things to do

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Oct. 12–18

Experience Bonfire Night stateside, get your nose in a book, taste the last briny bits of summer and more fun things to do.

1. Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night “Remember, remember the fifth of November.” The famous rhyme points to the day in 1605 when Brit Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up Parliament. While bonfires are a common sight in London on Bonfire Night, it’s not a common sight here in the good ‘ol US of A. But if you want a taste of the…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Sept. 28–Oct. 4

Eat the fruits of the harvest at Smith's Castle, chow down on burgers in East Bay and more fun things to do.

1. Harvest Fest From Smith’s Castle Facebook. Enjoy the bounty of the autumn harvest with Smith’s Castle — and don’t forget to take a bite (or two) of some delicious homemade apple crisp! There will be watermelon rolling, apple eating, games, activities and a mobile food truck from Haven Brothers. When you are stuffed to the brim, kick back and listen…

Five Can’t Miss Events: August 30–Sept. 6

Funny shows, rhythm and roots to dance to, a moonlight paddle in Wakefield and more fun things to do.

1. Rhythm and Roots Festival Enjoy a weekend of “r and r” — and we’re not talking about rest and relaxation! Head to the Rhythm and Roots Festival for a hearty dose of soulful music and camping at Ninigret Park. Your time will be jam-packed with food, crafts, dancing and, of course, American roots music headlined by Grammy winners the Mavericks…

Five Can’t Miss Events: Aug. 24–30

Party Riverside style, attend Sam's Fest at Slater Mill, run a wine-soaked race and more fun things to do.

1. Olson and Son Hopyard Field Day Olson and Son Hopyard has a heartwarming story to tell (you can read more about it here) and owner Eric Olson is celebrating his hopyard’s growth with a field day, Riverside style. Local businesses will provide goodies: there will be nitro cold brew from Borealis Coffee, brews from Narragansett Beer, Buttonwoods Craft Brewing and some…