Five Can’t-Miss Events: Nov. 8–14

Take a bite out of Newport Restaurant Week, salute Rhode Island's veterans, shop til' you drop at Craftopia and more fun things to do.

East Greenwich Veterans Day Parade

The town of East Greenwich will host their annual Veterans Day Parade with this year’s Grand Marshal, Major General Christopher P. Callahan, leading the way. The parade will include a wreath- laying ceremony at the corner of Cliff Street, color guards from the police and fire departments, music from the Providence Brigade and a Civil War reenactment group honoring the Rhode Islanders that fought in the American Civil War. Show your support for our American heroes!

The Details: Nov. 11. 10 a.m. Free. Downtown East Greenwich, 401-886-8600,



Shop til’ you drop. Find unique and eclectic handmade creations from over sixty-five talented artisans at this year’s Craftopia spectacular. Artists and vendors will showcase their high quality art, handmade goods and crafts too, for all of your holiday needs. Plus, grab a bite to eat from delicious food truck fare to fuel a fun day of shopping.

The Details: Nov. 11. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $1. Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket,


WaterFire Salute to Veterans

Honor United States veterans, active and reserve military personnel at the Salute to Veterans lighting. The opening ceremony will commence on the State House steps, where keynote speaker and CEO of Gallup, Jim Clifton, will offer a presentation. An enlistment ceremony and swearing in of new recruits will follow. Watch the lighting/torch procession and ring of fire in Waterplace Basin and walk along the waterfront for a warm November night. Both the Navy Band of Northeast Rhode Island Sound and the Governor’s own Army Eighty-Eighth Band will perform on the basin stage.

The Details: Nov. 10. 5:30-11 p.m. Free. 100 Canal Walk, Providence, 401-273-1155,


PawSox 5-K Walk and Run

Grab your sneakers and tie up your laces for the third annual Veterans Home Run 5-K Walk and Run. Runners or walkers will race through downtown Pawtucket towards McCoy Stadium to the finish line, where a post-race award ceremony including food, live music and family festivities awaits. All proceeds from the event will benefit veterans causes in Rhode Island and all registered participants receive a complimentary ticket to a PawSox game.

The Details: Nov. 10. 9 a.m. $20-$25.  McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Ave., Pawtucket, 401-724-7300,


Newport Restaurant Week

Newport’s fall restaurant week is here! Take a bite from one of the fifty participating restaurants in Bristol and Newport counties offering two-course prix fixe lunches for $20, three-course prix fixe dinners for $35 and a three-course premier prix fixe dinner for $50. Some of the restaurants include Bouchard Restaurant, Fluke Newport, Bar 31 and more. Experience the top culinary talent and tastes of the area at an affordable price.

The Details: Nov. 2-11. $20-$50. Various participating restaurants in Newport and Bristol counties,



Reporting assistance by Samantha Labrecque. 

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