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Ongoing, 2017

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.

July 1-31, 2017

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 10:00am. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (excluding holidays). John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Admission charged. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

July 23, 2017

Miantonomi Exploration Days, Newport

11:00am–2:00pm. Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue. Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) and the City of Newport, as part of the Newport Open Space Partnership, will open Miantonomi Memorial Tower to the public every Sunday this summer. Stop by for ten minutes to climb the spiral staircase to the highest point in Newport or hike the trails for an hour! Social and educational activities will be offered by a member of the ALT staff. (401) 849-2799; achuman@ailt.org; www.ailt.org.

July 27, 2017

Concert Under the Elms, Providence

Begins at 6:30pm. John Brown House, corner of Benefit and Power Streets. Join the Rhode Island Historical Society for summer concerts on the lawn. The full lineup is as follows: June 29: American Band. July 6: Steve Smith and the Nakes. July 20: The Becky Chace Band. July 27: The Cajun Hobos. August 3: Greg Abate. August 10: The Nickel Jukebox Band. Adults, $10; Society members and children under twelve, free. No pets please! (401) 331-8575 x133; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Rhode Island Monthly's Best of Rhode Island Party, Providence

6:30pm–9:30pm. Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street. You are invited to one of the year's most anticipated events as Rhode Island Monthly celebrates the 2016 Best of Rhode Island winners. Be the first to find out who you voted as the best in the state. Doors open at 6:30pm, following pre-party in PPAC Square. Tickets, $60-$70 per person. (401) 421-ARTS; www.rimonthly.com.

July 28, 2017

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

July 28-29, 2017

Newport Antiques Show, Middletown

10:00am–6:00pm. St. George's School, 375 Purgatory Road. A benefit for the Newport Historical Society and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County, featuring over forty of the finest dealers from across the United States, the glamorous annual Newport Antiques Show has something for everyone. On Sunday experts from Antiques Roadshow will be on hand to appraise selected items. Admission charged. (401) 846-2669; www.newportantiquesshow.com.

July 28-30, 2017

58th Annual Newport Folk Festival, Newport

10:00am–7:00pm. Fort Adams State Park, Ocean Drive. Celebrate more than five-and-a-half decades of folk music in Newport with the best and brightest of the folk pantheon. newportfolkfest@gmail.com; www.newportfolk.org.

July 29, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Book Signing: Rhode Island Clam Shacks, Narragansett

12:00pm–1:30pm. Aunt Carrie's Restaurant, 1240 Ocean Road. Steamships once plied the waters of Narragansett Bay, carrying thousands of guests to feasts of clams prepared in every way imaginable at scenic spots like Rocky Point and Crescent Park. In the '40s and '50s, Rhode Islanders took to their automobiles to drive to the beach for clamcakes and chowder at the shacks and chowder houses that carried on the old traditions. Authors Christopher Scott Martin and David Norton Stone will be on hand to sign copies of their book of over 200 images mined from historical archives, detailing the history and traditions behind some of Rhode Island's most iconic eateries. (401) 783-7930; www.auntcarriesri.com.

41st Annual Save The Bay Swim, Newport

6:15am–3:15pm. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road. Swim, kayak, or volunteer for Save The Bay's largest annual fundraiser as 500 swimmers and nearly 200 kayakers trek 1.7 nautical miles across the Bay to raise money and awareness in an effort to protect and restore the Narragansett Bay region. (401) 272-3540 x140; ldanielsen@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

General Nathanael Greene's 275th Birthday Celebration, Coventry

10:00am–5:00pm. Nathanael Greene Homestead, 50 Taft Street. The general public, militia, re-enacting and historical communities are invited to join us in a tribute to the General. Complimentary tours of the museum. Birthday ceremony at 2pm with guest speaker Brigadier General Richard Velente (Retired), followed by complimentary light refreshments and a cannon salute by the Rhode Island Militia. (401) 749-4689; nathanaelgreenehmst@gmail.com; www.nathanaelgreenehomestead.org.

July 29-30, 2017

17th Annual Cultural Survival Bazaar, Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton

10:00am–5:00pm. Four Corners Arts Center, 3852 Main Road. A sensory celebration of the live music, food, art, and crafts of Indigenous groups from around the world. Chat with Indigenous artists about their crafts and cultures and bring home a beautiful memento of your local trip to foreign lands. Free admission. Held rain or shine! (617) 441-5400; culturalsurvival@culturalsurvival.org; bazaar.culturalsurvival.org.

