2018 Block Island Event Dates

Posted By 
- Private group -
Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:30pm

2018 Event Dates on Block Island

 This list is constantly being updated and added to.  For the most up to date calendar of events you may always email the Chamber of Commerce at bichamber@yahoo.com and we will send you the most recent version.  If you don’t see your event or business special listed, please email the information to us at the same email address.  Thanks!


2     Groundhogs Day.  Annual Block Island Census.  Kimberly’s Restaurant.

14    Valentine’s Day.  Special Menu at The Barn.  Special Menu at Kimberly’s.

19     President’s Day.

23-March 2  Block Island School February break

18    Kimberly’s Restaurant closes for winter break



9     Eli’s Restaurant opening for the season

11    Saint Andrew’s St. Paddy’s Day Brunch.  Parish Center.  10-1

17    Lions Club St. Paddy’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner.  Yellow Kittens.  1-4

31    Easter Bunny in the Park.  Ball O’Brien Park Playground.



1     Easter Sunday

12    The Old Post Office Bagel Shop opens for the season

19    Poor People’s Pub opens for the season

20     Poor People’s Pub celebrates 7 years!!!

22    Earth Day



4     Ballard’s Inn, The Sea Breeze Inn and The Manisses Hotel open for the season

11    The Oar and The National Hotel open for the season

12    The Shad Bloom Race.  Register at active.com

13    Mother’s Day Brunch at Poor People’s Pub

18     The National Tap & Grille opens for the season

25     The Block Island Historical Society opens for the summer

26     Book, Bake and Bloom Sale at the Island Free Library

27     Chowda’ Fest at BIMI



1     The Narragansett Inn opens

4-6   Food Safety Certifications classes offered.  Register at the BI Chamber of Commerce office.

9     First Farmer’s Market of the season.  Farmer’s Market takes place each Wednesday at The Spring House and Saturday at Legion Hall Park

9     St. Andrew’s Guild “Not New Boutique”.  Parish Center.

9     Pig Roast at Poor People’s Pub

10-16  Block Island Restaurant Week. 

11     Flaming coffees begin at the 1661 Inn

12-17  Block Island Music Fest.  Captain Nick’s

17-23   Block Island Race Week

22     The Narragansett Inn Restaurant opens

23     Historical Society Opening Reception.  6-8

28     Full Moon Kayak Tour.  Pond and Beyond Kayaks.  6:45.  (401) 578-2773 to sign up



2     BIMI Harbor Tours begin.  10:00 am each Monday and Wednesday until August 29th

2     Fireworks Display.  Crescent Beach.  Dusk

4     Parade.  Theme:  “your favorite movie”

4     Block Island Volunteer Fire Department annual Steak Fry.  Fire Barn.

4     Hot Dog Eating Contest.  Poor People’s Pub.

8     Block Island Wedding Show.  Sullivan House

9     Golf Tournament.  Block Island Lions Club.

10    BINGO at the Fire Barn 7:00.  Doors open at 6:30

11    BIMI Harbor Tour.  Farmer’s Market.  Not New Boutique (every Wednesday)

11    Blues on the Block Concert.  6:00.  Fred Benson Town Beach.

21    Barbershop Quartet Concert.

22    American Legion Family Picnic

22    Medical Center Summer Party

24    Bioluminescence Kayak Tour.  Pond and Beyond Kayaks.  (401) 578-2773 to sign up

24    BINGO at the Fire Barn  7:00.  Doors open at 6:30

25    Blues on the Block Concert.  6:00.  Fred Benson Town Beach.

27    Full Moon Kayak.  6:45.  Pond and Beyond Kayak.  (401) 578-2773 to sign up




1     Blues on the Block Concert.  6:00.  Fred Benson Town Beach.

4     Mary D. Ball.  7:00.  The Sullivan House.

4     Triathlon.  register at active.com

5    Block Island Medical Center Fun Run.  register at active.com

6    Jamaican Independence Day.  Poor People’s Pub.

7    BINGO at the Fire Barn.  7:00.  Doors open at 6:30.

11-13  Block Island Art Festival.  Harbor Church

13    VJ Day (RI State Holiday)

15    Blues on the Block Concert.  6:00.  Fred Benson Town Beach.

16    Historical Society Annual House and Garden Tour.  10-2

25    Oysta’Fest at BIMI  4-6

26    Full Moon Kayak Tour.  6:45.  (401) 578-2773



1    Lions Club Clambake.  Narragansett Inn.  1-4

8     Run Around the Block 15K Road Race.  Register at active.com

10    Golf Tournament.  Block Island Lions Club.

15    Historical Society Annual Meeting

21-23  Taste of Block Island Weekend

23    Full Moon Kayak Tour.  6:00.  Pond and Beyond Kayaks.  (401) 578-2773 to sign up

29    Oktoberfest at Poor People’s Pub.



6     Last Farmer’s Market for the season

7     Block Island Half-Marathon.  Register at active.com



23-25   Holiday Shopping Stroll

24    5K Turkey Trot

24    Indoor Market at the Island Free Library



4    Tuesday Night Shopping

11   Tuesday Night Shopping

16    Santa at the Fire Barn

18    Tuesday Night Shopping