Events Calendar

There are hundreds of events, large and small, happening around the Ocean State on any given day. The events listed below were hand-picked by Quahog editors to complement the character and content of Quahog.org. Submissions are welcomed, but are subject to editorial selection. Please see our Submission Guidelines for details.

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Statewide
Rhode Island Tours 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.
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Statewide
Historical Cemetery Awareness and Preservation Weeks Various venues. The public is invited to participate in tours, clean-ups, gravestone conservation demonstrations, open houses, and other programs at historic cemeteries throughout the state. Check the RICW Calendar for a comprehensive listing of events. preservation.ri.gov.
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Providence
Asian Lantern Spectacular 6pm-10pm Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue. Celebrate 2000 years of tradition as you journey through a wonderland of larger-than-life illuminated lanterns at this dazzling evening experience. From dazzling and interactive displays to delicious Asian-inspired cuisine, this enchanting multicultural experience is sure to delight all ages! Tickets sold online only. Nightly, rain or shine. (401) 785-3510; www.rwpzoo.org.
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Newport and Providence
Rhode Island Red Food Tours Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12-3:30pm 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.
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Bristol
Derby Day Party 4:30-8pm Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Dig out your derby hat and bring out the seersucker jackets as we bring the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to Bristol! The ultimate derby watching experience, Linden Place celebrates Kentucky Derby Day in true Colt family fashion with mint juleps, live music, great food, live streaming of the 148th annual Kentucky Derby, live and silent auction and more. With prizes for best dressed, biggest hat, best dressed couple and more this fundraiser for Linden Place Mansion is not to be missed! (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.
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Statewide
6th Annual Quahog Week Various venues. Quahog Week shines a light on our favorite local clam and its many uniquely Rhode Island preparations. This week participating local restaurants and markets will feature quahogs on menus and in-store promotions. Join in the fun by purchasing quahogs to prepare at home or by dining out at one (or a few... we won't judge!) of our amazing local eateries. Quahog Week pressroom.
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Newport
Newport History Walking Tours 11am 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.
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Providence
Providence Ghost Tour Check website for times 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 (13+), $25; children (5-12), $15. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.
Pawtuxet, Warwick
Gaspee Days Proclamation Ceremony and Walking Tour 12-2pm The Gazebo, Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway. Join us as we stand before our neighbors and friends in the community to announce the commencement of another year celebrating Gaspee Days! Our proclamation may only be a few words in a few moments but what we have to say will last a lifetime. After our new season is announced, take a tour through Historic Pawtuxet Village guided by children from our local schools as they perform scenes set back in time when the village was first settled. Event subject to change according to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.
North Kingstown
There are Stories Behind These Stones; A Walking Tour of Elm Grove Cemetery 10am Elm Grove Cemetery, 960 Tower Hill Road, southern-most entrance. Elm Grove is North Kingstown's first public cemetery and, at forty-four acres and more than 10,000 burials, its largest. People who are buried there lived lives of intrigue, unbearable sorrow, and monumental triumph. North Kingstown Town Historian Tim Cranston will tell us about some of those people during a walking tour of the cemetery. peacedalemuseum.org
Pawtucket
First Strike Festival 11am-5pm Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark, 67 Roosevelt Avenue. Nearly 200 years ago, one hundred women weavers walked out of the textile mills in the village of Pawtucket, beginning the first industrial labor strike in America. Today, the National Park Service will offer an exciting lineup of free performances commemorating that historic moment in American history, cohosted by the Rhode Island dance company The Haus of Glitter. The Festival is centered around celebrating spring weather, honoring the struggle for labor rights, acknowledging the complexity of American history, and welcoming rest and peace. Throughout the day, park rangers will offer free tours inside Slater Mill. Outside, partners from the Old Slater Mill Association, Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Blackstone Collaborative, Metamorphosis Dance Company, RI Spinners Guild, URI Master Gardeners, and others will offer fun, family-friendly activities. Free. www.nps.gov.
Providence
Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour 9-11am 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.
Kingston, South Kingstown
Kingston Village Fair 10am-3pm Village-wide. The South County History Center will be having an open house at the Old Washington County Jail. There'll also be a book sale at the Kingston Free Library, a plant sale by the Kingston Hill Gardeners, and a craft sale at Fayerweather House. www.kingstonvillagefair.org.
Warwick
RIPS Stamp Show 9am-3pm Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1817 Warwick Avenue. The Rhode Island Philatelic Society hosts its annual stamp show, the state's largest annual postage stamp show and bourse. Free appraisals, door prizes and special show cachet, stamp dealers, kids area with free stamps. Free admission, free parking, handicap access. (401) 821-8658; cbrowning4@cox.net; Facebook.
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Newport
Newport Oyster and Chowder Festival 11am-6pm Bowen's Wharf. Taste your way around the Ocean State! Sip champagne and enjoy oysters and chowder from local growers and vendors on the waterfront all weekend long. Did you know that Rhode Island is home to upwards of forty-five oyster farms? The flavors are distinctive to each farm, so this is your chance to savor a sampling of them in one festive atmosphere! Growers will be shucking alongside a select group of local restaurants and live music under festival tents. Additional oysters, a full bar, and other food provided by local restaurants will also be available on site for purchase. Please note that festival attendance will be controlled and limited in compliance with current public health restrictions. (401) 849-2243; welcome@bowenswharf.com; bowenswharf.com.
Lincoln
Guided Tours of Great Road Sites 1-4pm Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Join our well-informed docents dressed in period attire as they provide guided historical tours of all the Great Road Heritage Campus sites, including Hearthside House, the Pullen Corner Schoolhouse, Hannaway Blacksmith Shop, and the Moffett Mill. Explore these historic treasures and learn the fascinating history of some of Lincoln's most prominent landmarks. (401) 726-0597; info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.
