35th Annual Birds & Breakfast 

Sunday, May 21st

35 Years! This beloved springtime tradition continues in 2017 at Norman Bird Sanctuary. Generations come together to celebrate spring, the birds who migrate north after a long winter, and the beauty of flowers erupting from the thawing earth. White Horse Tavern Executive Chef, Richard Silvia, cooks up a scrumptious breakfast prepared with organically grown ingredients donated by local farmers and markets. Eggs with salmon, Mellon Skewers with Mint, Oven Roasted New Potatoes, Yogurt Parfaits and a table filled with fresh homemade breads, muffins and croissants are a few items on the menu; this is not your pancake breakfast!


11th Annual 5K Run/Walk in honor of David Leys, Jr.

Saturday, June 17th

2017 marks 11 years that the Norman Bird Sanctuary has held this increasingly popular race on Father’s Day weekend.  With a route that brings participants past some of the most breathtaking scenery in the state, it is no wonder that it was voted “Best 5K” by RI Monthly magazine.


Beach Bash

Thursday, August 3rd

Fun mid-summer beach party! Great for the whole family! Music and dancing on the beach by the Kohaug Allstars. Pack your own beach picnic or let the Binge BBQ food truck do the cooking for you. Beer, wine, lemonade and iced tea will be served along with ice cream and s’mores by the campfire. Paddleboards, kayaks, and beach toys encouraged. NBS’ Education staff will be seining along the water’s edge with the kids, looking for local fish and possibly some tropical fish brought in on the Gulf Stream. With the moon almost full, this will be the place to be the first Friday evening in August!

Location: NBS’ Third Beach Property


43rd Annual Harvest Fair

Saturday & Sunday, September 30th & October 1st

2017 marks 43 years that the Norman Bird Sanctuary has brought the old fashioned flavor of the harvest to Aquidneck Island residents and thousands more who travel from all over southern New England to enjoy this time honored event. As the largest and longest running authentic country fair in the region, the Harvest Fair offers a line-up of talented musicians, over 70 crafters & artisans, games for children of all ages, food vendors, ponies, hay rides, an antique tractor parade and much more!

Norman Bird Sanctuary