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January 1-December 31, 2016

Rhode Island Tours, Statewide

Various venues. Whether you want to explore Rhode Island by air, by bicycle, by foot, by road, by rail, or by water, there's a tour for you. Check out our Tours page for a comprehensive list of possibilities. For house and historic site tours, see our list of links to Museums and Historic Houses. Irregularly scheduled or one-off tours are listed below in our Events Calendar.

Quahog.org Calendar Submission Guidelines, Statewide

We mainly list events that have to do with Rhode Island history or Rhode Island cultural quirks. For more detail on our guidelines and how to submit an event, please see Quahog Calendar Submission Guidelines.

May 25, 2016

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike. Our speaker will be CCRI English Professor Roberta Mudge Humble, who will give a presentation on RhodeIslandese. Laugh at some of our words and pronunciations. Enjoy learning what is more tolerated and that which is less well endured. This presentation is made to entertain and inform, and you will learn how to speak, in perfect dialect, the language of Rhode Island. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

May 27, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

May 27-30, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

May 28, 2016

WaterFire, Providence

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

A Celebration of Trees, Newport

11:00am–1:00pm. F.L. Olmsted Park at National Museum of American Illustration, 492 Bellevue Avenue. 'A Celebration of Trees' will commemorate the NMAI's recent accreditation as a Level 1 Arboretum and the designation of four NMAI trees as 'State Champions.' Event is FREE and open to all. Agenda includes dignitary remarks, dedications, tree care demos, soil testing, and a tour of the grounds. Celebration attendees receive half-price admission to the NMAI on the 28th. We hope you will join us! (401) 851-8949; art@americanillustration.org; americanillustration.org.

3rd Annual Fairy Tea Party, Kingston, South Kingstown

Begins at 2:00pm. Kinney Azalea Garden, 2391 Kingstown Road. The Contemporary Theater Company is celebrating spring! The Azalea Gardens are in full bloom for only a few weeks. Kids will love the theater's fairies dressed in wings and tutus who lead the kids around the garden on an adventure, while parents and friends will love the chance to unwind with chocolate and wine tasting among the flowers. Adults, $25; children, $15. (401) 218-0282; contemporarytheatercompany.com.

May 28-29, 2016

20th Annual Virtu Art Festival, Westerly

10:00am–5:00pm. Wilcox Park, Broad Street. Fine arts and crafts festival featuring the works of 185 selected artisans from around the country. Live entertainment in three areas and free Creation Station area for children with free make-it and take-it activities. Downtown sidewalk sales. Free Admission. (401) 596-7761; www.oceanchamber.org.

May 29, 2016

Blackstone River Boat Tours, Central Falls

1:00pm–5:00pm. 45 Madeira Avenue. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm; Adults, $12; children, $10. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

May 30, 2016

Miantonomi Tower open access date, Newport

12:30pm–2:30pm. Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue. Miantonomi Tower, built in 1929, is open only two days a year, for Memorial Day and Veteran's Day, and offers a rare view of Newport and Narragansett Bay. (401) 845-5300.

Memorial Day Parade, Lincoln

Begins at 10:00am. Smithfield Avenue (Route 126). Annual Memorial Day parade and ceremonies honoring local and national military heroes. (401) 333-1100; www.lincolnri.org

June 1, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

June 3, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

June 3-5, 2016

2nd Annual Woonsocket Rotary Days: Blackstone Valley Music and Arts Festival, North Smithfield

Homestead Gardens, 200 Industrial Drive. Midway rides, a Bar-B-Q competition, artist village, 'Buy Local' vendors, and non stop entertainment in the 'Field of Music.' Tickets, $20 for one night; $30 for two nights. www.woonsocketrotary.com; ticketleap.com.

June 3-6, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

June 4, 2016

Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain or Cafe Dolce Vita, 265 Atwells Avenue. Join Chef Cindy Salvato on this fabulous three-hour walking and eating tour of Historic Federal Hill where you can: Learn the history, meet the chefs, savor the samples, get exclusive behind the scenes tours, enjoy a little wine, and become a paisono of Federal Hill! Tickets: $50. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 10:00am. 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. Includes a stop (and complimentary drink) at the DeWolf Tavern. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

June 5, 2016

Blackstone River Boat Tours, Central Falls

1:00pm–5:00pm. 45 Madeira Avenue. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm; Adults, $12; children, $10. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

June 6, 2016

Massasoit Historical Association Potluck Dinner and Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