Johnston
Johnston Historical Society General Meeting 7pm Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Jim Ignasher, author of Rhode Island Disasters: Tales of Tragedy by Air, Sea and Rail, will speak about an aviation urban legends. (401) 231-3380; johnstonhistorical1825@gmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.
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Newport
The Atlantic Cup Race Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive. The largest and only dedicated Class 40 race in the United States returns to Newport Memorial Day Weekend. julianna@manukasem.com; www.atlanticcup.org.
Pawtucket
Drink in the History: Rhode Island Spirits Distillery 6pm Rhode Island Spirits Distillery, 59 Blackstone Avenue. Distillery owners Kara Larson and Cathy Plourde will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the Rhode Island Spirits brand. Guests will be treated to both a mini-flight tasting of their craft-made liquor and a classic Tom Collins cocktail. Light, local culinary fare will also be offered. In addition, participants will be treated to a talk by the founder of the Providence Jewelry Museum, Peter DiCristofaro, who will offer insights into Rhodium's namesake industry by showcasing Rhode Island's history within the jewelry industry. Original pieces will also be on display. Tickets: Members, $35; non-members, $40. (401) 331-8575; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.
Jamestown
2021 JHS Cemetery Tour: Stories in Stone 6:30-8pm Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road. The Jamestown Historical Society will present a one-hour video of last October's JHS Cemetery Tour, Stories in Stone. Eight re-enactors in period costume tell the stories of early Jamestowners. After the film, attendees will have a chance to talk with some of the creative people who put this project together. Refreshments will be served. Donations are welcome. Register. 401) 423-7281; jamlibinfo@gmail.com; www.jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.
Bristol
The Herreshoff WWII Vessels 6pm Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1 Burnside Street. For World War II military service Herreshoff Boatyard produced exactly 100 vessels in five different classes. These included mine sweepers, coastal transports, PT boats, and air-sea rescue boats. These vessels served in the US Navy, US Army Air Corps, British, Indian, and Soviet Navies. This presentation by Greg Banner will provide the results of research on these vessels, some of their technical details, wartime service, and post-war careers. Members, $15; non-members, $20. (401) 253-5000; info@herreshoff.org; www.herreshoff.org.
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Newport
Newport History Walking Tours 11am 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.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
Lippitt House Museum Guided Tours Governor Henry Lippitt House, 199 Hope Street. Staff will take guests through the elaborately decorated rooms of Lippitt House, exploring how Providence's history shaped the Rhode Island of today. During the tours, staff share the stories of those who lived and worked in the house, illustrating ideas about industry, immigration, design, and civic engagement, illuminating Providence's rich cultural heritage. Adults, $10; students, $5; children 12 and under, free; registration required. lippitthouse@preserveri.org; www.preserveri.org.
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Providence
Providence Ghost Tour Check website for times 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 (13+), $25; children (5-12), $15. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.
Westerly
Open House 2pm-4pm Babcock-Smith House Museum, 124 Granite Street. Free tours for all, and the opening of the season's featured exhibit of Victorian children's clothing.. Members, free; not-yet members, $5. (401) 348-8178; www.babcocksmithhouse.org.
Newport
Roam Around Rough Point 5-7pm Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Roam around the house and grounds of Rough Point Museum during this special after-hours event! On the last Saturday of every month, explore the house of an unconventional heiress, then stroll the gardens and take in the seascape outside. Complete a different family-friendly craft or activity each month. Adults, $20; students, $10; children 12 and under, and Newport County residents, free. (401) 847-8344; visit@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.
Providence
Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour 9-11am 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.
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Pawtuxet, Warwick
Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm; Monday, 10am-4:30pm Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway. The annual festival hosts over 100 craft exhibitors, and attracts 6y0,000 guests! It also features a professional food court, free family music, and entertainment! Free admission. All proceeds benefit the Gaspee Days Parade. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.
North Providence
Rhode Island Post Card Club Meeting 9am-2pm Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize, buy and sell. Post cards of all descriptions, including town views and holiday greetings, will be available for sale. Open to the public with no admission charge. ripcc.org.
Lincoln
Memorial Day Post Parade Celebration 12-3pm Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Join the Friends of Hearthside and the Town of Lincoln for a celebration after the annual Memorial Day Parade as it concludes at Chase Farm Park. Concert, food trucks, and fun for the whole family. Visit the schoolhouse and Moffett Mill! (401) 726-0597; info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.
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Newport
Newport History Walking Tours Check website for times 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.
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Newport and Providence
Rhode Island Red Food Tours Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12-3:30pm 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.
Bristol
Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour 1:30-3:30pm 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.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
Lippitt House Museum Guided Tours 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm Governor Henry Lippitt House, 199 Hope Street. Staff will take guests through the elaborately decorated rooms of Lippitt House, exploring how Providence's history shaped the Rhode Island of today. During the tours, staff share the stories of those who lived and worked in the house, illustrating ideas about industry, immigration, design, and civic engagement, illuminating Providence's rich cultural heritage. Adults, $10; students, $5; children 12 and under, free; registration required. lippitthouse@preserveri.org; www.preserveri.org.
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Providence
Providence Ghost Tour Check website for times 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 (13+), $25; children (5-12), $15. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.
Pawtuxet, Warwick
Gaspee Days Fireworks Extravaganza 9pm Salter's Grove Park, Narragansett Parkway. A re-creation, of sorts, of the fireworks that went off when the ship's powder magazine blew up after we burned the Gaspee in 1772. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.
Lincoln
A Day in the Life in 1854 of Kirsten: An American Girl Doll 12-3pm Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. This inaugural special multi-site event which features both the one-room schoolhouse and Hearthside offers young girls and their moms a step back in time to what it was like to grow up in this country in 1854. Different from our other doll events that feature the "finer" aspects enjoyed by wealthier children, this event focuses on a simpler life in a rural setting. Through the story of the American Girl Doll character, Kirsten, girls will experience daily life for a young girl at that time who immigrated to America and lived on a farm. Her daily chores, going to school, and having fun are all presented in a highly-interactive, memorable experience that girls can share with their dolls. (401) 726-0597; info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.
