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January 1-December 31, 2021

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.

April 1-30, 2021

Newport Daffodil Days, Newport

Citywide. The Festival is an all-volunteer event in support of Daffodillion, a non-profit organization that has beautified the city with over one million daffodils. Proceeds from the Festival go to purchase more daffodil bulbs to plant each fall. Events throughout the city; free admission. newportdaffydays.com.

April 1-May 31, 2021

Historical Cemetery Restoration and Awareness Event, Statewide

The Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission invites members of the public to participate in Rhode Island's eight-week Historic Cemetery Event. With over 3,200 historical cemeteries in the state, there's definitely one near you that needs a litle TLC. Join hundreds of volunteers in raking, mowing, cutting brush, and preserving history! Contact your local historical society to learn how you can help. Facebook.

April 9-18, 2021

Newport Restaurant Week Spring, Bristol and Newport Counties

Various venues. A three-course meal from some of the finest area restaurants without breaking the bank! From a steaming cup of chowder overlooking the harbor to fine dining in romantic restaurants, Newport County restaurants offer an array of creative menus. $20 for a two-course lunch and $35-$50 for a three-course dinner. (401) 845-9110; jbailey@gonewport.com; www.discovernewport.org.

April 10, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

April 10-11, 2021

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.

April 11, 2021

East Providence Historical Society Open House, Rumford, East Providence

1:00pm–3:30pm. John Hunt House, 65 Hunts Mills Road. Learn about the history of East Providence and this historic home. Hike the grounds with Ernie at 1:30. Please wear masks. No more than fifteen in the house at a time. Free. (401) 438-1750; www.ephist.org.

April 14, 2021

VIRTUAL: Behind the Scenes: The Upper Floors of Lippitt House Museum, Online

7:00pm–8:00pm. Ever wondered what's at the top of the stairs and behind the closed doors? Now's your chance to explore the second and third floors of the house where the Lippitt family, their guests, and live-in servants lived. View historic images of the spaces as they looked in the nineteenth century, learn about the people who occupied the spaces, and see what these spaces look like today on this virtual tour. Registration required. (401) 453-0688; dwrenn@preserveri.org; www.preserveri.org.

April 15, 2021

VIRTUAL—Providence Gallery Night, Online

5:00pm–9:00pm. Live on Facebook. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.

April 17-18, 2021

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.

April 19, 2021

VIRTUAL—Wendell Willkie in East Greenwich and the 1940 Presidential Election, Online

7:30pm–8:30pm. Join writer David Amirsardi on Zoom. To register, email info@eghps.org; www.eghps.org.

VIRTUAL—Visit to the Great Swamp Management Area, Online

7:00pm–8:00pm. Join RIDEM's Wildlife Outreach Team for a virtual visit to the Great Swamp Management Area to see a young forest in action, and learn how you can create habitat for wildlife in your own backyard! Register. (401) 683-9457 x113; carolyn.magnus@gmail.com; portsmouthlibrary.org.

April 21-23, 2021

VIRTUAL—35th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, Online

8:45am–6:00pm. Under the theme of Come Back to the Future, many of the highly anticipated sessions planned for the 2020 conference (canceled due to COVID-19) will be offered in the 2021 program. We are also adding new topics and updating sessions to bring you the most timely and engaging presentation possible. Although our tour offerings will look much different in 2021, we are developing innovative ways for you to safely experience Rhode Island's historic places. Registration opens in March. ripresconf@gmail.com; www.preservationconferenceri.com.

