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Close To Home, A World Away
Block Island's best kept secret may be the pleasure of its
shoulder seasons. Spring and fall are quieter and perhaps
even more gorgeous than summer!
Sample island food during Restaurant Week June 12 to
17 this year. A Taste of Block Island weekend, September 16
to 18, gives guests a chance to sample the island's inns, res-
taurants, and activities at a deep discount. Popular annual
celebrations include the Fourth of July, of course, but also
races such as the Shad Bloom Run in early May, the August
triathlon, and September's 15K Run Around the Block; art
and music festivals throughout the summer including the
popular Blues on the Block concerts; and fall classics like
the the Soap Box Derby and the Arts and Crafts Guild /
Farmers' Market Fair, as well as new favorites, such as the
Glass Floats Treasure Hunts, in which visitors and islanders
alike comb beaches and trails for handblown fishing-float-
style glass balls stamped with an island image.
Winter happenings include the Holiday Shopping Stroll
over Thanksgiving weekend, the Polar Plunge on New Year's
Day, and the Groundhog Day census. Find a full listing of
events in 2016 at
Favorite Times
and Happenings
lce boating on Fresh Pond
Wintertime fun -- Pond Hockey
Blues on the Block concert at Town Beach
Groundhog Day census
Soapbox Derby
Fourth of July fun
Adrian holding the flag
Lobster Pot Holiday tree
Polar Plunge 2016