June 6-10, 2016

Metcalf Institute Annual Public Lecture Series, Narragansett

Monday-Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm; Friday, 11am. University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, Corless Auditorium, 215 South Ferry Road. This week-long lecture series brings top scientists, journalists, and policy experts to URI to talk about climate change and other environmental research, media coverage, and how science influences public policy. This years series includes a talk by Curt Guyette, the reporter who broke the story about the Flint, Michigan, water crisis. Free and open to the public. (401) 874-6009; metcalfinstitute.org/lectures/als16

June 7, 2016

Federal Hill Stroll, Providence

4:30pm–7:30pm. Atwells Avenue. Stroll through one of Providence's most culturally appealing and historically inviting neighborhoods, while sampling signature cuisine and enjoying exclusive discounts at fabulous eateries and specialty boutiques. Tickets are limited and cannot be purchased the day of the Stroll. www.federalhillstroll.com.

June 8, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

June 9, 2016

Taste of the Bay, Providence

7:00pm–9:00pm. Save the Bay Center, 100 Save the Bay Drive, Fields Point, off Allens Avenue. A celebration of the flavors, sights, and sounds of Narragansett Bay. Enjoy delicious food and drink from local restaurants, bakeries, breweries, and wineries while taking in beautiful scenery and live music! $30. (401) 272-3540; mbrown@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

Blue Garden Tour and Lecture: Newport and Historic Gardens, Newport

10:30am–2:00pm. The Breakers Stable and Carriage House, 53 Coggeshall Avenue. Enjoy a private tour of the newly restored Blue Garden, followed by a box lunch and book talk delivered by Carolyn Seebohm and Curtice Taylor, author and photographer of Rescuing Eden: Preserving America's Historic Gardens. PSNC and NHS members, $35; non-members, $45; space is limited; reservations required; rain or shine. (401) 846-0813; www.newportmansions.org.

June 10, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

June 10-13, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

June 11, 2016

History and Herb Hike, Saylesville, Lincoln

10:00am–12:00pm. Arnold House, 487 Great Road. Join Historic New England and herbalist Maureen Lapre for a walk through the beautiful, rolling trails of Lincoln and learn about the history-filled landscape from the seventeenth century to today. Lapre points out various herbs and explains their benefits in both colonial times and today. Tour travels through Gateway Park to Chase Farm Park and back again. Includes admission to Arnold House. Historic New England members, free; non-members, $15 (Lincoln residents, $10); registration recommended. (401) 728-9696; www.historicnewengland.org.

Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain or Cafe Dolce Vita, 265 Atwells Avenue. Join Chef Cindy Salvato on this fabulous three-hour walking and eating tour of Historic Federal Hill where you can: Learn the history, meet the chefs, savor the samples, get exclusive behind the scenes tours, enjoy a little wine, and become a paisono of Federal Hill! Tickets: $50. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

51st Annual Gaspee Days Parade, Pawtuxet, Warwick

10:00am–1:00pm. Narragansett Parkway, Warwick, to Broad Street in Cranston through Pawtuxet Village. The annual parade commemorates the Rhode Island colonists who burned the British schooner HMS Gaspee, in the first overt act leading to the American Revolutionary War! The parade features colonial fife and drum corps, Civil War era units, modern day drum and bugle corps, and much more! Free. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.

The Life and Legacy of Roger Williams, North Scituate, Scituate

2:00pm–3:45pm. North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road. Join Dr. Karen Petit for a presentation on the Life and Legacy of Roger Williams, and a book-signing of her novel Roger Williams in an Elevator. Free Roger Williams coloring pages will be available for children. Admission is free. www.drkarenpetit.com.

37th Annual Festival of Historic Houses, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Various locations. Experience modern day living spaces in Providence's prized historic homes and gardens and learn about the properties' origins and inhabitants. The 2016 Festival takes place on the north end of Benefit Street, known as Providence's "Mile of History," where PPS was formed sixty years ago to save the architecturally significant neighborhood from demolition—a feat now recognized as a major milestone in our nation's preservation history. (401) 831-7440; www.ppsri.org.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

Strawberry Thanksgiving, Exeter

10:00am–2:00pm. Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum, 390 Summit Road. The strawberry is known as the gift of friendship. Ceremony begins at 11am with a traditional smudging and prayer in the Narragansett language followed by the English translation. Traditional story telling by Narraganset/Niantic tribal elder Paulla Dove Jennings. Games, museum tours, Native American Arts Market. Adults, $5; students and elders, $4; children $3. (401) 539-7213; lorenspears@tomaquagmuseum.com; www.tomaquagmuseum.org.