April 22, 2021

VIRTUAL—Disease and Decor: How Epidemics Shaped the Look of the Victorian Middle-Class Bedroom, Online

Begins at 1:00pm. After four significant cholera epidemics and having a nascent understanding of germs and disease transmission, mid-century Victorians embarked on a call for sanitary reform. The decoration of domestic interiors was one of many topics subjected to these new ideas of health and hygiene. In this lecture by independent historian Sara J. Oshinsky, health-oriented bedroom decoration will be examined through the lens of design reformers and advice manuals that were marketed to the middle-class consumer. We will see how the bedroom transformed from what was perceived as an unhealthy incubator for disease to a healthy and pleasant environment as well as how these new ideas appeared in the United States. Regiistration required. (401) 847-1000; events@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

April 24, 2021

Great Coats and Greatcoats, Seasonal Wardrobes in the Eighteenth Century, Newport

10:00am–2:00pm. Colony House, Washington Square. What's the difference between a great coat and a greatcoat? Whether winter stays late, or spring comes early, you've got to change your wardrobe! Learn how eighteenth century Newporters stayed comfortable despite the change in seasons. Free, donations welcome. Visitors are required to wear a cloth or medical face mask and practice social distancing with anyone outside of their "quaranteam." (401) 846-0813; ddaly@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

Stone Walls Walk and Talk, Bristol

Begins at 11:00am. Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street. Stone walls are visible reminders of our rural history. These iconic features contribute to a sense of place but are threatened by incremental loss. Join Leigh Schoberth, senior preservation services manager at Historic New England and former Preservation Society policy associate, to learn about the history of stone walls and the efforts to preserve them. After the presentation we will take a walk around the wildlife refuge to examine and learn about some of the beautiful walls on this Audubon property. Members, $10; non-members, $14. Face masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Register. (401) 245-7500; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

Run for the Lighthouse, Riverside, East Providence

8:00am–10:00am. Rose Larisa Park, 701 Bullocks Point Avenue. Celebrate the 150th jubilee of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. The 5K walk and run (8:30-9:45am) winds through scenic neighborhoods. Enjoy sweeping views of the lighthouse on the 10K run (8-10am). At signup, you will have an option to participate virtually. (401) 433-3463 (Louise Paiva); lighthouse1871@cox.net; www.pomhamrockslighthouse.org.

April 24-30, 2021

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Newport and Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Choose from two different walking tours, each featuring a selection of tasting locations and alcohol pairings. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

April 24-25, 2021

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 1-9, 2021

Celebrate Spring with Tulips!, Exeter

10:00am–7:00pm. Wicked Tulips Flower Farm (Shartner's Farm), One Arnold Place. Wicked Tulips has the largest u-pick tulip field in New England! Tiptoe through our tulip field, experience the sights, sounds, and smells of spring on a historic farm, and bring home a fresh handpicked bouquet of the most amazing tulips you have ever seen. Bring your camera and a blanket and prepare to make some beautiful memories. Note: Dates are approximate and weather dependent. Advance tickets required. (401)297-3700; info@wickedtulips.com; wickedtulips.com.

May 1, 2021

Derby Day Party, Bristol

6:00pm–8:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Dig out your derby hat and bring out the seersucker jackets as we bring the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to Bristol! The ultimate derby watching experience, Linden Place celebrates Kentucky Derby Day in true Colt family fashion with mint juleps, live music, great food, live streaming of the 147th annual Kentucky Derby, live and silent auction and more. With prizes for best dressed, biggest hat, best dressed couple and more this fundraiser for Linden Place Mansion is not to be missed! (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

May 1-2, 2021

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 1-30, 2021

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Newport and Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Choose from two different walking tours, each featuring a selection of tasting locations and alcohol pairings. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

May 1-October 30, 2021

Discover Providence Tours, Providence

11:00am–4:30pm. Monday-Saturday. 1 Eddy Street. Join us for this delightful tour of one of America's favorite cities! As you relax comfortably on our climate-controlled tour bus, we will take you to the most exciting neighborhoods in Rhode Island's capital city, and tell you the story of this special place and its most famous citizens. From College Hill to Federal Hill, and Brown University to the State House, you will admire the loveliest settings in the city, and discover places you will want to go back to and explore on your own. Along the way, there will be opportunities for you to get out, take pictures, and see things up close. Enjoyed by all ages, get ready for one of the most enjoyable tours you have ever taken! (401) 886-0733; info@experienceri.com; experienceri.com.

