Island Events & Attractions

Annual Polar Plunge

The local Lion’s Club Leos host the annual Polar Plunge at Fred Benson Town Beach at high noon on New Year's Day, with participants racing in and out of the water (and saner family members looking on). Whether you’re taking the plunge or not, you’ll get a warm reception from the hundreds of people who typically gather. And if you’re looking for additional warmth, hot chocolate and souvenir hats are available for sale. 


Once you take the plunge can spring be far behind? Visit for 2019 Spring Special Packages and our 2019 Calendar of Events.

January 1, 2019
Fred Benson Town Beach
7 Corn Neck Rd.
Block Island, RI 02807