Six Picks: The best in local events this weekend (Sept. 28 – 30)

Well, here we are – the end and final weekend of September.

I think we can all agree that after this (long) week (of politics), that some fun and festivities are in order. Here’s a look at six things happening across the state that are worth checking out before we welcome October on Monday.

Have a great weekend, we’ll see you out there! 

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Recovery Fest Saturday – Pawtucket | September 29

The “Above the Noise Foundation” sponsors music festivals “to inspire, empower, and provide grassroots funding to U.S. cities affected by the addiction epidemic.” Some big name will be at the Recovery Festival at McCoy Stadium Saturday afternoon including headliner Macklemore along with Fitz and the Tantrums (pictured above) and Pvris. Tickets still available – details here.


Newport Polo wraps up 27th Season with Finals – Portsmouth | September 29

Season 27 of the NBC10 Newport International Polo Series, Presented by BMW will conclude with the ultimate showdown, a Battle of the Sexes, when the Newport Women take on the Newport Men on September 29th, 2018 at 4 pm. The Finals will feature the timeless rivalry between Men and Women in a 6-chukker Autumn match.  For more information, visit

Flames of Hope a Celebration of Life – Providence | September 29 & 30

Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather to light the way towards hope and healing for anyone touched by breast cancer. Gloria Gemma’s Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life™ was created to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month by turning the city of Providence PINK and sparking a movement to inspire awareness, compassion, and support. This weekend-long celebration embraces everyone who has been impacted by cancer. In honor of the event, Waterfire will host a full lighting on Saturday evening to celebrate. Flames of Hope a Celebration of Life. More Information Here

Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair – Middletown | September 29 & 30

An autumn ritual for generations of families, this beloved old-fashioned fair offers something for everyone. The “Mabel Express” Barrel Train, Monkey Bridge, Mud Pit, Midway games and Children’s crafts tent invites kids of all ages to join in the fun. Talented crafters and artisans sell their beautifully created items, enticing fair-goers to get a jump on holiday shopping. Local food and beer vendors offer an array of appetizing selections, while an impressive line-up of musicians round out the festive atmosphere. Let this be the year that you create fond family memories of your own by putting September 30th & October 1st on your calendar! For more info, visit



2018 Walk To End Alzheimer’s – Providence | September 30

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! More Information Here


28th Annual Mist to Mews Canoe & Kayak Race – Wakefield | September 30

The 28th Annual Mist to Mews Canoe and Kayak Race takes place on Sunday, September 30th! The race will start at the Ocean Mist at 2:00 pm. All Proceeds benefit The Wounded Warrior Project. This year’s theme is The 80’s, watch out for neon spandex, off-the-shoulder tees, and sweatbands! More Information Here