NOON - Sea Creature parade through Wickford to the town beach
Led by the 2017 Queen of the Sea - Tuni Schartner, and her Royal Court. Followed by The Extraordinary Rendition Band, Shriners mini cars and clowns, floats and community members dressed as Sea Creatures! Our judges will be awarding ribbons for Most Beautiful Mermaid (adult + junior), Most Creative Costume, Most Creative Group and Best Float. And remember - our judges can be bribed, so bring along candy and trinkets to offer as you walk past the judges' review stand!
12:30PM - 7:00PM (at the North Kingstown town beach on Beach Street)
Opening ceremony officially welcoming summer to Rhode Island
Crowning of the 2018 King + Queen of the Sea
Awards presented to costume winners from the parade
Kayak + Paddleboard races on the beach, sponsored by the Kayak Centre of RI
Great food trucks and vendors hosted by FoodTrucksIN
McKay's beer garden hosted by Whaler's beer + Gooseneck Vineyards wines
Fun retail vendors, Newport Jack's pirate school, Mermaid Margo, face painting, dunk tank, YMCA kids zone
...and lots more - enjoy the day at the beach!
The Extraordinary Rendition Band will lead our Sea Creature Parade down to the beach and kickoff our event
Meet Mermaid Margo and take a picture with Rhode Island's official mermaid!
Learn all about pirating in Rhode Island from Newport Jack
Fun face painting for everyone with WOW! Face Art