June 11-12, 2016

Gaspee Days Colonial Encampment, Kenyon, Richmond

11am Saturday to 11am 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.

June 12, 2016

Blackstone River Boat Tours, Central Falls

1:00pm–5:00pm. 45 Madeira Avenue. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm; Adults, $12; children, $10. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

June 12-17, 2016

Block Island Restaurant Week, Block Island

Various venues. Sample the menus at island restaurants, take advantage of special pricing, menus, and events. (800) 383-2474; www.blockislandchamber.com.

June 15, 2016

State-Wide Hi Neighbor! Block Party, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. The Steel Yard, 27 Sims Avenue. After a long, cold winter... Rhode Island celebrates Summer! Invite friends and neighbors! Event is FREE! Reggae Performances by Natural Element, three kitchens and sangria by Julians, Yacht Club Soda, frothy adult beverages by Narragansett Beer, Gearing Up Leadership by The Steel Yard, big iced coffee bar by Bolt Coffee Company. Enjoy food on site or bring your own picnic basket, lawn chairs, or blankets to enjoy the warm weather (finally!) on the green, green grassy lawn. (401) 273-7101; www.thesteelyard.org.

Hipses Rock Field Trip, Johnston

4:30pm–6:30pm. Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, 1 Memorial Avenue. Special event for all, weather permitting. Replaces the June meeting of the Mohr Genenealogy Group. For more information and to register, please contact the Reference Department, (401) 231-4980 x2213; info@mohrlibrary.org; www.mohrlibrary.org.

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

June 15-30, 2016

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 11:00am. Tuesdays thru Saturdays. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Adults, $15; seniors, $12; RIHS members and students, $10; children 8 and under, free. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

June 16, 2016

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

Historic Tales of Jamestown, Jamestown

7:00pm–8:00pm. Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road. Local authors Sue Maden and Rosemary Enright will disuss their newest publication. Books will be available for sale. 401) 423-7281; jamlibdirector@gmail.com; www.jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

June 17, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

Shanty Night at Coggeshall Farm, Bristol

6:30pm–8:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Pack up the family and a picnic dinner, bring your instruments and singing voices, and join us for an open sing around the campfire. Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite song and take a turn leading the singing. Members, free; non-members, $5. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

June 17-20, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

June 18, 2016

35th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off, Newport

11:00am–6:00pm. Fort Adams State Park, off Harrison Avenue. The world's original and longest running chowder competition determines bragging rights to the world's "chowda" champion title among dozens of restaurants, divided into Clam, Seafood, and Creative chowder categories. www.newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

14th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

6:00pm–8:00pm. Joy Homestead, 156 Scituate Avenue. Celebrate the 235th Anniversary of the March to Victory of General Rochambeau through Cranston, Scituate, and Coventry on June 18th 1781, on his way to victory over the British at Yorktown, with tea and homemade biscuits and strawberries. $5 donation requested. (401) 944-9226; joyhomesteader@verizon.net; www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org.

WaterFire, Providence

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

June 19, 2016

Blackstone River Boat Tours, Central Falls

1:00pm–5:00pm. 45 Madeira Avenue. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm; Adults, $12; children, $10. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

June 20, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

Glocester Heritage Society Meeting, Chepachet, Glocester

Begins at 7:00pm. Job Armstrong Store, 1181 Main Street. Meetings of the Glocester Heritage Society are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, except August and December. All are welcome! (401) 568-1866; www.glocesterheritagesociety.org.

June 22, 2016

Meet the Author: Pirates of Colonial Newport, Barrington

7:00pm–8:15pm. Barrington Public Library, 281 County Road. Author Gloria Merchant will talk about and sign her 2014 book, which delves into the fascinating history of Newport's pirates—including Thomas Tew, Captain Kidd's buried treasure, and the largest mass hanging of pirates in colonial history at Gravelly Point. (401) 247-1920 x312; jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org; www.barringtonlibrary.org.

