More from the July Issue

Day in the Life of a Lobsterman

Watch what it's like to haul lobster traps on Rhode Island Sound.

Hot Air Balloon Fest

When: 7/17–19
Why: The barbecue competition, classic car show, live concerts and Saturday night fireworks are enough fun all on their own. But those in the know arrive at the fairgrounds as early as 6 a.m. to watch dozens of hot air balloons inflate and ascend into the bright July sky. Stick around late on Saturday to catch the magical balloon night glow.
Where: University of Rhode Island athletic fields, 3 Keaney Rd., Kingston.
More info: Call 783-1770 or visit

The annual Blessing of the Fleet in Narragansett