There are so many choices that we wrote an entire article for this day. You can look up details there and we narrow down your choices with your day's schedule here.
So let's go!
First: Spectate or paddle
We start off with a choice to make. Many of you will want to head to the beach to watch the skim board competition. This could become an annual event and it's great to see something new that has the potential to draw more summer guests (with money to spend) to our town. Plan to arrive at either the Town Beach or Breachway parking lot a little after 8 am to catch a likely-stylishly-delayed start to the competition a little after 8:30. You'll have to walk a little because the competition will be on a town-owned strip of beach down near the Breachway.
Alternatively, you can head down Ram Island Road with your kayak for a guided paddling tour around Green Hill Pond.
Second: Take a hike
If you get done with your first choice in time, head up Old Coach Road to the South Farm Preserve. Take a guided walk and see the restored sheep barn. Enjoy one of our open-space areas that people are actually encouraged to visit.
Third: Garden Tour
The Cross Mills Public Library holds an annual garden tour fund-raiser. It's a great event for a great cause so follow at least part of the tour.
Fourth: Choices, choices
For the late afternoon and evening you have to choose one of three options.
- Wakefield's downtown street festival on main street
- The artist reception at Charlestown Gallery followed by dinner in Charlestown.
- The Chorus of Westerly Summer Pops which has been written up extensive in our newspapers.
At least that will be my next stop after the first four.
Have a great day!