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

June 24, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

June 24-27, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

June 25, 2016

Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain or Cafe Dolce Vita, 265 Atwells Avenue. Join Chef Cindy Salvato on this fabulous three-hour walking and eating tour of Historic Federal Hill where you can: Learn the history, meet the chefs, savor the samples, get exclusive behind the scenes tours, enjoy a little wine, and become a paisono of Federal Hill! Tickets: $50. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts, Providence

7:00pm–11:00pm. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue. Enjoy a wild adults-only evening at the Zoo featuring mouth-watering specialties from dozens of the area's best restaurants, caterers, and bars! Plus, enjoy live music by Redline, dancing and more! All proceeds help support the Zoo's education and wildlife conservation programs. Zoo members, $100; non-members $125. (401)941-3910; www.rwpzoo.org

June 26, 2016

Blackstone River Boat Tours, Central Falls

1:00pm–5:00pm. 45 Madeira Avenue. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm; Adults, $12; children, $10. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

New England Quahog Festival, North Kingstown

Town Beach, Beach Street. Stuffies competition, summer drink competition, sandcastle competition, Little Miss Quahog pagent, sea creature parade, live music and entertainment. Facebook; www.newenglandquahogfestival.com

The Hunt's Mills Festival, Rumford, East Providence

12:00pm–5:00pm. John Hunt House, Hunts Mills Road. Artist booths, food trucks, live entertainment, tours of Hunt House and grounds, quilting demo, Master Gardener talks, and celebration of East Providence Historical Society's 50th anniversary. Rain or shine. www.eastprovidencearts.org.

A Taste of Glocester Buffet Dinner, Chepachet, Glocester

Begins at 2:00pm. Purple Cat Winery, 11 Money Hill Road. Featuuring recipes from the Glocester Heritage Society cookbook. $25 per person; tickets available at the Purple Cat Winery or from Glocester Heritage Society members. (401) 568-1866; www.glocesterheritagesociety.org.

June 27, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

June 29, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

July 1, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

July 1-4, 2016

Fireworks, Statewide

For comprehensive, up-to-the-minute information on local fireworks displays, visit www.centralrichamber.com.

July 1-31, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 11:00am. Tuesdays thru Saturdays. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Adults, $15; seniors, $12; RIHS members and students, $10; children 8 and under, free. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

July 2, 2016

Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain or Cafe Dolce Vita, 265 Atwells Avenue. Join Chef Cindy Salvato on this fabulous three-hour walking and eating tour of Historic Federal Hill where you can: Learn the history, meet the chefs, savor the samples, get exclusive behind the scenes tours, enjoy a little wine, and become a paisono of Federal Hill! Tickets: $50. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

July 4, 2016

Fourth of July Parade Picnic, Bristol

7:30am–2:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Located on the parade route, Linden Place offers bleacher-style seating, tables and chairs under linden trees, a continental breakfast and picnic lunch, restroom facilities, and elbow room! Adults, $80; children, $55; $10 discount for members. (401) 253-0390; sbattle@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

Arnold Mills July 4th Parade, Cumberland

Begins at 11:00am. Nate Whipple Highway (Route 120) from state line to Arnold Mills Village Common. Local village celebration of America's Independence Day, with road race (9am), parade with Shriner's marchers (11am), and band concert on the green (1pm). (401) 333-1381; www.arnoldmillsparade.com.

Ancients and Horribles Parade, Chepachet, Glocester

Begins at 4:00pm. Main Street and Putnam Pike (Route 44). Nothing is sacred as Glocester locals spoof local and national politics. The parade first wound its way down Main Street in Chepachet in 1926 and, with the help of many dedicated volunteers, has continued to delight Glocester residents (and many others) each and every year since. (401) 568-6206; www.glocesterri.org.

July 6, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

July 6-17, 2016

Library Book Sale, Jamestown

Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road. Literatize yourself: Buy books! Check website for times. (401) 423-7280; jamlibdirector@gmail.com; www.jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

July 8, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

July 9, 2016

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 10:00am. 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. Includes a stop (and complimentary drink) at the DeWolf Tavern. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

WaterFire, Providence

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

July 9-10, 2016

54th Annual Wickford Art Festival, Wickford, North Kingstown

Begins at 10:00am. Main and Brown Streets. The country's oldest open-air art fair features more than 250 artists from around the country and around the world. Fine arts-paintings, sculpture, and photography. Free admission. (401) 294-2860; festivaldirector@wickfordart.org; www.wickfordart.org.

July 10-23, 2016

Providence Restaurant Weeks, Providence

Citywide. Whether you want to revisit old favorites or try something new, enjoy a great meal at a great price: $14.95 for a three-course lunch or $29.95/$34.95 for a three-course dinner. Selected restaurants are participating in two for one specials. (401) 456-0223; www.goprovidence.com/RW/.

