Six Picks: The best in local events this weekend (Sept. 21 – 23)

Newport, RI – Hard to believe it, but the final few days of summer are here (the fall equinox will take place at 9:54 pm on Saturday evening), and the first full day of fall arrives on Sunday. Changes of the season don’t mean a thing in Rhode Island as the festivals, events, and things just continue to stack up across the Ocean State. 

Here are a half-dozen things to consider doing this weekend across the state, enjoy and be sure to tell them you read about it on What’sUpRhodeIsland! 

1) StyleWeek Northeast | September 19 – 22, Providence

StyleWeek Northeast is New England’s premier fashion week. The bi-annual fashion week was created with the vision of connecting the community with fashion design. Among the events, runway shows will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence. More Info

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2) Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival | September 20 – 23, Newport

The most upscale wine and food festival on the East Coast has quickly become one of the most anticipated food and wine events in the country. Rosecliff, Marble House, The Elms and other venues across The-City-By-The-Sea will host more than 100 of the world’s finest vintners and some of New England’s finest restaurants and food purveyors for a remarkable weekend experience. Don’t miss it! More Info


3) Ocean State Oyster Festival | September 21, Providence

The 4th Annual Ocean State Oyster Festival will feature oyster farms from Rhode Island, live music, craft food trucks, a shucking contest, and family fun on the boardwalk along the Providence River. Entry ticket gets half-dozen oysters from the array of RI farms, plus a beverage. Additional oyster and drink tickets available to purchase separately. More Info


4) Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day | September 22, Across Rhode Island

Twenty-seven museums across Rhode Island will join more than 1,200 museums across the country participating in Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day on September 22nd, a one-day annual event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. More Info


5) 12th Annual Taste Of Block Island | September 21 – 23, New Shoreham

Head to Block Island (a.k.a. New Shoreham) to sample their delicious food, charming lodgings, pristine beaches, fun-filled activities, unique shopping, all delivered to you with their warm island hospitality. Take advantage of the many discounts offered on this very special weekend! This remarkable event is organized with one main objective in mind: to offer our guests a taste of what Block Island is really about and make you fall in love with it! More Info


6) WaterFire Providence | September 22, Providence

WaterFire returns on Saturday for a full-lighting, a “Big Bang Science Fair”,  and a salute to Rhode Island educators. With a forecast of 75 degrees on Saturday day and a low of 54 degrees on Saturday night, this is surely a perfect end of summer night you do not want to miss!