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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.

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.

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 30, 2021

Fridays at the Archives, Providence

10:00am–2:00pm. Rhode Island State Archives, 33 Broad Street. Rhode Islanders are invited to view rarely seen collections and documents, with a special half-hour presentation from Archives staff on the day's topic at 12:30pm. Free; masks and a temperature check are required to enter. (401) 222-2353; statearchives@sos.ri.gov; www.sos.ri.gov/divisions/state-archives.

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

July 31, 2021

Walking Tour of Historic Four Corners, Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton

Begins at 2:00pm. Chace-Cory House, 3908 Main Road. The tour will begin from the parking lot. Adults, $5; kids 12 and younger, free. No walking tours in the rain. tivertonhistoricalsocy@tivertonhistorical.org; www.tivertonhistorical.org.

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

9:00am–11:00am. Garibaldi Park, 99 Atwells Avenue. Join Master Chef and Historian, Walter Potenza, in the discovery of great foods and history of Federal Hill in Providence. Our Premiere Food Tour will take you to different locations where you will be sampling cheeses, charcuterie, and antipasti; while receiving a presentation on ingredients present in the repertoire of Italian cookery. You will also learn food terminology, product information, how to shop, how to store food and anything that may be of interest in expanding your culinary horizon. Throughout the walking event you will meet the people who make it possible for Federal Hill to be recognized as a food and historical destination in the USA. $60. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; federalhilltours.com.

General Nathanael Greene's 279th Birthday Celebration, Coventry

10:00am–5:00pm. Nathanael Greene Homestead, 50 Taft Street. Brief ceremony at 11am. Enjoy complimentary self-guided tours of the museum and refreshments from 10-5. Cannon and musket demonstrations throughout the day provided by the Kingston Reds, Stevens Independent Artillery, and Brown's Company of Artillery. Members of the Historic Militia, Living History Community, Historical and Hereditary Societies most welcome. Donations gladly accepted. (401) 749-4689; nathanaelgreenehmst@gmail.com; www.nathanaelgreenehomestead.org.

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 1-29, 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 1-30, 2021

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Mondays, Thursdays, 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 5, 2021

Norman Bird Sanctuary Beach Bash, Middletown

6:00pm–8:00pm. Third Beach. Gather your family and friends and head down to Norman Bird Sanctuary's Third Beach for fun on the sand. Enjoy an evening on the beach while listening to favorite local musician Greg Ferreira and roasting marshmallows for s'mores over a fire. Pack a picnic or stop by Peabody's Snack Shack. Bring your blankets, chairs, or water toys, and we'll do the rest! In addition to s'mores, your reservation includes music, soft drinks, seltzer, and ice cream. Members, $25; non-members, $30; 12 and under, $15. (401) 846-2577; www.normanbirdsanctuary.org.

August 5-7, 2021

Narragansett Brewery Grand Opening Weekend, Providence

Thursday, 4-9pm; Friday and Saturday, 12-10pm. 271 Tockwotton Street. Sixteen years ago, our President Mark Hellendrung revived the Narragansett Beer brand with the promise of bringing 'Gansett back to Rhode Island. We are excited to celebrate the homecoming of our brand with you. New beer releases, food trucks, swag! www.narragansettbeer.com; Facebook.

August 6, 2021

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

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 7, 2021

Big Ol' Clambake, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

Begins at 4:00pm. Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road. The Contemporary Theater Company and Casey Farm are joining forces for this great event! Folks are encouraged to tour the historic farm, play lawn games, and enjoy a fun afternoon clambake style! Live music includes The Kaitlyn Tarro Band featuring the 2019 Wakefield Idol winner and the Contemporary Theater Company's improvised musical group Patio Musical. The food from B&M Catering in Pawtucket includes Rhode Island clambake classics like clamcakes and chowder with summer favorites like BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, cornbread, and mac and cheese. $60 per person; registration required. Rain date: August 8. (401) 218-0282; info@thecontemporarytheater.com; contemporarytheatercompany.com.

August 8-9, 2021

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

9:00am–11:00am. Garibaldi Park, 99 Atwells Avenue. Join Master Chef and Historian, Walter Potenza, in the discovery of great foods and history of Federal Hill in Providence. Our Premiere Food Tour will take you to different locations where you will be sampling cheeses, charcuterie, and antipasti; while receiving a presentation on ingredients present in the repertoire of Italian cookery. You will also learn food terminology, product information, how to shop, how to store food and anything that may be of interest in expanding your culinary horizon. Throughout the walking event you will meet the people who make it possible for Federal Hill to be recognized as a food and historical destination in the USA. $60. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; federalhilltours.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 10, 2021

Down by the Riverside Part II, Westerly

Begins at 6:00pm. River Bend Cemetery, 117 Beach Street. Babcock-Smith House Museum volunteers will share insights into the monuments in the old section of River Bend Cemetery along the river. Parking is available on the streets by the fence close to the river. We will all meet at the large Nardone monument along the river. Members, free; not-yet members, $5. Rain date, August 12. (401) 348-8178; www.babcocksmithhouse.org.