July 11, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

July 13, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

July 14, 2016

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

July 15, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

Shanty Night at Coggeshall Farm, Bristol

6:30pm–8:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Pack up the family and a picnic dinner, bring your instruments and singing voices, and join us for an open sing around the campfire. Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite song and take a turn leading the singing. Members, free; non-members, $5. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

July 16, 2016

Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain or Cafe Dolce Vita, 265 Atwells Avenue. Join Chef Cindy Salvato on this fabulous three-hour walking and eating tour of Historic Federal Hill where you can: Learn the history, meet the chefs, savor the samples, get exclusive behind the scenes tours, enjoy a little wine, and become a paisono of Federal Hill! Tickets: $50. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

July 17, 2016

2016 Colombian Independence Festival and Parade, Central Falls

10:00am–7:00pm. Higginson Park, Higginson Avenue. Parade steps off at 10am from 286 Main Street in Pawtucket, and travels along Dexter Street to Crossman Street to Lonsdale Avenue. Festival with Colombia food and drink, music and dancing, at Higginson Park from noon to 7pm. (401) 256-7925; www.colcultura.com.

July 18, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

Glocester Heritage Society Meeting, Chepachet, Glocester

Begins at 7:00pm. Job Armstrong Store, 1181 Main Street. Meetings of the Glocester Heritage Society are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, except August and December. All are welcome! (401) 568-1866; www.glocesterheritagesociety.org.

July 20, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

July 21, 2016

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

July 22, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

July 22-24, 2016

38th Annual South County Hot Air Balloon Festival, Kingston, South Kingstown

Friday, 4-10pm; Saturday, 6am-10pm; Sunday, 6am-6pm. Athletic fields, University of Rhode Island, Route 138. Balloon Glow and concert Friday night; hot air balloon rides, fireworks, crafts, food, artists, entertainment, car shows, catch and release fishing, carnival. (401) 783-1770; www.southcountyballoonfest.com.

Newport Antiques Show, Middletown

St. George's School, 375 Purgatory Road. A benefit for the Newport Historical Society and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County, featuring over forty of the finest dealers from across the United States, the glamorous annual Newport Antiques Show has something for everyone. (401) 846-2669; www.newportantiquesshow.com.

July 23, 2016

Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain or Cafe Dolce Vita, 265 Atwells Avenue. Join Chef Cindy Salvato on this fabulous three-hour walking and eating tour of Historic Federal Hill where you can: Learn the history, meet the chefs, savor the samples, get exclusive behind the scenes tours, enjoy a little wine, and become a paisono of Federal Hill! Tickets: $50. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

WaterFire, Providence

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

July 25, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

July 25-28, 2016

8th Annual BridgeFest, Newport

10:00am–10:00pm. Queen Anne Square. Newport BridgeFest is a local, live music and music education festival that "bridges" the gap between the prestigious Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals for a continuous ten days of music in the community. (401) 662-2174; info@newportarts.org; www.newportbridgefest.com.

July 27, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

July 29, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

July 30, 2016

Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain or Cafe Dolce Vita, 265 Atwells Avenue. Join Chef Cindy Salvato on this fabulous three-hour walking and eating tour of Historic Federal Hill where you can: Learn the history, meet the chefs, savor the samples, get exclusive behind the scenes tours, enjoy a little wine, and become a paisono of Federal Hill! Tickets: $50. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

July 30-31, 2016

16th Annual Cultural Survival Bazaar, Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton

10:00am–5:00pm. Four Corners Arts Center, 3852 Main Road. A sensory celebration of the music, food, art, and crafts of indigenous groups from around the world. Free admission. Held rain or shine! (617) 441-5400; culturalsurvival@culturalsurvival.org; bazaar.culturalsurvival.org/tiverton.

August 1, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

August 1-31, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 11:00am. Tuesdays thru Saturdays. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Adults, $15; seniors, $12; RIHS members and students, $10; children 8 and under, free. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

August 3, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 5, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

August 5-7, 2016

Cumberlandfest, Cumberland

Diamond Hill Park, Diamond Hill Road (Route 114). Celebrate the town's heritage and culture with live music, amusement rides, family events, and more! (401) 334-9996; info@cumberlandfest.org; www.cumberlandfest.org.

August 6, 2016

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

WaterFire, Providence

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

August 8, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

Victory Day, Statewide

Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates the World War II surrender of Japan, which took place on August 14, 1945 (North American time). Formerly known as Victory Over Japan or VJ Day, the name has been shortened to reflect modern sensitivities. State and municipal offices are closed, and it's a holiday for employees of many Rhode Island businesses.