Taste of Rhode Island Tour, Providence

12:00pm–2:30pm. Saturdays. 1 Eddy Street. Bring your family and friends on one of the most fun lunch experiences you've ever had in one of America's favorite foodie cities! On this mouthwatering trip, we will take you all over our capital city on a culinary adventure as we introduce you to Rhode Island's most famous foods! As a special keepsake, everyone who completes this delicious experience will receive a certificate proclaiming you a true citizen of the Ocean State! (401) 886-0733; info@experienceri.com; experienceri.com.

Providence Walking Tour, Providence

10:00am–11:30am. Saturdays. 1 Eddy Street. Join us for a wonderful walk through the heart of one of America's prettiest cities! On this entertaining 1.5 mile stroll you will explore magnificent architecture, learn amazing history, and pause in beautiful settings. This tour will take you along rivers, through parks, and into charming neighborhoods. Come and see why so many people have fallen in love with this city! (401) 886-0733; info@experienceri.com; experienceri.com.

Newport: Rhode Island's Spectacular City by the Sea Tour, Providence

10:00am–3:30pm. Saturdays. 1 Eddy Street. Come away with us to one of America's most special places! On this tour your host will take you on a journey through early American history and stunning wealth unlike anything you've ever seen. You will travel along breathtaking Ocean Drive, see and hear the stories behind the marvelous summer homes of many famous Americans, including the Kennedys, Vanderbilts, and modern day celebrities such as Jay Leno and Judge Judy, explore the cobblestone streets of colonial America, enjoy the picturesque inner harbor of the sailing capital of the United States, visit the famous Cliff Walk, and much more. Filled with interesting stories, and fantastic sights, and including time for lunch and exploring on your own, there is no better way to experience Rhode Island's spectacular city by the sea! (401) 886-0733; info@experienceri.com; experienceri.com.

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.'

May 7-October 29, 2021

Rhode Island in a Day Tour, Providence

10:00am–5:00pm. Fridays. 1 Eddy Street. We want to show you what's great about the Ocean State! Only 48 miles long and 37 miles wide, the smallest state in America is full of big surprises! As we take you on this gorgeous journey, you will explore the things that make Rhode Island so attractive, including our quaint New England villages, scenic islands, lovely beaches, picturesque lighthouses, stunning mansions, and more. Beginning in historic Providence, this tour will take you through many beautiful towns, including colonial Wickford, Newport—home of America's castles, and Bristol—America's most patriotic town. During the day you will visit Rhode Island's best Main Street, stop for fresh seafood in a beautiful New England fishing community, get to try an old fashioned ice cream cabinet, and visit the largest gift store in New England. Throughout the day, we will tell you inspiring stories of the people and events in Rhode Island that have greatly impacted America. Amazed by what you learn, and struck by the beauty that you see, you are going to love Rhode Island in a Day! (401) 886-0733; info@experienceri.com; experienceri.com.

May 8, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

May 8-9, 2021

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 10, 2021

Lifelong Learners: Architecture in the Park Walking Tour, Providence

4:00pm–5:30pm. Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park. Join the museum director on this walking tour exploring Roger Williams Park to learn about the buildings and architecture in the park. Adults only; no pets, no children. We will practice social distancing and appropriate face coverings will be worn. Members, free; non-members, $3; registration required. (401) 785-9457; www.providenceri.gov/museum.