Providence
WaterFire 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.
Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour 9-11am 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.
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Providence
Festival of Historic Houses and Gardens Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday, 2-4pm Various locations. Explore more than a dozen private, historic homes in the city. This year's festival highlights homes and gardens along Keene Street and Lloyd Avenue, just north of Brown University in the historic College Hill neighborhood. (401) 831-7440; www.ppsri.org; .
Cranston
Annual Victorian Tea 2-4pm Sprague Mansion, 1351 Cranston Street. (Rescheduled from April 24). Come to a traditional Victorian Tea that includes an informative and entertaining presentation by Maria Vasquez, owner of Royal Conservation in Exhibition, East Greenwich. She will present a lively talk on: "Parasols: A Shade Above the Rest." Ms. Vasquez is currently working on textile and flag restoration projects at the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum, East Greenwich. Members, $30; non-members, $33; limited seating; call to reserve. (401) 944-9226; www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org.
Westerly
Reminisce with Gert 2pm-4pm Babcock-Smith House Museum, 124 Granite Street. Join us as Gertrude Smith shares her memories of the history of the trust. She and her husband Isaac were part of the history for over forty years of the museum's development. "We've come a long way, baby." Members, free; not-yet members, $5. (401) 348-8178; www.babcocksmithhouse.org.
Bristol
Whaling Captains of Color: America's First Meritocracy 7pm Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Whaling was the first American industry to exhibit any diversity, and the proportion of men of color who participated was amazingly high. A man got to be captain not because he was white or well connected, but because he knew how to kill a whale. Along the way, he would also learn navigation and how to read and write. Whaling presented a tantalizing alternative to mainland life. Join Linden Place Mansion and Herreshoff Marine Museum as they host Martha's Vineyard author, Skip Finley as he leads us on his fascinating journey of discovery, based on his best-selling book. Working with archival records at whaling museums, in libraries, from private archives and studying hundreds of books and thesis, Finley will share come of the best stories from the lives of over fifty whaling captains of color. Free; reservations required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.
East Greenwich
'Rhode Island 39 Club' Author Event and Book Signing 7pm East Greenwich Free Library, 82 Peirce Street. Join author and historian Marty Podskoch for a talk about his new travel book, The Rhode Island 39 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Rhode Island. Podskoch will discuss how the book came about, share its features and highlights, and explain the unique "club" approach to this travel guide. Copies of the book will be for sale. (401) 884-9510; eastgreenwichlibrary@gmail.com; www.eastgreenwichlibrary.org.
Newport
Newport Gallery Night 5-8pm 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.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
Lippitt House Museum Guided Tours 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm Governor Henry Lippitt House, 199 Hope Street. Staff will take guests through the elaborately decorated rooms of Lippitt House, exploring how Providence's history shaped the Rhode Island of today. During the tours, staff share the stories of those who lived and worked in the house, illustrating ideas about industry, immigration, design, and civic engagement, illuminating Providence's rich cultural heritage. Adults, $10; students, $5; children 12 and under, free; registration required. lippitthouse@preserveri.org; www.preserveri.org.
WaterFire 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.
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Providence
Providence Ghost Tour Check website for times 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 (13+), $25; children (5-12), $15. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.
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Pawtuxet, Warwick
Gaspee Days Colonial Encampment 10am Saturday to 4pm Sunday Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway. Our encampment gives visitors a feel for colonial military life as dozens of militia camp out for the weekend in authentic Revolutionary style. Hosted by the Pawtuxet Rangers, RIM. Free. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.
Pawtuxet, Warwick
56th Annual Gaspee Days Parade 10am-1pm Narragansett Parkway, Warwick, to Broad Street in Cranston through Pawtuxet Village. The annual parade commemorates the Rhode Island colonists who burned the British schooner HMS Gaspee, in the first overt act leading to the American Revolutionary War! The parade features colonial fife and drum corps, Civil War era units, modern day drum and bugle corps, and much more! Free. Event subject to change according to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.
Providence
1872 Jubilee John Brown House 52 Power Street. Throughout the year, the Rhode Island Historical Society will be celebrating its 200th anniversary with four jubilee celebrations themed around its fifty-year milestones. Today, an 1872 birthday party on the newly reenvisioned Great Lawn of the John Brown House Museum. This free afternoon will include special ice cream flavors, cakes, lawn games, as well as celebrations of the 250th anniversary of the burning of the Gaspee and the 150th of the Roger Williams Park Zoo. (401) 331-8575; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.
Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour 9-11am 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.
Exeter
Strawberry Thanksgiving 10am-2pm Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum, 390 Summit Road. A fun event for the whole family! We honor the strawberry season with a cultural celebration including traditional Native music, dance, games, native vendors, tours of the museum, and more. Plan to arrive early for our opening ceremony at 10:30am. Free with regular admission to our Museum. (401) 491-9063; slarose@tomaquagmuseum.com; www.tomaquagmuseum.com.
Pawtuxet, Warwick
Gaspee Days Blessing of the Fleet 11am-1pm Rhode Island Yacht Club, Pawtuxet Cove. Are you a boat lover? How about a boat owner? Well here is your opportunity to bring your boat to RIYC to get blessed and participate in the Gaspee Days parade of boats! Even if you don't have a boat, all are welcome to come watch the event from the Rhode Island Yacht Club lawn. All of RIYC facilities will be open and available including pub and kitchen. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.
The Burning of the Gaspee 3pm Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway. As our last blow in the celebration of Gaspee Days, we reenact the event that started it all with a symbolic burning of the ship that sparked the American Revolution—come celebrate it with us! (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.
Narragansett
Down to the Sea by Rail 4pm Clarke Building, 170 Clarke Road. Brian Walland will discuss the Seaview Railroad. nhs1888@aol.com; www.narragansetthistoricalsociety.com.
