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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.

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 3-25, 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 10-19, 2021

23rd Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival, Pawtucket

Slater Memorial Park, 825 Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy one of Southern New England's premiere arts and entertainment extravaganzas! (401) 728-0500 x329; info@pawtucketartsfestival.org; www.pawtucketartsfestival.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

Misquamicut FallFest, Misquamicut, Westerly

Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. Misquamicut State Beach, Atlantic Avenue. Rockwell Amusements brings all of their best rides including a Ferris Wheel. Games, dozens of food and craft vendors, family entertainment and mainstage music acts make this a must see! Admission $10. www.misquamicutfestival.org.

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.

Half-way to Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Providence

12:00pm–2:00pm. Parade runs from the intersection of Elmhurst Avenue and Smith Street and continues up Smith Street to the State House. The parade includes eighty acts, from bagpipe and high school bands, to fife and drum, Irish step dancers and Bolivian dancers, clowns, puppets, and civic organizations. www.providencestpatricksparade.org.

Tour the Historic Jewelry District, Providence

Begins at 12:00pm. Brown Medical School Pocket Park, Richmond and Ship Streets. Join us for a two-hour guided walking tour where we will discuss the past, the present, and the future of the District. Why is it called the Jewelry District? Learn about the District's buildings, architecture, and people... from Mayors to business owners to factory workers. Learn about innovation from the first Providence building with electricity, to the first steam engine, to a revolutionary watch band to today's medical innovations. Free. OT@olinthompson.com; Register.

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

Culturally Enriching Walking Tour of the Providence River Area, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Deborah Spears Moorehead will lead a walking tour along the Providence River highlighting its significance to native Indigenous communities. The tour will include musical performances and spoken word storytelling by Moorehead and her fellow community members. Register. (401) 769-9675; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Kite Flying Day, Jamestown

1:00pm–5:00pm. Watson Farm, 455 North Road. Bring a kite to and enjoy a day of family fun. Hike out to the scenic fields where you can have a picnic or see some farm animals. Launch your own kite or make one with the Jamestown Arts Center. Free. (401) 423-0005 x3; www.historicnewengland.org.

VIRTUAL—Rhode Island Heritage Month's Virtual Celebration, Online

Begins at 7:00pm. The Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission will present four weekly 60-minute virtual celebrations on their new YouTube channel each Saturday at 7:00 pm. The weekly programs will feature "Heritage Highlights" from different cultural performance groups, heritage organizations, and ha nds-on activities like cooking and dance demonstrations. www.preservation.ri.gov.

Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day, Statewide

Various venues. Take the opportunity to visit one of Rhode Island's many museums for free during Museum Day. Register online to download tickets. www.smithsonianmag.com.

September 18-19, 2021

Trades and Craft Weekend, Bristol

10:00am–4:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Blacksmithing and woodworking were critical to an eighteenth-century farm family. Costumed artisans from Old Sturbridge Village will be down at Coggeshall demonstrating blacksmithing, woodworking, and tinsmithing. In addition, our guests will be able to learn what tools were critical to the success of a farm family, how they were made, and even try their hand at working with them in our eighteenth-century garden. As with all our themed weekends, we will have a craft available on-site that guests can make to take home. Adult non-members, $10; age 4-17 non-members, $5; members, free. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.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.

Day of Portugal Gastronomia e Folclore Fair, Central Falls

11:30am–5:30pm. Clube Madeirense 46 Madeira Avenue. Celebrate Portuguese folklore and artisan works and enjoy food! $25. www.ridayofportugal.org.

September 21, 2021

Lifelong Learners: Lost Park Walking Tour, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park. Go back in time with docent Mike McGinity on a walking tour through Roger Williams Park. Long lost park treasures and missing monuments will be revisited at their original locations in this nostalgic look at the history of this grand space. Adults only; no pets, no children. We will practice social distancing and appropriate face coverings will be worn. Members, free; non-members, $3; registration required. (401) 785-9457; www.providenceri.gov/museum.