August 10, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 11, 2016

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

August 12, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

August 13, 2016

7th Annual Waterfront Reggae Festival , Providence

12:00pm–10:00pm. India Point Park. A full day of positive vibes and easy skankin', washed in the cool breeze off the Providence River. Bask in a swirling soundscape of reggae, roots, rocksteady, dub, ska, dancehall, and everything in between. (401) 846-1600; www.newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 10:00am. 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. Includes a stop (and complimentary drink) at the DeWolf Tavern. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

AS220's 31st Anniversary Foo Fest, Providence

1:00pm–1:00am. AS220, 115 Empire Street. Don't miss the return of Rhode Island's artsiest summer art fair! AS220 brings back the urban street party, turning most of Empire Street into an open-air exhibition and performance space. Numerous interactive art installations, games, and twelve hours of all-original music from two dozen diverse bands are among this year's offerings. (401) 500-0237; david@as220.org; www.as220.org.

August 15, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

August 17, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 18, 2016

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

August 19, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

Shanty Night at Coggeshall Farm, Bristol

6:30pm–8:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Pack up the family and a picnic dinner, bring your instruments and singing voices, and join us for an open sing around the campfire. Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite song and take a turn leading the singing. Members, free; non-members, $5. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 19-21, 2016

89th Annual Greek Festival, Pawtucket

Friday 5-10pm; Saturday 12-10pm; Sunday 12-9pm. Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott Street. Come enjoy the best of Greece right here in Rhode Island! Traditional Greek foods and pastries. Shop for Greek imports in our indoor Agora. Dance to music of our live Greek band and enjoy the performances of our traditional Greek dance troupe wearing authentic ethnic costumes from Greece. (401) 725-3127; www.greekfestivalri.com.

August 20, 2016

Lovecraft's Providence: A Literary Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 1:00pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. Ninety-minute walking tour interpreting the life and genius of Rhode Island native H.P. Lovecraft, known as one of America's most popular occult and horror authors. Fee charged; reservations are required. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

2nd Annual East Providence Arts Festival—The Looff, Riverside, East Providence

Crescent Park, Bullock's Point Avenue. A whirlwind of art, music, and life—fine paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture, metal works, fiber, and much more! There'll be food and ice cream vendors, the Carousel will be operating, and Blount Clam Shack will be open. http://www.eastprovidencearts.org.

WaterFire, Providence

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

August 22, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

August 24, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 25-September 26, 2016

18th Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival, Pawtucket

Citywide. Enjoy one of Southern New England's premiere arts and entertainment extravaganzas! Features Chinese Dragon Boat Races, music concerts, art gallery shows, creative community happenings, and more. (401) 724-5200; www.pawtucketartsfestival.org.

August 26, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

August 27, 2016

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

August 29, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

August 31, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 1-30, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 11:00am. Tuesdays thru Saturdays. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Adults, $15; seniors, $12; RIHS members and students, $10; children 8 and under, free. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

September 2, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

September 3, 2016

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

September 7, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 8, 2016

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

September 9, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

September 10, 2016

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 10:00am. 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. Includes a stop (and complimentary drink) at the DeWolf Tavern. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

September 14, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 15, 2016

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

September 15-18, 2016

46th Annual Newport Boat Show , Newport

Begins at 10:00am. Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf; Oldport Marine, Bannister's Wharf; and Bowen's Wharf. Features a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international manufacturers. Visitors will find an extensive selection of marine equipment, services, and accessories in a venue that spans thirteen acres of historic Newport Harbor. Never-before-seen new boats and products are debuted and awarded in the popular Newport For New Products program. If you harbor a passion for boating, there's only one place to be! (401) 846-1115; www.newportboatshow.com.

September 16, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

Shanty Night at Coggeshall Farm, Bristol

6:30pm–8:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Pack up the family and a picnic dinner, bring your instruments and singing voices, and join us for an open sing around the campfire. Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite song and take a turn leading the singing. Members, free; non-members, $5. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 17, 2016

10th Annual North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival, North Smithfield

11:00am–4:00pm. North Smithfield High School, 412 Greenville Road. Experience the start of the crisp autumn season with an always exciting family fun event! Celebrate everything pumpkin with contests, food vendors, live entertainment, and community organizations. Call Town Hall for information and tickets. (401) 767-2200; www.greatpumpkinfestival.org.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

September 17-18, 2016

43rd Annual Harvest Fair, Bristol

Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Enjoy a traditional New England autumn fair, complete with demonstrations of historic trades, hands-on children's crafts, unique local vendors, live music and entertainment, and traditional games and competitions. Wear your flashiest rain boots for our Muck Boot Fashion Show, test your endurance in the sawbucking competition, or perfect your aim in the watermelon seed spitting contest. Free with regular admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 19, 2016

Glocester Heritage Society Meeting, Chepachet, Glocester

Begins at 7:00pm. Job Armstrong Store, 1181 Main Street. Meetings of the Glocester Heritage Society are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, except August and December. All are welcome! (401) 568-1866; www.glocesterheritagesociety.org.