July 30, 2017

Miantonomi Exploration Days, Newport

11:00am–2:00pm. Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue. Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) and the City of Newport, as part of the Newport Open Space Partnership, will open Miantonomi Memorial Tower to the public every Sunday this summer. Stop by for ten minutes to climb the spiral staircase to the highest point in Newport or hike the trails for an hour! Social and educational activities will be offered by a member of the ALT staff. (401) 849-2799; achuman@ailt.org; www.ailt.org.

Governor's Bay Day, Statewide

Today parking fees at state beaches are waived, and saltwater fishing is permitted without a license. The original Governor's Bay Day was proclaimed by Governor Edward DiPrete in 1989, to celebrate the successful cleanup of the World Prodigy Oil Spill.

July 31-August 3, 2017

8th Annual BridgeFest, Newport

10:00am–10:00pm. Queen Anne Square. Newport BridgeFest is a local, live music and music education festival that "bridges" the gap between the prestigious Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals for a continuous ten days of music in the community. (401) 662-2174; info@newportarts.org; www.newportbridgefest.com.

August 1, 2017

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

August 1-31, 2017

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 10:00am. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (excluding holidays). John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Admission charged. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

August 3, 2017

Concert Under the Elms, Providence

Begins at 6:30pm. John Brown House, corner of Benefit and Power Streets. Join the Rhode Island Historical Society for summer concerts on the lawn. The full lineup is as follows: June 29: American Band. July 6: Steve Smith and the Nakes. July 20: The Becky Chace Band. July 27: The Cajun Hobos. August 3: Greg Abate. August 10: The Nickel Jukebox Band. Adults, $10; Society members and children under twelve, free. No pets please! (401) 331-8575 x133; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

August 4, 2017

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

Keep the Wheels Turning, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

5:30pm–7:30pm. Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, 815 Gibert Stuart Road. Join us for our benefit gala! Appetizers by B. Pinelli's, wine compliments of JC Imports, jazz by the Blue Clue Quartet, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle. $50 per person; reservations requested. (401) 294-3001; info@gilbertstuartmuseum.org; www.gilbertstuartmuseum.com.

August 4-5, 2017

Little Compton Antiques Festival, Little Compton

Friday, 6-8pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm. Wilbor House, 548 West Main Road (Route 77). Friday preview party, ticket price includes food, complimentary wine, music, early buying privileges AND entry the next day!; $50 in advance, $60 at door. Saturday antiques show with fifty vendors, $10. Proceeds to benefit Preserve Rhode Island. (401) 272-5101; www.preserveri.org.

August 4-6, 2017

63rd Newport Jazz Festival, Newport

10:00am–7:00pm. International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue, and Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Drive. Enjoy the very latest tunes from some of the giants of jazz! (401) 848-5055; jazz@newportjazzfest.org; www.newportjazzfest.org.

33rd Annual Charlestown Chamber Seafood Festival, Charlestown

Friday, 12-11pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am-11pm. Ninigret Park, 4470 Old Post Road (Route 1A). A gastronomic extravaganza of Rhode Island's best seafood—lobster, steamers, chowder, fish and chips, clam cakes, corn on the cob, a raw bar, and more. Plus arts and crafts, amusement rides, rock climbing wall, children's shows, and classic car show. (401) 364-4031; www.charlestownrichamber.com.

August 5, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–10:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. On nights when Waterfire takes place, the house is open until 10pm. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

Open House, Johnston

12:00pm–3:00pm. The first Saturday of each month, Johnston Historical Society is holding joint open house events with Historic New England, featuring JHS's Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike, and HNE's Clemence-Irons House, 38 George Waterman Road. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org. (401) 295-1030; www.historicnewengland.org.

Summer Waterfront BBQ, East Providence

12:00pm–4:00pm. Al's Waterfront Restaurant, 28 Water Street. Everyone is invited to a summer BBQ, featuring pork ribs, chicken, and pulled pork. Handicap accessible. Sponsored by Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, the event includes a cruise to Green Jacket Shoal in Providence Harbor. Cost for barbeque and excursion is $25 per person. Reservations due by August 1. Mail check to Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, P.O. Box 15121, East Providence, RI 02915. (401) 434-5711; www.pomhamrockslighthouse.org.

