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January 1-December 31, 2016

Rhode Island Tours, Statewide

Various venues. Whether you want to explore Rhode Island by air, by bicycle, by foot, by road, by rail, or by water, there's a tour for you. Check out our Tours page for a comprehensive list of possibilities. For house and historic site tours, see our list of links to Museums and Historic Houses. Irregularly scheduled or one-off tours are listed below in our Events Calendar.

Quahog.org Calendar Submission Guidelines, Statewide

We mainly list events that have to do with Rhode Island history or Rhode Island cultural quirks. For more detail on our guidelines and how to submit an event, please see Quahog Calendar Submission Guidelines.

February 12, 2016

Lantern Tour of Colonial Newport, Newport

Begins at 4:30pm. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Feel transported through time to the heyday of this thriving colonial metropolis on a seventy-five-minute lantern-lit stroll through Newport's Historic Hill. $15 per person; $12 with Newport Winter Festival button; $10 for NHS members; reservations suggested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

February 12-21, 2016

28th Annual Newport Winter Festival, Newport

Various venues. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages. (401) 847-7666; staff@newportevents.com; www.newportwinterfestival.com.

February 13, 2016

Creative Survival: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century African Community in Newport Walking Tour, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Discover the early history of Newport's people of color, enslaved and free. This tour looks at the places where slaves lived and labored, along with locations where free blacks built their enterprises and supported a new local industry. It concludes in the country's oldest intact African-American graveyard, "God's Little Acre." $15 per person; $12 with Newport Winter Festival button; $10 for NHS members; reservations suggested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

February 14, 2016

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Hear stories of revolution and ruin, struggles for religious liberty and remarkable entrepreneurship among Newport's diverse people. $15 per person; $12 with Newport Winter Festival button; $10 for NHS members; reservations suggested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

February 15, 2016

History Detective: A Family Tour, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Discover Newport's colonial history, its religious and racial diversity, its role in the American Revolution, and its remarkable architecture on a kid-friendly tour. Each family will complete a special History Detective workbook, recording observations from clues. $15 per person; $12 with Newport Winter Festival button; $10 for NHS members; reservations suggested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

February 16, 2016

Road to Independence Walking Tour, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Riots and rebellion, enemies and allies! Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. $15 per person; $12 with Newport Winter Festival button; $10 for NHS members; reservations suggested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

February 17, 2016

Colonial Candlemaking, Smithfield

2:00pm–3:30pm. Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road. Come make an old fashioned hand-dipped candle! We will discuss the use of beeswax and bayberry in old-time candles and each participant will create their own hand-dipped candle to take home. Fee, $10-$14 per participant; ages 5+. (401) 949-5454 x3041; www.asri.org.

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as "Rogue's Island." $15 per person; $12 with Newport Winter Festival button; $10 for NHS members; reservations suggested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

February 18, 2016

Roger Williams on Display, Part the Second, Providence

4:00pm–8:00pm. Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main Street. Another letter, written by Roger Williams, will be on display at the memorial's visitor center. Appropriate for Valentine's Day, the 1667 letter, headed "To the Town of Providence," shows the sentiment of love in two aspects. The first was by Roger Williams towards the town, in which he takes responsibility for a bridge that was badly in need of repair. The second was for the welfare of his family should he die. (401) 521-7266; www.nps.gov/rowi/.

Newport's Black Giants: Race, Sport, and Community , Newport

Begins at 5:30pm. Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Tauro Street. Professor Robert Cvornyek will discuss how black athletic clubs, fraternal and civic organizations, and local neighborhood associations sponsored semi-professional and amateur teams that regularly competed against each other and nearby white teams. NHS members and active duty military with ID, $1; non-members, $5; reservations recommended. (401) 846-0813 x110; mdelaire@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Hear stories of revolution and ruin, struggles for religious liberty and remarkable entrepreneurship among Newport's diverse people. $15 per person; $12 with Newport Winter Festival button; $10 for NHS members; reservations suggested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

February 19, 2016

Road to Independence Walking Tour, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Riots and rebellion, enemies and allies! Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. $15 per person; $12 with Newport Winter Festival button; $10 for NHS members; reservations suggested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

