There's nothing more quintessentially New England than celebrating the Fourth of July with a day at the beach, fresh seafood, ice cold beer and fireworks. South County, Rhode Island has all the ingredients for a classic, New England Fourth of July celebration. Here's some highlights of what's on the menu:
Independence Day Beach Ball at Ocean House
Celebrate the birth of our nation in style at Ocean House’s Ninth Annual Independence Day Beach Ball, featuring an incredible buffet-style menu, live music and dancing with the Atlantic as the backdrop. A traditional New England Lobster Boil is the star attraction, offering the best of fresh summertime seafood, inspired sides and innovative barbecue fare. A specialty cocktail bar compliments of Rhode Island’s own KEEL Vodka will be pouring our signature Ocean House Lemonade while live music keeps you moving and grooving into the night. And true to American tradition, the evening’s grand finale is some colorful fireworks displaying over the Atlantic Ocean. Learn more.
Independence Day Family Carnival at Weekapaug Inn
Join Weekapaug Inn for this charming family-friendly carnival event with a New England-inspired lobster boil and clambake. Enjoy carnival games, s’mores, live music and fountain fireworks. Event is open to guests and non-guests. Learn more.
4th of July Rhode Island Red Chick Hatch
Get up close and personal with about 200 newly hatched chicks at the South County Museum and learn about raising your own. The living history farm’s two Rhode Island Red heritage flocks are replenished each year through the chick hatch. Learn more.
Fireworks in South County
If you want to catch some fireworks, they're happening all over the county on different nights so you can catch them all and see which ones were best.
July 3rd: North Kingstown Fireworks at Dusk on North Kingstown Town Beach
July 4th: Narragansett Fireworks at Narragansett Town Beach
July 4th: South Kingstown Fireworks at Old Mountain Field
Or, hire a helicopter via HeliBlock and see the fireworks from the sky. If you prefer the view from the water, book a cruise via Rhode Island Bay Cruises.