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Special Events

Band concerts, art festivals, and other activities are regular Wilcox Park attractions. 

Garden Market Fair
Big plant sale held on the grounds, over 20 local vendors setup to sell everything garden-related as well as Park Volunteers hosting the “Kids Corner” and selling plant material originated from the park.

May 18, 2014

Virtu Art Festival
Chamber of Commerce organizes large art sale featuring artists from throughout southern New England.

May 24 & 25, 2014


Memorial Day Ceremonies

The annual re-dedication of the library as a living Civil War memorial in the historic bandstand after the parade. Patriotic speeches and music, including the Westerly Town Band.

May 26, 2014


Greenwich Bay Brass Band Concert

June 1, 2014 at 4:00pm


Summer Pops Concert

The Chorus of Westerly organizes a spectacular concert featuring the Pops Festival Orchestra as well as many smaller acts. A dazzling firework display is the grand finale to the concert. Bring a picnic dinner and blanket.

June 21, 2014 (Rain dates: June 22, June 23)


Town Band concerts
See one of the oldest community bands in the country. The Westerly Town Band was established in 1852 and has been performing since then with a brief 4-year hiatus several of the band members took to serve our country in the Civil War. Since the creation of the park and the construction of the Bandstand in 1902, the Westerly Town Band has been filling the park air with music annually.

  • Neighbor Day: May 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm
  • Children's Concert & Teddy Bear Picnic:
    June 8, 2014 at 2pm
  • Evening Concert: July 23, 2014 at 7pm

Noank-Mystic Community Band concert

August 3, 2014 from 4pm to 5:30pm


The Cryers

This Beatles tribute band will perform the Sargent Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band Album in its entirety.

August 10, 2014 at 6pm


Shakespeare in the Park

The Colonial Theater performs works of the Bard in Wilcox Park.  Bring dinner and a blanket to make the most of this wonderful event.  

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged

Tuesdays through Sundays at 8pm

July 30 to August 17


Wilcox Park Tours

Rain Garden Tour: August 9, September 13, October 11 at 10am

Champion Tree Tour: August 23, September 27, October 25 at 10am


URI Master Gardeners Kiosk

Get your soil sample tested for free, ask gardening questions pest and disease identification, chat with friendly people

9am to 12pm 

August 9, September 13, October 11


Holiday arrangement workshop
Held in the library, the workshop helps everyone in attendance get into the holiday spirit by offering materials and advice on how to create your own holiday arrangements.

For more information contact Alan Peck, Park Manager at 596-2877