Lantern Tour of Colonial Newport, Newport

Begins at 4:30pm. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Feel transported through time to the heyday of this thriving colonial metropolis on a seventy-five-minute lantern-lit stroll through Newport's Historic Hill. $15 per person; $12 with Newport Winter Festival button; $10 for NHS members; reservations suggested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

February 20, 2016

Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain or Cafe Dolce Vita, 265 Atwells Avenue. Join Chef Cindy Salvato on this fabulous three-hour walking and eating tour of Historic Federal Hill where you can: Learn the history, meet the chefs, savor the samples, get exclusive behind the scenes tours, enjoy a little wine, and become a paisono of Federal Hill! Tickets: $50. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as "Rogue's Island." $15 per person; $12 with Newport Winter Festival button; $10 for NHS members; reservations suggested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

Liberty or Loyalty, an interactive living history program, Newport

10:00am–2:00pm. Colony House, Washington Square. Patriots and Loyalists will discuss the city's tense political climate and how remaining loyal to the crown or declaring liberty effects their daily lives. Watch Daughters of Liberty sew homespun fabric. Listen to Crown supporters debate if they should return to England and the consequences to their families, businesses and property. Visitors will be invited to take a stance and decide if they choose Liberty or Loyalty. Free admission, donations welcome. (401) 846-0813 x110; mdelaire@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

88th Annual Winter Lecture Series: Reflections on an American Innovator: Gorham Silver, Newport

Begins at 2:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Elizabeth Williams will speak. Museum members, $10; non-members, $15; students, $6. (401) 848-8200; www.newportartmuseum.org.

February 21, 2016

Valley Talk: The Sentinelle Affair, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Writer and historical reenactor Paul Bourget examines the Sentinelle Affair, the local underground movement that led to the excommunication of sixty-one congregants. Free. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Hear stories of revolution and ruin, struggles for religious liberty and remarkable entrepreneurship among Newport's diverse people. $15 per person; $12 with Newport Winter Festival button; $10 for NHS members; reservations suggested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

February 22, 2016

Cannon Salute, Newport

Begins at 12:00pm. Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Avenue. In honor of George Washington's birthday, the Artillery Company of Newport will hold a cannon salute on the Redwood lawn by our statue of George Washington. (401) 847-0292 x112; redwood@redwoodlibrary.org; www.redwoodlibrary.org.

February 24, 2016

History of T.F. Green Airport, Warwick

7:00pm–8:00pm. Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane. Please join the Warwick Historical Society in welcoming Mr. Chester Browning, a retired archivist of T.F. Green Airport. Mr. Browning will be speaking on the history of the first state airport in the United States, from Hillsgrove in 1931 to the T.F. Green of today. (401) 739-5440; www.warwicklibrary.org.

February 27, 2016

Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain or Cafe Dolce Vita, 265 Atwells Avenue. Join Chef Cindy Salvato on this fabulous three-hour walking and eating tour of Historic Federal Hill where you can: Learn the history, meet the chefs, savor the samples, get exclusive behind the scenes tours, enjoy a little wine, and become a paisono of Federal Hill! Tickets: $50. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

4th Annual Winter Sparkle, Pawtucket

7:00pm–9:00pm. Hope Artiste Village, 999 Main Street. Guests will enjoy an array of delectable foods and spirited drinks provided by some of Rhode Island's premier restaurateurs, caterers, and spirits connoisseurs. Proceeds support the mission of The Junior League of Rhode Island, Inc. Tickets, $65. www.jlri.org.

March 5, 2016

34th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, Pawtucket

Begins at 12:00pm. The city kicks off its celebration of Irish heritage in Rhode Island and the Blackstone Valley with this always-festive and colorful parade, which steps off from McCoy Stadium at Division Street, turns right onto South Bend Street, then continues down Walcott Street to Main Street, and ends at City Hall on Roosevelt Avenue. Parade reception follows at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center. (401) 728-0500 x281; pawtucketstpatsparade.com.