Birding And Breakfast Aboard the Explorer, Pawtucket

8:00am–9:00am. Festival Pier, 100 Tim Healey Way. Join Audubon for a morning river cruise exploring the beauty of the Seekonk River. Sip coffee and juice and sample baked goodies as we search for wildlife along the river. Eagles, osprey, and herons, waterfalls and river history will be on the menu for this special program. Participants may wish to bring sunscreen and binoculars. The Explorer is a covered boat and runs rain or shine. Co-sponsored by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. Adults, $20; children (7+), $15; registration required. (401) 949-5454; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

August 5-7, 2017

Cumberlandfest, Cumberland

Begins at 10:00am. 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 6, 2017

Miantonomi Exploration Days, Newport

11:00am–2:00pm. Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue. Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) and the City of Newport, as part of the Newport Open Space Partnership, will open Miantonomi Memorial Tower to the public every Sunday this summer. Stop by for ten minutes to climb the spiral staircase to the highest point in Newport or hike the trails for an hour! Social and educational activities will be offered by a member of the ALT staff. (401) 849-2799; achuman@ailt.org; www.ailt.org.

August 9, 2017

Rhode Island Clam Shacks, Wickford, North Kingstown

Begins at 6:30am. North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone Street. Steamships once plied the waters of Narragansett Bay, carrying thousands of guests to feasts of clams prepared in every way imaginable at scenic spots like Rocky Point and Crescent Park. In the '40s and '50s, Rhode Islanders took to their automobiles to drive to the beach for clamcakes and chowder at the shacks and chowder houses that carried on the old traditions. With over 200 images mined from historical archives, join authors Christopher Scott Martin and David Norton Stone as they take a look at the history and traditions behind some of Rhode Island's most iconic eateries. (401) 294-3306 x3; www.nklibrary.org.

August 10, 2017

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.

Concert Under the Elms, Providence

Begins at 6:30pm. John Brown House, corner of Benefit and Power Streets. Join the Rhode Island Historical Society for summer concerts on the lawn. The full lineup is as follows: June 29: American Band. July 6: Steve Smith and the Nakes. July 20: The Becky Chace Band. July 27: The Cajun Hobos. August 3: Greg Abate. August 10: The Nickel Jukebox Band. Adults, $10; Society members and children under twelve, free. No pets please! (401) 331-8575 x133; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

August 11, 2017

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

August 12, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

8th Annual Waterfront Reggae Festival , East Providence

12:00pm–10:00pm. Bold Point Park. A full day of positive vibes and easy skankin', washed in the cool breeze off the Providence River. Bask in a swirling soundscape of reggae, roots, rocksteady, dub, ska, dancehall, and everything in between. (401) 846-1600; www.newportwaterfrontevents.com.

AS220's 32nd Anniversary Foo Fest, Providence

1:00pm–1:00am. AS220, 115 Empire Street. Don't miss the return of Rhode Island's artsiest summer art fair! AS220 brings back the urban street party, turning most of Empire Street into an open-air exhibition and performance space. Numerous interactive art installations, games, and twelve hours of all-original music from two dozen diverse bands are among this year's offerings. Admission charged. (401) 500-0237; david@as220.org; www.as220.org.

August 13, 2017

Miantonomi Exploration Days, Newport

11:00am–2:00pm. Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue. Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) and the City of Newport, as part of the Newport Open Space Partnership, will open Miantonomi Memorial Tower to the public every Sunday this summer. Stop by for ten minutes to climb the spiral staircase to the highest point in Newport or hike the trails for an hour! Social and educational activities will be offered by a member of the ALT staff. (401) 849-2799; achuman@ailt.org; www.ailt.org.

2nd Annual See Food Differently Lobster Boil, Warren

Begins at 4:30pm. Hope and Main, 691 Main Street. Grab a seat at the table for a classic New England-style Lobster Boil made with locally-sourced ingredients, expertly prepared by a team of Rhode Island's most inspiring chefs and culinary minds. Enjoy a cocktail hour like no other featuring original apps created by Hope and Main members. This special evening brings together the many vital contributors to our local food community. (401)-245-7400; events@makefoodyourbusiness.org; www.makefoodyourbusiness.org.

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.

