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Gaspee Days
2014 Calendar
of Events
In June of 1772 brave colonists from Rhode Island burned the British revenue schooner, HMS Gaspee, during what has become recognized as the first bloodshed of the American Revolution.
For the past 49 years the village of  Pawtuxet, RI has commemorated this act with our annual Gaspee Days Celebration. Please join us as we celebrate
America's
'First Blow for Freedom.'
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2014 Gaspee Days Events in Next Order
Gaspee Days Contest
Deadline: May 1st, 2014
  • Our local students vie for fame, honor, and cash!
  • More Info
Gaspee Days State Proclamation Ceremony
Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 3:30 PM
Rhode Island State House, Providence, RI
  • Our, Ahem,.....OFFICIAL recognition
  • We'll indict a descendant of a Gaspee Raider John Brown for his crimes against King George III
Gaspee Days FeastGet Map
Friday, May 2nd at 6 pm   
William Shields Post #43, American Legion
650 West Shore Road
Warwick, RI  02889
  • $25 pp available on EventBriteEventbrite - Gaspee Days Block
                                Party
  • Fantastic Feast with Friends
  • Private Room
  • Chicken dinner, salad, desserts, raffle, etc.
  • Cash bar
Memorial Day Weekend Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival:
May 24th, 25th, 26
th, 2014
Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts FestivalGet Map
Memorial Day Weekend: May 24, 25, & 26, 2014
Starting each day at 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, Sunday, and until 4:30 pm on Monday

Narragansett Parkway, Pawtuxet Village, Warwick

The annual Arts and Crafts Festival attracts approximately 50,000 people a day for three days browsing and purchasing the wares of the 100-150 craft exhibitors along Narragansett Parkway in Warwick. All while this is going on, there is a professional food court, free family music and entertainment located in Pawtuxet Park. The proceeds of the annual Arts and Crafts Festival benefit the running of the Gaspee Days Parade.
  • Food Court
  • Rides
  • Games
  • Live Music 1 to 4 pm
Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival Block Party Get Map
Saturday May 24th, 2014 from 6 to 11 pm
(Rain Date: Sunday, May 25th)

Aspray Boat House & Patio, Pawtuxet Park, Warwick, RI
Entry fee $5 Buy tickets on-line or at the door
You must show proof of being 21 years of age to enter,
and police WILL be in attendance
  • Come on in and enjoy the beer, music, and neighborhood camaraderie alongside
    Pawtuxet Cove, in this fundraiser for the Gaspee Days Committee.
  • Music by DJ
  • Please, no coolers, no pets, no kids

    Eventbrite - Gaspee Days Block Party
Gaspee Days Pawtuxet Village Proclamation Get Map
Saturday, May 17th at 12:45 pm      Raindate: Sunday, May 18th
At the Pawtuxet Park Gazebo, Warwick, RI
  • Come shmooze with our local dignitaries for some festive "where as"-es and "therefore"-s
  • Immediately followed by the Walking Tour of Historic Pawtuxet Village
Guided Walking Tour of Historic Pawtuxet Village Get Map
Saturday, May 17th, 1 pm to 3:30 pm    Rain date: Sunday, May 18th
At the Pawtuxet Park Gazebo, Warwick, RI
Our local schoolchildren dress up in Colonial style to give tours of the historic homes and sites within Pawtuxet Village. Presented by the Wyman School PTA
2014 Gaspee Days Weekend June 13, 14, 15, 2014
Gaspee Days Colonial Encampment Get
                        Map
Friday Night, June 13th
All Day, Saturday, June 14th
Sunday Morning, June 15th, 2014
Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway, Warwick
  • Our Encampment gives visitors a feel for colonial military life.
  • Dozens of Militia camp out for the weekend in authentic Revolutionary style.
  • Hosted by the Pawtuxet Rangers, RIM.
Gaspee Days Fireworks Extravaganza
Friday, June 13th at dusk (9 pm-ish)
Salter's Grove Park, Narragansett Parkway, Warwick

  • A re-creation, of sorts, of the fireworks that went off when the ship's powder magazine blew up
    after we burned the Gaspee in 1772.
    Courtesy City of Warwick
Gaspee Days Ecumenical Service Get
                        Map
Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 8:00 am
Trinity Episcopal Church, 139 Ocean Avenue, Cranston
    • Non-denominational service with music by the West Bay Chorus
    • "An outstanding tribute to the faith of America"
Allan & Edna Brown 5K Gaspee Days Road Race Get Map
Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 9:45 am     
Broad Street, Cranston to Narragansett Parkway, Warwick and return.

49th Annual Gaspee Days Parade Get
                        Map
Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 10:00 am  
Along Narragansett Parkway, Warwick into Broad Street, Cranston
    • Colonial fife & drum corps, Civil War era units, modern day drum & bugle corps, & much more!
    • The Mummers are the grand finale unit.
    • Forecast for our 2014 Parade is: sunny and clear!

    • More Details About the Gaspee Days Parade
The Gaspee Project at WaterFire Get Map 
Saturday, June 14th, 2014 5:30 pm through midnight
All along the route of WaterFire in Providence
  • 12 noon thru midnight: The Twitter Story reenacting tweets from 14 characters involved at: #WFGaspee
  • Walking Tours
  • Tours
  • Enjoy authentic colonial drinks and debate
  • 10 pm longboat row re-enactment
Gaspee Days Sunday in the Park Get Map
Sunday, June 15th, 2014 12:30 to 4 pm
Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway, Warwick
  • Music 12:30 - 2:30 pm by The Reggie Centracchio Band
    • with John Badessa on drums
    • and vocalist Terri Giviens

  • Bring your own pic-a-nic basket--(limited public food service)
  • Colonial life and cooking demos
  • See Royal Navy press crews in action
To Be Drawn at SUNDAY in the PARK, June 15th, 2014
The Gaspee Days Committee gratefully acknowledges the support of the community businesses
who have generously supported our activities. Please patronize them!

