Island Events & Attractions

Experience Block Island

Formerly known as "Taste of Block Island Weekend" this is a sampler platter of all Block Island has to offer -- delicious food, charming lodgings, pristine beaches, fun-filled activities, unique shopping – most of it delivered at a discount, and all of it with a giant dollop of island hospitality. 

The first step is to buy an Experience Block Island Button, available for just $5 at the Block Island Visitor Center (1 Water Street) or on board either of the ferries that take you out to the island. This enables you to take advantage of the many discounts offered on this special weekend -- from taxi and farm tours to wine and beer tastings to a chance to design your very own ice cream sundae. Shops will offer discounts, hotels have special lodging packages, and restaurant specials abound. Outdoor enthusiasts will have an opportunity to learn how to paddleboard, go kayaking or rent bikes and mopeds at a discount.  We could go on for days – which may be why Experience Block Island is actually a multi-day event, spanning the entire weekend – from Friday, September 27st through Sunday the 29th.  

This is a popular event, and some of the most popular offerings have limited capacity, so it’s best to reserve early. Check to plan your visit and call 401-466-2474 to book any activities that need prior reservations.  


September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019
Block Island
Island Wide
1 Water Street
Block Island, RI 02807