August 15, 2017

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

August 17, 2017

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 17-20, 2017

NecronomiCon, Providence

Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 8am-4pm. Various venues. The stars are alligned and the essential salts have been gathered once more! We seek to resurrect the memories of the Great Old Ones before us, and begin the next chapter of the NecronomiCon. There'll be panels, lectures, workshops, film screenings, walking tours, and more relating to the Old Gentleman of Providence, H.P. Lovecraft! necronomicon-providence.com.

August 18, 2017

Ida Lewis Distance Race, Newport

The 13th edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race starts and finishes off Newport's historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club, which sits famously on a rock in Newport Harbor, and includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha's Vineyard and Buzzards Tower. It is a qualifier for the New England Lighthouse Series (PHRF); the Northern and Double-Handed Ocean Racing Trophies (IRC); and the Rhode Island Offshore Challenge. (401) 641-2109; racechairman@ildistancerace.org; www.ildistancerace.org.

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

August 19, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Ladies of Linden Place Tour, Bristol

11:00am–12:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. As you tour the 200-year old mansion rooms, the women of Linden Place come alive through portraits, photographs, artifacts, and more. Learn about generations of DeWolf and Colt women who lived at Linden Place and the daily lives and roles of ladies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. $8; seniors and students with ID, $6; reservations recommended. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Life Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 1:00pm. John Brown House, 52 Power Street. In commemoration of the 127th anniversary of Providence native H.P. Lovecraft's birth, this tour will give participants an opportunity to see Providence through the legendary author's eyes, as passages from his work are connected with locations around the East Side. $10; space limited; reservations recommended. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

August 20, 2017

Miantonomi Exploration Days, Newport

11:00am–2:00pm. Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue. Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) and the City of Newport, as part of the Newport Open Space Partnership, will open Miantonomi Memorial Tower to the public every Sunday this summer. Stop by for ten minutes to climb the spiral staircase to the highest point in Newport or hike the trails for an hour! Social and educational activities will be offered by a member of the ALT staff. (401) 849-2799; achuman@ailt.org; www.ailt.org.

August 24, 2017

The Chimi Trucks of Broad Street Walking Tour, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Broad Street. Rhode Island Latino Arts and the RIHS team up to present a walk exploring the history of Latino "chimi" food trucks on Broad Street before "food trucks" became trendy. Led by Marta Martinez. Maximum 15 people; $15 per person, includes food samples; registration required. (401) 331-8575 x136; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

August 25, 2017

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

August 25-September 24, 2017

19th 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.

August 26, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Blues and BBQ Festival , East Providence

Bold Point Park. Get down and dirty with this amped-up celebration of blues, beer, and barbeque. National, regional and local blues artists rock the waterfront for a full day of soulful riffs, cold brews and a mouth-watering pig roast. (401) 846-1600; www.riwaterfrontevents.com.

August 27, 2017

Miantonomi Exploration Days, Newport

11:00am–2:00pm. Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue. Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) and the City of Newport, as part of the Newport Open Space Partnership, will open Miantonomi Memorial Tower to the public every Sunday this summer. Stop by for ten minutes to climb the spiral staircase to the highest point in Newport or hike the trails for an hour! Social and educational activities will be offered by a member of the ALT staff. (401) 849-2799; achuman@ailt.org; www.ailt.org.

New England Quahog Festival, North Kingstown

12:00pm–7:00pm. Town Beach, Beach Street. Spend a day at the town beach enjoying live music, great food, a beer garden, games for the kids and lots of great vendors. FREE fun for the whole family! Sponsored by FreshFood RI. Facebook; www.newenglandquahogfestival.com.

September 1, 2017

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

September 1-30, 2017

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 10:00am. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (excluding holidays). John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Admission charged. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

September 2, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Open House, Johnston

12:00pm–3:00pm. The first Saturday of each month, Johnston Historical Society is holding joint open house events with Historic New England, featuring JHS's Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike, and HNE's Clemence-Irons House, 38 George Waterman Road. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org. (401) 295-1030; www.historicnewengland.org.

History and Herb Hike, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

2:00pm–3:00pm. Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road. Join Historic New England and a professional herbalist for a walk through Casey Farm and its beautiful, wooded trails. Discover the history of this landscape from the seventeenth century to today. Learn about the farm's wide variety of herbs and their benefits. Hike meets at the cow barn. Includes admission for a tour of the historic farmhouse. Historic New England members, $5; non-members, $15 (North Kingstown residents, $10); registration recommended. (401) 295-1030; www.historicnewengland.org.

