Events and Happenings

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Every year, Block Island is host to events, music festivals, sailing and road races as well as other cool happenings. In addition to all the fantastic activities the island has to offer, during certain times of the year there are other unique and fun things to do. Center your vacation around any of the special occasions offered up during the season.

Check out our current goings on or book a package deal. As soon as we hear of something good so will you. If you are looking for anything specific feel free to contact us for some great tips and advice.

What's Goin' On?

taste of block island

Taste of Block Island - May 30-June 1, 2014 & September 26-28, 2014. A weekend sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Purchase a button for discounts and events at participating island businesses. Find room discounts, epic food deals and sponsored events such as wine tastings, animal farm tours, taxi tours, lighthouse tours, paddle board lessons and more. This weekend happens every spring and fall and is gaining more deals and discounts along the way....Read More


block island music festival

Block Island Music Festival - June 10-16, 2014. 48 unsigned bands, 6 days, sponsored by Captain Nick's. This event is free. Bands perform from 5pm-1am. Under 21 welcome with adult chaperone until 9pm. The island's favorite season kicks off with music representing many genres and styles. Now in its 12th year, don't miss it.


block island race week

Block Island Race Week - June 23-27, 2014. Hosted by the Duck Island Yacht Club. Daily regatta's and festivities with seasoned sailors from around the world. ...Read More


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block island conserfest

Block Island Conserfest - August, 2014. This sustainable and eco-minded festival boasts some of the most talented national Reggae players and regional solo artists around. The fest spans over a busy summer weekend showcasing great music, cool merchandise and cultivating awareness and funds for land conservation. ...Read More


Hotels and Inns around the island always offer last minute room rates. As long as it isn't the fourth of July and you just missed the last ferry back to the mainland, you should be able to find a good deal. Mid week, even during the busy summer months, hotel owners and innkeepers are always trying to fill vacancies. Even for places that do not formally offer these discounts, if you make a few calls you can hook yourself up with an inexpensive room and enough left over for dinner! Some innkeepers offer vacation packages that include a two day stay for two, with a bike rental and coupons for lunch and dinner at local eateries. Tailor a package deal available to suit your desires. Some hotels advertise vacation these deals on their websites. Block Island reservations has a choice of mid-week package deals. Many of the island's hotels and inns offer a variety of packages, anything from a room with breakfast to ferry tickets, bike or moped rentals, spa services, restaurant vouchers and more. You may visit the tourism council's website for more ideas.

You may put together your own package simply by using this website. We've got all the info you need for filling up your days with great things to do and see. We've got detailed info on how to get here from wherever and the best ways to get around once you arrive. Our accommodations pages will narrow down the best choice for a place to stay. You may choose where to dine and where to shop and best of all school yourself on our amazing beaches.

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