Block Island

Block Island is located 13 miles out to sea. So, get ready for adventure; the only way to travel to the island is by boat or plane. It is certainly worth the trip!  Block Island is spectacular and becomes more beautiful with each changing season.

The island is surrounded by 17 miles of beach.  More than 43 percent of the island has been preserved; twenty-eight miles of walking trails are maintained for your use. There are acres of open space which are a haven for flora and fauna, it’s no wonder Block Island was named one of the “last great places” in the western hemisphere by The Nature Conservancy. Walking and biking are an excellent way to take in the rolling hills and stunning vistas, but that all depends on the visitor; many decide to rent a bike, car or moped, jump in a taxi, or view your surroundings in a helicopter or on horseback.

If you are looking for an activity there is something for everyone. You can swim, kayak, paddleboard, parasail, surf, bike, go charter fishing, or relax on the beach. Browse through our unique boutiques and galleries, grab a bite to eat in one of our fine restaurants or visit the nightclubs for live entertainment.

Block Island was settled by 16 farming and fishing families in 1661 and more than 200 years later it became a vacation destination. Block Island in the 1880’s went through a building boom and many of the historic buildings that you see today are from that Victorian Period. Staying in one of these iconic hotels is like stepping back in time.

The Block Island Chamber of Commerce is ready to help you plan your special Block Island vacation. We can assist you in your decision on where to stay on the island, where to eat, where to shop, and what to do! (401) 466-2474 Water Street, Block Island

We are located at the Old Harbor Ferry Landing.  

We hope to see you soon!

Island Events

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Aug
20
Tue
all-day Lecture Series at BIMI (Block Is...
Lecture Series at BIMI (Block Is...
Aug 20 all-day
7/9/19- Developing fisheries and markets for invasive European Green Crab 7/16/19- Rethinking the Gaspee Affair: The Slave Trades Origins of Rhode Island’s “Blow for Freedom” 7/23/19- Shellfish Restoration 7/30/19- A Climate Change Primer 8/6/19- Beyond[...]
all-day Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Aug 20 all-day
Go to the website(http://natureblockisland.org) and check out all the walks and activities that are occurring practically every day all summer long.
8:00 am Block Island Maritime Institute
Block Island Maritime Institute
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
For more information about all of our children’s programing – stop by or call (401 )500-3501. There is always something interesting and fun going on! Learn to Love Block Island! So many wonderful events all[...]
10:00 am Old Harbor Walking Tours – Histo...
Old Harbor Walking Tours – Histo...
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Meet in front of the Block Island Chamber of Commerce and enjoy a fascinating historic tour of down town with an accomplished guide.
7:30 pm Soundwave Movie Night
Soundwave Movie Night
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
SOUNDWAVES MOVIE NIGHT – every Tuesday (weather permitting) Bring a beach chair and blanket Family friendly event Pack in, pack out  
Aug
21
Wed
all-day Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Aug 21 all-day
Go to the website(http://natureblockisland.org) and check out all the walks and activities that are occurring practically every day all summer long.
8:00 am Block Island Maritime Institute
Block Island Maritime Institute
Aug 21 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
For more information about all of our children’s programing – stop by or call (401 )500-3501. There is always something interesting and fun going on! Learn to Love Block Island! So many wonderful events all[...]
9:00 am Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
The Block Island Farmers’ Market is on Saturdays at Legion Park and Wednesdays at Spring House Garden, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. You will find a collection of fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, local honey,[...]
9:00 am Not New Boutique
Not New Boutique
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
9:00am tp 2:00pm at Saint Andrews Parrish Center- Spring Street
10:00 am Harbor Pond Tours provided by BIMI
Harbor Pond Tours provided by BIMI
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Block Island Marine Institute (BIMI) for a cool ride on the Great Salt Pond. Leaves from the dock at BIMI and the ride is about an hour.
3:45 pm Windfarm Tour on the Highspeed F...
Windfarm Tour on the Highspeed F...
Aug 21 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Buy tickets or at the dock. Adults    $25.00 Children  $15.00
5:00 pm Time Out Trio at the Atlantic Hotel
Time Out Trio at the Atlantic Hotel
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy live Jazz with the Time Out Trio at the Atlantic every Sunday & Wednesday all summer.  It starts around 5:00pm on the veranda; and is a nice accompaniment to tapas, cocktails and dinner.  
6:00 pm Wine Down Wednesday at Aldo’s
Wine Down Wednesday at Aldo’s
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aldo’s Restaurant is featuring half priced bottles of wine for Wine Down Wednesday. Featuring Block Island’s famous sisters; Jayme and Megan Hennessy and their band Uke2. You have never experienced such wonderful music. Join us[...]
Aug
22
Thu
all-day Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Aug 22 all-day
Go to the website(http://natureblockisland.org) and check out all the walks and activities that are occurring practically every day all summer long.
8:00 am Block Island Maritime Institute
Block Island Maritime Institute
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
For more information about all of our children’s programing – stop by or call (401 )500-3501. There is always something interesting and fun going on! Learn to Love Block Island! So many wonderful events all[...]
9:00 pm Martini Night
Martini Night
Aug 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
 
