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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 11 to
17 this year. A Taste of Block Island weekend, September 15
to 17, 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 Arts and Crafts Guild /Farmers' Market Fair, as well as
new favorites, such as the Glass Float Treasure Hunt, in
which visitors and islanders alike comb beaches and trails
for hand-blown 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 2017 at
Favorite Times and Happenings
Fourth of July fireworks. Photo by Peter Mannka
Holiday Shopping Stroll
Block Island Farmers' Market
BINGO at the Fire Barn