May 13, 2021

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

May 15, 2021

Recreation and Leisure in the Eighteenth Century, Newport

10:00am–2:00pm. Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 17 Broadway. Long before technology was widespread, how would people spend leisure time? Join a small team of living historians as they discuss how gentlemen and ladies would kick back and relax eighteenth century style. From playing cards to taking tea, this pop-up event explores recreations that would commonly be found in Newport homes. Free, donations welcome. Visitors are required to wear a cloth or medical face mask and practice social distancing with anyone outside of their "quaranteam." (401) 846-0813; ddaly@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

May 15-16, 2021

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 17, 2021

VIRTUAL—The Narragansett Park Racetrack, Online

7:30pm–8:30pm. Richard Ring, Deputy Director for Collections at the Rhode Island Historical Society, will give an illustrated talk on Zoom on the history of the track from its glory days to the financial scandals, devastating fire, and social changes that led to its closure in the 1970s when it became a Building 19 discount store. To register, email info@eghps.org; www.eghps.org.

May 17-23, 2021

5th Annual Quahog Week, Statewide

Various venues. Quahog Week shines a light on our favorite local clam and its many uniquely Rhode Island preparations. This week participating local restaurants and markets will feature quahogs on menus and in-store promotions. Join in the fun by purchasing quahogs to prepare at home or by dining out at one (or a few... we won't judge!) of our amazing local eateries. Quahog Week pressroom.

May 20, 2021

VIRTUAL—Providence Gallery Night, Online

5:00pm–9:00pm. Live on Facebook. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.

May 22, 2021

Gaspee Days Proclamation Ceremony and Walking Tour, Pawtuxet, Warwick

12:00pm–2:00pm. The Gazebo, Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway. Join us as we stand before our neighbors and friends in the community to announce the commencement of another year celebrating Gaspee Days! Our proclamation may only be a few words in a few moments but what we have to say will last a lifetime. After our new season is announced, take a tour through Historic Pawtuxet Village guided by children from our local schools as they perform scenes set back in time when the village was first settled. Event subject to change according to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.

May 22-23, 2021

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.

Newport Oyster and Chowder Festival, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Details TBA. (401) 849-2243; welcome@bowenswharf.com; bowenswharf.com.

May 29-30, 2021

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 4-27, 2021

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Newport and Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Choose from two different walking tours, each featuring a selection of tasting locations and alcohol pairings. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

June 10, 2021

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

June 12, 2021

55th Annual Gaspee Days Parade, Pawtuxet, Warwick

10:00am–1:00pm. Narragansett Parkway, Warwick, to Broad Street in Cranston through Pawtuxet Village. The annual parade commemorates the Rhode Island colonists who burned the British schooner HMS Gaspee, in the first overt act leading to the American Revolutionary War! The parade features colonial fife and drum corps, Civil War era units, modern day drum and bugle corps, and much more! Free. Event subject to change according to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

June 12-13, 2021

Festival of Gardens, Providence

Various locations. Enjoy exclusive access to a selection of private gardens at historic homes, a community garden that celebrates the city's diversity, and a garden stewarded by the Providence Preservation Society since the 1930s. Saturday: self-guided tours; Sunday: guided tours with The Garden Conservancy. (401) 831-7440; www.ppsri.org; www.providencehousetour.com.

June 17, 2021

VIRTUAL—Providence Gallery Night, Online

5:00pm–9:00pm. Live on Facebook. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.

June 19, 2021

Vintage Baseball, Fields Around the State

Various venues. The Providence Grays are a vintage base ball club, playing by rules dating from 1864 and 1886. Games, both home and away, are scheduled throughout the summer; check www.providencegrays.com or Facebook for schedule details.

July 2-31, 2021

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Newport and Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Choose from two different walking tours, each featuring a selection of tasting locations and alcohol pairings. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

July 4, 2021

10th Annual Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Tiverton

Begins at 9:00am. By the WWI Doughboy statue at Stone Bridge. There will be a limited number of copies available to read from, so feel free to bring your own. This typically takes less than a half hour, so you'll have plenty of time to celebrate the rest of the day! tivertonhistoricalsocy@tivertonhistorical.org; www.tivertonhistorical.org.

July 8, 2021

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

July 10, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

July 16, 2021

VIRTUAL—Providence Gallery Night, Online

5:00pm–9:00pm. Live on Facebook. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.