Aug
23
Fri
all-day Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Aug 23 all-day
Go to the website(http://natureblockisland.org) and check out all the walks and activities that are occurring practically every day all summer long.
8:00 am Block Island Maritime Institute
Block Island Maritime Institute
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
For more information about all of our children’s programing – stop by or call (401 )500-3501. There is always something interesting and fun going on! Learn to Love Block Island! So many wonderful events all[...]
3:45 pm Windfarm Tour on the Highspeed F...
Windfarm Tour on the Highspeed F...
Aug 23 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Buy tickets or at the dock. Adults    $25.00 Children  $15.00
6:00 pm Hotel Manisses presents Modern Jazz
Hotel Manisses presents Modern Jazz
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hotel Manisses presents Modern Jazz throughout the summer in the bar / lounge.
6:00 pm Medical Center Annual Summer Tac...
Medical Center Annual Summer Tac...
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrate with  family and friends   🌮 Tacos 🍪Cookies🍦Cones Block Island Medical Center invites the community to a family celebration! Friday, August 23rd, 6-9pm at BIMI Fifty dollars per person, Cash Bar Tickets available at[...]
Aug
24
Sat
all-day Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Aug 24 all-day
Go to the website(http://natureblockisland.org) and check out all the walks and activities that are occurring practically every day all summer long.
8:00 am Block Island Maritime Institute
Block Island Maritime Institute
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
For more information about all of our children’s programing – stop by or call (401 )500-3501. There is always something interesting and fun going on! Learn to Love Block Island! So many wonderful events all[...]
9:00 am Farmer’s Market at Legion Park
Farmer’s Market at Legion Park
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
The Block Island Farmers’ Market is on Saturdays at Legion Park and Wednesdays at Spring House Garden, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. You will find a collection of fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, local honey,[...]
5:00 pm Cynthia DiDonato, Elinor C. Thom...
Cynthia DiDonato, Elinor C. Thom...
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cynthia DiDonato, painting Elinor C. Thompson, painting and ceramics Susan Klas Wright, painting
Aug
25
Sun
8:00 am Block Island Maritime Institute
Block Island Maritime Institute
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
For more information about all of our children’s programing – stop by or call (401 )500-3501. There is always something interesting and fun going on! Learn to Love Block Island! So many wonderful events all[...]
10:30 am Hotel Manisses presents Modern J...
Hotel Manisses presents Modern J...
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Enjoy brunch with Modern Jazz 10:30am – 2:30pm
12:30 pm Dr. Arunk Singh MD. booksigning ...
Dr. Arunk Singh MD. booksigning ...
Aug 25 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation and booksigning with Dr. Arunk Singh MD. “Your Heart, my Hands” Featuring a Heart Healthy Lunch Menu that includes the following;Roasted Cod with Seasonal Vegetable, Grilled Salmon with Seasonal Vegetable, Chicken Paillard Over Garden[...]
5:00 pm James Benn booksigning at Island...
James Benn booksigning at Island...
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
James Benn, author of Billy Doyle WW11 murder mysteries. This event will commemorate the liberation of Paris. For more details and information go to islandboundbookstore.com
5:00 pm Time Out Trio at the Atlantic Hotel
Time Out Trio at the Atlantic Hotel
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy live Jazz with the Time Out Trio at the Atlantic every Sunday & Wednesday all summer.  It starts around 5:00pm on the veranda; and is a nice accompaniment to tapas, cocktails and dinner.  
Aug
26
Mon
all-day Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Aug 26 all-day
Go to the website(http://natureblockisland.org) and check out all the walks and activities that are occurring practically every day all summer long.
8:00 am Block Island Maritime Institute
Block Island Maritime Institute