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 13, 2021

Fridays at the Archives, Providence

10:00am–2:00pm. Rhode Island State Archives, 33 Broad Street. Rhode Islanders are invited to view rarely seen collections and documents, with a special half-hour presentation from Archives staff on the day's topic at 12:30pm. Free; masks and a temperature check are required to enter. (401) 222-2353; statearchives@sos.ri.gov; www.sos.ri.gov/divisions/state-archives.

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.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.

Walking Tour of Historic Four Corners, Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton

Begins at 2:00pm. Chace-Cory House, 3908 Main Road. The tour will begin from the parking lot. Adults, $5; kids 12 and younger, free. No walking tours in the rain. tivertonhistoricalsocy@tivertonhistorical.org; www.tivertonhistorical.org.

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.

43rd Annual Fool's Rules Regatta, Jamestown

9:00am–12:30pm. Town Beach at East ferry, Conanicus Avenue. Contestants have two hours to construct sailing vessels out of non-standard marine items on the beach. Then they race 'em! Races begin at 11am. Raindate August 15. (401) 423-1492; www.jyc.org.

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 15, 2021

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

9:00am–11:00am. Garibaldi Park, 99 Atwells Avenue. Join Master Chef and Historian, Walter Potenza, in the discovery of great foods and history of Federal Hill in Providence. Our Premiere Food Tour will take you to different locations where you will be sampling cheeses, charcuterie, and antipasti; while receiving a presentation on ingredients present in the repertoire of Italian cookery. You will also learn food terminology, product information, how to shop, how to store food and anything that may be of interest in expanding your culinary horizon. Throughout the walking event you will meet the people who make it possible for Federal Hill to be recognized as a food and historical destination in the USA. $60. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; federalhilltours.com.

Tea and Local History, Wickford, North Kingstown

Begins at 4:30pm. Smith's Castle, 155 Richard Smith Drive (off Route 1). Historical re-enactor Estelle Barada will speak about Colonial herb collection and teas. Tea sandwiches, pastries, and tea will be served. $15; registration required. (401) 294-3521; smithscastle55@gmail.com; www.smithscastle.org.

August 17, 2021

Cavalcade of Bands, Cranston

5:15pm–10:30pm. Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place. Dance the night away with MCs Steve Bianchi of WBLQ and Bill Melone of WRIU and more than ten bands! Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. (401) 785-4333 or (401) 935-3739; promusicri.org.

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.

Norman Bird Sanctuary Beach Bash, Middletown

5:30pm–7:30pm. Third Beach. Gather your family and friends and head down to Norman Bird Sanctuary's Third Beach for fun on the sand. Enjoy an evening on the beach while listening to favorite local musician Greg Ferreira and roasting marshmallows for s'mores over a fire. Pack a picnic or stop by Peabody's Snack Shack. Bring your blankets, chairs, or water toys, and we'll do the rest! In addition to s'mores, your reservation includes music, soft drinks, seltzer, and ice cream. Members, $25; non-members, $30; 12 and under, $15. (401) 846-2577; www.normanbirdsanctuary.org.

August 20, 2021

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

August 21, 2021

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

9:00am–11:00am. Garibaldi Park, 99 Atwells Avenue. Join Master Chef and Historian, Walter Potenza, in the discovery of great foods and history of Federal Hill in Providence. Our Premiere Food Tour will take you to different locations where you will be sampling cheeses, charcuterie, and antipasti; while receiving a presentation on ingredients present in the repertoire of Italian cookery. You will also learn food terminology, product information, how to shop, how to store food and anything that may be of interest in expanding your culinary horizon. Throughout the walking event you will meet the people who make it possible for Federal Hill to be recognized as a food and historical destination in the USA. $60. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; federalhilltours.com.

August 24, 2021

Lecture on the Lawn, Wickford, North Kingstown

Begins at 6:00pm. Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive. Historian and author Christian McBurney will speak about "Men and Women of Color in WWII Rhode Island." $5 donation requested. Please bring your own lawn chairs; water will be provided. (401) 294-3521; www.smithscastle.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.

