2 Block Island Club Open House. 4 p.m.
3 Fireworks Picnic at B.I. Maritime Institute. Tickets $35 Adults/$15 Kids (www.cgspblockisland.org)
3 Pre-fireworks live music at the Fred Benson Beach Pavilion. 7 - 9 p.m.
3 Fireworks at Crescent Beach at dusk (around 9 p.m.)
4 July 4th Parade. Theme is “Sports & Games” Begins at 11 a.m. at Legion Park and ends on Water St. Line up for floats and judging at 9:30 a.m. at The Oar.
4 Hot Dog Eating Contest. Poor People’s Pub. (www.pppbi.com)
4 32nd Annual Fire Department’s Steak Fry. BIVFD Fire Barn. $25/ person. 12 noon.
4 Movie Night on the Spring House Lawn. A Bug’s Life (G) Starts at Dusk. Free.
5 “Toe Jam Puppet Band” Island Free Library (www.islandfreelibrary.org ) 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
5 Tuesday Night Lecture Series begins (and continues every Tuesday evening until August 30) B.I. Maritime Institute. 7 p.m.
6 BIMI Harbor Tour. Continues every Monday and Wednesday until August 10. 10 a.m. at B.I. Maritime Institute.
6 Beach Meet Up & Clean Up. Meet at Scotch Beach. 11 a.m.
6 Blues on the Block. Fred Benson Town Beach. 6 p.m.
7 On the Screen: “Sonic Sea” Island Free Library, free. 7 p.m.
10 Block Island Wedding Show at The Sullivan House 12- 3 p.m.
10 BI Arts and Crafts Guild Fair. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Historical Society.
11 Lions Club Golf Outing. Richmond Country Club.
11 Block Island Club presentation: Bird researchers discuss the importance of Block Island on the song and shore bird migrations. 6:30 p.m. Block Island Club.
11 Cemetery Tour with Karin Sprague. Historical Society for information. 6:30 p.m.
11 Movie Night on the Spring House Lawn. The Goonies (PG) Starts at Dusk. Free.
12 BINGO at the Firebarn. 6:30 p.m.
12 Tuesday Night Lecture Series. B.I. Maritime Institute. 7 p.m.
13 Beach Meet Up & Clean Up. Meet at Fred Benson Town Beach. 11 a.m.
18 Movie Night on the Spring House Lawn. Monsters Inc. (G) Starts at Dusk. Free.
19 Full Moon Cruise. Celebrating conservation and the 25th anniversary of The Nature Conservancy’s Block Island office aboard a sunset and full-moon cruise around the island. (adults $25 children 12 and under FREE)
6:30 - 9:45 p.m. Old Harbor.
20 Beach Meet Up & Clean-Up. Meet at West Beach. 11 a.m.
20 Blues on the Block. Fred Benson Town Beach. 6 p.m.
20 Tuesday Night Lecture Series. B.I. Maritime Institute. 7 p.m.
23 52nd Barbershop Quartet Festival. St. Andrews Church. 8 p.m. $20. Tickets available at the Red Bird and Island Bound Bookstore.
23 Gallery Opening reception; Ben Wohlberg Artist’s Studio, Payne Road. 4-7 p.m. (Gallery will then be open 1-5 p.m. daily until August 6and by appointment for dates afterwards) 466-2004.
24 BI Arts and Crafts Guild Fair. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Historical Society.
24 American Legion Picnic. Legion Park. 12 noon- 3 p.m. Family style picnic. $10 per person, kids eat free.
25 Movie Night on the Spring House Lawn. The Lion King (G) Starts at Dusk. Free.
26 BINGO at the Firebarn. 6:30 p.m.
26 Tuesday Night Lecture Series. B.I. Maritime Institute. 7 p.m.
27 Beach Meet-Up & Clean-Up. Meet at Settler’s Rock. 11 a.m.
29 B.I.H.S. “Building and Investing in Health Services. The Next 25 Years.” 5-7 p.m. B.I Maritime Institute.
29 Night Sky Viewing. Hodge Preserve, Corn Neck Road. 9 p.m. Bring a blanket or beach chair.
31-August 3 Tri-State Canyon Shootout Fishing Tournament. Contact JB Tackle Co. at (866) 944-4447.