North Scituate, Scituate
'Rhode Island 39 Club' Author Event and Book Signing 6:30pm North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Rd. Join author and historian Marty Podskoch for a talk about his new travel book, The Rhode Island 39 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Rhode Island. Podskoch will discuss how the book came about, share its features and highlights, and explain the unique "club" approach to this travel guide. Copies of the book will be for sale. (401) 647-5133; reference@scituatelibrary.org; scituatelibrary.org.
Coventry
Annual Flag Day Ceremony 6pm Paine House Museum, 7 Station Street. Pay tribute to the flag of our United States of America with this family-friendly retirement ceremony for worn or damaged flags. We will provide for the respectful and proper retirement of these flags presided over by our local veterans. A picnic celebration follows. Come see the proper way to retire this beloved symbol of our country. If you have any worn or torn flags to be retired, bring them with you and we will include them in the ceremony. (401) 249-0633; info@westernrihistory.org; www.westernrihistory.org.
Rumford, East Providence
East Providence Historical Society Open House 1-3:30pm John Hunt House, 65 Hunts Mills Road. Learn about the history of East Providence and this historic home. Family games, 1-3pm. Hike the grounds with Ernie at 1:30pm. Free. (401) 438-1750; www.ephist.org.
Providence
Providence Gallery Night 5-9pm Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.
Bristol
Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour 1:30-3:30pm 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.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
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Providence
Providence Ghost Tour Check website for times 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 (13+), $25; children (5-12), $15. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.
Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton
Walking Tour of Historic Four Corners 2pm 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.
Providence
Ultimate Lighthouse Tour 9am-4pm Save the Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive. These seven-hour narrated lighthouse cruises are for the true lighthouse aficionados. See nineteen active and inactive Rhode Island historic lighthouses, while taking in breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Gaspee Point, Prudence Island, and other spots along the way. Starting in Providence, we will motor down the West Passage to Newport and return home via the East Passage. A lunch stop at Rose Island will include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds. And, if you're a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport holder, get your passport stamped with us! Members $110; non-members, $125; space limited; reservations required. (401) 203-7325 x133; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.
Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour 9-11am 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.
Warwick
2022 Hemmings Motor News Great Race 8am-3pm Rocky Point State Park. The Great Race, the world's premiere old car rally, will bring 120 of the world's finest antique automobiles to town for the $150,000 event. The start will be at Rocky Point State Park with the cars lining up at 8am and the first car leaving at 10:30am The finish will be in Fargo, N.D., on June 26. visitwarwickri.com.
Lincoln
Three all the Way: Guys, Wieners and Coffee Milk: Father's Day Celebration and Tours 1-4pm Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Spend the afternoon and evening treating your dad or favorite guy with the activities being planned, among which is the food feature of Rhode Islands iconic hot wieners and official state drink, coffee milk. Come tour Hearthside and learn about the families who called this home, with several antiques and items from the collection on display. Visit all the Campus sites to appreciate a variety of history being presented. Stop in at the blacksmith shop to watch the traditional craft of metal being heated and shaped into useful or decorative objects. Step back in time at the Moffett Mill where tools and equipment remain in place just where they were left back in 1900 when Rhode Island's earliest water-driven machine shop closed its doors. End your day with a live concert at Chase Farm Park featuring food trucks and blues music performed by Cee Cee and The Riders starting at 4pm. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.
Wickford, North Kingstown
Strawberry Festival 12-4pm Smith's Castle, 155 Richard Smith Drive (off Route 1). Pay homage to the humble wild strawberry—a favorite of the early colonists and the native Narragansett. Fresh strawberries for sale, pony rides for kids, colonial games, hand paintings, puppeteer Dan Butterworth, Jessie Liam Band, vendors, costumed docents, trails open for walking, and more! Raindate: June 19. (401) 294-3521; smithscastle55@gmail.com; www.smithscastle.org.
Bristol
Vintage Baseball 11:30am Bristol Town Common. 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.
Digging Deeper: Landscape in Translation 1-2pm Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Explore Blithewold's landscape and its rich history, along with the ideas of the arts and crafts movement in a walking tour with Blithewold's horticulturists Gail Read and Betsy Ekholm. They will discuss the particular joys and challenges of preserving a living landscape, and how Blithewold has decided to honor its history and the collector's spirit of the early owners by embracing new plant species, thus keeping the gardens fresh and inviting. Members and students, $30; non-members, $40. Registration required. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.
Kingston, South Kingstown
Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair 10am-4pm Fayerweather House, 1859 Mooresfield Road. Over forty local artisans. Enjoy fresh strawberry shortcake. (401) 789-9072; Facebook.
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Providence
Providence Ghost Tour Check website for times 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 (13+), $25; children (5-12), $15. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.
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Pawtucket
Sommerfest All day German American Cultural Society, 78 Carter Avenue. Outdoor biergarten, authentic German music, dancers, food and beer, all day long! It's a great day of fun for the whole family! (401) 726-9873; info@gacsri.org; www.gacsri.org; Facebook.
Newport
Secret Garden Tours 10am-4pm Storer Park, 33 Washington Street. A self-guided walking tour of about a dozen beautiful private gardens in historic Newport. To date, The Secret Garden Tour has given more than $1 million to Aquidneck Island students in public schools for art, music, theater, and other cultural programming. Tickets, $25 in advance; $30 day of tour; rain or shine. (401) 439-7253; info@secretgardentours.org; www.secretgardentours.org.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
Newport
Roam Around Rough Point 5-7pm Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Roam around the house and grounds of Rough Point Museum during this special after-hours event! On the last Saturday of every month, explore the house of an unconventional heiress, then stroll the gardens and take in the seascape outside. Complete a different family-friendly craft or activity each month. Adults, $20; students, $10; children 12 and under, and Newport County residents, free. (401) 847-8344; visit@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.
