Independence Island

Happy Fourth! (Or almost fourth!) I had to post this sooner rather than later or it would be missed by all as we all go on to celebrate the holiday. With this classic summer holiday arriving, I want readers to know of the events and happenings of the island.


Friday July 3

9am-1:30pm Farmer’s Market, Historical Society Lawn- Sample, savor and stock up on foods and goods for your holiday picnic.

Dusk (9pm)- Fireworks, Crescent Beach- Enjoy concert at Town Pavilion and take in the display of light!

Saturday July 4

11am- Parade, winds from New Harbor to Old, ending at the Statue of Rebecca- This year’s theme is “Medical”, an extremely popular island event, be sure to grab a spot along the road with big pockets for tossed candy!

11:45am- Hot Dog Eating Contest, Poor People’s Pub- Winner takes home a custom Narragansett Beer Surfboard

12pm- Fire Department Steak-Fry, Fire Barn Beach Avenue- This annunal event raises money for the fire department and provides traditional 4th of July fare

Sunday July 5

Craft Fair, Historical Society Lawn- Local Vendors will have all you need for remembering your perfect 4th of July weekend

Repeat after me…

Use these fun facts to look like a genius, just make their dropping as natural as possible.


What to say when your hotel reservation was for Thursday not Saturday…

Looks like I’m not the only one who got the wrong day. Two members of the Continental Congress only signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. July 2nd was the day that John Adams wrote “Ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.” If you want to go into #roundtwo celebrate the 2nd of August, it is the day most of the signers put the pen to paper.

What to say to your friend who gets arrested on Independence Day…

Well that’s ironic. As is the fact that a vast majority of U.S flags are made in China and imported to wave around the yard. The value is about $3.5 million dollars, or in Chinese Yuan, that would be 21.7 million (Better start learning your conversions now, MAO is coming)

What to say to the cutie at the ketchup stand…

Nice to meaty you, and I hope you enjoy your BBQ fare, along with the other 64% of the country who will also partake in outdoor grilling.

Happy Fourth Everyone!

xoxo miss america



One thought on “Independence Island”

  1. Jenna, This is a quick reply. Thanks for all your postings!!! Great reading about the Block activities. we had dinner with Karen and Sal last night at 69 King Rd. They are playing golf In Mass. Right now. Ed and Cam ,too. We. Are going to Loon on Sat. For the day. Cam is off to your favorite camp Sun. York on Mon. But I really need to tell you I sent a letter earlier in the week so you need to go to General Delivery very soon. Have a great 4 th. love , Gr. JOANNE

    Sent from my iPad



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