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Your RI Columbus Day Weekend 2017 Guide: Festivals, Parades & More!

In Rhode Island,  Columbus Day Weekend is  packed with countless festivities for locals and visitors to enjoy. As the day fast approaches, join us in taking a look at some of what Columbus Day Weekend 2017 (CDW) has to offer!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6:
While technically the major CDW events kick-off on Saturday, October 7, there’s no harm in getting the party started early!
Friday night is the start of Woonsocket’s Autumnfest. Held over CDW since 1977, this famous weekend long event is an opportunity for attendees to enjoy the spirit of Northern Rhode Island. Taking place at the World War II Veteran’s Memorial Park, Friday night’s kick-off will offer: local mouthwatering food, a beer tent, live music, midway rides, sporting events, arts and crafts, tons of bargain-filled vendors, entertainment and more! Autumnfest continues through Columbus Day on the 9th.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7:
On Saturday even more events come out to play! While you can certainly start your day off at Autmnfest (it’s in full swing on Saturday – with fireworks at night), there are many other fun options!
In Providence, the Federal Hill Commerce Association will put on its annual Columbus Day Weekend Festival Oct. 7-9. The opening ceremony will take place on Saturday at noon across from DePasquale Square. The festival includes: food, rides for kids, music and vendors that will sell arts and crafts, T-shirts, hats, toys and more.
North Scituate will be abuzz with art (and thousands of people) when it dives into its 51st annual Scituate Art Festival at 10 a.m. on Saturday! Each year (since the late 1960s), they have been known for featuring 200 juried art and craft exhibitors, select antique vendors, a food court offering regional specialties, live musical entertainment and a huge art/craft/antique raffle! This fun and popular holiday event will continue through Monday.
As part of the ongoing Newport Festa Italiana, there will be a free festival at Touro Park in Newport from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with music by Calabria Bella.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8:
If you’re looking for a fun time for a good cause, at 8 a.m. St. Eugene’s Craft & Car show will be held in Chepachet on a field that has been known for decades as the “The Field of Dreams”, and has played host to over 50 of New England’s finest craft vendors and over a million dollars worth of Classic & Antique vehicles for the past eight years. Featuring Rhode Island’s greatest doughboys, clam cakes & chowder, sundaes, cones and assorted pastries. ALL money raised goes directly to St. Eugene’s Parish Food Pantry to help feed those in need.
Don’t miss the Federal Hill Commerce Association’s annual Columbus Day Weekend Festival’s parade rolling down Atwells Ave in Providence at 11am on Sunday!
Also today is the 2017 Westerly-Pawcatuck Columbus Day Parade. Known as the oldest Columbus Day parade in the state, it is the only one that passes through two states (Rhode Island and Connecticut) when it takes a jaunt across the river to Pawcatuck. As usual, the parade will blast off at 1:10 p.m. from Westerly High School, winds through town, crosses the Canal Street Bridge, and ends up in front of Town Hall.
And remember the previously mentioned Autumnfest? Their fireworks spectacular at 9 p.m. (ish) is not the be missed!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8:
It’s the big day! Autumnfest, Columbus Day Weekend Festival and Scituate Art Festival all continue to bring the fun for families. One big highlight to look out for today is the Autumnfest parade! This enjoyable yearly march rises bright and early at 9 a.m. on Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket. Join the parade as it winds its way along Social Street to the park!
Looking for more? Check out our Oktoberfest Guide and our Events Calendar!
Have a look:

september, 2018

sun23sep2:00 pm4:00 pmTiffany Adams, Richard Harrington, and Elizabeth Bonner Zimmerman: Moments On The Path and Veronica Farrell: Retrospective2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI 02903Event Type :Art and Theater

sun23sep3:00 pm7:00 pmRenegades Sunday Open ROCK JamRenegades, Warwick, RI3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Renegades, 2077 West Shore Rd, Warwick, RI / (401) 738-4508Event Type :Entertainment,Food and Drink Events,Live Music,Restuarants and Bars,Weekend Events

sun23sep3:00 pm6:00 pmCC & the Riders @ The RathskellerCharlestown Rathskeller3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Charlestown Rathskeller, 489a Old Coach Road, Charlestown, RI / (401) 792-1000Event Type :Entertainment,Food and Drink Events,Live Music,Weekend Events

sun23sep6:00 pm9:30 pmSunday Blues Jam @ Stevie-D's !!Wolf & The Jam Daddies6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Stevie D's Riverside Tavern, 24 Monroe Ave, Riverside, RI / (401) 383-1578Event Type :Entertainment,Food and Drink Events,Live Music,Restuarants and Bars,Weekend Events