Providence
WaterFire 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.
Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour 9-11am 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.
Lincoln
Guided Tours of Great Road Sites 1-4pm Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Join our well-informed docents dressed in period attire as they provide guided historical tours of all the Great Road Heritage Campus sites, including Hearthside House, the Pullen Corner Schoolhouse, Hannaway Blacksmith Shop, and the Moffett Mill. Explore these historic treasures and learn the fascinating history of some of Lincoln's most prominent landmarks. (401) 726-0597; info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.
Providence
Providence History Tour 7:30am-2:30pm Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, Bridge and Tockwotton Streets. Rest up and pack food and water for this walking adventure around the city of Providence! This nearly six-mile walk of the city includes stops at several historic sites along the way. This walk takes approximately six hours to do with a break near the halfway point. We will visit India Point, College Hill, the State House, and Downtown along the way. The walk is moderate with some steep inclines. Wear comfortable shoes and bring snacks. RSVP. (508) 234-4242; volunteer@blackstoneheritagecorridor.org; blackstoneheritagecorridor.org.
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Lincoln
Outdoor Architectural Tours Tours at 1 and 2pm Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Get outside and enjoy some fresh air while admiring the beauty of Lincoln's historic Hearthside House. This inaugural exterior tour is led by volunteer guides as they showcase interesting facts about this imposing and most unique stone house along the Great Road. Learn the history behind Hearthside's unusual architecture and the details about its construction. Look at evidence in the stonework for secrets hidden for centuries. Also included are stories about some of the former owners over the past 200 years, including Stephen Hopkins Smith, who was a builder of the Blackstone Canal and an avid horticulturist. This tour covers many aspects about the house that are not included during the regular museum tours. Friends of Hearthside, free; non-members, $12; face masks and social distancing required. Space limited, registration required. (401) 726-0597; info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.
Johnston
Johnston Historical Society General Meeting 7pm Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Our speaker will be author and historian Marty Podskoch, who will talk about his new travel book, The Rhode Island 39 Club, that encourages people to visit all thirty-nine towns and villages in Rhode Island. (401) 231-3380; johnstonhistorical1825@gmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.
Westerly
Little Victorians Garden Tea 1-3pm Babcock-Smith House Museum, 124 Granite Street. Save the date for another of our delectable tea parties in the Carriage House to celebrate the opening of Little Victorians, our latest exhibit depicting the world of children during the Victorian Age and beyond. Enjoy a program (to be announced) as well as the usual delicious luncheon fare prepared by the Museum's docents. Tickets are $25 and include the Tea Party and viewing of the exhibit in the Museum House; advance purchase required (call (401) 348-5971). (401) 348-8178; www.babcocksmithhouse.org.
Bristol
Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour 1:30-3:30pm 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.
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Newport
Newport History Walking Tours Check website for times 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.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
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Providence
Providence Ghost Tour Check website for times 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 (13+), $25; children (5-12), $15. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.
Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton
Walking Tour of Historic Four Corners 2pm 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.
Providence
Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour 9-11am 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.
Jamestown
Jamestown Fireworks and Concert Independence Day Celebration 7:30-10:30pm East Ferry Beach, Canonicus Avenue. Starting with music on Veterans Square by The Next Stop band, and Jamestown Community Band at 730pm. The fireworks will be fired from a barge in East Ferry at dusk. Parking is available along Canonicus Avenue, Narragansett Avenue, and other downtown side streets where parking is not illegal. Facebook.
Tiverton
11th Annual Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence 9am By the WWI Doughboy statue at Stone Bridge. There will be a limited number of copies available to read from, so feel free to bring your own. This typically takes less than a half hour, so you'll have plenty of time to celebrate the rest of the day! tivertonhistoricalsocy@tivertonhistorical.org; www.tivertonhistorical.org.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
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Providence
Providence Ghost Tour Check website for times 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 (13+), $25; children (5-12), $15. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.
Providence
Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour 9-11am 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.
Providence
47th Annual Cape Verdean Independence Day Celebration All day India Point Park. Celebration of Cape Verdean Independence with traditional food, music, dance, arts and crafts, and children's area. (401) 222-4133; www.ricapeverdeanheritage.org.
Narragansett
Tarzan Brown 4pm Clarke Building, 170 Clarke Road. Bela Noka discusses Tarzan Brown the Olympian. nhs1888@aol.com; www.narragansetthistoricalsociety.com.
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Knightsville, Cranston
116th Annual St. Mary's Feast 15 Phenix Avenue. Details TBD. www.stmarysfeast.com; Facebook.
Newport
Newport Gallery Night 5-8pm 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
Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour 1:30-3:30pm 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.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
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Providence
Providence Ghost Tour Check website for times 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 (13+), $25; children (5-12), $15. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.
Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton
Walking Tour of Historic Four Corners 2pm 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.
Providence
Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour 9-11am 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.
Smithfield
Pirate Day 1-4pm Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Join us for some pirate fun! Meet a real life pirate captain. Make and race your own pirate ship. Go on a scavenger hunt. Pick a pirate name and get a "tattoo." Have fun! Free! Smith-Appleby House tours: adults, $8 donation; children, free. (401) 231-7363; contact@smithapplebyhouse.org; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.
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Knightsville, Cranston
116th Annual St. Mary's Feast 15 Phenix Avenue. Details TBA. Facebook.
Providence
Providence Gallery Night 5-9pm Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.
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Pawtucket
Christkindlmarkt im Sommer (Christmas in July) All day German American Cultural Society, 78 Carter Avenue. The event will feature a number of local artisans and retailers selling in an outdoor Christmas market. German American Cultural Society of Rhode Island's Biergarten will also be open throughout the event so that their guests can enjoy some refreshments and snacks once they are done shopping. (401) 726-9873; info@gacsri.org; www.gacsri.org; Facebook.
