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January 1-December 31, 2014

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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.

July 1-31, 2014

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. 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.

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.

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.

July 28-31, 2014

6th 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.

July 29, 2014

Clambake!, Newport

Begins at 6:30pm. Castle Hill Inn and Resort, 590 Ocean Drive. Castle Hill Inn's clambake pit is nestled on the far edge of the picturesque bluffs and is the weekly centerpiece to a dining experience rich with natural flavors and homegrown fun. Guests can observe the process led by Executive Chef Karsten Hart, sip artisan cocktails, or play bocce and croquet against the backdrop of Newport Harbor until it's time to gather for a uniquely local and expertly prepared feast. Reservations required. (401) 849-3800; www.castlehillinn.com.

July 30, 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.

July 31, 2014

Summer Jazz Clambake, Middletown

Begins at 6:30pm. Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road. Enjoy an old-fashioned New England clambake with spectacular jazz and wine. Newport Vineyards and McGrath's Clambakes will be ringing the dinner bell with a traditional menu cooked over hot rocks and seaweed. Cool jazz performed by the Lois Vaughan Trio. $70 per person ($60 without lobster); case club members, $60 ($50 without lobster); price includes complimentary wine tasting until 7:15pm and a glass of wine with dinner; reservations required. (401) 848-5161; info@newportvineyards.com; www.newportvineyards.com.

August 1-2, 2014

Little Compton Antiques Festival, Little Compton

Friday, 6-8pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm. Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard, 162 West Main Road. Friday preview party, ticket price includes food, complimentary wine, music, early buying privileges AND entry the next day!; $40 in advance, $45 at door. Saturday antiques show with fifty vendors, $8. Proceeds to benefit Preserve Rhode Island. (508) 674-9186 or (401) 273-5550; ferguson.darruda@comcast.net; www.preserveri.org.

August 1-3, 2014

60th 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) 847-3700; jazz@newportjazzfest.net; www.newportjazzfest.net.

30th Annual Charlestown Chamber Seafood Festival, Charlestown

Friday, 12-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-10pm. 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 1-29, 2014

Lippitt House Museum Guided Tours, Providence

Fridays, 11am-3pm, 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.

August 1-31, 2014

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. 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.

August 2, 2014

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.

August 3, 2014

American Girl Doll Garden Party, Lincoln

Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Girls ages 5-10 are invited to bring their moms and their American Girl Dolls for an afternoon in the garden. Enjoy lemonade and cookies, a presentation on the Language of Flowers, a craft with pressed flowers, Victorian lawn games, a house tour, and prizes! Two limited seatings: 12pm and 2:30pm; reservations required. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

August 5, 2014

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

Begins at 10:30am. 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.

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.

Farm Fresh Local Food Fest, Newport

4:00pm–8:00pm. Castle Hill Inn and Resort, Ocean Drive. An evening celebrating Rhode Island farmers, fishermen, and food artisans, each teamed up with a local chef. Plus local wines, beers, a raw bar, and a silent auction. Purchase tickets online; proceeds benefit Farm Fresh Rhode Island. www.farmfreshri.org.

August 5-10, 2014

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival, Providence

Various venues. Cited as one of the "Best International and Short Film Festivals in the United States," the Rhode Island International Film Festival is also the largest film festival in New England. Features film screenings, forums, a lifetime achievement award ceremony, and special events. (401) 861-4445; www.rifilmfest.org.

August 6, 2014

Adult Blacksmithing Classes, Narragansett

5:30pm–8:30pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. In one session you'll learn the basics and go home with a finished product. You may attend other sessions to work on more advanced projects. All tools and most materials are provided. SCM members, $10; non-members, $15; reservations by prior Friday requested. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

Adult Letterpress Workshops, Narragansett

5:30pm–8:30pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. Learn the basics of letterpress printing in the SCM Print Shop. You'll set type and print a document during your first session. Come another time to create something a bit more complicated. SCM members, $30; non-members, $45; reservations by prior Friday requested. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

August 7, 2014

Concert Under the Elms, Providence

Begins at 6:30pm. John Brown House, corner of Benefit and Power Streets. Pendragon's music celebrates the lives and lore of generations of New Englanders who brought traditions from Ireland, Scotland, French Canada, and other distant shores to the banks of the Blackstone River. Adults, $10; Society members and children under twelve, free. No pets! (401) 331-8575 x133; mlupham@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Richard Morris Hunt's Early Newport Interiors, Newport

Begins at 6:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Paul Miller will speak. Members, $10; non-members, $15; reservations recommended. (401) 848-8200; ; www.newportartmuseum.org.

Legendary Locals of Bristol, Bristol

Begins at 7:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Author Christy Nadalin will talk about and sign her new book, which reveals the intriguing characters and everyday citizens who have made Bristol's history legendary. (401) 253-0390; www.lindenplace.org.