September 21, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 23, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

September 24, 2016

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

WaterFire, Providence

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

September 28, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 30, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

September 30-October 1, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

October 1, 2016

WaterFire, Providence

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

October 1-31, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 11:00am. Tuesdays thru Saturdays. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Adults, $15; seniors, $12; RIHS members and students, $10; children 8 and under, free. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

October 5, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 7, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

October 7-8, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

October 8, 2016

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 10:00am. 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. Includes a stop (and complimentary drink) at the DeWolf Tavern. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

October 8-10, 2016

38th Annual Woonsocket Autumnfest, Woonsocket

World War II Memorial State Park, Social Street. One of the largest annual fall festivals in the Blackstone River Valley. Celebrate city and regional heritage and culture with non-stop live entertainment, amusements, food court, family fun events, gigantic fireworks, and huge Columbus Day parade with special guests, marchers, and floats. Free admission. (401) 762-6400; www.autumnfest.org.

October 12, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 13, 2016

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

October 14, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

October 14-15, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

October 15-16, 2016

Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival, Newport

11:00am–5:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 45 America's Cup Avenue. Food! Food! Food! Area seafood restaurants serve up their most outstanding dishes. The festival offers a smorgasbord of seafood, plus kid-friendly dishes, baked goods, cider, and hot and cold beverages. Non-stop live music by local bands. Face painting, games, and other fun children's activities. Free admission, rain or shine. (401) 849-2120; mjg@bowenswharf.com; www.bowenswharf.com.

October 16, 2016

Grampa John Remembers, Lincoln

2:00pm–4:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). Ray Wolf will discuss his latest book, written from the personal log of John E. O'Hara during his service to the Navy in World War II (1942-'45). (401) 862-4202; bvhsri@gmail.com; www.bvhsri.org.

October 17, 2016

Glocester Heritage Society Meeting, Chepachet, Glocester

Begins at 7:00pm. Job Armstrong Store, 1181 Main Street. Meetings of the Glocester Heritage Society are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, except August and December. All are welcome! (401) 568-1866; www.glocesterheritagesociety.org.

October 19, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 20, 2016

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

October 21, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

Shanty Night at Coggeshall Farm, Bristol

6:30pm–8:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Pack up the family and a picnic dinner, bring your instruments and singing voices, and join us for an open sing around the campfire. Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite song and take a turn leading the singing. Members, free; non-members, $5. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 21-22, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

October 22-23, 2016

Lovecraft's Providence: A Literary Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 12:00pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. Ninety-minute walking tour interpreting the life and genius of Rhode Island native H.P. Lovecraft, known as one of America's most popular occult and horror authors. Fee charged; reservations are required. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

October 26, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 28, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

October 28-29, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

November 2, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 4-7, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

November 5, 2016

WaterFire, Providence

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

November 9, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 10, 2016

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

November 11, 2016

Miantonomi Tower open access date, Newport

12:30pm–2:30pm. Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue. Miantonomi Tower, built in 1929, is open only two days a year, for Memorial Day and Veteran's Day, and offers a rare view of Newport and Narragansett Bay. (401) 845-5300.

November 11-14, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

November 16, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 17, 2016

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

November 18-21, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

November 20, 2016

Triple Deckers, Lincoln

2:00pm–4:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). C. Morgan Grefe, Directr of the Rhode Island Historical Society will give a lecture concerning the history of the triple decker building. (401) 862-4202; bvhsri@gmail.com; www.bvhsri.org.

November 21, 2016

Glocester Heritage Society Meeting, Chepachet, Glocester

Begins at 7:00pm. Job Armstrong Store, 1181 Main Street. Meetings of the Glocester Heritage Society are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, except August and December. All are welcome! (401) 568-1866; www.glocesterheritagesociety.org.

November 23, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 25-28, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

November 30, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

December 2-5, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 3-4, 2016

Pawtucket Winter Wonderland, Pawtucket

4:00pm–8:00pm. Slater Memorial Park, Newport Avenue and Armistice Boulevard. See 400 decorated Christmas trees, twenty Victorian buildings, and a talking snowman, and enjoy free visits and photos with Santa, train rides, hay rides, carousel rides, food court, and entertainment. Free admission and parking. (401) 728-0500; www.winterwonderlandpawtucket.com.

