Gaspee Days Parade
Sit back in your lawn chair with a cooler by your side as the parade marches past. You'll see pirates, mummers, bagpipers, singing sailors and, of course, men in colonial-era uniform. Don't forget the sun block!
The Details: June 11. 10 a.m. -1 p.m. Free. Narragansett Pkwy., Warwick to Pawtuxet Village, Cranston. Visit gaspee.com for more information.
Tickets are on sale now for United Way’s Annual Clambake Fundraiser
On Friday, June 10th, hundreds of SouthCoast residents will celebrate the start of summer by attending United Way of Greater New Bedford’s Annual Clambake fundraiser.
Generously supported by title sponsor Hygrade Ocean Products and Rockland Trust, the Clambake is located on Pier 3 in downtown New Bedford and typically attracts about 700 people to the historic waterfront area. All proceeds from the event go to United Way, which provides grants to more than 60 health and human services programs, in addition to administering other initiatives such as the Hunger Commission, the Community Building-Mini Grants Program, Volunteer Solutions and 2-1-1.
"Between the picturesque location, the delicious meal and the live entertainment, ticket holders receive quite a value for their money while supporting the community at the same time," said Michelle N. Hantman, United Way president. "This is the 17th year we’ve held this event, and each year people tell us how much they look forward to it."
The event begins at 5pm with a Social Hour featuring complimentary beer and wine from the following in-kind sponsors: Running Brook Vineyard & Winery, Travessia Urban Winery, Coastal Vineyards, as well as Miller Lite and Narragansett Brewing Co. The event continues until 11pm with attendees feasting on a traditional New England Clambake, complete with a 1 ¼ lb. lobster, steamers, linguicia, corn on the cob, roasted red potatoes and onions, rolls and dessert.
Throughout the evening, the event will have live music and dancing, as well as an extensive silent auction featuring a wide selection of items, including autographed sports memorabilia, travel packages, restaurant gift certificates and artwork.
Tickets are $80 each; however, those who buy 10 or more tickets can purchase them for $75 each and will also be included in event signage. Click here to purchase tickets now, or call 508-994-9625, ext. 15 for more info.