mon24sep3:00 pm6:00 pmNeutaconkanut Park 2018 Farmers MarketNeutaconkanut Park ,700 Plainfield St, Providence, RI3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Event Type :Community,Events,Family Friendly,Farmers Markets

tue25sep11:45 am1:30 pmNetwork at Noon hosted by Pancho O'Malleys11:45 am - 1:30 pm Pancho O'Malleys, 140 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882Event Type :Networking

tue25sep2:00 pm6:00 pmSouth Kingstown Farmers MarketMarina Park, 2 Salt Pond Road Wakefield, RI2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Event Type :Family Friendly,Farmers Markets,Weekend Events

tue25sep2:30 pm5:30 pmWoonsocket 2018-2019 (Year-Round) Farmers MarketThundermist Health Center, 186 Providence St ., West Warwick, RI2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Event Type :Community,Events,Family Friendly,Farmers Markets

tue25sep3:00 pm6:00 pmDowntown Providence 2018 Farmers MarketKennedy Plaza3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Event Type :Events,Family Friendly,Farmers Markets

tue25sep6:00 pm8:00 pmEvery Tuesday is Wine Tasting Tuesday @ TwoTen Oyster BarTwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TwoTen Oyster Bar, 210 Salt Pond Rd, South Kingstown, RI / (401) 782-0100Event Type :Food and Drink Events,Tastings

tue25sep7:30 pmOpen Mic Tuesdays @ Pub on Park!!One of RI’S best kept secrets!7:30 pm Pub on Park, 665 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI / (401) 781-8888Event Type :Food and Drink Events,Live Music

wed26sep10:15 am1:15 pmA Corporate Cares Community Day10:15 am - 1:15 pm Riverpoint COMMUNITY Park, 110 Hay Street - W. Warwick, RI 02893Event Type :Community

wed26sep11:00 am2:00 pmBrown University 2018 Farmers MarketSciences Park, Thayer St Providence, RI11:00 am - 2:00 pm Event Type :Events,Family Friendly,Farmers Markets

wed26sep3:00 pm6:00 pmCentral Falls 2018 Farmers Market559 Dexter Street, Central Falls, RI3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Event Type :Events,Family Friendly,Farmers Markets

wed26sep5:00 pm10:00 pmEvery Wednesday is Ladies Night at TwoTen !!TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill5:00 pm - 10:00 pm TwoTen Oyster Bar, 210 Salt Pond Rd, South Kingstown, RI / (401) 782-0100Event Type :Entertainment,Events,Food and Drink Events

wed26sep6:00 pm8:00 pmDogs on the Deck at The Whiskey Republic Hosted by The Whiskey Republic and Providence Animal Rescue League6:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Whiskey Republic, 15 Bridge Street, Providence, RI / (401) 588-5158Event Type :Entertainment,Food and Drink Events

wed26sep7:00 pm10:00 pmA Greyfox Production.Northern RI Music Under The Pavilion7:00 pm - 10:00 pm The Island, 1600 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, RIEvent Type :Community,Entertainment,Events,Live Music,Outdoor Concerts

wed26sep7:00 pm11:00 pmThe Day Trippers & Counterfeit Cash7:00 pm - 11:00 pm The Island, 1600 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, RIEvent Type :Community,Entertainment,Events,Live Music,Outdoor Concerts

wed26sep8:20 pm10:00 pmPechaKucha Night Providence #113 - CuriosityRhode Island Museum of Science and Art8:20 pm - 10:00 pm Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA), 763 Westminster st, Providence, RI / (401) 272-0404Event Type :Classes,Community,Events,Networking

thu27sep3:00 pm6:00 pmWest Warwick 2018 Farmers MarketThundermist Health Center, 186 Providence St ., West Warwick, RI3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Event Type :Events,Family Friendly,Farmers Markets

thu27sep3:30 pm7:00 pmArmory 2018 Farmers MarketArmory/Dexter Training Fields3:30 pm - 7:00 pm Event Type :Events,Family Friendly,Farmers Markets

thu27sep4:30 pm7:30 pmBurnside Music Series + Beer Garden, Fall Edition!Burnside Park, Providence, RI4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Event Type :Community,Entertainment,Family Friendly,Food Trucks,Live Music

thu27sep7:00 pm9:00 pmPaint & Wine Night7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Barrington Books Retold, 176 Hillside Road, Cranston, RIEvent Type :Classes,Entertainment,Events,Food and Drink Events,Networking

