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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-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.

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 7-29, 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.

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 13, 2021

VIRTUAL—Succotash Cooking Demo, Online

6:00pm–7:30pm. Join us for a partnered event with Hope's Harvest RI, generously led by Loren Spears of the Tomaquag Museum. She will provide tips and adaptations, and she will share stories, history, culture, and arts related to the food as she cooks. Feel free to follow along with the cooking demonstration or just watch, listen, and learn! Register. (401) 491-9063; slarose@tomaquagmuseum.com; www.tomaquagmuseum.com.

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.

Frostbite Bash: Defrosted, Bristol

3:00pm–9:30pm. Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1 Burnside Street. We're taking over Burnside Street for the party we've all been waiting for. It's been over a year now, and we've learned a lot about safety in the time being. We're ready to use the safety skills we've learned and bring back the festivities! We've lined up an afternoon of outdoor events to celebrate as the frost melts around us and the future is looking bright. Admission charged; 21+; face masks required at all times, other than when eating. (401) 253-5000; events@herreshoff.org; herreshoff.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 19, 2021

VIRTUAL—Taking Care of Family Photos, Online

6:30pm–8:00pm. Family photos are treasures that can connect generations of family history. But, how can you ensure your photos are ready to stand the test of time? Is it smart to digitize or does it hurt photos? Learn this and more tonight with Dana Signe K. Munroe and Phoebe Bean of the Rhode Island Historical Society. This program will take place over Zoom. Register by 5:30pm on the day of the event in order to receive the login link. (401) 333-2552 x2; reference@cumberlandlibrary.org; www.cumberlandlibrary.org.

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 25, 2021

Lecture on the Lawn, Wickford, North Kingstown

Begins at 6:00pm. Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive. Patrick Donavan of the James Mitchell Varnum Museum talks about the museum's history, its mission, and some amazing finds recently recovered and restored in the collection. Donations greatly appreciated. (401) 294-3521; www.smithscastle.org.

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 4-26, 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.

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 5, 2021

Gaspee Days Fireworks Extravaganza, Pawtuxet, Warwick

Begins at 9:00pm. Salter's Grove Park, Narragansett Parkway. A re-creation, of sorts, of the fireworks that went off when the ship's powder magazine blew up after we burned the Gaspee in 1772. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.

June 8, 2021

Lecture on the Lawn, Wickford, North Kingstown

Begins at 6:00pm. Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive. North Kingstown historian Tim Cranston will present a talk on the early Agricultural History of South County. Donations greatly appreciated. (401) 294-3521; www.smithscastle.org.

June 10, 2021

Lecture on the Lawn, Wickford, North Kingstown

Begins at 6:00pm. Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive. Marc Kohler and members of the Roger Williams Educational Foundation offer a panel of discussion on the founder's works. Donations greatly appreciated. (401) 294-3521; www.smithscastle.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.

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

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 4, 2021

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 14-18, 2021

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

15 Phenix Avenue. Details TBA. Facebook.

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.

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.

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

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, watermelon, and cash bar. (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

VIRTUAL—Providence Gallery Night, Online

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

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

VIRTUAL—Providence Gallery Night, Online

5:00pm–9:00pm. 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 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 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 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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