March 6, 2016

Valley Talks: In the Shadow of Ty Cobb: The Life and Times of Napoleon Lajoie, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Baseball historian Greg Rubano will speak about his upcoming book, which recounts the meteoric rise of Woonsocket native Nap Lajoie from mill worker to Hall of Famer. Free. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Prudence Island Tour and Seal Watch, Bristol

9:45am–3:00pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Explore Prudence Island with a chance to see seals at one of the best haul-out spots in Narragansett Bay, learn about ecological research happening through the Narragansett Bay Research Reserve, and tour the island by van with stops at several unique historical and natural features. Members: $10/adult, $5/child; Non-members: $14/adult, $7/child; $10 ferry ticket not included. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

March 7, 2016

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

March 9, 2016

Seal Watch on Prudence Island, Bristol

9:45am–3:00pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Observe harbor seals, using spotting scopes and binoculars, at one of the best haul-out spots in Narragansett Bay! The program includes a presentation on these amazing animals and a van tour of the island, learning about the cultural and natural history of Prudence, as well as some of the current research projects at the Research Reserve. Members: $8/adult, $4/child; non-members: $12/adult, $6/child; ferry ticket not included. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

March 10, 2016

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

March 12, 2016

Savoring Rhode Island: The Zeppole Crawl, Providence

8:30am–1:00pm. Join Chef Cindy Salvato and a special tour group as we travel to three bakeries, learn their secrets, and sample Zeppole! We'll track and publish the whole event on Facebook as we go, and a Zeppole from each stop will be your reward. The tour begins in Cindy's own home kitchen with Sfinci, a fried yeasted dough studded with raisins and orange peel. Then the Zeppole! Tickets: $60. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

March 16, 2016

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

March 17, 2016

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

March 19, 2016

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

Honor Jesus's foster dad with a faceful of zeppole!

March 20, 2016

7th Annual Indoor Easter Egg Hunt, Woonsocket

12:00pm–2:00pm. St. Ann's Art and Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland Street. All children ages 9 and under are invited to compete for prize baskets in each of three age groups. Free; begins at noon sharp. (401) 765-0107; firmfoundationri@verizon.net; www.firmfoundationri.com.

Salute to Spring/Bonjour Printemps Celebration!, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:00pm. Museum of Work and Culture, 42 South Main Street. Celebrate the first day of Spring with live ethnic and cultural entertainment; music and dancers, food tastings, and special museum related events. (401) 769-9675; mowc@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

What R110 Tells Us about the Native American Usage of the Natural Resources at Canonchet Farm, Narragansett

1:00pm–3:00pm. Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 36 Kingstown Road. Archaeologist Jay Waller will talk about R110, an archaeological site that rests on the upper portion of Salt Pond. Free and open to the public; space limited; registration requested. (401) 783-5344; info@onpettaquamscutt.org; narlib.org; onpettaquamscutt.org.

March 30, 2016

Blackstone Valley Historical Society Meeting, Lincoln

Begins at 7:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). Ken Postle will talk about hs work with historic cemeteries. (401) 725-2847; www.bvhsri.org

April 2, 2016

Mad Hatter Tea, Warren

Seatings at 12:30 and 3pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. The tea menu consists of scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts. Mad hats encouraged but not required. $15 donation requested; reservations must be made in advance. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; www.massasoithistorical.org.

April 3, 2016

Prudence Island Tour and Seal Watch, Bristol

9:45am–3:00pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Explore Prudence Island with a chance to see seals at one of the best haul-out spots in Narragansett Bay, learn about ecological research happening through the Narragansett Bay Research Reserve, and tour the island by van with stops at several unique historical and natural features. Members: $10/adult, $5/child; Non-members: $14/adult, $7/child; $10 ferry ticket not included. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

April 5, 2016

Seal Watch on Prudence Island, Bristol

9:45am–3:00pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Observe harbor seals, using spotting scopes and binoculars, at one of the best haul-out spots in Narragansett Bay! The program includes a presentation on these amazing animals and a van tour of the island, learning about the cultural and natural history of Prudence, as well as some of the current research projects at the Research Reserve. Members: $8/adult, $4/child; non-members: $12/adult, $6/child; ferry ticket not included. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

April 7, 2016

Pawtucket Red Sox Opening Night, Pawtucket

Begins at 7:05am. McCoy Stadium, One Ben Mondor Way. See tomorrow's baseball stars today at McCoy Stadium, with the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox Baseball Club, the farm team to the 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox. (401) 724-7300; www.pawsox.com.

