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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.

May 1-29, 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.

May 15-30, 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.

May 24-June 30, 2017

Oakland Beach in the 1960s, Warwick

10:00am–4:00pm. Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road. On exhibit will be original images of Oakland Beach from the 1960s era by Carmel Vitullo, the acclaimed Rhode Island photographer, along with other images and items related to Oakland Beach and describing the artistic, social, and environmental context for her work. (401) 737- 0010; www.warwickcfa.org.

May 31, 2017

Beyond the Tour: Nature Tamed, Newport

5:00pm–7:00pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. It's gardens galore on Wednesday evenings this spring. Drop in for special garden tours, sketching the collection activities, floral fashions, gallery talks, and much more! Topics vary each session. Adults, $10; 12 and under, free; space limited; reservation suggested. (401) 837-8344; kelsey@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike. Our speaker will be Peter Hacunda, a Tour Guide with the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Peter will explore the extraordinary business of whaling in nineteenth century New Bedford with consideration given to the challenges, adventures, fortunes, and misfortunes of the myriad of people involved in the industry. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

June 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.

June 2, 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.

Rhode Island Clam Shacks, Woonsocket

Begins at 6:00pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. 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) 769-9675; www.rihs.org.

June 3, 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/.

Annual Grand Fete by the River, Pawtucket

Begins at 7:00pm. Sylvanus Brown House at Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Avenue. (401) 829-3672 x106; info@slatermill.org; www.slatermill.org.

Ocean State Follies Returns!, East Providence

Begins at 8:15pm. B. Pinelli's, 736 North Broadway. The Follies is back from a five-year hiatus with an all new cast and all new skits and songs... yoga pants, free tuition, Linc running? Trump, Elorza, Sheldon, Gina, Da Speaka, even the Superman Building. Broken computers, tolls, car taxes—we got it all! Reservations required. (401) 270-7111; charliehall@cox.net; www.oceanstatefollies.com.

June 4, 2017

Family Day, Narragansett

10:00am–4:00pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. Come and enjoy a fun time for all ages to explore the museum through vintage dress up, farm tours, yoga, face painting and much more. Cost is $10 per family for non-members; members are free. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

June 6, 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.

June 7, 2017

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.

June 8, 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.

June 9, 2017

Ocean State Follies Returns!, East Providence

Begins at 8:15pm. B. Pinelli's, 736 North Broadway. The Follies is back from a five-year hiatus with an all new cast and all new skits and songs... yoga pants, free tuition, Linc running? Trump, Elorza, Sheldon, Gina, Da Speaka, even the Superman Building. Broken computers, tolls, car taxes—we got it all! Reservations required. (401) 270-7111; charliehall@cox.net; www.oceanstatefollies.com.

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.

June 10, 2017

36th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off, Newport

11:00am–6:00pm. Fort Adams State Park, off Harrison Avenue. The world's original and longest running chowder competition determines bragging rights to the world's "chowda" champion title among dozens of restaurants, divided into Clam, Seafood, and Creative chowder categories. www.newportwaterfrontevents.com.

11th Annual Visitors Day at Swiss Village, Newport

9:00am–3:00pm. SVF Foundation, 152 Harrison Avenue. Visitors will take a self-guided tour through the historic site, view several endangered breeds of livestock, and learn about SVF's scientific mission. This event is free to the general public. No parking will be allowed on-site, however free parking and shuttle service will be provided from Fort Adams State Park. (401) 848-7229; info@svffoundation.org; www.svffoundation.org.

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/.

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.

June 15, 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.

June 16, 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.

June 17, 2017

World War II Rhode Island, Kingston, South Kingstown

Begins at 2:00pm. Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Road. Join us for Christian McBurney's first lecture on his new book, when he will explain that the state's contribution to World War II vastly exceeded its small size.. Free. (401) 783-1328; erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org; southcountyhistorycenter.org.

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/.

Ocean State Follies Returns!, East Providence

Begins at 8:15pm. B. Pinelli's, 736 North Broadway. The Follies is back from a five-year hiatus with an all new cast and all new skits and songs... yoga pants, free tuition, Linc running? Trump, Elorza, Sheldon, Gina, Da Speaka, even the Superman Building. Broken computers, tolls, car taxes—we got it all! Reservations required. (401) 270-7111; charliehall@cox.net; www.oceanstatefollies.com.

June 20, 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.

June 23, 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.

June 24, 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/.

Ocean State Follies Returns!, East Providence

Begins at 8:15pm. B. Pinelli's, 736 North Broadway. The Follies is back from a five-year hiatus with an all new cast and all new skits and songs... yoga pants, free tuition, Linc running? Trump, Elorza, Sheldon, Gina, Da Speaka, even the Superman Building. Broken computers, tolls, car taxes—we got it all! Reservations required. (401) 270-7111; charliehall@cox.net; www.oceanstatefollies.com.

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.

June 28, 2017

WaterFire—Partial Lighting, 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.

June 30, 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 1, 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/.

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 4, 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.

Arnold Mills July 4th Parade, Cumberland

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

Ancients and Horribles Parade, Chepachet, Glocester

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

July 7, 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 8, 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/.

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.

July 8-9, 2017

55th Annual Wickford Art Festival, Wickford, North Kingstown

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

July 13, 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.

July 14, 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 15, 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/.

Blackstone River Twilight Cruise Aboard the Explorer, Central Falls

7:30pm–8:30pm. Central Falls Landing, Madeira Avenue and Broad Street. Join an Audubon naturalist for a relaxing evening cruise along the beautiful and historic Blackstone River. Sit back and gaze out over the Valley Falls wilderness area as we watch for birds and other wildlife that live along America's "hardest working river." Participants may wish to bring insect repellent. The Explorer is a covered boat and will go out rain or shine. Co-sponsored with the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. Adults, $15; children, $12; pre-registration required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

July 16, 2017

2017 Colombian Independence Festival and Parade, Central Falls

10:00am–7:00pm. Higginson Park, Higginson Avenue. Parade steps off at 10am from 286 Main Street in Pawtucket, and travels along Dexter Street to Crossman Street to Lonsdale Avenue. Festival with Colombia food and drink, music and dancing, at Higginson Park from noon to 7pm. (401) 744-6048.

July 18, 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.

July 20, 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.

WaterFire—Partial Lighting, 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.

July 21, 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 22, 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/.

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.

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 28-30, 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/.

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 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.

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.

August 5, 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/.

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.

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 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.

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/.

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 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/.

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/.

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/.

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/.

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–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/.

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 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–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/.

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.

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 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/.

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/.

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–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/.

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.

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.'

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.'

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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