September 3, 2017

Waterfire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

September 5, 2017

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

September 8, 2017

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

September 9, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

History and Herb Hike, Saylesville, Lincoln

10:00am–12:00pm. Arnold House, 487 Great Road. Join Historic New England and herbalist Maureen Lapre for a walk through the beautiful, rolling trails of Lincoln and learn about the history-filled landscape from the seventeenth century to today. Lapre points out various herbs and explains their benefits in both colonial times and today. Tour travels through Gateway Park to Chase Farm Park and back again. Includes admission to Arnold House. Historic New England members, $5; Lincoln residents, $10; non-members/residents, $15; registration recommended. (401) 728-9696; www.historicnewengland.org.

September 9-10, 2017

7th Annual Rhode Island Seafood Festival, Providence

Saturday, 9am-11pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm. India Point Park. Celebrate the end of summer with the finest seafood from Rhode Island and southern New England, while listening to live music from the Pier Stage and enjoying beer and wine from local distributors. Free admission. info@riseafoodfest.com; www.riseafoodfest.com.

September 14, 2017

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, 2017

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

September 16, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

September 16-17, 2017

30th Annual Apple Festival, Johnston

10:00am–6:00pm. Johnston Memorial Park, Hartford Avenue (Route 6). Festivities include arts and crafts vendors, rides, pony/train rides, face painting, apple pie contest, live music, entertainment, food, wellness fair, kids zone, and more! Free parking and admission. www.ncrichamber.com.

September 19, 2017

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

September 21, 2017

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 22, 2017

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

September 23, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–10:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. On nights when Waterfire takes place, the house is open until 10pm. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

Ladies of Linden Place Tour, Bristol

11:00am–12:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. As you tour the 200-year old mansion rooms, the women of Linden Place come alive through portraits, photographs, artifacts, and more. Learn about generations of DeWolf and Colt women who lived at Linden Place and the daily lives and roles of ladies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. $8; seniors and students with ID, $6; reservations recommended. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

September 29, 2017

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

September 30, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–10:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. On nights when Waterfire takes place, the house is open until 10pm. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

History and Herb Hike, Saylesville, Lincoln

10:00am–12:00pm. Arnold House, 487 Great Road. Join Historic New England and herbalist Maureen Lapre for a walk through the beautiful, rolling trails of Lincoln and learn about the history-filled landscape from the seventeenth century to today. Lapre points out various herbs and explains their benefits in both colonial times and today. Tour travels through Gateway Park to Chase Farm Park and back again. Includes admission to Arnold House. Historic New England members, $5; Lincoln residents, $10; non-members/residents, $15; registration recommended. (401) 728-9696; www.historicnewengland.org.

October 1-31, 2017

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

October 2-31, 2017

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 10:00am. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (excluding holidays). John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Admission charged. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

October 3, 2017

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

October 6, 2017

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

October 7, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

October 7-9, 2017

39th Annual Woonsocket Autumnfest, Woonsocket

10:00am–10:00pm. 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 10, 2017

History Crawl, Providence

5:30pm–7:00pm. Downtown Providence, starting location TBA. This new tour will look at the intersection of downtown Providence's vibrant restaurant scene and the city's engaging history of preservation. Presented as part of the RIHS's 2017 programming theme, "Relishing Rhode Island," as well as the statewide A La Rhody initiative. $15; reservations suggested. (401) 331-8575 x28; jwilson@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

October 12, 2017

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 13, 2017

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

October 14, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

History and Herb Hike, Saylesville, Lincoln

10:00am–12:00pm. Arnold House, 487 Great Road. Join Historic New England and herbalist Maureen Lapre for a walk through the beautiful, rolling trails of Lincoln and learn about the history-filled landscape from the seventeenth century to today. Lapre points out various herbs and explains their benefits in both colonial times and today. Tour travels through Gateway Park to Chase Farm Park and back again. Includes admission to Arnold House. Historic New England members, $5; Lincoln residents, $10; non-members/residents, $15; registration recommended. (401) 728-9696; www.historicnewengland.org.

