BLACK SHIPS FESTIVAL
JUNE 12-14, 2020 ~ BRISTOL & NEWPORT RI
The 36th Annual Black Ships Festival
Join the Japan America Society of Rhode Island for the 37th Annual Black Ships Festival June 12-14. A celebration of the friendship and culture between Japan and the United States and the trading treaty negotiated by Rhode Island’s Own Commodore Matthew C. Perry, USN over 150 years ago. From Arts & Crafts, Taiko Drumming and Martial Arts to the Sushi & Sake Sail and the Black Ships Gala there are a variety of events and activities for all ages and interest. All are invited to opening ceremonies at Independence Park in Bristol, Friday June 12th. Saturday Independence Park becomes a Japanese American Village with arts crafts and martial arts. "It is almost like taking a trip to Japan without leaving Rhode Island." Saturday night is the elegant gala at Ochre Court. For Tickets to the Sushi & Sake Sail, and the Black Ships Gala call 846-2720, or 401-847-7666 or to view a full schedule of activities visit online at blackshipsfestival.com.