April 10-13, 2016

Keeping History Above Water Conference, Newport

Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup Avenue. One of the first national conversations to focus on the increasing and varied risks posed by sea level rise to historic coastal communities and their built environments. Tickets, $150-$295. (401) 849-7300; www.historyabovewater.org.

April 13, 2016

Slavery in Newport, Newport

5:30pm–7:00pm. Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Avenue. Ray Rickman, former President of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, will discuss slavery in Newport and showcase Rhode Island's oldest slave document. Members, free; non-members, $10; reservations requested. (401) 847-0292 x112; redwood@redwoodlibrary.org; www.redwoodlibrary.org.

April 14, 2016

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

April 17, 2016

Lost Villages of Scituate Bus Tours, Hope, Scituate

Hope Elementary School, 396 North Road. Tours at 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm. Join Ray Wolf, author of The Lost Villages of Scituate for a tour around Scituate Reservoir. Mr. Wolf will point out the former locations of the five villages lost when the reservoir was built, including specific buildings and landmarks, plus the cemetery where all of the villages' graves were relocated. $25 in advance. (401) 821-0016; theewolf@cox.net; www.raywolfbooks.com.

April 20, 2016

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

April 21, 2016

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

April 23, 2016

Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain or Cafe Dolce Vita, 265 Atwells Avenue. Join Chef Cindy Salvato on this fabulous three-hour walking and eating tour of Historic Federal Hill where you can: Learn the history, meet the chefs, savor the samples, get exclusive behind the scenes tours, enjoy a little wine, and become a paisono of Federal Hill! Tickets: $50. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

April 28-May 1, 2016

Eat Drink RI Festival, Providence

Various venues. Presenting farmers, chefs, bartenders, and food and drink artisans from across the state, the Festival offers entertaining panels, educational sessions, special dining and cocktail opportunities, and culminates in the Grand Tasting featuring local chef demonstrations and beverage tastings. eatdrinkri.com.

April 30, 2016

Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain or Cafe Dolce Vita, 265 Atwells Avenue. Join Chef Cindy Salvato on this fabulous three-hour walking and eating tour of Historic Federal Hill where you can: Learn the history, meet the chefs, savor the samples, get exclusive behind the scenes tours, enjoy a little wine, and become a paisono of Federal Hill! Tickets: $50. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

31st Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, North Kingstown and Exeter

8:45am–6:00pm. Various venues. Conference will explore historic rural landscapes and the long-term impact of changes on the land. Tours, workshops, lectures. Register in advance. (401)732-1009; janetballetto@preservation.ri.gov; www.preservation.ri.gov/conference/.

May 2, 2016

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

May 12, 2016

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

May 14-15, 2016

Raid on Spell Hall, Battle for the Greene Homestead, Coventry

10:00am–4:00pm. Nathaneal Greene Homestead, 50 Taft Street. In commemoration of the 92nd anniversary of the dedication of the General Nathanael Greene Homestead Museum, come see authentic Continental and British Revolutionary War-era military encampments. See musket and cannon demonstrations and recreated battle scenarios. Tour the 1770 home of George Washington's second in command and most trusted general. Adults, $6; children/seniors/students/military with ID, $4. (401) 821-8630; nathanaelgreenehmst@gmail.com; www.nathanaelgreenehomestead.org.

May 18, 2016

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

May 19, 2016

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

May 25, 2016

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike. Our speaker will be CCRI English Professor Roberta Mudge Humble, who will give a presentation on RhodeIslandese. Laugh at some of our words and pronunciations. Enjoy learning what is more tolerated and that which is less well endured. This presentation is made to entertain and inform, and you will learn how to speak, in perfect dialect, the language of Rhode Island. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

May 30, 2016

Miantonomi Tower open access date, Newport

12:30pm–2:30pm. Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue. Miantonomi Tower, built in 1929, is open only two days a year, for Memorial Day and Veteran's Day, and offers a rare view of Newport and Narragansett Bay. (401) 845-5300.

Memorial Day Parade, Lincoln

Begins at 10:00am. Smithfield Avenue (Route 126). Annual Memorial Day parade and ceremonies honoring local and national military heroes. (401) 333-1100; www.lincolnri.org

June 6, 2016

Massasoit Historical Association Potluck Dinner and Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

June 9, 2016

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

June 12-17, 2016

Block Island Restaurant Week, Block Island

Various venues. Sample the menus at island restaurants, take advantage of special pricing, menus, and events. (800) 383-2474; www.blockislandchamber.com.