August 27, 2021

Fridays at the Archives, Providence

10:00am–2:00pm. Rhode Island State Archives, 33 Broad Street. Rhode Islanders are invited to view rarely seen collections and documents, with a special half-hour presentation from Archives staff on the day's topic at 12:30pm. Free; masks and a temperature check are required to enter. (401) 222-2353; statearchives@sos.ri.gov; www.sos.ri.gov/divisions/state-archives.

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

August 28, 2021

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

9:00am–11:00am. Garibaldi Park, 99 Atwells Avenue. Join Master Chef and Historian, Walter Potenza, in the discovery of great foods and history of Federal Hill in Providence. Our Premiere Food Tour will take you to different locations where you will be sampling cheeses, charcuterie, and antipasti; while receiving a presentation on ingredients present in the repertoire of Italian cookery. You will also learn food terminology, product information, how to shop, how to store food and anything that may be of interest in expanding your culinary horizon. Throughout the walking event you will meet the people who make it possible for Federal Hill to be recognized as a food and historical destination in the USA. $60. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; federalhilltours.com.

Walking Tour of Historic Four Corners, Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton

Begins at 2:00pm. Chace-Cory House, 3908 Main Road. The tour will begin from the parking lot. Adults, $5; kids 12 and younger, free. No walking tours in the rain. tivertonhistoricalsocy@tivertonhistorical.org; www.tivertonhistorical.org.

August 28-29, 2021

Rhode Island Statewide Scavenger Hunt, Statewide

10am Saturday to 6pm Sunday. If you know Rhode Island, you know that the "greatest lil' state" packs a lot of fun, history, and culture into one small package—one that you could explore in a day. But how well do you REALLY know Rhode Island? You and your teammates will have the opportunity to explore our state in a way you've never done before—with the aid of a one-of-a-kind augmented reality mobile platform. By air, land, or sea, use your preferred mode of transportation. Participate for a few hours, a whole day, or for two days. You're sure to uncover clues that bring you to new sites... and perhaps new heights. $60 per team of five or fewer. office@leadershipri.org; Facebook; EventBright.

September 2-30, 2021

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Mondays, Thursdays, 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.

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, 2021

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

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 4, 2021

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

9:00am–11:00am. Garibaldi Park, 99 Atwells Avenue. Join Master Chef and Historian, Walter Potenza, in the discovery of great foods and history of Federal Hill in Providence. Our Premiere Food Tour will take you to different locations where you will be sampling cheeses, charcuterie, and antipasti; while receiving a presentation on ingredients present in the repertoire of Italian cookery. You will also learn food terminology, product information, how to shop, how to store food and anything that may be of interest in expanding your culinary horizon. Throughout the walking event you will meet the people who make it possible for Federal Hill to be recognized as a food and historical destination in the USA. $60. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; federalhilltours.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 10, 2021

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.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.

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

9:00am–11:00am. Garibaldi Park, 99 Atwells Avenue. Join Master Chef and Historian, Walter Potenza, in the discovery of great foods and history of Federal Hill in Providence. Our Premiere Food Tour will take you to different locations where you will be sampling cheeses, charcuterie, and antipasti; while receiving a presentation on ingredients present in the repertoire of Italian cookery. You will also learn food terminology, product information, how to shop, how to store food and anything that may be of interest in expanding your culinary horizon. Throughout the walking event you will meet the people who make it possible for Federal Hill to be recognized as a food and historical destination in the USA. $60. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; federalhilltours.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

Rhode Island Seafood Festival, Providence

India Point Park. Celebrate the end of summer with the finest seafood from Rhode Island and southern New England, while listening to live music from the Pier Stage and enjoying beer and wine from local distributors. Admission charged. www.riseafoodfest.com; Tickets.

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.

Gaspee Days Fall Festival, Pawtuxet, Warwick

10:00am–5:00pm. Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway. It's a new year and a new vibe for Gaspee Days! COVID-19 knocked us on our butts for a short while but now we're back on our feet and we hope you will join us once again along Narragansett Parkway where artisans, crafters, and tasty treats will line the street. This event is one you can't miss so please join us this fall as we carry on the celebration of our community and our history. Free admission. All proceeds benefit the Gaspee Days Parade. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.

September 14, 2021

Lecture on the Lawn, Wickford, North Kingstown

Begins at 6:00pm. Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive. By the turn of the century, the Narragansett Pier had become a popular daytime destination for Rhode Islanders, thanks largely to the scenic and affordable Seaview Trolley Company that ran from East Greenwich down to the Pier. Historian and author Brian Wallin will discuss the history of the trolley and the track that carried the trains past Smith's Castle. $5 donation requested. Please bring your own lawn chairs; water will be provided. (401) 294-3521; www.smithscastle.org.

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.

