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5 Weekend Musts: Misquamicut FallFest + More

Thursday, September 12, 2013

 

Keep the summer going this weekend in Westerly, at Misquamicut FallFest.

Dog days of summer are back in Rhode Island, and with them a surge in the mercury. You ready to rock the weekend in high style? We've got the 5 Rhode Island events you can't afford to miss. 

Misquamicut FallFest in Westerly

Friday-Sunday  There is so much incredible action packed into this summeresque weekend in Westerly, and it just gets better every year. From epic carnival rides to a sprawling food court, from international music headliners to games and a petting zoo for the little ones, you can't go wrong. Friday 5 pm - 11 pm, Saturday 11 am - 11 pm, Sunday 11 am - 5 pm. Misquamicut State Beach, Westerly. Tickets $7 per day, children under 4 free. On-site parking also free. www.misquamicutfestival.org

Newport Boat Show

Thursday-Sunday  Get near the water this weekend and ogle hundreds of sailboats and powerboats as well as thousands of products and services from both domestic and international exhibitors at the 43rd

Boats, boats, and more boats: a sailor's delight awaits at Newport's International Boat Show this weekend.

Annual Newport International Boat Show. Multiple waterfront facilities along America's Cup Avenue host the Show including Newport Yachting Center, Oldport Marine, Bannister's Wharf and Bowen's Wharf. All Show sites are accessible by land or by water taxi service. Admission: VIP Day - September 12th - Adults $27 in advance*/$30 day-of; September 13th, 14th or 15th - Adults $15 in advance*/$18 day-of; Friday, September 13th, Military personnel with valid ID and Newport County Residents with valid ID receive half-off admission. For more information, go here: www.newportboatshow.com

36th Annual Rhode Island Heritage Day Festival in Providence

Saturday  "Travel around the world in a day" with cultural displays, a mouth-watering array of traditional foods and craft demonstrations and exhibits from more than eleven different countries. Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main Street, Providence. 12–6pm. Free admission. For more information, go here: 36th-Annual-Heritage-Day-Festival

40th Annual Harvest Fair in Bristol

Saturday-Sunday  Another fantastic early fall festival holds court in East Bay this weekend, in postcard-perfect Bristol. Offerings include quality vendors, traditional competitions, unique entertainment, and live demonstrations of historic and traditional crafts and skills presented by artisans from across the Northeast. 10am-5pm. Admission $3-$8; children under 3, free. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road, Bristol. (401) 245-0750 or go here for more information: www.coggeshallfarm.org

Central American Festival in Providence

Sunday  Rhode Island's Central American community pulls out the stops in celebration in Providence this weekend, and it's always a great time. Sponsored by the Guatemalan American Association of Rhode Island.12-5pm. Free. Temple to Music, Roger Williams Park, Providence.  Guatemalan-American-Association-of-RI-GAARI

 

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