Providence
Providence Ghost Tour Check website for times 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 (13+), $25; children (5-12), $15. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
Providence
Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour 9-11am 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.
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Quonset Point, North Kingstown
CANCELLED: Ocean State Air Show Quonset State Airport, 1 Minuteman Way. A favorite family tradition since 1991. This year's show will feature the F-22 Raptor Demo Team and many other first-class flight demonstrations, as well as on-the-ground exhibits! oceanstateairshow.com.
Providence
Ultimate Lighthouse Tour 9am-4pm Save the Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive. These seven-hour narrated lighthouse cruises are for the true lighthouse aficionados. See nineteen active and inactive Rhode Island historic lighthouses, while taking in breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Gaspee Point, Prudence Island, and other spots along the way. Starting in Providence, we will motor down the West Passage to Newport and return home via the East Passage. A lunch stop at Rose Island will include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds. And, if you're a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport holder, get your passport stamped with us! Members $110; non-members, $125; space limited; reservations required. (401) 203-7325 x133; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.
Kingston, South Kingstown
Rhode Island and the CCC 6pm Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Road. Join author and historian Marty Podskoch for a talk about his book, The Rhode Island Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories, and Legacy. (401) 783-8254; bobertello@skpl.org; www.skpl.org.
Bristol
Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour 1:30-3:30pm 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.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
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Providence
Providence Ghost Tour Check website for times 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 (13+), $25; children (5-12), $15. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.
Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton
Walking Tour of Historic Four Corners 2pm 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.
Lincoln
American Girl Doll Garden Party Seatings at 12 and 2pm Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Come visit Hearthside House with the young girl in your life to experience a 1904 Victorian garden party, just like Samantha Parkington of American Girl fame would have done. Admission includes lemonade and refreshments, a fun craft project, and a photo of your party. (401) 726-0597; info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.
Newport
Roam Around Rough Point 5-7pm Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Roam around the house and grounds of Rough Point Museum during this special after-hours event! On the last Saturday of every month, explore the house of an unconventional heiress, then stroll the gardens and take in the seascape outside. Complete a different family-friendly craft or activity each month. Adults, $20; students, $10; children 12 and under, and Newport County residents, free. (401) 847-8344; visit@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.
Providence
WaterFire 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.
Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour 9-11am 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.
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Newport
Newport History Walking Tours Check website for times 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.
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Newport and Providence
Rhode Island Red Food Tours Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12-3:30pm 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.
Lincoln
I Still Love My American Girl Doll 6:30-8:30pm Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Do you STILL love your American Girl Doll, long after you have grown up? Here's a chance for adults to revisit their childhood with a special event just for YOU! The Pleasant Company was founded in 1986, with three historic dolls and their stories, Kirsten Larson (1854), Samantha Parkington (1904), and Molly McIntire (1944). This nostalgic event is geared to those who played with American Girl Dolls in their youth, but the dolls and their historical stories will always have a place in their hearts. Share your stories with other like-minded fans and feel free to bring along your favorite American Girl Doll from your collection; dolls, books, and memorabilia on display. Wine and light refreshments will be served and the museum will be open for self-guided tours; must be 21+ to attend. (401) 726-0597; info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
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Providence
Providence Ghost Tour Check website for times 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 (13+), $25; children (5-12), $15. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.
Jamestown
44th Annual Fool's Rules Regatta 9am-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.
Newport
46th Annual Save The Bay Swim 6:15am-3:15pm Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road. Swim, kayak, or volunteer for Save The Bay's largest annual fundraiser as 500 swimmers and nearly 200 kayakers trek 1.7 nautical miles across the Bay to raise money and awareness in an effort to protect and restore the Narragansett Bay region. (401) 272-3540 x140; ldanielsen@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.
Providence
Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour 9-11am 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.
Lincoln
Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social 12-3pm Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Hearthside will be the setting for the return of our popular outdoor old-fashioned ice cream social under the tent. This fun event for all ages makes it an ideal outing for families with a barbershop quartet to croon with nostalgic tunes, classic lawn games, and of course the feature... a "make your own sundae" ice cream bar. The museum will be open for self-guided touring with featured antiques on exhibit. (401) 726-0597; info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.
Statewide
Victory Day 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.
Newport
Newport Gallery Night 5-8pm 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
Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour 1:30-3:30pm 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.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
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Providence
Providence Ghost Tour Check website for times 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 (13+), $25; children (5-12), $15. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.
Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton
Walking Tour of Historic Four Corners 2pm 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.
Warren
Annual Public Clambake 1pm East Warren Rod and Gun Club, George O. Pare Memorial Pavilion, Long Lane. Menu includes steamers, scrod, Saugys, potatoes and onions, corn-on-the-cob, their famous home-made quahog dressing, watermelon, and cash bar. Tickets, $45. (401) 245-1977; Facebook.
Providence
WaterFire 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.
Providence
Providence Gallery Night 5-9pm Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.
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Newport
A Weekend of Coaching Various venues. Authentic nineteenth-century coaches drawn by matched and highly-trained teams of horses return to Newport. The historic coaches will make daily runs through the streets of Newport and the grounds of the Newport mansions, celebrating and preserving a century-old tradition of horsemanship and elegance. An exhibition on the grounds at The Elms is scheduled for Saturday, as is a dinner dance in honor of the Whips at The Breakers. Reservations to attend the dinner dance will be available in Spring of 2022. (401) 847-1000; events@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
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Warwick
Vintage Baseball Time TBD Rocky Point State Park. 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.
Providence
Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour 9-11am 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.
Bristol
Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour 1:30-3:30pm 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.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
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Statewide
Rhode Island Statewide Scavenger Hunt 10am-6pm 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.
Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton
Walking Tour of Historic Four Corners 2pm 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.
