm.
  • Paddle the Bay(August)
    • Kayak race, 15 mile course around the island.
  • Spinner’s Jamboree (August)
    • Watson Farm
  • Conanicut Yacht Club(September)
    • Around the island sailboat race, held on Labor Day Weekend.
  • An Island Christmas (December)
    • A month’s worth of events featuring Santa’s arrival by boat and a pet parade.