September 23, 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 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.

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

September 24-26, 2021

35th Annual Folk Art Quilt Show, Narragansett

10:00am–4:00pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. The Museum will display scores of quilts made by local quilters, as well as present programming on quilts housed in the museum's collections. Celebrate the history of quilt making and its vitality as a contemporary art form. SCM members, free; non-members, $10-$20. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.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.

Great Road Day, Saylesville, Lincoln

11:00am–4:00pm. Various venues along Great Road. Visit nine historic sites for free along or near Great Road, including Historic New England's Arnold House, the Mt. Moriah Lodge, the Blackstone Valley Historical Society at Northgate, the Arnold Bakery at Northgate, the Valentine Whitman House (under restoration), and the Town of Lincoln's Hearthside House, Pullen Corner Schoolhouse, Hannaway Blacksmith Shop, and the Moffett Mill (only open a few times a year!). Tour the properties, visit exhibits, and learn what Great Road was like during the nineteenth century when it was the "Great Road to Mendon, Mass." (401) 728-9696; www.hearthsidehouse.org; www.historicnewengland.org; www.bvhsri.org.

VIRTUAL—Rhode Island Heritage Month's Virtual Celebration, Online

Begins at 7:00pm. The Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission will present four weekly 60-minute virtual celebrations on their new YouTube channel each Saturday at 7:00 pm. The weekly programs will feature "Heritage Highlights" from different cultural performance groups, heritage organizations, and ha nds-on activities like cooking and dance demonstrations. www.preservation.ri.gov.

September 25-26, 2021

Oktoberfest, Pawtucket

Saturday, 12-11pm; 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.

September 27, 2021

African Heritage Entrepreneurship and Makers of History, Newport

3:00pm–4:30pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Join Keith Stokes and the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society on a tour of Bellevue Avenue to explore the untold and sometimes mis-told stories of entrepreneurship of African heritage individuals in early Newport. Learn about these makers, innovators, and inventors of the gilded age whose hands and minds helped build Newport, and walk the area where many of these African heritage entrepreneurs lived, worked, and worshipped within the Bellevue Avenue and Historic Hill neighborhoods. During this tour and presentation, Keith will share artifacts and primary source documents that illustrate the impact of these forefathers on the historic city by the sea. (401) 848-2787; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

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, 2021

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

October 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 7, 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.

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 15-16, 2021

Night at the Haunted Museum, Providence

6:00pm–9:00pm. Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park. Experience a haunted night at the Museum of Natural History in Roger Williams Park, with bizarre collections from the vaults and TEN31 spooky living art. We will practice social distancing and appropriate face coverings will be worn. Members, $18; non-members, $20; registration required. Tickets will not be available at the door. This event is for all ages, but not for the very young due to its creepy presentation. Due to the one-way pathway, strollers are not permitted and exhibits are only accessible by stairs for this event. (401) 785-9457; www.providenceri.gov/museum.

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.

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

Gone But Not Forgotten: Victorian Mourning Exhibit and Tour, Saylesville, Lincoln

4:00pm–7:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Simon Thornton may have died in 1873, but Hearthside House keeps his memory alive by presenting nineteenth century Victorian mourning customs. Experience all of the traditions and superstitions embraced by Victorians, who viewed the pageantry of death as a necessary part of life. This is a low-light guided tour for ambience, which is not recommended for those with poor vision in those conditions. Tour size is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. Docents in period mourning attire provide a tour through this extensive exhibit that in displayed in every room of the house. (401) 726-0597 info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.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 19, 2021

Lifelong Learners: Lost Park Walking Tour, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park. Go back in time with docent Mike McGinity on a walking tour through Roger Williams Park. Long lost park treasures and missing monuments will be revisited at their original locations in this nostalgic look at the history of this grand space. Adults only; no pets, no children. We will practice social distancing and appropriate face coverings will be worn. Members, free; non-members, $3; registration required. (401) 785-9457; www.providenceri.gov/museum.