Newport
Roam Around Rough Point 5-7pm Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Roam around the house and grounds of Rough Point Museum during this special after-hours event! On the last Saturday of every month, explore the house of an unconventional heiress, then stroll the gardens and take in the seascape outside. Complete a different family-friendly craft or activity each month. Adults, $20; students, $10; children 12 and under, and Newport County residents, free. (401) 847-8344; visit@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.
Providence
WaterFire 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.
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Newport and Providence
Rhode Island Red Food Tours Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12-3:30pm 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
Newport History Walking Tours Check website for times 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.
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Charlestown
ON HOLD: 24th Annual Rhythm and Roots Festival 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.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
Pawtucket
Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival 8am-4pm Festival Pier, 100 Tim Healey Way. Celebrate Asian heritage and culture with this annual event featuring unique and colorful Chinese Dragon Boats in a day long rowing competition on the Pawtucket River. Plus Asian arts, music, dance, crafts, and our legendary Chinese dumpling eating contest! Parking and shuttle are located at 175 Main Street. (401) 724-2200; info@tourblackstone.com; www.dragonboatri.com.
Providence
WaterFire 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.
Newport
Newport Gallery Night 5-8pm 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
Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour 1:30-3:30pm 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.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
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Providence
Rhode Island Seafood Festival 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.
Johnston
34th Annual Apple Festival 10am-5pm Johnston Memorial Park, 1583 Hartford Avenue (Route 6). Festivities include arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, pony rides, and more! Free parking and admission. www.ncrichamber.com.
Lincoln
Revolutionary War Encampment Weekend 10am-4pm Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Hearthside will host The Brigade of the American Revolution, a living history association, for a highly-interactive Revolutionary War Encampment and Demonstrations at Chase Farm Park. As the country begins to prepare for the 250th commemoration in 2026 of the birth of our nation, this event will provide a personal, close-up look at the conflict, life of the common soldier, and the local angle of what took place here in Rhode Island. The Brigade will conduct narrated demonstrations, offer experiences for adults and children to step back into the time of battle, and educational talks throughout the weekend to bring better understanding of the sacrifices made for our freedom we enjoy today. (401) 726-0597; info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.
Providence
Ultimate Lighthouse Tour 9am-4pm Save the Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive. These seven-hour narrated lighthouse cruises are for the true lighthouse aficionados. See nineteen active and inactive Rhode Island historic lighthouses, while taking in breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Gaspee Point, Prudence Island, and other spots along the way. Starting in Providence, we will motor down the West Passage to Newport and return home via the East Passage. A lunch stop at Rose Island will include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds. And, if you're a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport holder, get your passport stamped with us! Members $110; non-members, $125; space limited; reservations required. (401) 203-7325 x133; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.
Wickford, North Kingstown
Harvest Festival 12-4pm Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive. Come learn how colonists celebrated a bountiful harvest; live entertainment, children's games, vendors, costumed docents, along with a few surprises and homemade apple crisp! Relax and enjoy a fine autumn day! Admission charged. Rain date: September 11. (401) 294-3521; smithscastle55@gmail.com; www.smithscastle.org.
Narragansett Pier, Narragansett
6th Annual Rhode Island Calamari Festival 11am-5pm 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.
Providence
Providence Gallery Night 5-9pm Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.
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Newport
51st Annual Newport International Boat Show 10am-6pm, Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 10am-5pm, Monday Newport Yachting Center Marina, 20 Commercial Wharf. Features a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international manufacturers, and an extensive selection of marine equipment, services, and accessories. 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.
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Newport
16th Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival 12-4pm 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 Summer 2022. (401) 847-1000; events@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.
Providence
Ultimate Lighthouse Tour 9am-4pm Save the Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive. These seven-hour narrated lighthouse cruises are for the true lighthouse aficionados. See nineteen active and inactive Rhode Island historic lighthouses, while taking in breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Gaspee Point, Prudence Island, and other spots along the way. Starting in Providence, we will motor down the West Passage to Newport and return home via the East Passage. A lunch stop at Rose Island will include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds. And, if you're a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport holder, get your passport stamped with us! Members $110; non-members, $125; space limited; reservations required. (401) 203-7325 x133; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
Providence
44th Annual Rhode Island Heritage Day Festival 12-5pm WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street. Join in a lively celebration of our state's rich cultural heritage! The Center will be filled with culture, music, and dancing from around the world. This unique festival bridges Rhode Islanders' cultures and expressions of creative talent. Rhode Island heritage groups will present cultural exhibits, visual art, and craft demonstrations from all over the world. There will be food trucks offering an array of traditional foods and drinks. The children's area will have free face painting, arts, and crafts. The day begins with a parade of international flags of over thirty countries. Throughout the day dancers and musicians from various countries will perform. This year's festival will also include a multinational fashion show featuring traditional and ceremonial clothing. (401) 222-4133; www.preservation.ri.gov.
Westerly
Who Was 'Crazy Harry'? 2pm-4pm Babcock-Smith House Museum, 124 Granite Street. Suzanne Matteson will share her research on Harry Babcock, whose portrait is featured in both the Museum house and at the Stonington Historical Society Palmer Mansion. Members, free; not-yet members, $5. (401) 348-8178; www.babcocksmithhouse.org.
Bristol
Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour 1:30-3:30pm 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.
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Pawtucket
Oktoberfest All day German American Cultural Society, 78 Carter Avenue. Outdoor biergarten, authentic German music, dancers, food and beer, all day long! It's a great day of fun for the whole family! (401) 726-9873; info@gacsri.org; www.gacsri.org.
Providence
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
Providence
Ultimate Lighthouse Tour 9am-4pm Save the Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive. These seven-hour narrated lighthouse cruises are for the true lighthouse aficionados. See nineteen active and inactive Rhode Island historic lighthouses, while taking in breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Gaspee Point, Prudence Island, and other spots along the way. Starting in Providence, we will motor down the West Passage to Newport and return home via the East Passage. A lunch stop at Rose Island will include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds. And, if you're a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport holder, get your passport stamped with us! Members $110; non-members, $125; space limited; reservations required. (401) 203-7325 x133; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.