28sep7:00 am28nov10:00 pmDueling PianosThe Purple Cat Winery & Brewery7:00 am - (november 28) 10:00 pm The Purple Cat Winery & Brewery, 11 Money Hill Road, Chepachet, RI / (401) 566-9463Event Type :Entertainment,Food and Drink Events,Live Music,Weekend Events

fri28sep5:00 pm8:30 pmFood Truck Friday Carousel Village Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village5:00 pm - 8:30 pm Event Type :Community,Entertainment,Family Friendly,Food Trucks,Live Music,Weekend Events

fri28sep7:00 pm10:00 pmA Greyfox Production Northern RI Music Under The PavilionThe Island, North Smithfield, RI7:00 pm - 10:00 pm The Island, 1600 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, RIEvent Type :Community,Entertainment,Events,Live Music,Outdoor Concerts,Weekend Events

28sep(sep 28)7:00 pm29(sep 29)10:00 pmManhattan Short Film Festival7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (29) Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St, Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835Event Type :Art and Theater

fri28sep7:30 pm9:30 pm7th Annual Wine And Beer Tasting hosted by Nathan's AngelsLusitania Clun, Cumberland, RI7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Lusitania Club, 10 Chase Street, Cumberland, RI / (401) 726-9374Event Type :Beer and Wine Dinners,Entertainment,Events,Food and Drink Events,Live Music,Tastings,Weekend Events

fri28sep8:00 pm11:00 pmJust Us @ The RathskellerCharlestown Rathskeller8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Charlestown Rathskeller, 489a Old Coach Road, Charlestown, RI / (401) 792-1000Event Type :Entertainment,Food and Drink Events,Live Music,Weekend Events

fri28sep9:00 pmHe Said She Said at Tavern on the HillTavern On The Hill, West Greenwich, RI9:00 pm Tavern On The Hill, 809 Nooseneck Hill Road, West Greenwich, RI / (401) 385-3835Event Type :Entertainment,Food and Drink Events,Live Music,Weekend Events

sat29sep8:30 am12:30 pmSouth Kingstown Farmers MarketEast Farm, 2095 Kingstown Road South Kingstown, RI 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Event Type :Family Friendly,Farmers Markets,Weekend Events

sat29sep8:30 am12:30 pmCoastal Growers MarketCasey Farm 2325 Boston Neck Rd, Saunderstown, RI8:30 am - 12:30 pm Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Rd., Saunderstown, RIEvent Type :Family Friendly,Farmers Markets,Weekend Events

sat29sep9:00 am3:00 pmHope Street Farmers Market East Side of Providence where Hope Street and Blackstone Boulevard meet.9:00 am - 3:00 pm Event Type :Events,Family Friendly,Farmers Markets,Weekend Events

sat29sep10:00 am5:00 pmThe 44th Annual Harvest Fair Norman Bird Sanctuary 583 3rd Beach Rd, Middletown, RI10:00 am - 5:00 pm Event Type :Community,Craft Fairs,Entertainment,Fairs and Festivals,Fall Festivals,Family Friendly,Food and Drink Events,Weekend Events

sat29sep10:00 am4:00 pmAnnual Farm Festival !Spring Hill Sugar House10:00 am - 4:00 pm Spring Hill Sugarhouse, 522 Gardner Rd. Richmond, RIEvent Type :Community,Fairs and Festivals,Fall Festivals,Family Friendly,Weekend Events

sat29sep10:00 am4:00 pmHarvest Craft Fair !!Knights of Columbus, Middletown, RI10:00 am - 4:00 pm Event Type :Community,Craft Fairs,Fairs and Festivals,Fall Festivals,Family Friendly,Weekend Events

sat29sep11:00 am12:00 pmBlessing of the Animals !Our Lady of Fatima Churh, Cumberland, RI11:00 am - 12:00 pm Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1 Fatima Drive, Cumberland, RI Event Type :Community,Family Friendly,Weekend Events

sat29sep12:00 pm11:00 pmOktoberfest 2018German American Cultural Society of RI12:00 pm - 11:00 pm German American Society Club, 78 Carter Street, Pawtucket, RI / (401) 965-0849Event Type :Community,Entertainment,Fairs and Festivals,Fall Festivals,Family Friendly,Live Music,Weekend Events

sat29sep12:00 pm9:00 pmOktoberfest Party!!Beer On Earth, North Kingston, RI12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Beer On Earth, 6670 Post Road, North Kingston, RI / (401) 885-0580Event Type :Food and Drink Events,Special Event,Weekend Events

sat29sep4:00 pm10:00 pmFood Trucks at Flames of Hope1 Finance Way, Providence, RI4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type :Community,Entertainment,Events,Fairs and Festivals,Fall Festivals,Family Friendly,Food and Drink Events,Food Trucks,Live Music,Outdoor Concerts,Weekend Events

sat29sep5:00 pm10:30 amFOC Dinner: Native Cuisine & Keynote Bob Ballard5:00 pm - 10:30 am Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, 110 Pequot TrailEvent Type :Beer and Wine Dinners,Community,Events,Family Friendly,Special Event