$1.00 Each................... 6 for $5.00
    • To Purchase Tickets, See any Gaspee Days Committee Member at any Gaspee Days Event!
    • All winners names posted on this website by July 1st
    • See Raffle Prize List
Military Maneuvers & Uniform Fashion Show Get Map
Sunday, June 15th, 2014 at 3 pm
Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway, Warwick
  • Those pesky Redcoats and the Patriots
  • Preceded by the Revolutionary War era uniform fashion show wherein our Colonial Combatants strut their stuff on the boardwalk.
The Burning of the Gaspee Get Map
Sunday, June 15th, 2014 at 4 pm
Pawtuxet Park Cove, Narragansett Parkway, Warwick
  • Ending the Gaspee Days Festivities, the symbolic burning of the ship that sparked the American Revolution.
Other Gaspee Days Info:
Directions:
  • From the South: I-95 Northbound take Exit 14--Route 37 (Warwick) to Post Road-North.
    Follow Post Road (Route 1A) 3 miles to Pawtuxet Village.

  • From the North: I-95 Southbound take Exit 16--Route 12 to Park Avenue-East.
    Follow 1.2 miles straight through to Broad St. and take a right to Pawtuxet Village.

  • From the West: 1-295 take Route 37 East (Warwick) to Post Road-North.
    Follow Post Road (Route 1A) 3 miles to Pawtuxet Village.

  • Getting Here Map

  • Overview Map of Gaspee Days Events

  • Detailed Maps of Gaspee Days Events
Parking:
  • Warwick: Pilgrim Senior Center, Pilgrim High School, and Wyman Elementary School, and side streets

  • Cranston: side streets

  • Handicapped Parking for Arts & Crafts Festival (only) is at Narragansett Parkway & Canonchet Avenue
Lodging:
If you require overnight accommodations, please visit:
The Aspray Boat House
The Aspray Boat House serves as a community focal point for Pawtuxet Village, and is available for several area non-profit agencies, including the Gaspee Days Committee, Pawtuxet Village Association, etc., as well as serving as a Warwick Ward 1 polling station, and meeting and resource area for other neighborhood groups. To offset operating costs it is also available for rental by the public on a time-available basis.
Gaspee Logo Sales Items
Check out our new stock of deriguer fashions and assorted paraphernalia all embroidered with the Gaspee seal. All profits, of course, go to the Gaspee Days Committee to support our Parade! Some items may be limited in supply or sold out.
Why we do all of this... The Story of the
Burning of the Gaspee
For More Information About Any Gaspee Days Event... Join Us!
    Please call: (401) 781-1772 or visit our website often at www.gaspee.com

  • For more information about the history of the Gaspee Affair, please visit our sister website at:
                 gaspee.ORG
  • Experience the essence of Colonial Rhode Island by visiting Pawtuxet Village at: Pawtuxet.com
Gaspee Days CommitteeGaspee Days CommitteePresented by the
Gaspee Days Committee

Erin Flynn, President
P.O. Box 1772, Pilgrim Station
Warwick, Rhode Island 02888-8883
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Completed or Inactive Events Parked Below:

Completed Gaspee Days Events:

Gaspee Days Neighborhood Blues Festival Get Map Has been Cancelled
Saturday, TBA Gates open at 5 pm
Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway, Warwick
$10 admission for those over 12,
Fat City Band logo
Children 12 and under admitted free
if accompanied by paid adult
  • 6 pm: Basement Brothers Band
  • 8 pm: Musical guest from Boston--The Fat City Band
  • Food, beer, & wine available
  • Police WILL be in attendance
  • Please bring a chair or blanket
  • No coolers or pets allowed
  • Our first fundraiser for the Gaspee Days Parade


Gaspee Days Committee Installation of Officers
Sunday, September 15th, 2013, 2 to 4 pm
Remington House Inn
3376 Post Road
Warwick, RI

Gaspee Days Committee Holiday Party & New Member Open House
Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Aspray Boat HouseGet Map (adjoining Pawtuxet Park)
2 East View Avenue
Warwick, RI
  • Come join in the merriment and goodwill as members of the Gaspee Days Committee host their annual holiday party and recruitment drive for new members.
  • Come meet the people of this well-known community group, the inner workings of the Gaspee Days Parade, and their home at the Aspray Boat House.
  • Pot luck food and drink will be available.
Gaspee Thaw
Sunday, February 9th, 2014 at 1 to 4 pm
Lemongrass Restaurant
Get Map
1138 Post Road, Warwick, RI

  • 15 courses of Asian delicacies and entrees
  • Better bring a bigger belt!
  • Tickets will be available on-line here >>
Potential new members particularly encouraged to attend!

Gaspee Days Tag & Bake Sale
TBA, at 8 am to 1 pm Get Map
Aspray Boat House, Pawtuxet Village, RI
  • An assortment of scrumptiously-stale left-overs from area attics combined with delicious freshly-baked goods from our ovens.
  • Furniture, household goods, books and electronics in good condition (no clothes).
  • Good quality donations accepted the preceding Saturday 4 pm to 7 pm
  • All proceeds go to support the many community programs of the Gaspee Days Committee
Gaspee Days Road Stripe Smack-DownHelp Paint the Stripe!
Monday, TBA, 8:30 am at the Pawtuxet Bridge, Warwick/Cranston line, RI
  • Join us to behold Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian take on
    Cranston Mayor Allan Fung for bragging rights as our
    Gaspee Days Parade Route road stripe gets started with a blast!