June 16, 2016

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

June 25, 2016

Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts, Providence

7:00pm–11:00pm. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue. Enjoy a wild adults-only evening at the Zoo featuring mouth-watering specialties from dozens of the area's best restaurants, caterers, and bars! Plus, enjoy live music by Redline, dancing and more! All proceeds help support the Zoo's education and wildlife conservation programs. Zoo members, $100; non-members $125. (401)941-3910; www.rwpzoo.org

June 26, 2016

New England Quahog Festival, North Kingstown

Town Beach, Beach Street. Stuffies competition, summer drink competition, sandcastle competition, Little Miss Quahog pagent, sea creature parade, live music and entertainment. Facebook; www.newenglandquahogfestival.com

July 4, 2016

Arnold Mills July 4th Parade, Cumberland

Begins at 11:00am. Nate Whipple Highway (Route 120) from state line to Arnold Mills Village Common. Local village celebration of America's Independence Day, with road race (9am), parade with Shriner's marchers (11am), and band concert on the green (1pm). (401) 333-1381; www.arnoldmillsparade.com.

Ancients and Horribles Parade, Chepachet, Glocester

Begins at 4:00pm. Main Street and Putnam Pike (Route 44). Nothing is sacred as Glocester locals spoof local and national politics. The parade first wound its way down Main Street in Chepachet in 1926 and, with the help of many dedicated volunteers, has continued to delight Glocester residents (and many others) each and every year since. (401) 568-6206; www.glocesterri.org.

July 9-10, 2016

54th Annual Wickford Art Festival, Wickford, North Kingstown

Begins at 10:00am. Main and Brown Streets. The country's oldest open-air art fair features more than 250 artists from around the country and around the world. Fine arts-paintings, sculpture, and photography. Free admission. (401) 294-2860; festivaldirector@wickfordart.org; www.wickfordart.org.

July 10-23, 2016

Providence Restaurant Weeks, Providence

Citywide. Whether you want to revisit old favorites or try something new, enjoy a great meal at a great price: $14.95 for a three-course lunch or $29.95/$34.95 for a three-course dinner. Selected restaurants are participating in two for one specials. (401) 456-0223; www.goprovidence.com/RW/.

July 14, 2016

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

July 17, 2016

2016 Colombian Independence Festival and Parade, Central Falls

10:00am–7:00pm. Higginson Park, Higginson Avenue. Parade steps off at 10am from 286 Main Street in Pawtucket, and travels along Dexter Street to Crossman Street to Lonsdale Avenue. Festival with Colombia food and drink, music and dancing, at Higginson Park from noon to 7pm. (401) 256-7925; www.colcultura.com.

July 21, 2016

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

August 5-7, 2016

Cumberlandfest, Cumberland

Diamond Hill Park, Diamond Hill Road (Route 114). Celebrate the town's heritage and culture with live music, amusement rides, family events, and more! (401) 334-9996; info@cumberlandfest.org; www.cumberlandfest.org.

August 8, 2016

Victory Day, Statewide

Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates the World War II surrender of Japan, which took place on August 14, 1945 (North American time). Formerly known as Victory Over Japan or VJ Day, the name has been shortened to reflect modern sensitivities. State and municipal offices are closed, and it's a holiday for employees of many Rhode Island businesses.

August 11, 2016

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

August 18, 2016

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

August 19-21, 2016

89th Annual Greek Festival, Pawtucket

Friday 5-10pm; Saturday 12-10pm; Sunday 12-9pm. Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott Street. Come enjoy the best of Greece right here in Rhode Island! Traditional Greek foods and pastries. Shop for Greek imports in our indoor Agora. Dance to music of our live Greek band and enjoy the performances of our traditional Greek dance troupe wearing authentic ethnic costumes from Greece. (401) 725-3127; www.greekfestivalri.com.

August 25-September 26, 2016

18th Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival, Pawtucket

Citywide. Enjoy one of Southern New England's premiere arts and entertainment extravaganzas! Features Chinese Dragon Boat Races, music concerts, art gallery shows, creative community happenings, and more. (401) 724-5200; www.pawtucketartsfestival.org.

