Southern RI and Block Island



Fall Harvest Festival: Weekends from Sept 25 to Oct 31 from 10am to 4pm, it’s fun on the farm at the Farmer’s Daughter. Enjoy hayrides, a barrel train, an obstacle course and more. South Kingstown

Farmers Markets: Through mid- to late-October enjoy buying fresh produce, flowers, and more from local farms and vendors at Fishermen’s Memorial State Park in Narragansett (Sundays), Marina Park in Wakefield (Tuesdays), Block Island (Wednesdays and Saturdays), Main Street in Westerly (Thursdays), The Lazy K Ranch in West Kingston (Fridays), and Independence Way in South Kingstown and the Coastal Growers Market in Saunderstown (Saturdays). 

General Stanton Outdoor Flea Market: The oldest, continually operating flea market in Rhode Island, occurring weekends through October 11. Charlestown

Stargazing Nights at Frosty Drew Observatory: On clear Friday evenings head to what Yankee Magazine called the “Best Stargazing in New England.” See the rings of Saturn, Milky Way, and more, conditions permitting, and don’t miss a Spooky Views Halloween stargazing event October 29. Charlestown

Native Gardens: This biting comedy at the Contemporary Theater Company asks what it really takes to love thy neighbor. September 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, and October 1-3, Wakefield

A Lie Agreed Upon: This Gamm Theatre production is an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People about doing the “right thing”. September 20 through October 24, Warwick

Haunting of Hill House: Fans of the horror classic will love Granite Theatre’s rendition of this spooky story opening in time for Halloween. Select dates from October 8-31, Westerly

Events at Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn: Whether it’s a culinary course, author or artist chat, family movie with popcorn, or a paddle, the planners at these two famed destinations offer a variety of activities all season long.
Various dates, Westerly


September 2-26

Imagining Peace: Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly presents artwork by Ardie Harrison and Nancy Neilsen. Westerly

September 3-5

Rhythm & Roots: Camp out and jam into the night or snag a day pass for
this annual concert series showcasing musical styles ranging from Cajun to
bluegrass, plus food and craft vendors, at Ninigret Park.

September 5

Say Goodbye to Summer Festival: Celebrate the season’s last hurrah with a parade, live music, food trucks, face painting, and more for this late-summer fest at North Kingstown Town Beach.

September 10

Winery Comedy Tour: A nationwide tour of topnotch stand-up performers makes an appearance at Tapped Apple this month with laughter flowing from the taps. Westerly

September 11

Harvest Festival: Family fun at Smith’s Castle includes docent tours, a book fair, apple crisps, music, pumpkin painting, and more. North Kingstown

Chorus of Westerly Summer Pops: Bring a blanket and find a space on the lawn of Wilcox Park to listen to orchestra music from the Chorus of Westerly, with a special focus on the community’s emergence.

CT Unified Sports Fall Festival: Ocean House hosts this year’s Special Olympics Croquet Tournament. Spectators are welcome to attend this complimentary event on the lawn and cheer on the athletes. Watch Hill

September 14

Lecture on the Lawn: Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a lecture by historian and author Brian Wallin on the history of the Seaview Trolley Company, which ran from East Greenwich down to the Pier. Water provided, $5 donation requested. Wickford

September 17-19

Misquamicut Fall Fest: Take in the view of the Block Island Sound from atop a ferris wheel, snack on food truck fare, admire classic cars, and enjoy other fall festivities on the beach. 

September 18

Jamestown Rhode Race: From Narragansett Bay to Newport Bridge and Watson Farm to Jamestown proper, this race takes participants on a scenic tour of Conanicut Island. Jamestown

The Great Art Heist: Purchase a ticket to claim one of the member-donated works of art for South County Art Association’s lively fundraiser, with works on display until September 17. South Kingstown

Folk Art Quilt Show: The South County Museum celebrates the history of quilting and contemporary forms for its annual show, featuring quilts from local makers and a raffle. Narragansett

September 18 & October 16

Paranormal Tour: Paranormal Legend Society takes visitors through a spooky tour of Smith’s Castle seeking supernatural encounters. Reservations are required, and guests must be 18 years or older. North Kingstown

September 30

Wickford Harbor Lights: The village’s natural beauty is illuminated by glowing lanterns on the water for a night of food trucks, restaurant specials, shopping, and music. 


October 1-3

Block Island Birding Weekend: Autumn on the island is flocking with migratory birds on their way to their winter homes. Audubon naturalists lead birders on field trips to spot all kinds of species. Block Island

October 2

Oktoberfest: A day of live music, street performers, traditional dancing, art vendors, brews flowing from the biergarten, and entertainment for the whole family ushers in fall while celebrating German culture. Wakefield

October 6-24

9th Annual Poetry & Art: Wickford Art Association showcases the reciprocal relationship between poetry and art with this year’s exhibit of writers and artists responding to the theme of “color”. 

October 9

Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night: The Misquamicut Players reenact Monty Python’s parody of Guy Fawkes’ attempt to blow up Parliament in 1605. A bonfire will set the stage for this comedic night at The Windjammer. Misquamicut

October 10

Block Island Half Marathon: Enjoy a workout with a view as this half marathon takes you past beach dunes, the North Lighthouse, and rolling pastures. Block Island

October 15-17

Ruby Jubilee Quilt Show: The Ninigret Quilters present over 150 quilts on display at the Westerly Armory, and you can enter a raffle for a chance to win the spotlighted quilt. Westerly

October 16

Fall Fest RI: Steely Dan tribute band Hey Nineteen and Doobie Brothers tribute What a Fool Believes perform on the beach, with food trucks on the scene all night. North Kingstown

October 16-17

HopArts Studio Trail: Hopkinton and Richmond artists and artisans open their studios to the public for the weekend, offering demonstrations, details of their craft, and work for sale. Hopkinton and Richmond

October 24

Narragansett Rhode Race: The 7th annual Ocean State Rhode Races will include a marathon, half marathon, and 5K, so lace up those sneakers and enjoy iconic RI sights and scenery while you run. Narragansett


No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here