Weekend Best Bets

September 16-18

So Rhode Island Magazine ·

Design Week RI
Don’t miss the kickoff event, PVD Design Catalyst Party at the Westminster Arcade. This fundraising event will feature displays, performance antics, food trucks and more. All proceeds support DESIGNxRI, and attendees can bid on auction items created by the grantees themselves, or enter the raffle for a chance to win signature prizes. Friday. 6-10pm. Westminster Arcade, 65 Weybosset Street, Providence. More info...

Shanty Night
Bring your instruments and singing voices to Shanty Night at Coggeshall Farm for an open sing around the campfire. Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite song and take turns leading the crowd. Friday. 6:30 - 8pm. 1 Colt Drive, Bristol. More info...

Harvest Moon Celebration
The Frosty Drew Observatory has a special treat this autumn equinox: the Harvest Moon Celebratio, where you can observe the full moon and other delights in the night sky. They will be offering their television scopes for all to use. Take a look at some of our celestial neighbors, near and far. Friday. 7:30pm-12am . 61 Park Lane, Charlestown. More info...

Gansett Days 2016
Celebrate Narragansett by taking part in the three-day family event Gansett Days 2016. There will be fun and educational activities for all ages that’ll help you explore and learn about this historic town. Friday - Sunday. Various locations, Narragansett. More info...

Misquamicut Fall Festival
Food, crafts, classic cars and a musical performance by 10,000 Maniacs and with plenty of added fun on Misquamicut Beach. Friday-Sunday. Misquamicut State Beach, Westerly. More info...

31st Annual Folk Art Quilt Show
As one of the most popular events from the South County museum, the 31st Annual Folk Art Quilt Show is here at last. There will be special heirloom quilts on display, a viewer’s choice ballot for the best quilts and a raffle show for an opportunity to take home a quilt designed by members of the Folk Art Quilts. Friday - Sunday. 10am-4pm 115 Strathmore Street, Narragansett. More info...

10th Annual North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival
Experience the start of the crisp autumn season with the North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Fest. Celebrate everything pumpkin with contests, food vendors, live entertainment and community organizations. Saturday. 10am-4pm. 412 Greenville Road, North Smithfield. More info...

29th Annual Apple Festival
Don’t miss one of Johnston’s favorite traditions, the Annual Apple Festival. This fall fest typically draws over 5,000 people filling Johnston Memorial Park with music, laughter and the sweet smell of apple pies. Saturday-Sunday. 10am - 6pm. 1583 Hartford Avenue, Johnston. More info...

Ocean State Oyster Festival
Sample the best oysters that Rhode Island has to offer and support local aquaculture. Tickets are available in advance and also at-the-door. Saturday. 11am - 9pm. South Water Street, Providence. More info...

Chalk Paintings
Over 100 artists of all ages will get together at the Alex and Ani City Center to bring the skating ring to life with vivid chalk paintings. These amateur and professional artists will turn the skating rink into a living mural while spectators look on. Stick around to vote for your favorite in the people’s choice competition. Saturday. 12-6pm. 2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence. More info...

Wood/Sails/Dreams
Curious about the history and resurgence of wooden boats? Learn more about maritime history in Wood/Sails/Dreams, presented by the Jane Pickens Theater. If you’re passionate about the sea and sailing, this film is perfect for you. Saturday. 7pm. 49 Touro Street, Newport. More info...

Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival
The 9th annual Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival is a fun and family-friendly event featuring live music and theater, artisans, art activities and contests and more. Sunday. 11am-5pm. 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston.  More info...

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