Events @ Herreshoff

From Lecture Series to Community Events, there is always something happening at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol. Looking to host your event here, too? Contact us.


Upcoming events:

The research team on a “field trip” to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, which holds several hundred whaling logbooks in its archives. From left to right: Justin Buchli, Caroline Ummenhofer, Cali Pfleger, Sujata Murty, Abigail Field, and Timothy Walker. (Photo courtesy of New Bedford Whaling Museum)
Lecture: “Winds of Change: Mining Climate Clues from our Whaling Past” by C. Ummenhofer & T.D. Walker

March 22, 2023 6:00 pm

Lecture: “WEE WINN and the Herreshoff’s Bulb Fin Keelers” by Sandy Lee

February 16, 2023 6:00 pm

The Pella Frostbite Bash

March 25, 2023 6:00 pm

Lecture: “Building RELIANCE” by Sandy Lee

April 20, 2023 6:00 pm


April 30, 2023 10:00 am

Lecture: “Golden Age of Newport Yachting” by Bob Mackay

May 18, 2023 6:00 pm

Wharf sale

June 3, 2023 10:00 am

Bristol 4th of July Parade Viewing Event

July 4, 2023 8:00 am

2023 Summer Sunset Concert Series: Neal and the Vipers

July 13, 2023 6:00 pm

2023 Summer Sunset Concert Series: Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish

July 20, 2023 6:00 pm

2023 Summer Sunset Concert Series: Tish Adams

July 27, 2023 6:00 pm

2023 Summer Sunset Concert Series: Greg Piccolo

August 3, 2023 6:00 pm

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Other Museum Events

Lecture Series

The Herreshoff Marine Museum’s Monthly Lecture Series brings the knowledge of established authors, sailors, and experts directly to the public. 

Community Events

Free events open to the public full of family fun celebrating Bristol, our beautiful waterfront, and the rich nautical history of the area.

Plan your next event

The Herreshoff Marine Museum is a beautiful venue for your wedding or event. With multiple onsite venues, our team will help make your vision a reality.

Annual Events

The Pella Frostbite Bash

Held every winter, this annual event lifts the winter blues away.

Three happy women holding a sign that says
Summer Sunset Jazz Series

Weekly Jazz concerts on the waterfront. Food trucks, BYOB, and great music!


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4th of July

Located towards the end of the parade route, join us for the biggest day in Bristol each year.

Classic Yacht Regatta

Our annual regatta held in late August features Classics sailboats from all over.