September 17, 2021

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

September 17-19, 2021

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival, Newport

12:00pm–4:00pm. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. Wonderful wines from around the world, fabulous food from local and regional chefs, and an exquisite ocean view are all included in this year's festival. Seminars, wine-pairing dinners, and Sunday Brunch are all returning. The full schedule of Seminars and Wine Dinners along with Tickets Sales will be available in early July 2021. (401) 847-1000; events@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

September 18, 2021

Historic Walk with Tim Cranston: Wickford Harbor, North Kingstown

10:00am–11:00am. North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone Street. Join Tim Cranston on an exploration of Wickford Harbor, its coves and salt marshes, and see how human activity has impacted it across the centuries. From the Narragansett people to its residents in the twenty-firstst century, Wickford's residents and its harbor have been on a shared journey. We will begin at the rear of the library with a discussion of the intriguing EPA study of Academy Cove which is now underway and then head down the library path to West Main Street and stroll through history. The walk will include a stop at the new footbridge over the Bush Hill Nature Preserve Salt Marsh and end at the Town Dock at the foot of Main Street. Free; registration required. (401) 294-3306 x3; www.nklibrary.org.

September 19, 2021

Tea and Local History, Wickford, North Kingstown

Begins at 4:30pm. Smith's Castle, 155 Richard Smith Drive (off Route 1). Sarah Updike Goddard (as portrayed by Marilyn Harris) will speak against the Stamp Act of 1765 and encourage your opposition to this tyranny. Tea sandwiches, pastries, and tea will be served. $15; registration required. (401) 294-3521; smithscastle55@gmail.com; www.smithscastle.org.

September 24, 2021

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

September 25, 2021

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

9:00am–11:00am. Garibaldi Park, 99 Atwells Avenue. Join Master Chef and Historian, Walter Potenza, in the discovery of great foods and history of Federal Hill in Providence. Our Premiere Food Tour will take you to different locations where you will be sampling cheeses, charcuterie, and antipasti; while receiving a presentation on ingredients present in the repertoire of Italian cookery. You will also learn food terminology, product information, how to shop, how to store food and anything that may be of interest in expanding your culinary horizon. Throughout the walking event you will meet the people who make it possible for Federal Hill to be recognized as a food and historical destination in the USA. $60. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; federalhilltours.com.

September 25-26, 2021

Oktoberfest, Pawtucket

Saturday, 2-11pm; Sunday, 12-5pm. German American Cultural Society, 78 Carter Avenue. Experience Bavarian Gemutlichkeit (coziness) with live music, dancing, German Festbier, and traditional food offerings. (401) 726-9873; info@gacsri.org; www.gacsri.org.

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, 2021

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

9:00am–11:00am. Garibaldi Park, 99 Atwells Avenue. Join Master Chef and Historian, Walter Potenza, in the discovery of great foods and history of Federal Hill in Providence. Our Premiere Food Tour will take you to different locations where you will be sampling cheeses, charcuterie, and antipasti; while receiving a presentation on ingredients present in the repertoire of Italian cookery. You will also learn food terminology, product information, how to shop, how to store food and anything that may be of interest in expanding your culinary horizon. Throughout the walking event you will meet the people who make it possible for Federal Hill to be recognized as a food and historical destination in the USA. $60. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; federalhilltours.com.

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.

October 23, 2021

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

9:00am–11:00am. Garibaldi Park, 99 Atwells Avenue. Join Master Chef and Historian, Walter Potenza, in the discovery of great foods and history of Federal Hill in Providence. Our Premiere Food Tour will take you to different locations where you will be sampling cheeses, charcuterie, and antipasti; while receiving a presentation on ingredients present in the repertoire of Italian cookery. You will also learn food terminology, product information, how to shop, how to store food and anything that may be of interest in expanding your culinary horizon. Throughout the walking event you will meet the people who make it possible for Federal Hill to be recognized as a food and historical destination in the USA. $60. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; federalhilltours.com.

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.

November 20-January 2, 2022

Holidays at the Newport Mansions, Newport

Various venues. The exterior of The Breakers and its landscape will again be awash in thousands of festive colored lights, including twenty-eight spruce trees glittering and glowing; The Breakers facade bathed in color; and illumination of the historic paths, shrubbery and trees in various colors. The Children's Cottage will be outlined in lights and visitors will be able to peek through the windows at Santa's Workshop inside. Holiday music will fill the air. Inside, The Breakers and The Elms will be lavishly decorated with thousands of poinsettias, spectacular ornamented evergreens, wreaths, fresh flowers, decorations on all mantelpieces and many other festive touches. The fifteen-foot-tall "poinsettia tree"—always a visitor favorite—will again grace the Great Hall of The Breakers. Check website for details and special events.(401) 847-1000; info@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.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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