This Weekend's Events In

Blackstone Valley.Blackstone Valley





Friday Night Food Festival


September 8th, 5 PM - 9 PM


River Island Art Park

Bernon St.

Woonsocket, RI










Curtain Up

(A fundraiser for the Pawtucket Arts Festival)


September 8th, 7 PM - 10 PM


Ten 31/Revel Factory

249 Roosevelt Ave.

Pawtucket, RI











Woonsocket Rumble Homecoming


September 8th @ 7:45 PM


Showcase Pro Wrestling

126 Main St.

Woonsocket, RI









18th Annual

Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races

& Taiwan Day Festival


September 9th, 9 AM - 4 PM


Festival Pier
Parking & Shuttles at 100 Main St.

Pawtucket, RI









35th Annual French Heritage Festival


 September 9th, 9 AM - 3 PM


River Island Park

Bernon St.

Woonsocket, RI









11th Annual Green Festival


 September 9th, 10 AM - 2 PM


Stillwater Mill Center

75 Tinkham Lane

Harrisville, RI









Slater Park Fall Festival


 September 9th, 11 AM - 8 PM 

 September 10th, 11 AM - 5 PM


Slater Park

Armistice Blvd.

Pawtucket, RI









Pawtucket Irish Music Festival & 5K


September 9th, 11 AM - 11 PM

5k at 10 AM


Murphy's Law

2 George St.

Pawtucket, RI









Pawtucket Arts Festival


September 8th - October 22nd


Various locations around

Pawtucket, RI







Upcoming Events.





Downton Abbey Fox Hunt


 September 16th, 10:30 AM - 2 PM


Hearthside House

677 Great Rd.

Lincoln, RI







Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Upcoming Events.



EXPLORER Riverboat Tours


Festival Pier

100 Tim Healey Way

Pawtucket, RI 


Nature & Heritage Tours 

Sundays @ 1, 2, & 3 PM


Environmental Tours

1st & 3rd Saturday 

of each month @ 10 & 11 AM


Our 40-passenger riverboat will bring you on an intriguing and relaxing tour through the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park.





KBVB Free Movie:

"Lea to the Rescue"

September 16th @ 1 PM


Blackstone Valley

Visitor Center

175 Main St., Pawtucket, RI



Join Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful at this free event as American Girl shares an environmental message of being good to animals and the rainforest ecosystem.

All girls will receive an American Girl goodie bag and leave with better knowledge about how we all can be good to our environment right here in Blackstone Valley.





Blackstone Culinaria
Food Tour

September 20th @ 6 PM


Millrace Kitchen

40 South Main St.

Woonsocket, RI



Join us for this unique, All-American Culinaria event at a new incubator kitchen in Woonsocket! 


We'll feast on apple cranberry salad from Rustic Roots Baking; Southern honey fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and succotash vegetables from Every 1's Chef. Dessert will be classic American apple pie with vanilla ice cream from Providence Pie Co. Cash bar by Ciro's Tavern, and we'll have live entertainment too!!!





Train Excursion through the Blackstone Valley

October 21st @ 9 AM


Blackstone Valley Train Depot

1 Depot Square

Woonsocket, RI


Enjoy a relaxing train ride, Putnam's Annual Pumpkin Festival, many antique and gift shops, a farmers' market, local restaurants, and more!


This event sold out last year, so get your tickets early!





Blackstone Valley

Polar Express

Weekends, Nov. 17th - Dec. 23rd


Blackstone Valley 

Train Depot

1 Depot Square

Woonsocket, RI



Step into the enchanted world of THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride in Blackstone Valley as the conductor shouts, "All Aboard!" 

Inspired by Chris Van Allsburg's Christmas classic, this family favorite becomes reality during a 3-hour event that includes a 90-minute excursion on a real-life train with storytelling, sing-a-longs, games, delicious cookies, hot chocolate served in a collectible souvenir mug, and a special visit from Santa where he personally delivers the first gift of Christmas to every child.









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