Gaspee Days are almost here again

May 30, 2013 by  

Next month will see the return of the annual Gaspee Days festival. There will be three days of Colonial era family-friendly events taking place in the Warwick area.

Pawtuxet Park will feature a Colonial encampment by the Pawtuxet Rangers for the three days of the festival. On June 8, the Allan and Edna Brown 5K Road Race will run from Broad Street to the Narraganset Parkway, getting underway at 9:45 am. This will be followed by the 48th annual Gaspee Days Parade, which will take place along the Parkway 15 minutes later.

June 9 will see the Gaspee Days Sunday in the Park at Pawtuxet Park, starting at 9:45 am. It will feature the music of the Baker Boys and Colonial cooking demonstrations. The Gaspee Days Raffle will be held on this day (with tickets priced at $1 each or $5 for six), and the public can witness the Burning of the Gaspee; the event that helped to start the American Revolution, later on the same day. The proceedings will finish off with fireworks at Salters Grove at 9:00 pm.

Organizers have likely worked with Warwick printing companies to design and print advertising materials for these events, with catalog printing a possible necessity due to the number of things going on.

All in all, Gaspee Days will run from June 7-9. It is worth visiting the event’s website for a detailed breakdown of the times and locations of each of the individual attractions taking place over the three days.