Off The Block
Food Truck Fridays
Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. Friday nights from 5 to 8 p.m. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI. For more information visit www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.
Frosty Drew Observatory
Open every Friday night around 6:30 p.m. with views of the beautiful night sky over Ninigret Park showcasing dazzling planets, bright stars, speckled star clusters, mesmerizing nebulae, and vast galaxies. We stay open late, sometimes until dawn, and close when the skies become unobservable or everybody leaves. Frosty Drew Observatory, Ninigret Park, 61 Park Lane, Charlestown, RI. For more information call (401)364-9508 or visit www.frostydrew.org.
One of the largest annual fall festivals in the Blackstone River Valley. Celebrate city and regional heritage and culture with non-stop live entertainment, amusements, food court, family fun events, gigantic fireworks, and huge Columbus Day parade with special guests, marchers, and floats. World War II Memorial State Park, Social St., Woonsocket, RI. Oct. 8 to 10. Free admission. For more information call (401) 762-6400 or visit www.autumnfest.org.
Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival
Food! Food! Food! Area seafood restaurants serve up their most outstanding dishes. The festival offers a smorgasbord of seafood, plus kid-friendly dishes, baked goods, cider, and hot and cold beverages. Non-stop live music by local bands. Face painting, games, and other fun children's activities. Bowen's Wharf, 45 America's Cup Ave., Newport, RI. Oct. 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 5p.m. Free admission, rain or shine. For more information call (401) 849-2120 or visit www.bowenswharf.com.