2016 Black Ships Festival

Enjoy the drama of Japanese Taiko drumming and more
at the 2016 Black Ships Festival!

Come experience and celebrate Japanese culture and at the 33rd annual Black Ships Festival in Newport, RI – July 14th through the 17th, 2016!

Newport’s annual Black Ships Festival celebrates America’s friendly relationship with Japan and commemorates Newport’s native son, Commodore Matthew C. Perry, who was instrumental in the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa, which opened trade between Japan and the United States. (more…)