7 festivals to check out this weekend

5th Annual Rhode Island Calamari Festival will take place this weekend

Festival season is here and it’s going to be a busy weekend filled with food, live music, and fun across Rhode Island. Here are a few festivals to check out this weekend!

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Cranston Greek Festival

Friday from 5 pm to 10 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 10 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 9 pm

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For more than two generations, the Cranston Greek Festival has been held the on the grounds of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation the weekend after Labor Day. Visit this exciting three-day event of Food, Fun, Greek Dancing and Culture. Admission is FREE. More info

20th Annual RI Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival

The Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival at Festival Pier in Pawtucket is an extraordinary free event for the whole family to enjoy. More Info

5th Annual Rhode Island Calamari Festival

Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm

Enjoy live music, food trucks, seaside shopping and a tasting of Rhode Island’s official state appetizer, CALAMARI! The festival, music and shopping runs from 11 am to 5 pm at The Towers in Narragansett. The tasting contest runs from 12 pm to 4 pm. Cost to enter the festival at the gate will be $20/person. Tickets and more info

2019 Rhode Island Seafood Festival

Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm

The 9th annual Rhode Island Seafood Festival will be held on the waterfront of India Point Park on September 7th & 8th.

Tickets are $5/day-$8/Two-Day. This price is for entrance to the festival, food is for sale from the vendors. More Info

5th Annual Ocean State Beer Festival

Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm

Head for the 5th Annual Ocean State Beer Festival at the Grey Sail Taproom for a Rhode Island-brewery only festival that will feature your local favorites plus some unique festival-only offerings! Tickets and more info

Warren Folk Festival

Sunday from 1 pm to 7 pm

Join The Collaborative for it’s 4th Annual Fundraiser, The Warren Folks Fest! Sunday, September 8th, 1pm-7pm. Rain or shine. FREE!! Featuring live music from The Low Cards Cactus Attack Consuelo’s Revenge Josh Grabert Morgan Johnston John Faraone Chrissy Stewart Rafay Rashid Ant Savino Mountainess Glenn Alexander Tracie Potochniki Jane Hesser. Tickets and more info

Block Island Rock Fest

Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

The Ultimate Summer Party is at Ballard’s and you can party & dance to the sounds of Dirty Deeds, Thrilldriver, and Sebastian Bach. More Info