sat29sep6:30 pmProvidence WaterFire / Full LightingWaterfire Providence, 100 Canal Walk, Providence, RI6:30 pm Waterfire Providence, 100 Canal Walk, Providence, Rhode Island 02903Event Type :Community,Entertainment,Events,Family Friendly,Waterfire Providence,Weekend Events

sat29sep7:00 pm11:00 pmRich the Kid at URI / The Ryan CenterThe Ryan Center, Kingston, RI7:00 pm - 11:00 pm The Ryan Center, 1 Lincoln Almond Plaza, Kingston, RI / (401) 788-3200Event Type :Community,Events,Live Music,Weekend Events

sat29sep8:00 pm11:00 pmSANTANA- SACRED FIRE TRIBUTE8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston, RI / (401) 782-1018Event Type :Live Music

sat29sep8:00 pmLive Music at the TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill with "Second to None"TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill8:00 pm TwoTen Oyster Bar, 210 Salt Pond Rd, South Kingstown, RI / (401) 782-0100Event Type :Entertainment,Food and Drink Events,Live Music,Weekend Events

sat29sep8:00 pm12:00 pmBroad Street 2018 Farmers MarketAlgonquin House 807 Broad Street, Providence, RI8:00 pm - 12:00 pm Event Type :Events,Family Friendly,Farmers Markets,Weekend Events

sun30sep9:30 am1:30 pmWoony 5K Fun Run/Walk9:30 am - 1:30 pm Riverside Park, 50 Aleppo Street, Providence RIEvent Type :Community,Events,Family Friendly,Food Trucks,Fundraiser,Health And Wellness,Weekend Events

sun30sep10:00 am5:00 pmThe 44th Annual Harvest Fair Norman Bird Sanctuary 583 3rd Beach Rd, Middletown, RI10:00 am - 5:00 pm Event Type :Community,Craft Fairs,Entertainment,Fairs and Festivals,Fall Festivals,Family Friendly,Food and Drink Events,Weekend Events

sun30sep10:00 am2:00 pmSunday Brunch at TwoTen Oyster Bar & GrillTwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill10:00 am - 2:00 pm TwoTen Oyster Bar, 210 Salt Pond Rd, South Kingstown, RI / (401) 782-0100Event Type :Brunches,Family Friendly,Food and Drink Events,Weekend Events

sun30sep11:00 am4:00 pm6th Annual Fall Festival @ Mapleville Farm!!Mapleville Farm , 544 Victory Highway, Mapleville, RI11:00 am - 4:00 pm Mapleville Farm, 544 Victory Highway, Mapleville, RI / (401) 568-0544Event Type :Community,Craft Fairs,Entertainment,Fairs and Festivals,Fall Festivals,Family Friendly,Weekend Events

sun30sep12:00 pm3:00 pmSlater Park 2018 Farmers MarketSlater Park, Pawtucket, RI12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Event Type :Events,Family Friendly,Farmers Markets,Weekend Events

sun30sep12:00 pmGolf for Gender Equity12:00 pm Cranston Country Club, 69 Burlingame Rd, Cranston, RI 02921Event Type :Fundraiser,Networking

sun30sep12:00 pm5:00 pmOktoberfest 2018German American Cultural Society of RI12:00 pm - 5:00 pm German American Society Club, 78 Carter Street, Pawtucket, RI / (401) 965-0849Event Type :Community,Entertainment,Fairs and Festivals,Fall Festivals,Family Friendly,Live Music,Weekend Events

sun30sep2:00 pm6:00 pm28th Annual Mist to Mews Canoe & Kayak RaceMews Tavern and the Ocean Mist2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Mews Tavern, 456 Main Street, Wakefield, RI / (401) 783-9370Event Type :Entertainment,Events,Food and Drink Events,Restuarants and Bars,Special Event,Weekend Events

sun30sep3:00 pm7:00 pmRenegades Sunday Open ROCK JamRenegades, Warwick, RI3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Renegades, 2077 West Shore Rd, Warwick, RI / (401) 738-4508Event Type :Entertainment,Food and Drink Events,Live Music,Restuarants and Bars,Weekend Events

sun30sep5:30 pmFood4good FundraiserSeptember is Hunger Action Month5:30 pm The Avenue Concept, 304 Lockwood Street, Providence, RI / (401) 490-0929Event Type :Community,Entertainment,Events,Family Friendly,Food and Drink Events,Fundraiser,Live Music,Networking,Weekend Events

sun30sep6:00 pm9:30 pmSunday Blues Jam @ Stevie-D's !!Wolf & The Jam Daddies6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Stevie D's Riverside Tavern, 24 Monroe Ave, Riverside, RI / (401) 383-1578Event Type :Entertainment,Food and Drink Events,Live Music,Restuarants and Bars,Weekend Events

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