Despite the lack of sun and general warmth, it really is springtime on the calendar, which means it’s time to bundle up and get down to the beach and celebrate the annual Misquamicut Spring Fest. For $8 you’ll enjoy live music, rides, local food, crafts and shopping, a car show, games and exhibitions, and — presumably — lots of coffee and hot chocolate for sale.
The festival kicks off tonight with three concerts headlined by Firefall, with Christopher Cross and John Ford Coley on Saturday. Music starts at 6 p.m. tonight with Coach Roger and Uncle Bob, followed by Laura Dowding. Light rock headliner Firefall goes on at 10 p.m. — the 70s band is known for their hits “You Are The Woman” and “Just Remember I Love You.” Fire dancers and other performers will literally warm up the crowd.
Parking and kids under age 3 are free. The festival takes place at Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly; hours are:
Friday, May 12th from 5pm – 11pm;
Saturday, May 13th from 11am -11pm;
Sunday, May 14th from 11am – 5pm.