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.

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.

October 22-23, 2021

Night at the Haunted Museum, Providence

6:00pm–9:00pm. Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park. Experience a haunted night at the Museum of Natural History in Roger Williams Park, with bizarre collections from the vaults and TEN31 spooky living art. We will practice social distancing and appropriate face coverings will be worn. Members, $18; non-members, $20; registration required. Tickets will not be available at the door. This event is for all ages, but not for the very young due to its creepy presentation. Due to the one-way pathway, strollers are not permitted and exhibits are only accessible by stairs for this event. (401) 785-9457; www.providenceri.gov/museum.

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.

Gone But Not Forgotten: Victorian Mourning Exhibit and Tour, Saylesville, Lincoln

4:00pm–7:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Simon Thornton may have died in 1873, but Hearthside House keeps his memory alive by presenting nineteenth century Victorian mourning customs. Experience all of the traditions and superstitions embraced by Victorians, who viewed the pageantry of death as a necessary part of life. This is a low-light guided tour for ambience, which is not recommended for those with poor vision in those conditions. Tour size is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. Docents in period mourning attire provide a tour through this extensive exhibit that in displayed in every room of the house. (401) 726-0597 info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

October 24, 2021

Gone But Not Forgotten: Victorian Mourning Exhibit and Tour, Saylesville, Lincoln

1:00pm–4:30pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Simon Thornton may have died in 1873, but Hearthside House keeps his memory alive by presenting nineteenth century Victorian mourning customs. Experience all of the traditions and superstitions embraced by Victorians, who viewed the pageantry of death as a necessary part of life. This is a low-light guided tour for ambience, which is not recommended for those with poor vision in those conditions. Tour size is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. Docents in period mourning attire provide a tour through this extensive exhibit that in displayed in every room of the house. (401) 726-0597 info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

October 26, 2021

Newport: The City as a Work of Art, Newport

3:00pm–4:30pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Writers and artists through the ages have created a portrait of Newport through poetry, prose, paint, and photographs. They have both recorded and reimagined the city in fact and in fiction, in the process leaving both a historical record and a body of work contributing to making Newport a mythic place. This series of illustrated lectures is based on John Tschirch’s recent book, Newport: The Artful City, which examines the buildings, landscapes, and historic districts through the eyes of renowned authors, painters, photographers, and illustrators who were inspired by Newport, using its places and people as characters in their own works. Series of four lectures on successive Tuesdays; members, $15 per person per lecture; non-members, $20 per person per lecture. (401) 848-2787; www.newportartmuseum.org.

October 27, 2021

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

October 29-30, 2021

Night at the Haunted Museum, Providence

6:00pm–9:00pm. Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park. Experience a haunted night at the Museum of Natural History in Roger Williams Park, with bizarre collections from the vaults and TEN31 spooky living art. We will practice social distancing and appropriate face coverings will be worn. Members, $18; non-members, $20; registration required. Tickets will not be available at the door. This event is for all ages, but not for the very young due to its creepy presentation. Due to the one-way pathway, strollers are not permitted and exhibits are only accessible by stairs for this event. (401) 785-9457; www.providenceri.gov/museum.

October 30, 2021

Gone But Not Forgotten: Victorian Mourning Exhibit and Tour, Saylesville, Lincoln

4:00pm–7:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Simon Thornton may have died in 1873, but Hearthside House keeps his memory alive by presenting nineteenth century Victorian mourning customs. Experience all of the traditions and superstitions embraced by Victorians, who viewed the pageantry of death as a necessary part of life. This is a low-light guided tour for ambience, which is not recommended for those with poor vision in those conditions. Tour size is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. Docents in period mourning attire provide a tour through this extensive exhibit that in displayed in every room of the house. (401) 726-0597 info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

