What To Do This Week: Columbus Day in RI

What To Do This Week: Columbus Day in RI

Columbus Day Weekend is finally coming up, which not only means a Monday off of work, but also means some really great things to do in Rhode Island! If you’re looking for things to do, here is a list of awesome events to keep you and your family happy and busy. Check them out and come celebrate Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas!

Newport Oktoberfest:columbus day
This annual sendoff to summer event is on Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th. Oktoberfest on the Newport waterfront is a great way to celebrate the arrival of fall and enjoy great tastes, sights, and sounds of their little Bavaria by the Bay. Live music, seasonal brews, and German cuisine will be available for everyone. There are many different tickets to purchase for different events, click here to check them all out!

columbus dayColumbus Weekend Festival in Providence:
The federal Hill Commerce Association will be hosting its Annual Columbus Day Festival on the historic Federal Hill. This Italian festival is all about enjoying great food and entertainment with family and friends. The festival is free and starts Saturday, October 11th at 10am. A Columbus Parade will be held on Sunday, October 12th starting at 11am on Atwells Ave, Providence.

Autumnfest at the World War 2 Memorial Park in Woonsocket:columbus day
This festival has tons of events from arts & crafts, the beer garden, live music, fireworks, a parade, and an international food court. It starts on Saturday at 10am and ends on Monday at 6pm. Come check out this historic location with a bunch of activities planned for all ages! Click here for more information.

columbus dayMorris Farm corn mazes, pumpkin patch, and hayrides in Warwick:
Morris Farm has a lot to offer during the fall. They have corn mazes, a huge pumpkin patch, and hayrides. You’re more than welcome to walk around the farm and see the animals. They also offer tours discussing their farming methods and group planting tours. This is great from a long fall weekend to grab some veggies, pick some pumpkins and have some fun with the family! Click here for more information.

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