Five Can’t-Miss Events: Oct. 5–11
Experience autumn in Scituate, honk it at Pronk!, prost to Oktoberfest and more fun things to do.
The tenth annual PRONK! (Providence Honk! Festival) is taking over South Water Street in Providence, inviting people from all walks of life to come together for a day in celebration of musicians, artists, makers and misfits from all over Rhode Island. Pronk! blurs the social boundaries between audiences and performers and challenges mainstream culture by using music as a platform for social change.
The Details: Oct. 9. Free. South Water Street, Providence, providencehonkfest.org.
If you can’t make it to Munich this fall, no worries; Germany’s Oktoberfest is coming to you by way of East Providence. Sample authentic German cuisine and hear live entertainment while sipping seasonal, craft, domestic or imported brews. In addition to endless opportunities to drain a pint, there will be a stein-hoisting contest, a survivor flip cup game and beer pong. A hearty prost to all!
The Details: Oct. 7. Noon–8 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 day-of. Bold Point Park, 15 Pier Rd., East Providence, 1-800-900-8640, riwaterfrontevents.com.
3. Rogue Island Comedy Festival
Rhode Island’s only comedy festival is back for the third year to bring you five nights of pure laughter. This year features headliner T.J. Miller (of Deadpool and “Silicon Valley” fame) and more than sixty other comedians from across the country. Each night has different comedians performing at multiple venues in Newport, including the Firehouse Theater, Studio Three and Brick Alley Pub and Restaurant.
The Details: Oct. 5–Oct. 9. See website for times. $20 online, $30 at the door. $30 for the T.J. Miller show. $200 for a full festival pass. Various locations in Newport, rogueislandcomedyfest.com.
4. Newport Marathon
Voted “Best Half-Marathon” in the Northeast by Competitor Magazine, the Newport Marathon promises a good time for participants of all speeds, whether they are advanced runners or folks just looking for a picturesque jog or walk. Participants can sign up for the full 26.2-mile running tour of Aquidneck Island, or opt for the scenic first half of the marathon course featuring historic downtown Newport, Fort Adams, Ocean Drive and the famous Bellevue Avenue mansions.
The Details: Oct. 8. 7:30 a.m. $80–$100. Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport, newportmarathon.com.
5. Scituate Art Festival
Recognized seven times as “Best Annual Arts/Crafts Festival Statewide” by Rhode Islanders, the Scituate Art Festival is back for its fifty-first year. The festival draws up to 100,000 visitors yearly, all curious to see what original fine arts, crafts and antiques will be exhibited. Enjoy the autumn scenery, grab a painting, munch on an apple dumpling and bask in this New England fall tradition.
The Details: Oct 7–9. Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Village of North Scituate, Scituate, scituateartfestival.org.
Want more fun things to do? Check out our calendar listings.