The Town of West Warwick does not have an official founding date going back to the 17th Century. Through the urging and votes of many people in Western Warwick, Governor Adam J. Potheir signed a bill for the division of the Town of Warwick on March 14, 1913. The new town was called West Warwick.
European traditions have been preserved in West Warwick with the celebration of St. Patrick's Day, and the Portuguese Holy Ghost Festival. Its first St. Patrick's Day Parade was held in March 1960, since then this event has grown to Statewide recognition and has attracted thousands of spectators, many dignitaries and generous media coverage. The Portuguese Holy Ghost Festival commemorates the kindness of the generous Portuguese Queen Isabella, who provided food for the poor of Portugal.
West Warwick is located in Kent County west of Warwick between Hope and Greenwood along Highway 116 near the Flat River Reservoir. West Warwick is part of the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area.
Golf Eagle Quest Golf Dome |
Sports and Sporting Events West Warwick Civic Center Ice Rink |
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12/09 Coming to The area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.