WaterFire - Providence, RI - Apr 1 to Nov 4, 2023
Lighting of over eighty braziers on scheduled evenints throughout the season, with lightings occuring after sunset and remaining lit until after midnight. The lightings are meant to be explored and savored on foot (plus the fire marshal won’t allow folding chairs on any riverwalks during lightings). Visit the event website for dates and times, plus any special reasons, causes, or events
Pawtucket Arts Festival - Pawtucket, RI - Sep 1 to Sep 10, 2023
Celebrates Pawtucket’s creative and cultural life by presenting vibrant arts events throughout the month of September to Pawtucket residents and visitors.
Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival - Pawtucket, RI - Sep 2 to Sep 2, 2023
Fun for the whole family as you watch Taiwanese-style dragon boats race by. Under the giant tent, the Taiwan Day Festival is filled with cultural performances, arts & craft tables, interactive activities, a dumpling eating contest and more!
Healthy Living Community Event - Pawtucket, RI - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2023
Fun for the whole family including scavenger hunt, crafts, food, and prizes while learning about bees and pollinator gardens.
Newport International Boat Show - Newport, RI - Sep 14 to Sep 17, 2023
13 acres of powerboats and sailboats for boarding and review, plus marine products and services, seminars, boating coarses and other events. Tickets go on sale in June. Parking is $16 per vehicle.
Rhode Island Seafood Festival - Providence, RI - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
Annual event with drinks, seafood and live music. Since 2011.
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival - Newport, RI - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Wine tasting, celebrity chef appearances, educational seminars, gala and after dark party. Free parking & shuttle transportation.
Smith’s Castle Colonial Harvest Festival - North Kingstown, RI - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
Enjoy the harvest, apple crisp, and a beautiful autumn Saturday with children’s games, food, and music. 12-4 PM. Rain date is typically the Sunday after the scheduled day.
GACSRI Oktoberfest - Pawtucket, RI - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2023
Two days of celebration – with authentic German food, music, dancing, singing and (of course) lots of great German BEER – in the GACSRI Halls and theirr outdoor Biergarten.
Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair - Middletown, RI - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2023
Harvest fair at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Features crafters and artisan booths, local food and beer vendors, live music, and family fun. Annual event for 40+ years.
Beervana Fest - Cranston, RI - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
250+ world class beers. Advance tickets are $55 online. Located at the historic Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. Runs from 6:30 – 9 PM.
AutumnFest - Woonsocket, RI - Oct 6 to Oct 9, 2023
Annual Columbus Day weekend festival. Held at the World War II Veteran’s Memorial State Park. Includes Midway rides, arts and crafts, food court, live entertainment and fireworks. Since 1977.
Ocean State Oyster Festival - Providence, RI - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Celebrating fine Rhode Island oysters, music, and craft-beer. An Oyster Fan ticket gets you a half-dozen locally sourced oysters from an array of RI-based growers; a local micro-brewed beer, glass of wine, or spiked ginger beer. Live music & DJ’s. Proud member of the Ocean State Aquaculture Association (OSAA) with the goal of raising awareness about aquaculture industry and protecting Narrangasett Bay.
NB Oktoberfest - New Bedford, MA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
It’s a local fundraiser sponsored by the South Coast Business Alliance, featuring local, seasonal craft brews and live music. It runs from 3:00 pm to 12:00 am. Almost 50 total brews including 35 regional beers, sangria, cider & gluten free beer as well. Location: Pier 3, New Bedford
Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival - Newport, RI - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2023
Enjoy fresh, local seafoods and desserts, live music, kid’s activities like face painting and pumpkin painting. Free admission.
Rhode Island Comic Con - Providence, RI - Nov 3 to Nov 5, 2023
Three day con at the Rhode Island Convention Center, with adult and child one-day passes or weekend pass, and VIP option. Meet celebrity guests for autographs and photos, browse the work of comic book artists and exhibitors, after party, and more.