The Japan America Society of Rhode Island celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Black Ships Festival on July 13-15, 2018.
Here's this year's Summer Guide listing:
2018: Black Ships Festival - Bristol, Rhode Island. For complete details visit blackshipsfestival.com. Celebration of the friendship between the country of Japan and the state of Rhode Island in commemoration of Commodore Matthew C. Perry. Commodore Perry opened trade up between the United States and Japan with the Treaty of Kanakawa in 1864. Japanese arts and crafts, martial arts, a Japanese tea ceremony and taiko drums will be some of the highlights.
Friday, July 13: Opening ceremonies, Bristol, Rhode Island, 10:30am
Sushi Sake Sail I, Goat Island Marina 3-5pm
Saturday, July 14: Arts and Crafts Fair, Independence Park, Bristol, Rhode Island
Black Ships Festival Gala, Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island 6:30pm
Sunday, July 15: Memorial Ceremonies, Island Cemetery, Farewell Street, Newport 9:30am
Sushi Sake Sail II, Goat Island Marina 11-1pm