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Gaspee Days weekend is here

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WARWICK, R.I. -

The 49th Annual Gaspee Days Parade kicked off on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in Warwick.

More than a dozen Colonial fife & drum corps bands were featured, along with Civil War era units and a contingent of drum and bugle corps.

The parade is just part of Gaspee Days weekend events.

There is a special event during the Waterfire scheduled for Saturday night, with a longboat row re-enactment scheduled at 10 p.m.

Sunday in the Park takes place from Noon to 2 p.m., with music and the Colonial Encampment at Pawtuxet Park. There is food available or you can bring a picnic.

The Burning of the Gaspee concludes the weekend of activities with the symbolic burning of the ship that started the American Revolution.

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