Black Ships Festival

August 9, 2019 - August 11, 2019
Recurring daily
Location: Japan America Society
Bristol, RI 02809

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The Japan America Society of Rhode Island is celebrating the 36th year of the Black Ships Festival, August 9-11, 2019. The Black Ships Festival is a celebration of the friendship between the country of Japan and the state of Rhode Island in commemoration of Commodore Matthew C. Perry. Commodore Perry opened trade up between the United States and Japan with the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1864. Japanese arts and crafts, martial arts, a Japanese tea ceremony and Taiko drums are only some of the highlights! For complete details visit

Saturday, August 10th – Arts, Crafts & Martial Arts Fair, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Independence Park, Thames St, Bristol
Black Ships Festival Gala - The Elegant Waterside Tent at Herreshoff Museum – Bristol, RI

Black Ships Festival
  • August 9, 2019 - August 11, 2019
  • Japan America Society
  • Recurring daily