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  • George’s of Galilee

    2016 Winner – Best Overall!

  • PJ’s Pub

    2016 Winner – Most Spirited Team and Most Original!

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The Rhode Island Calamari Festival

The Rhode Island Calamari Festival is held the Saturday following Labor Day each year at Veteran’s Park in Narragansett. Once called “America’s First Resort,” because of the picturesque coastline, Narragansett is also home to the second largest fishing fleet in New England. The squid that is brought in through the Port of Galilee has an international reputation for its quality. For this reason, we celebrate our “Official State Appetizer” each year while we kick back and enjoy great food, music and historic Narragansett at the Rhode Island Calamari Festival.

Come enjoy one of the last weekends of summer and vote for your favorite calamari offerings as local restaurants battle for top honors in three categories; Best Overall, Most Inventive, and Most Spirited Team.

For those not interested in the tasting portion of the day, we’re sure that between the live music, cash bar, food trucks, shopping and kids activities there will certainly be something that you’ll enjoy!

Do you love fresh local seafood? Do you love to eat? Do you love gathering with friends and family to enjoy the best that Rhode Island has to offer? If the answer is yes to any of these questions than we promise you’ll love the Rhode Island Calamari Festival!

Special Surprise Guest!

Festival Details

Sat., September 8th, 2018 11am-5pm

Admission- $10 per person, kids under 12 free. No advance sales. The event is tented so it is rain or shine!

  • Calamari Tasting Noon – 4pm
  • Live music, cash bar, vendor marketplace and food trucks 11AM – 6PM
  • For our younger visitors- A special princess will be appearing from 1-3pm!

Live Bands

Orange Whip: 11:30am – 1pm
The Brian Scott Band: 2pm – 3:30pm
The Ravers: 4:30pm – 6pm


Benny & Jack
Crosswynds Traders
Frederickson Farms
Gifts of Gansett
Hills Home Market
Kiki’s Ice Cream
Lularoe Sarah Krajewski
Mariner Grille
Nana’s Ice Cream

Narragansett 2100
Phil’s Propane
Poppa’s Kettle Corn
Rep. Robert Nardolillo
Shades Plus
Simply Natural
Skyward Video
Swirls & Scoops
Williams & Stuart

Meet & Greet with 30 RI Authors (ARIA)

Food Trucks

Baby’s Bonetown BBQ
Friskie Fries
Haven Brothers Mobile
Solar Cart Café

Participating Restaurants

Arturo Joes
Coast Guard House
George’s of Galilee
PJ’s Pub
Mariner Grille
Mews Tavern
210 Oyster Bar
Chapel Grille
Charlie-O’s Tavern
Frederickson Farm Stand Café
Chair 5

The Winner’s Circle!

2017 Best Overall


2017 Team Spirit

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2017 Most Inventive

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2016 Best Overall


2016 Most Inventive


2016 Team Spirit


2015 Best Overall


2015 Most Inventive


2015 Team Spirit


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© 2018 Rhode Island Calamari Festival