August 8-10, 2014

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 9, 2014

5th Annual Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival, Newport

12:00pm–10:00pm. Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf. A full day of positive vibes and easy skankin', washed in the cool island breeze of Newport Harbor. Bask in a swirling soundscape of reggae, roots, rocksteady, dub, ska, dancehall, and everything in between. (401) 846-1600; www.newportwaterfrontevents.com.

River Glow, Westerly

7:00pm–10:00pm. 1 Broad Street. Floating bonfires glow on the Pawcatuck River, plus live music, food booths, fire jugglers, stilt-walkers, life-size puppets, and more! Rain date August 14. (401) 596-7761; www.westerlychamber.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.

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.

WaterFire: From an Art Installation to a Global Phenomenon, 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.

August 9-10, 2014

AS220's 29th 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. (401) 500-0237; david@as220.org; www.as220.org.

Block Island Arts Festival, Block Island

Saturday, 1am-7pm; Sunday, 12-5pm. Harbor Church, Water Street. Local and regional artists display and sell arts and crafts at this outdoor fair. (203) 878-2623; www.blockislandchamber.com website for more information.

339th Annual August Meeting/Green Corn Thanksgiving, Charlestown

Narragansett Church, Old Mill Road, (off Route 2). Cultural/traditional tribal activities. (401) 364-1100; www.narragansett-tribe.org.

August 11, 2014

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 12, 2014

Clambake!, Newport

Begins at 6:30pm. Castle Hill Inn and Resort, 590 Ocean Drive. Castle Hill Inn's clambake pit is nestled on the far edge of the picturesque bluffs and is the weekly centerpiece to a dining experience rich with natural flavors and homegrown fun. Guests can observe the process led by Executive Chef Karsten Hart, sip artisan cocktails, or play bocce and croquet against the backdrop of Newport Harbor until it's time to gather for a uniquely local and expertly prepared feast. Reservations required. (401) 849-3800; www.castlehillinn.com.

August 13, 2014

Adult Letterpress Workshops, Narragansett

5:30pm–8:30pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. Learn the basics of letterpress printing in the SCM Print Shop. You'll set type and print a document during your first session. Come another time to create something a bit more complicated. SCM members, $30; non-members, $45; reservations by prior Friday requested. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

Adult Blacksmithing Classes, Narragansett

5:30pm–8:30pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. In one session you'll learn the basics and go home with a finished product. You may attend other sessions to work on more advanced projects. All tools and most materials are provided. SCM members, $10; non-members, $15; reservations by prior Friday requested. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

August 14, 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.

Summer on South Main Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 5:30pm. 203 South Main Street. Once the economic heart of the city, the east bank of the Providence River stood as the center of trade and commerce until a series of events and a changing society lured the financial district away to the western shore. Find out how this waterfront neighborhood continues to endure and thrive through good times and bad. Admission, $10. (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

August 15-17, 2014

87th 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 16, 2014

Conimicut Summer Craft Fair, Conimict, Warwick

12:00pm–5:00pm. Conimicut Point Park, 1 Point Avenue. Craft and food vendors, live music, and family friendly activities set against a panoramic view of Naragansett Bay with a view of Conimicut Lighthouse. Park also has beaches and a playground accessible. Free. (401) 524-8404; www.conimicut.org.

Walking Tour: The Stamp Act Riot and the Road to Revolution, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. August 1765. Newport was experiencing a Golden Age of wealth and cultural refinement. And yet a group of Newporters decided to organize a protest that turned Newport's leading citizens against each other, setting the city and Rhode Island on a path to rebellion against Great Britain. Learn more about this important part of Newport's story and get a glimpse of America on the eve of Revolution. NHS members, $10; non-members, $15; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

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.

16th Annual Newport Storm Luau, Newport

4:30pm–10:00pm. Fort Adams State Park. Presented by Coastal Extreme Brewing Company, this annual event benefits the Fort Adams Trust. Includes live music, Polynesian dancers, Hawaiian themed food (including a pig roast), and ice cold Newport Storm beer and Thomas Tew rum. $10 in advance; $15 at the door; 21+ event. (401) 849-5232; info@newportstorm.com; www.newportstorm.com.

August 17, 2014

Play Games of Old, Smithfield

1:00pm–4:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Show your skill and challenge others at tug-o-war, sack race, hoops, graces, nine-pin bowling, and "how far can you spit that seed?" Then tour the historical Smith-Appleby House to see and hear what daily life was really like in Colonial Rhode Island during the American Revolution. Adults, $5; children, free. (401) 231-7363; contact@smithapplebyhouse.org; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

August 21, 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.

September 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.

September 18, 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.

September 20, 2014

Oral History, Providence

10:00am–2:00pm. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. Workshop on interviewing, using a digital audio recorder, and background information on a particular theme that the Rhode Island Collection is interested in collecting. You'll leave prepared to complete your own oral history interviews... and hopefully, will donate them to our collection for the benefit of all Rhode Islanders! Space limited; reservations required. (401) 455-8090; kwells@provlib.org; www.provlib.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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