Important Notification About the 2021 Event!
By a State Resolution passed in the Senate in 2019, our Calamari Festival is to be held on the first Saturday after Labor Day. This year, that date happens to fall on September 11. For that reason, the Narragansett Town Council did not approve the festival as planned. See you next year on September 10, 2022 for our best celebration ever! Thank you for your continued interest and your support of our hardworking fishermen and their families who are honored in this annual event.
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.