December 8, 2016

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

December 9-12, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 10-11, 2016

Pawtucket Winter Wonderland, Pawtucket

4:00pm–8:00pm. Slater Memorial Park, Newport Avenue and Armistice Boulevard. See 400 decorated Christmas trees, twenty Victorian buildings, and a talking snowman, and enjoy free visits and photos with Santa, train rides, hay rides, carousel rides, food court, and entertainment. Free admission and parking. (401) 728-0500; www.winterwonderlandpawtucket.com.

December 16-19, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 23-26, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 24, 2016

Annual Christmas Eve Luminaria, Slatersville, North Smithfield

Slatersville Village Green. Each Christmas Eve the walkways of the Village Green are illuminated in real candlelight, adding a traditonal nineteenth century ambiance, surronded by historic homes and sites. Presented by Slatersville Congregational Church. (401) 769-2773.

March 19, 2017

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

Honor Jesus's foster dad with a faceful of zeppole!

May 4, 2017

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

'The fourth day of May... is established, in this state, as a day for celebration of Rhode Island independence, being a just tribute to the memory of the members of our general assembly, who, on the fourth day of May, 1776... passed an act renouncing allegiance of the colony to the British crown and by the provisions of that act declared Rhode Island sovereign and independent, the first official act of its kind by any of the thirteen American colonies.'

August 14, 2017

Victory Day, Statewide

Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates the World War II surrender of Japan, which took place on August 14, 1945 (North American time). Formerly known as Victory Over Japan or VJ Day, the name has been shortened to reflect modern sensitivities. State and municipal offices are closed, and it's a holiday for employees of many Rhode Island businesses.

March 19, 2018

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

Honor Jesus's foster dad with a faceful of zeppole!

May 4, 2018

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

'The fourth day of May... is established, in this state, as a day for celebration of Rhode Island independence, being a just tribute to the memory of the members of our general assembly, who, on the fourth day of May, 1776... passed an act renouncing allegiance of the colony to the British crown and by the provisions of that act declared Rhode Island sovereign and independent, the first official act of its kind by any of the thirteen American colonies.'

May 8-20, 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Stopover, Newport

Fort Adams, Fort Adams Drive. This is the only North American stopover of the world's toughest sailing event! Sailing village: up-close, dockage and racing, marine education exhibits, food, entertainment, and family activities. (401) 846-1983; www.volvooceanracenewport.com.

August 13, 2018

Victory Day, Statewide

Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates the World War II surrender of Japan, which took place on August 14, 1945 (North American time). Formerly known as Victory Over Japan or VJ Day, the name has been shortened to reflect modern sensitivities. State and municipal offices are closed, and it's a holiday for employees of many Rhode Island businesses.

March 19, 2019

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

Honor Jesus's foster dad with a faceful of zeppole!

May 4, 2019

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

'The fourth day of May... is established, in this state, as a day for celebration of Rhode Island independence, being a just tribute to the memory of the members of our general assembly, who, on the fourth day of May, 1776... passed an act renouncing allegiance of the colony to the British crown and by the provisions of that act declared Rhode Island sovereign and independent, the first official act of its kind by any of the thirteen American colonies.'

August 12, 2019

Victory Day, Statewide

Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates the World War II surrender of Japan, which took place on August 14, 1945 (North American time). Formerly known as Victory Over Japan or VJ Day, the name has been shortened to reflect modern sensitivities. State and municipal offices are closed, and it's a holiday for employees of many Rhode Island businesses.

March 19, 2020

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

Honor Jesus's foster dad with a faceful of zeppole!

May 4, 2020

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

'The fourth day of May... is established, in this state, as a day for celebration of Rhode Island independence, being a just tribute to the memory of the members of our general assembly, who, on the fourth day of May, 1776... passed an act renouncing allegiance of the colony to the British crown and by the provisions of that act declared Rhode Island sovereign and independent, the first official act of its kind by any of the thirteen American colonies.'

August 10, 2020

Victory Day, Statewide

Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates the World War II surrender of Japan, which took place on August 14, 1945 (North American time). Formerly known as Victory Over Japan or VJ Day, the name has been shortened to reflect modern sensitivities. State and municipal offices are closed, and it's a holiday for employees of many Rhode Island businesses.

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