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January 1-December 31, 2014

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.

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.

September 1-30, 2014

Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruises and Newport Harbor Tours, Quonset Point, North Kingstown

Begins at 1:00pm. 1347 Roger Williams Way. Daily departures. Narrated sightseeing cruises viewing ten lighthouses and ten islands; sail under the Jamestown and Newport Bridges and through beautiful Newport Harbor. (401) 295-4040; www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com.

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.

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 8:00pm. Nightly. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. A walking ghost and haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence, featuring ghosts, murders, suicides, fires, and unfortunate gruesome accidents! Tickets are $15 in advance, or $18 in person. www.providenceghosttour.com.

SummerWalks, Providence

11:00am–12:30pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. Join the Rhode Island Historical Society for historical walking tours of the storied streets of Providence. Admission, $15-$10. (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

September 5-26, 2014

Lippitt House Museum Guided Tours, Providence

Fridays, 11-3, on the hour. Governor Henry Lippitt House, 199 Hope Street. Tour the only high style Victorian house open to the public in Providence. Adults, $10; students, $5; active military personnel and children 12 and under, free. info@ppsri.org; www.ppsri.org.

September 5-28, 2014

16th 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 19-21, 2014

9th Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival, Newport

Rosecliff and Marble House, Bellevue Avenue. Held in one of the most spectacular settings in America, this remarkable weekend experience features hundreds of wines from around the world, fabulous food, cooking demonstrations by nationally-renowned chefs, live and silent auctions and a gala celebration. (401) 847-1000; events@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

September 19-28, 2014

3rd Annual East Greenwich Restaurant Week, East Providence

Townwide. More than thirty area restaurants will offer pris-fix lunch and dinner menus. It's a fabulous, economical way to try a new place, or revisit an old favorite! www.eastgreenwichchamber.com.

September 20-21, 2014

41st Annual Harvest Fair, Bristol

10:00am–5:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Enjoy a traditional New England autumn fair, complete with demonstrations of historic trades, hands-on children's crafts, unique local vendors, live music and entertainment, and traditional games and competitions. Wear your flashiest rain boots for our Muck Boot Fashion Show, test your endurance in the sawbucking competition, or perfect your aim in the watermelon seed spitting contest. Members, $5/$3; non-members $8/$5; kids under 3 free. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

9th Annual 13 Moons Turtle Clan Powwow, Lincoln

11:00am–5:00pm. Chase Farm, 669 Great Road. Grand Entry at noon. Come and learn about our heritage with Native American dancers, story tellers, craft vendors, and food. Free. (401) 400-1331; events@13moonsclan.com; www.13-moons-turtle-clan.org.

27th 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 21, 2014

Heritage Day, Chepachet, Glocester

9:00am–4:00pm. Vicinity of Job Armstrong Store, 1181 Putnam Pike. Vendors on both sides of Main Street. www.glocesterheritagesociety.org

September 22, 2014

Rough Point Beyond Tour, Newport

Rough Point, 650 Bellevue Avenue. Join us for an evening of short thematic talks that explore the art and people of Rough Point, discovering new perspectives not normally on the standard house tour. Visitors can also view this year's exhibit, No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke. Cash bar. Ongoing tours throughout the evening; check our website for nightly schedule. $8 at the door. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Shang Bailey's Own Story: Sailor-Soldier-Circus Man-Saloon Keeper-Changed from Sin to Righteousness, Johnston

Begins at 6:30pm. Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, 1 Memorial Avenue. Anthony Ursillo, owner of the historic Shang Bailey Roadhouse in Johnston will host a presentation on Shang Bailey's autobiography, which will also include Shangs involvement in the Civil War, 1860-1865. The presentation will include a slide show-powerpoint presentation by Timothy Kee. Free. (401) 231-4980; info@mohrlibrary.org; www.mohrlibrary.org.

September 23, 2014

Landscape History and Garden Tour, Newport

5:30pm–6:30pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Learn about the distinguished design history of this landscape while enjoying exquisite gardens and breathtaking views. The tour goes back 250 years to when this part of Newport was farmland and traces Newport's development as a premier vacation spot as reflected in this beautiful property. $10; space limited; reservation suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

September 24, 2014

Windmill Wednesdays, Middletown

3:30pm–5:30pm. Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road. Have you always wanted to see the inside of the 1812 Prescott Farm windmill? Explore how this amazing machine works and learn about the importance of grist milling on Aquidneck Island. Enjoy a family-friendly evening with johnnycake tasting and hands-on activities for kids. Free admission. (401) 846-4152; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

September 27, 2014

Great Road Day/Smithsonian Museum Day, Lincoln

11:00am–5:00pm. Gateway Park and Chase Farm parking lots, Great Road. Shuttle buses will be available to bring visitors to all the historic sites along Great Road on this special day. Free! www.hearthsidehouse.org; www.historicnewengland.org; www.bvhsri.org.

8th Annual MS Jet Pull, Warwick

Begins at 10:00am. T.F. Green Airport, Post Road. Do you have what it takes to pull a Federal Express 757 jet down a runway? Now you and twenty-four of your strongest friends can find out. Thirty teams will compete to raise money and earn prizes! Proceeds benefit the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. (401) 738-8383: www.msjetpull.com.

Great Road Day/Smithsonian Museum Day, Lincoln

12:00pm–4:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org, or visit the www.hearthsidehouse.org.

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.

North Gate Open House, Lincoln

11:00am–4:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). Open house for Smithsonian Museum Day. Slice of Life (Past) exhibit, on loan from the Rhode Island State Archives, includes photographs and prints of lantern slides from around the Blackstone Valley. (401) 862-4202; jjhdio70@gmail.com; www.bvhsri.org.

Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day, Statewide

Various venues. Take the opportunity to visit one of Rhode Island's many museums for free during Museum Day. www.smithsonianmag.com.

Breakfast in the Barnyard, Bristol

Begins at 9:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Spend the morning getting up-close and personal with Coggeshall Farm's Heritage Livestock. Hunt for eggs, milk the cow, brush the horse, and turn out the sheep, all while finding out what makes Coggeshall Farm's animals so special. After the animals' breakfast, find out how johnnycakes are made in the eighteenth century hearth. No reservations required, but please arrive by 9am. Members, $7/$5; non-members $10/$6. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

Historic Foodways and Hearth Cooking Workshop, Bristol

4:00pm–7:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Explore what it meant to 'eat local' in 1790s Rhode Island. Working from the first American cookbook, originally published in 1796, guests prepare several 'receipts' at the hearth using produce raised on the farm before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of their labors by candlelight. Limited to eight participants; reservations required. Members, $50; non-members $60. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 27-28, 2014

Big Drum Powwow, Providence

10:00am–6:00pm. Roger Williams Memorial Park, 282 North Main Street. Traditional Eastern Woodlands Powwow with Native drums, arts and crafts, dancing, storytelling, and children's events. All welcome; free. (401) 413-2167.

September 28, 2014

Beehive Tour and Honey Tasting, Middletown

10am-11:30am, 12:30-2pm. Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road. Come tour the beehives at Prescott Farm with beekeeper Jeff Mello of Aquidneck Honey. Learn about the practice of beekeeping. Enjoy tasty samples of this local honey along with homemade johnnycakes. Tours at 10am and 12:30pm. Adults, $10; reservations required. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Festival Fete's Thayer Street Art Festival, Providence

10:00am–5:00pm. Thayer Street, between Angell and Bowen. Featuring contemporary American Craftsmen, live music, and strolling entertainment in addition to all of the wonderful shops and eateries already present on Thayer. Free crafts for children in our creation station. pilar@festivalfete.com; festivalfete.com.

2014 Preservation Celebration, Warwick

4:00pm–7:00pm. Aldrich Mansion, Warwick Neck. To celebrate the positive impact preservation has on Rhode Island communities, PRI and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission are throwing a party, featuring the Rhode Island Preservation Awards, appetizers, and a cash bar of local beer and wine! $30 in advance; $35 at the door. Call (401) 272-5101, email info@preserveri.org or visit the Preserve RI website for more information.

53rd Cluny Country Fair, Newport

10:00am–4:00pm. Cluny School, 75 Brenton Road. Carnival games, hay rides and field activities for children. Other attractions include: home baked goods, a plant sale, silent auction, raffles, and live musical entertainment throughout the day. A variety of hot and cold refreshments will be sold by the Cluny Cafe. Event is wheelchair accessible. Free admission and parking; rain or shine. Proceeds benefit the children at Cluny School. (401) 847-6043; clunyfair@clunyschool.org; www.clunyschool.org.

September 28-October 5, 2014

Westerly Fall Restaurant Week, Westerly

Various venues. More than twenty area restaurants offer three-course meals at $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner. It's a fabulous culinary cornucopia! (401) 596-7761; www.westerlychamber.org.

October 1, 2014

Historic Monuments Tour, Providence

2:00pm–3:30pm. Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Boulevard. Ronald J. Onorato, Department Chair and Professor of Art History at the University of Rhode Island, will take you on a tour of monuments of interest based on their historical importance, the artists or the individual they commemorate, and will include several recent discoveries of national art historical significance. Plan on a fair amount of walking at a moderate pace. Free; reservations required. Rain date: October 2. (401) 272-1314; anitav@swanpoint1846.com; swanpointcemetery.com.

October 1-2, 2014

24th Annual Indoor Powwow, Warwick

10:00am–4:00pm. Trudeau Memorial Center, 3445 Post Road. Enjoy pony rides, a bunny corral, live native entertainment, BBQ, and more than twenty native vendors! Grand Entry at 1pm. Free parking and admission. (401) 739-2700 x278; eegan@trudeaucenter.org.

October 1-31, 2014

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 8:00pm. Nightly. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. A walking ghost and haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence, featuring ghosts, murders, suicides, fires, and unfortunate gruesome accidents! Tickets are $15 in advance, or $18 in person. www.providenceghosttour.com.

SummerWalks, Providence

11:00am–12:30pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. Join the Rhode Island Historical Society for historical walking tours of the storied streets of Providence. Admission, $15-$10. (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

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, 2014

Diplomacy, War and Power in Seventeenth Century New England and Indian Country, Newport

Begins at 5:30pm. Newport Colony House, Washington Square. Authors Julie A. Fisher and David J. Silverman will discuss the position of powerful Niantic and Narragansett sachem Ninigret (c1600-1676) in early colonial America. NHS members, $1; non-members, $5; reservations requested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorical.org.

October 9, 2014

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–9:00pm. 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 16, 2014

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 13, 2014

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 20, 2014

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 11, 2014

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 14, 2015

59th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. Parade begins at City Hall, 43 Broadway, and continues through Washington Square to Thames Street and ends at Augustine's Church. Find your best green attire, keep your eyes open for leprechauns, and join in the revelry to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Newport! Rain, snow, or shine. (401) 845-9123 or (800) 976-5122; JBailey@GoNewport.com; www.newportirish.com.

May 4, 2015

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.'

August 10, 2015

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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