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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.

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 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.

June 4-26, 2021

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 8:00pm. Fridays and Saturdays. 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! Adults (14+), $18; children (5-13), $10. Face masks required. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 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 17, 2021

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Reserve a space on a walking tour, visit the galleries on your own, or follow live on Facebook. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 1:30pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Walking tour of the Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol's DeWolf Family and their involvement in the Slave Trade. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

June 18, 2021

19th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

6:00pm–8:00pm. Joy Homestead, 156 Scituate Avenue. Celebrate the 240th Anniversary of the March to Victory of General Rochambeau through Cranston, Scituate and Coventry on June 18th 1781, on his way to victory over the British at Yorktown, with tea and homemade biscuits and strawberries. $5 donation requested. (401) 944-9226; joyhomesteader@verizon.net; www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org.

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.

Slave History Medallion Installation, Bristol

12:00pm–2:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Join us as we unveil the latest addition to the Slave History Medallion project, which marks Rhode Island sites connected with the Transatlantic slave trade. Featuring prominent local speakers, African dancers, live music, and a land acknowledgement by Sagamore William Guy of the Pokanoket tribe. Free. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

Colonial Food for Thought, Newport

10:00am–2:00pm. Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 17 Broadway. What did people eat in colonial Newport? Join costumed interpreters as they discuss various foods that were commonly found in the eighteenth century. Learn how ladies would take tea and treats, how soldiers' foods were rationed, and why children would not eat chocolate. NHS members and military, $4; non-members, $5; children ages 5-12, $3. Face mask required. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

June 24, 2021

Scandalous Conduct/Newport 1919, Newport

6:00pm–7:00pm. Griswold House, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. At the close of World War I, the U.S. Navy sparked national scandal after news broke about an undercover operation to stamp out "immoral acts" in Newport. Dozens of sailors and civilian men were implicated in this covert raid on Newport's gay scene. Meanwhile, the Navy was also producing a lavish production of Jack and the Beanstalk, touring the show around New England to drum up support and entice young men to enlist. The show featured a twenty-five-piece orchestra and a cast of over 100, with quite a few Navy men performing in drag. Join interdisciplinary artists Jason Tranchida and Matthew Lawrence for a fascinating talk that uncovers a little known facet of Naval culture in 1919 Newport. Focused on the US Navy's use of musical theater as a marketing tool, they'll also touch on music of the era, the Jack and the Beanstalk story, a brief history of Vaudeville, and how all this material relates to Tranchida's and Lawrence's larger, multi-year project, Scandalous Conduct/Newport 1919. Free; reservations recommended. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org.

July 1, 2021

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 1:30pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Walking tour of the Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol's DeWolf Family and their involvement in the Slave Trade. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

July 2-26, 2021

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 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 2-31, 2021

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 8:00pm. Fridays and Saturdays. 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! Adults (14+), $18; children (5-13), $10. Face masks required. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.

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 3, 2021

Public Clambake, Middletown

5:00pm–9:00pm. Kempenaar's Clambake Club, 323 Valley Road. You are invited to an old-fashion clambake! When the bake bell rings, we'll serve you a feast of clam chowder, steamed clams, mussels, a whole lobster, chourico, and much more. Cash bar, entertainment. Rain or shine. Advance ticket purchase required. (401) 847-1441; c84kemp20@aol.com; www.newportclambakes.com.

July 4, 2021

Fourth of July Parade Picnic, Bristol

8:00am–2:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Located on the parade route, Linden Place offers bleacher-style seating, tables and chairs under linden trees, a continental breakfast and picnic lunch, restroom facilities, and elbow room! Adults, $85; children, $55; $10 discount for members. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

Family Beach Day and 4th of July Fireworks!, Narragansett Pier, Narragansett

Narragansett Town Beach, 39 Boston Neck Road. Free.

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 10-11, 2021

59th Annual Wickford Art Festival, Wickford, North Kingstown

10:00am–5:00pm. 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; wickfordartfestival@gmail.com; www.wickfordart.org.

July 13, 2021

VIRTUAL—Slatersville Documentary Preview, Online

Begins at 7:00pm. Critically acclaimed filmmaker Christian de Rezendes will present a segment of his documentary Slatersville: America's First Mill Village. "The War" covers World War II on the homefront in Slatersville and the achievements of the Kendall Company. This thirty-minute segment also explores the correspondence between those at home and our soldiers abroad. A Q&A with the filmmaker follows. Register. (401) 769-9675; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

July 14-18, 2021

114th Annual St. Mary's Feast, Knightsville, Cranston

15 Phenix Avenue. Details TBA. Facebook.

July 15, 2021

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 1:30pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Walking tour of the Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol's DeWolf Family and their involvement in the Slave Trade. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

July 16, 2021

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Reserve a space on a walking tour, visit the galleries on your own, or follow live on Facebook. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.

July 17, 2021

45th Annual Save The Bay Swim, Newport

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

Eighteenth Century French Fashions, Newport

10:00am–2:00pm. Colony House, Washington Square. The French have long been known for their fashionable clothing, and the eighteenth century is no exception. Join living historians as they demonstrate eighteenth century fashions that are traditionally French such as the "Belle Poule," a lady's hairstyle topped by a reproduction tall ship. Women's clothing such as the sacque back gown will be featured alongside attire typically worn by French soldiers. This program is part of the Newport Historical Society1s series of 2021 programs highlighting Newport's French occupation during the Revolutionary War. NHS members and military, $4; non-members, $5; children ages 5-12, $3. Face mask required. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

July 22, 2021

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 1:30pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Walking tour of the Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol's DeWolf Family and their involvement in the Slave Trade. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

July 22-24, 2021

Blessing of the Fleet Festival, Narragansett

Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday, 5pm-11pm; Saturday, 2-11pm. Memorial Square (next to the Towers), Ocean Road. Featuring a wide variety of culinary delights from the sea (and quite a few from the shore as well), plus live music and kids' entertainment. narragansettlionsclub.org.

