EAST PROVIDENCE — Billed as “A Townie Homecoming Weekend,” the 2017 edition of the East Providence Heritage Fest takes place over the grounds of Pierce Memorial Field Friday, July 14, through Sunday, July 16.
The theme of the weekend centers around the return to the scene of numerous artists with ties to East Providence, including a performance of city-based Rap artist Brendan Rush Friday night and by The Pete Silva Project Sunday night. Admission for all aspects of the fest is free. On-site parking is available. For more information and updates visit
2017 East Providence Heritage Fest
Friday, July 14
Festival Hours 6-11 p.m.
7-7:30 p.m., Pat Lowell (Acoustic); 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Crushed Velvet;
Rap artist Brendan Rush, 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 15
Festival Hours 3-11 p.m.
5-6:30 p.m., Black & White; 7-7:30 p.m., Bellydancing Sarah and Company;
8-9:30 p.m., Merchants of Cool; 10-11 p.m., Violin River
Sunday, July 16
Festival Hours 3-10 p.m.
4-5 p.m., The Kelly Girls; 5:30-6:30 p.m., The Island Breeze;
7-8:15 p.m., The Pete Silva Project; 8:45-10 p.m., David Tessier All-Stars
Food & Beverage: Coco Bongos Tropical Sports Oasis-Non-Alcoholic Frozen Drinks in Specialty Containers (Pina Coladas, Bahama Mamas, Miami Vice, Mango Madness); Del’s Lemonade; Friskie Fries-French Fries with Specialty Toppings; FryDay Concessions-Alligator, Gyros, Steak & Cheese, Blooming Onions, Funnel Cakes, Deep Fried Desserts; Haven Brothers Mobile-Hamburgers, Hot Dogs,, Philly Subs, Gatorade, Soda; Heaven On Earth Café & Catering-Portuguese Stuffed Quahogs, Southwestern Chili; J&S Pineapple Express-BBQ Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Fruit Skewers, Conch Salad, Jerk Pineapple Chicken; Jeff’s Wood Fired Pizza-Gourmet pizza with fresh made mozzarella; Kettle Korn Express-Kettle Popcorn; Macray’s Seafood-Clam Cakes, Fried Clams, Clam Chowder, Cod Fish; Sarcastic Sweets-Flavored cookies, cupcakes, brownies; The Sausage King-Italian Sausage Subs, Burgers, Soda; What’s The Scoop-Soft Serve Ice Cream, Sundaes, Floats, Cotton Candy, Candied Apples, Soda, Water
Arts & Crafts: Artwork4Glassware-Etched Glassware (beer mugs, wine & shot glasses), Stainless Flasks & Travel Mugs, Ceramic Coffee Mugs & Bowls; Henna By Heather-Henna Body Art & Related Art; Lady Pendants-Children’s Toys, Handbags, Rings & Fashion Jewelry; LnK Designs-Hand Carved Wooden Starlights, Fun Soap, Swarovski Crystal Jewelry (custom handmade on site); M.K.’s Sports Merchandise; Ruby Ribbon/Paparazzi-$5 Jewelry Items, Women’s Shapewear; Tattoo Mania-Temporary Airbrushed Tattoos; Wonderland of Pearls-Oysters with pearls (custom inset on site); Homeheat-Bamboo Pillows & Sheets; LuLaRoe-Women’s Clothing
Business Exhibits: Captain Cruise & Crew-Travel Info; Techniart Inc.-LED Bulbs & Advance Power Strips; Geico Toyota-Autos & Infor, Giveaways; Newpro-Home Improvement; LeafFilter-Gutter Protection
Non-Profit Exhibits: A Moment Frozen in Time-Photography & Art (Benefits M.S. Dream Center); E.P. Battle Monument Foundation-Info & Fund Raising for Restoration of City War Memorials; Falun Dafa Association of R.I.-Info on self-improvement practice that teaches physical & mental wellness; Roll Out The Black-Traveling Museum of Black History & Memorabilia; R.I. National Guard-Rockwall & Info