Five Can’t-Miss Events this Week in Rhode Island

Get dizzy on fun rides during the Misquamicut Fallfest, show off your appreciation for food and art with the Wickford Art Association, and more fun things to do from September 16-22.
Family Has Fun At Outdoor Carnival Setting

A family enjoying rides and the sights of the fair. Photo by Getty Images.


Food and Art Market

Admire and collect a variety of art and food all in one location. In partnership with Edible Rhody, join the Wickford Art Association and twenty different vendors including artist Ann Bianchi, photographer Meredith Brady, granola from Beautiful Day and handmade babka and challah by Buns Bakery. Also take a look at the FoodWorks exhibit at the WAA gallery through October 3.

The details: September 19. 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.; gallery open Wed.–Sat. noon–4 p.m., Sun. noon–3 p.m. Free admission. North Kingstown Town Beach, 10 Beach St., North Kingstown,


Pawtucket Arts Festival

From the Pawtucket-Central Falls Restaurant Week to concerts at Slater Park and a celebration of distilleries and breweries during Drink Pawtucket, the Pawtucket Arts Fest offers several fun events honoring creativity, culture and community. Gather your family and friends and show your appreciation for historic Pawtucket.

The details: Through September 19. Various locations in Pawtucket, 


Misquamicut Fallfest Weekend

Get a bird’s-eye view of the entire fest from the Ferris wheel and other fun rides, and check out cool classic cars at the annual car show. Multiple food, craft and commercial vendors means there’s something to do and see in every corner. Visit website for times and amusement park prices.

The details: September 17–19. $10, children under seven free. Misquamicut State Beach, 257 Atlantic Ave., Westerly, 401-322-1026, 


Newport International Boat Show

Test out your nautical knowledge while walking the docks and checking out several new sailboats and powerboats at one of the largest boat shows in the country. Get a refreshing view of the national historic sites and coastal scenery, then stop by the nearby restaurants and trendy boutiques.

The details: September 16–19. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sunday). $25–$35; children twelve and younger free. Newport Yachting Center Marina, 20 Commercial Wharf, Newport, 800-582-7846, 


FirstWorks Live: Music at Roger Williams Park

Before the official beginning of fall, experience the thrill of live performances in a serene outdoor setting. Grab your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds of “Red Roots Americana” brought to you by performing-songwriter Thea Hopkins at the Dalrymple Boathouse Lawn and Bandstand.

The details: September 19. 5 p.m. Free. Dalrymple Boathouse Lawn, Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, 401-421-4278,


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