Five Can’t-Miss Events: Sept. 13–19
Sip on brews and munch on food truck fare, petal to the metal for the Woomy River Bike Ride, listen to live tunes at the Fiddle n' Folk Fest and more fun things to do.
Pawtucket Poetry Festival
Spark some creativity in your life at the Galway Kinnell Poetry Festival. Hosted by the Pawtucket Arts Panel and the Pawtucket Arts Festival, guests can attend workshops, readings, study the art of haikus and learn about poetry from around the world. Whether you are a poet, a poetry lover or just curious about the world of creative writing, this weekend long festival is an opportunity to share your own work or be inspired by the works of others.
The Details: Sept. 14. See website for event times. Free. Various locations in Pawtucket, 401-921-1672, galwaykinnellpoetrycontest.wordpress.com.
PawSox Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival
Bid a final farewell to summer at McCoy Stadium for the PawSox Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival. Enjoy popular brews from Blue Moon and Grey Sail and mouth-watering foods truck fare from vendors including Frisky Fries and Championship Melt. Plus, listen to live music and play yard games too. Stroll through the green grass in the outfield or bring a blanket for a PawSox picnic.
The Details: Sept.15. 6-10 p.m. $20-$35. McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Ave., Pawtucket, 401- 724-7300, milb.com.
Woomy River Bike Ride
Get your bike or rollerblades ready and join the ninth annual bike-a-thon fundraiser for the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council. Ride through the beautiful Woonasquatucket Watershed with fellow cyclists, family and friends. Whether you are pedal to the metal for a sixty-mile ride or a five-mile walk, an after party awaits you at Waterplace Park with food, prizes and live music!
The Details: Sept. 15. 8 a.m. 11:30 a.m. $20-$45. Metropark, Exchange and Stillman Sts., Providence, 401-861-9046, wrwc.org.
Fiddle n’ Folk Fest
Bring a chair, blanket and your dancing shoes for an afternoon of live music, food and storytelling. Local Brew Events hosts the eighth annual Fiddle n’ Folk Fest where festival goers can peruse through craft vendors, munch on bites from food trucks and kids can take part in fun activities. Arrive at 10:30 a.m. to listen to an all-levels fiddle jam with Michelle Kaminsky, followed by bands such as the Golden Bantams and the Sunday Night Jammers.
The Details: Sept. 15. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Haines Memorial State Park, 10 Narragansett Ave., East Providence, visitrhodeisland.com.
Dream Big Academy Celebrates National Gymnastics Day
To honor the twentieth annual National Gymnastics Day, Dream Big Academy will offer gymnastic evaluations, a ninja obstacle course, raffles and a bouncy house for children of all ages to enjoy. Bounce to the beat and support the gymnastics community with the entire family!
The Details: Sept. 15. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Dream Big Academy, 41 Comstock Pkwy., Cranston, 401-228-8946.
Want more fun things to do? Check out our calendar listings.
Reporting assistance by Samantha Labrecque.