In June of 1772 brave colonists from Rhode Island burned the British revenue schooner, HMS Gaspee, in what has become recognized as the first overt action leading to the American Revolutionary War.
For the past 44 years the village of Pawtuxet, RI has commemorated this act with the annual
Gaspee Days Celebration.
Some of the Arts In RI Members will be at the Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival
Memorial Day Weekend: May 23, 24, & 25, 2009
Starting each day at 10 am to 5 pm
Narragansett Parkway, Pawtuxet Village, Warwick
The annual Arts and Crafts Festival attracts approximately 50,000 people a day for three days browsing and purchasing the wares of the 150-200 craft exhibitors along Narragansett Parkway in Warwick. All while this is going on, there is a professional food court, free family music, entertainment, and pony rides for the children located in Pawtuxet Park. The proceeds of the annual Arts and Crafts Festival benefit the running of the Gaspee Days Parade.
Come on down!!!!!!
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