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What’sUpNewp has learned that Bowen’s Wharf will host an Oyster Festival in May 2016.

The inaugural event is currently scheduled to fall the week after Salve Regina University’s Graduation and a week before Memorial Day Weekend, May 21st and May 22nd.

Full details will be announced soon on www.bowenswharf.com.

Photo of Bowen’s Wharf Annual Seafood Festival
Photo of Bowen’s Wharf Annual Seafood Festival

Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival

Historic Bowen’s Wharf is no stranger to hosting large seafood themed events, they will host the 26th annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival on October 15th and 16th, 2016.

Named one of the “10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast,” by Coastal Living Magazine, 6,000-8,000 locals and devoted visitors attend this two-day event.

Honoring the “Harvest of the Sea,” the Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival offers fresh, local seafood. Fish tacos from Diego’s Restaurant, signature cocktails and cold New England beer accompany continuous live music, and family fun, all beneath the Wharf’s colorful tents.

Other neighboring restaurants and fisherman’s associations serve up their most celebrated seafood dishes (lobster dinners, clam chowder, stuffed quahogs, clam cakes, shrimp, scallops, raw oysters and clams, as well as a few dishes for landlubbers and kids). Spirits and soft drinks are available. Desserts include tempting pies, ciders, and other baked goods. Cafe-style seating is set up throughout the Wharf.

Face-painting, interactive water and art activities, touch tanks and plenty more alongside Oliver Hazard Perry, RI’s brand new 200-foot official sailing education vessel.

As you savor fresh dishes, sit back and enjoy the beats from area bands. Under the music tent, live folk, Celtic, and blues music are just a taste of what you’ll hear. Bring your dancing shoes, because these bands promise to get your feet moving!

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).

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