WaterFire 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.
Lincoln
Great Road Day 11am-4pm 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.
Newport
Roam Around Rough Point 5-7pm Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Roam around the house and grounds of Rough Point Museum during this special after-hours event! On the last Saturday of every month, explore the house of an unconventional heiress, then stroll the gardens and take in the seascape outside. Complete a different family-friendly craft or activity each month. Adults, $20; students, $10; children 12 and under, and Newport County residents, free. (401) 847-8344; visit@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.
Coventry
Coventry Craft Fair 10am-3pm Paine House Museum, 7 Station Street. Crafts, food, specialty events, house tours, family fun! (401) 249-0633; info@westernrihistory.org; www.westernrihistory.org.
Cranston
Rhode Island and the CCC 6:30pm Cranston Central Library, 140 Sockanosset Cross Road. Join author and historian Marty Podskoch for a talk about his book, The Rhode Island Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories, and Legacy. (401) 943-9080; zach@cranstonlibrary.org; cranstonlibrary.org.
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Newport
Audrain Concours and Motor Week 8am–5:30pm Various venues throughout Newport, including Audrain Automobile Museum, 222 Bellevue Avenue. A world class event that brings the best of the motoring world to the City by the Sea. Spend your days enjoying fine dining, exhibitions of rare and exciting automobiles, seminars, and more. Once the sun goes down, experience exclusive shows, galas, and VIP parties hosted in Gatsby-esque mansions in America's original luxury capital. The week concludes with a centerpiece event, the Audrain Concours d'Elegance. (401) 856-4420; info@audrainconcours.com; www.audrainconcours.com.
Providence
Ultimate Lighthouse Tour 9am-4pm Save the Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive. These seven-hour narrated lighthouse cruises are for the true lighthouse aficionados. See nineteen active and inactive Rhode Island historic lighthouses, while taking in breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Gaspee Point, Prudence Island, and other spots along the way. Starting in Providence, we will motor down the West Passage to Newport and return home via the East Passage. A lunch stop at Rose Island will include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds. And, if you're a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport holder, get your passport stamped with us! Members $110; non-members, $125; space limited; reservations required. (401) 203-7325 x133; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.
Food Truck Fridays 5-8pm 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.
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Newport and Providence
Rhode Island Red Food Tours 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.
Saylesville, Lincoln
Halloween Festival 11am-4pm Various venues along Great Road. The Great Road Heritage Campus will host its first Halloween Festival at Chase Farm Park. Vendors of Halloween-themed goods and refreshments will be set up at the park. There will be games, entertainment, food and fun for people of all ages. Come visit the spooky site where Hocus Pocus 2 was filmed in October 2021, which will release October 31, 2022, in theaters. Tour the site where crew built "Salem village" and learn what went into the production of that movie. Stay on for an evening showing of the first movie in the finale of our Outdoor Classic Movie Series. (401) 728-9696; www.hearthsidehouse.org.
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Newport
Newport History Walking Tours Check website for times 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.
Bristol
Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour 1:30-3:30pm 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.
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North Scituate, Scituate
56th Annual Scituate Art Festival Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm; Monday, 10am-4pm Village Green, Route 116. 300+ artists and craftspeople, thirty antiques dealers, arts and crafts raffle, musical entertainement, regional and ethnic foods. (401) 647-0057; www.scituateartfestival.org.
Newport
Newport Gallery Night 5-8pm 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.
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Newport
31st Annual Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival Saturday, 11am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm 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.
Providence
Providence Gallery Night 5-9pm Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.
Bristol
Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour 1:30-3:30pm 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.
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Newport and Providence
Rhode Island Red Food Tours 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.
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Newport
Newport History Walking Tours Check website for times 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.
Providence
WaterFire 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.
Newport
Newport Gallery Night 5-8pm 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.
Tiverton
Veteran's Day Ceremony 11am By the WWI Doughboy statue at Stone Bridge. Please show your support to our veterans keeping our freedom alive and well! tivertonhistoricalsocy@tivertonhistorical.org; www.tivertonhistorical.org.
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Newport
Newport History Walking Tours Check website for times 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.
Providence
Providence Gallery Night 5-9pm Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 484-0726; gallerynight.prov@gmail.com; www.gallerynight.org.
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Newport
Newport History Walking Tours Check website for times 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.
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Newport
Newport History Walking Tours Check website for times 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.
Pawtucket
Christkindlmarkt All day German American Cultural Society, 78 Carter Avenue. This event attempts to recreate a small version of a traditional German Christmas market featuring local artisans and craftspeople selling a large variety of gifts, as well as traditional food and drink offerings, including the famous Glühwein (mulled wine). (401) 726-9873; info@gacsri.org; www.gacsri.org; Facebook.
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Newport and Providence
Rhode Island Red Food Tours 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.
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Newport
Newport History Walking Tours Check website for times 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.
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Wickford, North Kingstown
Christmas at the Castle 12-4pm Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive, (off Route 1). The best time of year! Savor the aromas of home-baked goods and mulled cider. Enjoy live traditional music, children's crafts, and cookie decorating, as well. Admission charged. (401) 294-3521; www.smithscastle.org.
Providence
WaterFire 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.
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Newport
Newport History Walking Tours Check website for times 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.
Coventry
Christmas Pot Luck Party and Open House 10am-2pm Paine House Museum, 7 Station Street. Join the Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society as we celebrate Christmas at our favorite museum! Santa, crafts, and vendors with Fox Fire Trading. (401) 249-0633; info@westernrihistory.org; www.westernrihistory.org.
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Newport
Newport History Walking Tours Check website for times 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.
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Newport
Newport History Walking Tours Check website for times Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.
Newport
Newport History Walking Tours 11am 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.
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Newport
Newport History Walking Tours Check website for times 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.