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Raimondo to Celebrate Governor's Bay Day

Day Will Include Free State Beach Parking, Free Saltwater Fishing, and Free RIPTA Bus Service on Route 66

PROVIDENCE - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the schedule of activities for the 28th Annual Governor's Bay Day celebration on Sunday, July 24. The day includes free parking at all Rhode Island state beaches, as well as fishing in Rhode Island's saltwaters without a fishing license. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will also waive the roundtrip fare on all service to South County Beaches on Route 66 (URI/Galilee). Access to the beach will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Free activities will be offered at Roger W. Wheeler State Beach, including a sand sculpture contest, arts and crafts, music, and environmental education. Activities will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Governor and her family will join the festivities from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At Scarborough State Beach, 92 PRO FM will hold its Annual Beach Dig from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. To register, visit

Parking is free at the following beaches on Governor's Bay Day:

Charlestown Breachway, Charlestown

East Beach, Charlestown

East Matunuck State Beach, South Kingstown

Misquamicut State Beach, Westerly

Roger W. Wheeler State Beach, Narragansett

Salty Brine State Beach, Narragansett

Scarborough State Beaches (North and South), Narragansett

Governor's Bay Day partners include the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Department of Health, Coast 93.3, B101, and 92 PRO FM.

The Governor's team will share information on this event using the hashtag #GovBayDay on social media.

WHO: Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit

WHAT: Governor's Bay Day Celebration

WHEN: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Roger W. Wheeler State Beach 100 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett, RI


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