September 8, 2016

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

September 15, 2016

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

September 17, 2016

10th Annual North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival, North Smithfield

11:00am–4:00pm. North Smithfield High School, 412 Greenville Road. Experience the start of the crisp autumn season with an always exciting family fun event! Celebrate everything pumpkin with contests, food vendors, live entertainment, and community organizations. Call Town Hall for information and tickets. (401) 767-2200; www.greatpumpkinfestival.org.

September 30-October 1, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

October 7-8, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

October 8-10, 2016

38th Annual Woonsocket Autumnfest, Woonsocket

World War II Memorial State Park, Social Street. One of the largest annual fall festivals in the Blackstone River Valley. Celebrate city and regional heritage and culture with non-stop live entertainment, amusements, food court, family fun events, gigantic fireworks, and huge Columbus Day parade with special guests, marchers, and floats. Free admission. (401) 762-6400; www.autumnfest.org.

October 13, 2016

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

October 14-15, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

October 20, 2016

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

October 21-22, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

October 28-29, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

November 10, 2016

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

November 11, 2016

Miantonomi Tower open access date, Newport

12:30pm–2:30pm. Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue. Miantonomi Tower, built in 1929, is open only two days a year, for Memorial Day and Veteran's Day, and offers a rare view of Newport and Narragansett Bay. (401) 845-5300.

November 17, 2016

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

December 3-4, 2016

Pawtucket Winter Wonderland, Pawtucket

4:00pm–8:00pm. Slater Memorial Park, Newport Avenue and Armistice Boulevard. See 400 decorated Christmas trees, twenty Victorian buildings, and a talking snowman, and enjoy free visits and photos with Santa, train rides, hay rides, carousel rides, food court, and entertainment. Free admission and parking. (401) 728-0500; www.winterwonderlandpawtucket.com.

December 8, 2016

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

December 10-11, 2016

Pawtucket Winter Wonderland, Pawtucket

4:00pm–8:00pm. Slater Memorial Park, Newport Avenue and Armistice Boulevard. See 400 decorated Christmas trees, twenty Victorian buildings, and a talking snowman, and enjoy free visits and photos with Santa, train rides, hay rides, carousel rides, food court, and entertainment. Free admission and parking. (401) 728-0500; www.winterwonderlandpawtucket.com.

December 24, 2016

Annual Christmas Eve Luminaria, Slatersville, North Smithfield

Slatersville Village Green. Each Christmas Eve the walkways of the Village Green are illuminated in real candlelight, adding a traditonal nineteenth century ambiance, surronded by historic homes and sites. Presented by Slatersville Congregational Church. (401) 769-2773.

March 19, 2017

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

Honor Jesus's foster dad with a faceful of zeppole!

August 14, 2017

Victory Day, Statewide

Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates the World War II surrender of Japan, which took place on August 14, 1945 (North American time). Formerly known as Victory Over Japan or VJ Day, the name has been shortened to reflect modern sensitivities. State and municipal offices are closed, and it's a holiday for employees of many Rhode Island businesses.

March 19, 2018

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

Honor Jesus's foster dad with a faceful of zeppole!

August 13, 2018

Victory Day, Statewide

Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates the World War II surrender of Japan, which took place on August 14, 1945 (North American time). Formerly known as Victory Over Japan or VJ Day, the name has been shortened to reflect modern sensitivities. State and municipal offices are closed, and it's a holiday for employees of many Rhode Island businesses.

March 19, 2019

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

Honor Jesus's foster dad with a faceful of zeppole!

August 12, 2019

Victory Day, Statewide

Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates the World War II surrender of Japan, which took place on August 14, 1945 (North American time). Formerly known as Victory Over Japan or VJ Day, the name has been shortened to reflect modern sensitivities. State and municipal offices are closed, and it's a holiday for employees of many Rhode Island businesses.

March 19, 2020

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

Honor Jesus's foster dad with a faceful of zeppole!

August 10, 2020

Victory Day, Statewide

Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates the World War II surrender of Japan, which took place on August 14, 1945 (North American time). Formerly known as Victory Over Japan or VJ Day, the name has been shortened to reflect modern sensitivities. State and municipal offices are closed, and it's a holiday for employees of many Rhode Island businesses.

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