Aug 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
For more information about all of our children’s programing – stop by or call (401 )500-3501. There is always something interesting and fun going on! Learn to Love Block Island! So many wonderful events all[...]
10:00 am Harbor Pond Tours provided by BIMI
Harbor Pond Tours provided by BIMI
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Block Island Marine Institute (BIMI) for a cool ride on the Great Salt Pond. Leaves from the dock at BIMI and the ride is about an hour.
5:00 pm Art Classes at Island Bound Book...
Art Classes at Island Bound Book...
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Go to islandboundbookstore.com for more details and information.
Aug
27
Tue
all-day Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Aug 27 all-day
Go to the website(http://natureblockisland.org) and check out all the walks and activities that are occurring practically every day all summer long.
8:00 am Block Island Maritime Institute
Block Island Maritime Institute
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
For more information about all of our children’s programing – stop by or call (401 )500-3501. There is always something interesting and fun going on! Learn to Love Block Island! So many wonderful events all[...]
10:00 am Old Harbor Walking Tours – Histo...
Old Harbor Walking Tours – Histo...
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Meet in front of the Block Island Chamber of Commerce and enjoy a fascinating historic tour of down town with an accomplished guide.
7:30 pm Soundwave Movie Night
Soundwave Movie Night
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
SOUNDWAVES MOVIE NIGHT – every Tuesday (weather permitting) Bring a beach chair and blanket Family friendly event Pack in, pack out  
Aug
28
Wed
all-day Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Aug 28 all-day
Go to the website(http://natureblockisland.org) and check out all the walks and activities that are occurring practically every day all summer long.
8:00 am Block Island Maritime Institute
Block Island Maritime Institute
Aug 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
For more information about all of our children’s programing – stop by or call (401 )500-3501. There is always something interesting and fun going on! Learn to Love Block Island! So many wonderful events all[...]
9:00 am Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
The Block Island Farmers’ Market is on Saturdays at Legion Park and Wednesdays at Spring House Garden, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. You will find a collection of fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, local honey,[...]
9:00 am Not New Boutique
Not New Boutique
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
9:00am tp 2:00pm at Saint Andrews Parrish Center- Spring Street
10:00 am Harbor Pond Tours provided by BIMI
Harbor Pond Tours provided by BIMI
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Block Island Marine Institute (BIMI) for a cool ride on the Great Salt Pond. Leaves from the dock at BIMI and the ride is about an hour.
3:45 pm Windfarm Tour on the Highspeed F...
Windfarm Tour on the Highspeed F...
Aug 28 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Buy tickets or at the dock. Adults    $25.00 Children  $15.00
6:00 pm Wine Down Wednesday at Aldo’s
Wine Down Wednesday at Aldo’s
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aldo’s Restaurant is featuring half priced bottles of wine for Wine Down Wednesday. Featuring Block Island’s famous sisters; Jayme and Megan Hennessy and their band Uke2. You have never experienced such wonderful music. Join us[...]
Aug
29
Thu
all-day Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Aug 29 all-day
Go to the website(http://natureblockisland.org) and check out all the walks and activities that are occurring practically every day all summer long.
8:00 am Block Island Maritime Institute
Block Island Maritime Institute
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
For more information about all of our children’s programing – stop by or call (401 )500-3501. There is always something interesting and fun going on! Learn to Love Block Island! So many wonderful events all[...]
9:00 pm Martini Night
Martini Night
Aug 29 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
 