July 22, 2021

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

6:00pm–8:30pm. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue. You are invited to one of the year's most anticipated events as Rhode Island Monthly celebrates the 2021 Best of Rhode Island winners. Be the first to find out who you voted as the best in the state. Tickets, $75 per person. (401) 421-ARTS; www.rimonthly.com.

July 31, 2021

Historical Illuminations, Newport

10:00am–2:00pm. Colony House, Washington Square. Keeping the light on wasn't as easy as flipping a switch for residents in colonial Newport. This History Space program discusses the types of candles available in the eighteenth century and where in Newport they were made. Living historians will also shed light on the special occasions when they were used, including a warm welcome for George Washington. NHS members and military, $4; non-members, $5; children ages 5-12, $3. Face mask required. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

August 1-2, 2021

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 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 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 6-28, 2021

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 8:00pm. Fridays and Saturdays. 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! Adults (14+), $18; children (5-13), $10. Face masks required. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.

August 9, 2021

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 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

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 1:30pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Walking tour of the Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol's DeWolf Family and their involvement in the Slave Trade. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

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

Annual Public Clambake, Warren

Begins at 1:00pm. East Warren Rod and Gun Club, George O. Pare Memorial Pavilion, Long Lane. Menu includes steamers, scrod, Saugys, potatoes and onions, corn-on-the-cob, their famous home-made quahog dressing, and watermelon. BYOB. $40 per person. (401) 245-1977; Facebook.

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

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Reserve a space on a walking tour, visit the galleries on your own, or follow live on Facebook. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.

August 26, 2021

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 1:30pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Walking tour of the Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol's DeWolf Family and their involvement in the Slave Trade. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

September 3-5, 2021

23rd Annual Rhythm and Roots Festival, Charlestown

4-11pm, Friday; 12-11pm, Saturday and Sunday. Ninigret Park, 4813 Old Post Road (Route 1A). Annual roots musical festival with blues, New Orleans R&B, Cajun, Zydeco, Swing, etc. Featuring two huge dance floors, four music stages, dance lessons, food vendors, kids activities, evening dances, instrument instruction, and more! Required COVID protocols will be in place. (401) 783-3926; office@rhythmandroots.com; www.rhythmandroots.com.

September 3-25, 2021

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 8:00pm. Fridays and Saturdays. 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! Adults (14+), $18; children (5-13), $10. Face masks required. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.

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 5, 2021

Weekapaug's Naturalist Series: Newport History Tour, Misquamicut, Westerly

2:00pm–5:00pm. Weekapaug Inn, 25 Spray Rock Road. Join Captain Teddy on a tour of the city by the sea. Newport is steeped in so much history it would take a lifetime to learn. Captain Teddy was born and raised on this small island, where his family dates back to the late 1700s. Take a trip through the gilded age, see where pirates once used the harbor as a port, and see mansions that were built for families like the Vanderbilts. Cameras are encouraged! Please note, tickets purchased for this event are non-refundable. All social distancing and safety protocols will be in place. oceanhouseevents.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.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 1:30pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Walking tour of the Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol's DeWolf Family and their involvement in the Slave Trade. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

September 11, 2021

Rhode Island Calamari Festival, Narragansett Pier, Narragansett

11:00am–5:00pm. Veterans Park. Come and enjoy Narragansett in the Summer and vote for your favorite calamari offerings as local restaurants battle for top honors in three categories; Best Overall, Most Inventive, and Most Spirited Team. For those not interested in the tasting portion of the day we're sure that between the live music, cash bar, food trucks, shopping and kids' activities there will certainly be something that you'll enjoy! Admission charged. narragansettcoc.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.

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

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Reserve a space on a walking tour, visit the galleres on your own, or follow live on Facebook. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.

September 16-19, 2021

50th Annual Newport International Boat Show, Newport

Begins at 10:00am. Bowen's Wharf. Features a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international manufacturers. Visitors will find an extensive selection of marine equipment, services, and accessories in a venue that spans thirteen acres of historic Newport Harbor. Never-before-seen new boats and products are debuted and awarded in the popular Newport For New Products program. If you harbor a passion for boating, there's only one place to be! (401) 846-1115; www.newportboatshow.com.

October 1-31, 2021

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 7:30pm. 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! Adults (14+), $18; children (5-13), $10. Face masks required. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.

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 9-11, 2021

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 live, non-stop entertainment and music on the Autumnfest stage, amusements, food court, consumer showcase of local small businesses, arts and crafts, kids fest, gigantic fireworks and on Columbus Day holiday, experience a huge parade featuring bands, floats, and surprise guests and performers. Free admission. (401) 762-6400; www.autumnfest.org.

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

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Reserve a space on a walking tour, visit the galleries on your own, or follow 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

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Reserve a space on a walking tour, visit the galleries on your own, or follow live on Facebook. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.

December 3-19, 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.

December 4, 2021

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

5:30pm–6:30pm. Bowen's Wharf, 53 America's Cup Avenue. The Tree Lighting is back in a whole new way, celebrating the 50th anniversary of this special local tradition. We've reimagined the ceremony to kick off the holidays by the sea in a safe way, with a brief program at 5:30pm followed by a live stream of the countdown on our Facebook and Instagram pages promptly at 6pm. (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!

May 4, 2022

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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