October 17, 2017

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

October 19, 2017

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 20, 2017

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

October 21, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Ladies of Linden Place Tour, Bristol

11:00am–12:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. As you tour the 200-year old mansion rooms, the women of Linden Place come alive through portraits, photographs, artifacts, and more. Learn about generations of DeWolf and Colt women who lived at Linden Place and the daily lives and roles of ladies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. $8; seniors and students with ID, $6; reservations recommended. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

October 21-22, 2017

H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Life Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 1:00pm. John Brown House, 52 Power Street. In commemoration of the 127th anniversary of Providence native H.P. Lovecraft's birth, this tour will give participants an opportunity to see Providence through the legendary author's eyes, as passages from his work are connected with locations around the East Side. $10; space limited; reservations recommended. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

October 27, 2017

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

October 28, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

October 29, 2017

55th Annual Post Card Show, Warwick

9:00am–4:00pm. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 801 Greenwich Avenue. Over forty vendors selling vintage post cards, photos, ephemera, and archival supplies. Admission charged. (401) 886-7811; www.ripcc.org.

November 3-27, 2017

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

November 4, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–10:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. On nights when Waterfire takes place, the house is open until 10pm. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

November 7, 2017

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

November 9, 2017

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, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

November 16, 2017

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.

November 18, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

November 21, 2017

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

November 25, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

December 1-30, 2017

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 5, 2017

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

December 14, 2017

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 19, 2017

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

March 19, 2018

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

May 4, 2018

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

'The fourth day of May... is established, in this state, as a day for celebration of Rhode Island independence, being a just tribute to the memory of the members of our general assembly, who, on the fourth day of May, 1776... passed an act renouncing allegiance of the colony to the British crown and by the provisions of that act declared Rhode Island sovereign and independent, the first official act of its kind by any of the thirteen American colonies.'

May 8-20, 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Stopover, Newport

Fort Adams, Fort Adams Drive. This is the only North American stopover of the world's toughest sailing event! Sailing village: up-close, dockage and racing, marine education exhibits, food, entertainment, and family activities. (401) 846-1983; www.volvooceanracenewport.com.

June 18, 2018

16th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

6:00pm–8:00pm. Joy Homestead, 156 Scituate Avenue. Celebrate the 233rd Anniversary of the March to Victory of General Rochambeau through Cranston, Scituate and Coventry on June 18th 1781, on his way to victory over the British at Yorktown, with tea and homemade biscuits and strawberries. $5 donation requested. (401) 944-9226; joyhomesteader@verizon.net; www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org.

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!

May 4, 2019

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

'The fourth day of May... is established, in this state, as a day for celebration of Rhode Island independence, being a just tribute to the memory of the members of our general assembly, who, on the fourth day of May, 1776... passed an act renouncing allegiance of the colony to the British crown and by the provisions of that act declared Rhode Island sovereign and independent, the first official act of its kind by any of the thirteen American colonies.'

June 18, 2019

17th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

6:00pm–8:00pm. Joy Homestead, 156 Scituate Avenue. Celebrate the 233rd Anniversary of the March to Victory of General Rochambeau through Cranston, Scituate and Coventry on June 18th 1781, on his way to victory over the British at Yorktown, with tea and homemade biscuits and strawberries. $5 donation requested. (401) 944-9226; joyhomesteader@verizon.net; www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org.

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!

May 4, 2020

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

'The fourth day of May... is established, in this state, as a day for celebration of Rhode Island independence, being a just tribute to the memory of the members of our general assembly, who, on the fourth day of May, 1776... passed an act renouncing allegiance of the colony to the British crown and by the provisions of that act declared Rhode Island sovereign and independent, the first official act of its kind by any of the thirteen American colonies.'

June 18, 2020

18th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

6:00pm–8:00pm. Joy Homestead, 156 Scituate Avenue. Celebrate the 233rd Anniversary of the March to Victory of General Rochambeau through Cranston, Scituate and Coventry on June 18th 1781, on his way to victory over the British at Yorktown, with tea and homemade biscuits and strawberries. $5 donation requested. (401) 944-9226; joyhomesteader@verizon.net; www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org.

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.

March 19, 2021

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

May 4, 2021

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

'The fourth day of May... is established, in this state, as a day for celebration of Rhode Island independence, being a just tribute to the memory of the members of our general assembly, who, on the fourth day of May, 1776... passed an act renouncing allegiance of the colony to the British crown and by the provisions of that act declared Rhode Island sovereign and independent, the first official act of its kind by any of the thirteen American colonies.'

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