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5 Weekend Musts: RI Heritage Day Festival + More

Thursday, September 20, 2012


The 35th annual Rhode Island Heritage Day is a perfect family destination this weekend.

Another fabulous weekend is on the way in Rhode Island, and we have the 5 best ways to make the most of it!

35th Annual RI Heritage Day Festival, Providence

Saturday: Experience Rhode Island's rich cultural heritage with family and friends at Roger Williams National Memorial.  Booths representing cultures from all over the world will exhibit eclectic food, crafts, and dancing. The Rhode Island National Guard presents the 88th Army Band and a rock wall while children can face-paint and work on a Peace Flag Project. 282 North Main Street Providence. Free admission, noon through dusk. For more information go to www.preservation.ri.gov and for more Fall festivals all season in Rhode Island, go here.

5th Annual Latino Food and Wine Festival, Providence 

Thursday: Come join Latino Dollars for Scholars of RI for a night of fine wine, delicious Latino cuisine, and live music at the Roger Williams Park Casino. Admission $30, Roger Williams Park Casino, Providence. 6-8pm  For more information or to register online go here. 

7th Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival, Newport

Rubber ducks will take over the water in Lincoln Woods, and for a great cause.

Friday through Sunday: Embrace the richness of Newport at the 7th Annual Mansions Wine and Food Festival. Enjoy a two day Grand Wine Tasting with over 100 wineries on the lawn of the beautiful Marble House, cooking demonstrations from renowned chef Emeril Lagasse, seminars with wine experts, and a Sunday Jazz Brunch. For ticket information and an event calendar, go here.

First Annual Rubber Duck Race for Children’s Wishes, Lincoln

Sunday: Test your luck with a rubber duck at the First Annual Rubber Duck Race at Lincoln Woods State Park.  Help the Children’s Wishes Foundation by “adopting” a rubber duck and seeing it through to the finish line!  First place can win $350.  Free admission with $5 duck adoption, 11am to 3pm. To purchase a duck for the race, go to www.cwishesri.com

Miriam Hospital Fall Fest, Providence

Sunday: Put the fun in fall at the Miriam Hospital Fall Fest at Hope Street!  Enjoy excellent food, refreshments, hayrides, and crafts for children.  Do not miss out on the award winning pogo-sticking stand up comedian Wacky Chad at 2 pm! Free admission, 12pm to 4 pm, on Hope Street between Fifth and Burlington Streets. For more information go here.

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