Aug
30
Fri
all-day Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Aug 30 all-day
Go to the website(http://natureblockisland.org) and check out all the walks and activities that are occurring practically every day all summer long.
8:00 am Block Island Maritime Institute
Block Island Maritime Institute
Aug 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
For more information about all of our children’s programing – stop by or call (401 )500-3501. There is always something interesting and fun going on! Learn to Love Block Island! So many wonderful events all[...]
6:00 pm Hotel Manisses presents Modern Jazz
Hotel Manisses presents Modern Jazz
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hotel Manisses presents Modern Jazz throughout the summer in the bar / lounge.
Aug
31
Sat
all-day Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Nature Conservancy Summer Progra...
Aug 31 all-day
Go to the website(http://natureblockisland.org) and check out all the walks and activities that are occurring practically every day all summer long.
9:00 am Farmer’s Market at Legion Park
Farmer’s Market at Legion Park
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
The Block Island Farmers’ Market is on Saturdays at Legion Park and Wednesdays at Spring House Garden, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. You will find a collection of fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, local honey,[...]
5:00 pm Grace Bochain Luddy
Grace Bochain Luddy
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grace Bochain Luddy, photography
Sep
1
Sun
5:00 pm Time Out Trio at the Atlantic Hotel
Time Out Trio at the Atlantic Hotel
Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy live Jazz with the Time Out Trio at the Atlantic every Sunday & Wednesday all summer.  It starts around 5:00pm on the veranda; and is a nice accompaniment to tapas, cocktails and dinner.  
Sep
4
Wed
9:00 am Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
The Block Island Farmers’ Market is on Saturdays at Legion Park and Wednesdays at Spring House Garden, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. You will find a collection of fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, local honey,[...]
Sep
7
Sat
9:00 am Farmer’s Market at Legion Park
Farmer’s Market at Legion Park
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
The Block Island Farmers’ Market is on Saturdays at Legion Park and Wednesdays at Spring House Garden, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. You will find a collection of fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, local honey,[...]
11:45 am 15K Run Around the Block Road Race
15K Run Around the Block Road Race
Sep 7 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
For information and registration go to https://www.active.com/block-island-ri/running/distance-running-races/run-around-the-block-15k-road-race-2019  
5:00 pm Marta Abbott at Spring Street Ga...
Marta Abbott at Spring Street Ga...
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mara Abbott, natural inks
Sep
8
Sun
4:00 pm Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is th...
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is th...
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is the keynote speaker at the Committee for the Great Salt Pond Annual Meeting.
5:00 pm Time Out Trio at the Atlantic Hotel
Time Out Trio at the Atlantic Hotel
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy live Jazz with the Time Out Trio at the Atlantic every Sunday & Wednesday all summer.  It starts around 5:00pm on the veranda; and is a nice accompaniment to tapas, cocktails and dinner.  
Sep
11
Wed
10:00 am Verizon fixes phones!
Verizon fixes phones!
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Verizon is here in the Chamber office to fix any phone issues – for free!
Sep
13
Fri
5:00 pm “Short Reads” Gathering at Islan...
“Short Reads” Gathering at Islan...
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
For more information and details go to www.islandboundbookstore.com
Sep
14
Sat
5:00 pm Ted Merritt and Enid Braun at Sp...
Ted Merritt and Enid Braun at Sp...
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ted Merritt, paintings Enid Braun & class. plein air painting
Sep
15
Sun
5:00 pm Time Out Trio at the Atlantic Hotel
Time Out Trio at the Atlantic Hotel
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy live Jazz with the Time Out Trio at the Atlantic every Sunday & Wednesday all summer.  It starts around 5:00pm on the veranda; and is a nice accompaniment to tapas, cocktails and dinner.  
Sep
21
Sat
5:00 pm Cindy Wilson
Cindy Wilson
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cindy Wilson. photography
Sep
28
Sat
1:30 pm Magical History Tour by bus
Magical History Tour by bus
Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
The Block Island Chamber of Commerce is offering a historic bus tour with an accomplished guide. Tour will take approximately 1hour and 15 minutes. Sign up at the Chamber office or go to Eventbrite.com to[...]

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The Chamber Travel Planner

Want to know what to do, where to go, and what to see and eat while on Block Island? The Chamber’s Travel Planner has all the information you need to get up to speed. Click on the image or the button to open this year’s Chamber Travel Planner.