For the third year in a row, the RI Calamari Festival will shepherd in the end of summer. The festival pays homage to the internationally renowned squid that’s found right in the Port of Galilee, home to the second largest fishing fleet in New England. During the event, happening this year on September 9 at Narragansett’s Veteran’s Park, folks get to try calamari from 11 participating restaurants for only $10.
The Coast Guard House won best overall calamari the very first year. George’s of Galilee took home that honor the following year. This year, Wakefield’s Mews Tavern, Cranston’s Chapel Grille, Narragansett’s Chair 5 and more will vie for the best-of title, as well as awards for most inventive calamari and the restaurant with the most team spirit. All of this translates to a heck of a good reason to stop by and eat as much calamari as you possibly can.
There’s plenty more to do once you’ve had your fill. Live music will be playing, local vendors will be selling their wares and a special princess will be stopping by to entertain the little ones. For those who’ve saved room, there will also be food trucks on site to satisfy non-calamari cravings.