Lincoln's 150th Anniversary Parade and Celebration, Saylesville, Lincoln

11:00am–12:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. The town of Lincoln formed in 1871 and what better way to celebrate than with a parade. The parade route starts on Smithfield Avenue and winds its way over to Great Road and ends at Chase Farm Park where post-parade festivities include a live band, food trucks, and openings of the schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, and Moffett Mill. Visits to the Mill will take place via a shuttle van beginning at 2pm with the last shuttle run at 3:30pm leaving from the parking lot at the Hannaway Shop. (401) 726-0597 info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

October 31, 2021

Rhode Island Postcard Club Exhibit and Sale, North Kingstown

9:00am–3:00pm. Washington Masonic Lodge, 1515 Ten Rod Road. The show features dealers from throughout New England who will offer vintage holiday and picture post cards as well as books, photographs, historic documents, and other ephemera for sale. This is one of the largest such events held in New England. Whether you are interested in views of your hometown as it looked in the last century or old-time post cards featuring Halloween greetings, Santa Claus, amusement parks, or some other topic, this is the place to find them. Admission, $4. ripcc.org.

November 2, 2021

Newport: The City as a Work of Art, Newport

3:00pm–4:30pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Writers and artists through the ages have created a portrait of Newport through poetry, prose, paint, and photographs. They have both recorded and reimagined the city in fact and in fiction, in the process leaving both a historical record and a body of work contributing to making Newport a mythic place. This series of illustrated lectures is based on John Tschirch’s recent book, Newport: The Artful City, which examines the buildings, landscapes, and historic districts through the eyes of renowned authors, painters, photographers, and illustrators who were inspired by Newport, using its places and people as characters in their own works. Series of four lectures on successive Tuesdays; members, $15 per person per lecture; non-members, $20 per person per lecture. (401) 848-2787; www.newportartmuseum.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 6, 2021

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

November 9, 2021

Newport: The City as a Work of Art, Newport

3:00pm–4:30pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Writers and artists through the ages have created a portrait of Newport through poetry, prose, paint, and photographs. They have both recorded and reimagined the city in fact and in fiction, in the process leaving both a historical record and a body of work contributing to making Newport a mythic place. This series of illustrated lectures is based on John Tschirch’s recent book, Newport: The Artful City, which examines the buildings, landscapes, and historic districts through the eyes of renowned authors, painters, photographers, and illustrators who were inspired by Newport, using its places and people as characters in their own works. Series of four lectures on successive Tuesdays; members, $15 per person per lecture; non-members, $20 per person per lecture. (401) 848-2787; www.newportartmuseum.org.

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 16, 2021

Newport: The City as a Work of Art, Newport

3:00pm–4:30pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Writers and artists through the ages have created a portrait of Newport through poetry, prose, paint, and photographs. They have both recorded and reimagined the city in fact and in fiction, in the process leaving both a historical record and a body of work contributing to making Newport a mythic place. This series of illustrated lectures is based on John Tschirch’s recent book, Newport: The Artful City, which examines the buildings, landscapes, and historic districts through the eyes of renowned authors, painters, photographers, and illustrators who were inspired by Newport, using its places and people as characters in their own works. Series of four lectures on successive Tuesdays; members, $15 per person per lecture; non-members, $20 per person per lecture. (401) 848-2787; www.newportartmuseum.org.

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.

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

December 4-5, 2021

Step Into the Holidays, Warwick

1:00pm–4:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Join family, guests, and staff as they celebrate the holiday season. Stroll through twelve rooms of holiday splendor; different decorations each year. Adults, $12; seniors, $10; military and college (with ID), $8; children 6-12, $5. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

An Old Fashioned Christmas, Saylesville, Lincoln

1:00pm–4:30pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Hearthside House will be open for the holidays, with each room and the exterior beautifully decorated and ready to welcome visitors. Santa will be in attendance as well, for boys and girls to share their Christmas wishes. Festive musical entertainment and refreshments will also be provided. Take a self-guided tour with docents dressed in period attire to add to the charm of an old-fashioned Christmas. Go at your own pace and bring your camera to capture the beauty of the rooms or as a backdrop for a picture with a Christmas tree or Santa. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