August 1-29, 2021

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Newport and Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Choose from two different walking tours, each featuring a selection of tasting locations and alcohol pairings. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

August 11-15, 2021

55th Annual Washington County Fair, Carolina, Richmond

8:00am–11:00pm. Washington County Fairgrounds, 78 Richmond Townhouse Road (Route 112). Rhode Island's largest authentic county fair! Country music concerts, a giant midway, animal shows, Grange and 4-H exhibits, crafts, children's games, and more. (401) 782-8139; www.washingtoncountyfair-ri.com.

August 12, 2021

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

August 14, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

August 14-15, 2021

Vintage Baseball, Fields Around the State

Various venues. The Providence Grays are a vintage base ball club, playing by rules dating from 1864 and 1886. Games, both home and away, are scheduled throughout the summer; check www.providencegrays.com or Facebook for schedule details.

August 19, 2021

VIRTUAL—Providence Gallery Night, Online

5:00pm–9:00pm. Live on Facebook. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.

September 3-26, 2021

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Newport and Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Choose from two different walking tours, each featuring a selection of tasting locations and alcohol pairings. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

September 9, 2021

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

September 11, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

September 11-12, 2021

33rd Annual Apple Festival, Johnston

10:00am–5:00pm. Johnston Memorial Park, Hartford Avenue (Route 6). Festivities include arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, pony rides, and more! Free parking and admission. www.ncrichamber.com.

September 16, 2021

VIRTUAL—Providence Gallery Night, Online

5:00pm–9:00pm. Live on Facebook. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.

October 1-31, 2021

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Newport and Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Choose from two different walking tours, each featuring a selection of tasting locations and alcohol pairings. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

October 2-30, 2021

Autumn in New England Tour, Providence

10:00am–5:00pm. Saturdays. 1 Eddy Street. Enjoy the marvelous autumn season as we travel the scenic country roads of Rhode Island. On this trip you will take a delightful wagon ride through a beautiful New England farm and woodland, stop for pictures at a covered bridge, have lunch at a family-run farm stand cafe, visit Rhode Island's oldest country store, enjoy cider doughnuts, learn how maple syrup is made, and more! Filled with gorgeous autumn scenes, this entertaining day will definitely make you fall in love with Rhode Island! (401) 886-0733; info@experienceri.com; experienceri.com.

October 9, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

October 14, 2021

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

October 16-17, 2021

30th Annual Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival, Newport

11:00am–5:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 45 America's Cup Avenue. Food! Food! Food! Area seafood restaurants serve up their most outstanding dishes. The festival offers a smorgasbord of seafood, plus kid-friendly dishes, baked goods, cider, and hot and cold beverages. Non-stop live music by local bands. Face painting, games, and other fun children's activities. Free admission, rain or shine. (401) 849-2120; mjg@bowenswharf.com; www.bowenswharf.com.

October 21, 2021

VIRTUAL—Providence Gallery Night, Online

5:00pm–9:00pm. Live on Facebook. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.

November 5-28, 2021

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Newport and Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Choose from two different walking tours, each featuring a selection of tasting locations and alcohol pairings. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

November 11, 2021

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

November 13, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

November 18, 2021

VIRTUAL—Providence Gallery Night, Online

5:00pm–9:00pm. Live on Facebook. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.

December 4, 2021

51st Annual Bowen's Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting and Open House, Newport

4:30pm–8:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 53 America's Cup Avenue. The waterfront will be bathed in holiday lights as the Christmas season begins in Newport! Frosty the Snowman arrives at 4:30pm, followed by the Christmas Carol Sing-a-long at 5pm. A Newport city official lights the thirty-foot tree at 6pm, immediately followed by Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving by boat (weather permitting) or by sleigh. (401) 849-2243; info@bowenswharf.com; www.bowenswharf.com.

December 9, 2021

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

December 11, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

March 19, 2022

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

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