Discover...Wickford - our town of the week

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Discover - Wickford - our town of the week


It’s all things “Wickford” this weekend…


From Rhode Island’s tourism website - “Wickford is a quaint, historic seaside village which is home to the largest collection of owner occupied Colonial & Federal period homes in the nation. Truly a place of superlatives, also resident here is the oldest all wooden lighthouse in America, the oldest Anglican meeting house in the northeast, a mysterious 3-ton runestone with inscriptions that may date back 800 years.


Wickford’s storyline covers three centuries and includes mariners, pirates, shipwrights, entrepreneurial enterprise of every stripe and everyday folk as well. Come and discover tree-lined streets, water views, handsomely preserved 17th and 18th century homes, churches and shops. Village shopping features a variety of arts and crafts, gourmet foods, toys, specialty clothing, jewelry, garden shops, handcrafted furniture and home accessories. A number of fine eateries can be found here as well. Wickford is home to one of New England’s largest and most respected popular art festivals held each year in July and an award-winning Festival of Lights in early December. Come to Wickford and experience the best the New England shoreline has to offer!”


Wickford Harbor Lights

One of the newest developments in Wickford is Wickford Harbor Lights. Begun by an idea of one, with a small cadre of volunteers to follow, this event is an unsung treat to find on a hot summer’s night.  Under the slogan “Illuminate and the rest will follow”, the event has grown to include restaurant participation, and shops staying open for the evening - it’s like Cranston’s Garden City Center - on the water. And a baby-Waterfire…almost heralding the reverence of the very beginnings of what has become a commercialized Waterfire on steroids.


A night designed to feel alive, rich, comfortable and grateful. A simple idea of illumination in a beautifully antiqued setting. Not to be missed!


Follow Wickford Harbor Lights on Facebook at @WickfordHarborLightsRI. The next Wickford Harbor Lights will be on Friday, July 19th at 6pm.


But this weekend all eyes, and pocketbooks, turn to the Wickford Art Festival.  It’s time to enjoy all this town has to offer. Enjoy!  Send us your pix at

Photo, courtesy PattyJ,