December 5, 2021

A Schoolhouse Christmas, Saylesville, Lincoln

1:00pm–2:00pm. Pullen's Corner Schoolhouse, 677 Great Road. A highlight of towns across the country every year was the Christmas program put on by the teacher and students in one-room schoolhouses. In a re-creation of that time, local children in grades 1-8 will perform a Christmas program in the Pullen's Corner Schoolhouse, much as it would have been in the nineteenth century. Dressed for the time period, the children will sing and recite poems, written in or before the years our schoolhouse was in session. Two performances offered. Space is limited. This has been a sell-out event in past years, so reserve a place early. Tickets available starting November 20. (401) 726-0597; info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

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.

December 11-12, 2021

Step Into the Holidays, Warwick

1:00pm–4:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Join family, guests, and staff as they celebrate the holiday season. Stroll through twelve rooms of holiday splendor; different decorations each year. Adults, $12; seniors, $10; military and college (with ID), $8; children 6-12, $5. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

An Old Fashioned Christmas, Saylesville, Lincoln

1:00pm–4:30pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Hearthside House will be open for the holidays, with each room and the exterior beautifully decorated and ready to welcome visitors. Santa will be in attendance as well, for boys and girls to share their Christmas wishes. Festive musical entertainment and refreshments will also be provided. Take a self-guided tour with docents dressed in period attire to add to the charm of an old-fashioned Christmas. Go at your own pace and bring your camera to capture the beauty of the rooms or as a backdrop for a picture with a Christmas tree or Santa. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

December 12, 2021

A Schoolhouse Christmas, Saylesville, Lincoln

1:00pm–2:00pm. Pullen's Corner Schoolhouse, 677 Great Road. A highlight of towns across the country every year was the Christmas program put on by the teacher and students in one-room schoolhouses. In a re-creation of that time, local children in grades 1-8 will perform a Christmas program in the Pullen's Corner Schoolhouse, much as it would have been in the nineteenth century. Dressed for the time period, the children will sing and recite poems, written in or before the years our schoolhouse was in session. Two performances offered. Space is limited. This has been a sell-out event in past years, so reserve a place early. Tickets available starting November 20. (401) 726-0597; info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

December 18, 2021

Step Into the Holidays, Warwick

1:00pm–4:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Join family, guests, and staff as they celebrate the holiday season. Stroll through twelve rooms of holiday splendor; different decorations each year. Adults, $12; seniors, $10; military and college (with ID), $8; children 6-12, $5. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

December 28, 2021

Home for the Holidays, Saylesville, Lincoln

4:30pm–7:30pm. Hearthside, Great Road. Come experience the full history of our c1810 Federal Style mansion, "The House that Love Built," with a guided tour to learn the stories of the eleven families that called this beautiful place home from 1814-1996, when the property was acquired by the town of Lincoln. The house and property will still be decorated for Christmas, so experience both the history and the decorations at once. A perfect event to enjoy with out-of-town guests or family members during the holiday break. Tours must be reserved in advance to limit group size. Tours begin on the half hour and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes. (401) 726-0597; info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

December 30, 2021

Home for the Holidays, Saylesville, Lincoln

4:30pm–7:30pm. Hearthside, Great Road. Come experience the full history of our c1810 Federal Style mansion, "The House that Love Built," with a guided tour to learn the stories of the eleven families that called this beautiful place home from 1814-1996, when the property was acquired by the town of Lincoln. The house and property will still be decorated for Christmas, so experience both the history and the decorations at once. A perfect event to enjoy with out-of-town guests or family members during the holiday break. Tours must be reserved in advance to limit group size. Tours begin on the half hour and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes. (401) 726-0597; info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

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.'

August 8, 2022

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 27-28, 2022

Rhode Island Statewide Scavenger Hunt, Statewide

10:00am–6:00pm. 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. Details TBD. office@leadershipri.org.

September 10-11, 2022

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.

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