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Warwick Weekend: 20 Ways to Have Fun Around Warwick

[CREDIT: WarwickPost File Photo] Crowds walk Narragansett Parkway during the 2015 Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival. The festival returns this weekend, one of many events in the Warwick Weekend lineup.

[CREDIT: WarwickPost File Photo] Crowds walk Narragansett Parkway during the 2015 Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival. The festival returns this weekend, one of many events in the Warwick Weekend lineup.
[CREDIT: WarwickPost File Photo] Crowds walk Narragansett Parkway during the 2015 Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival. The festival returns this weekend, one of many events in the Warwick Weekend lineup.
WARWICK, RI — The first Warwick Weekend of fall is here and it’s chock-full of great events, so grab a friend or your family and check out all the amazing things happening in and around Warwick this weekend.

From the Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival to the Rhode Island Seafood Festival and everything in between, we’ve gathered our picks just for you! 

Friday, Sept.10

Goddard Park Farmers’ Market

Stop by the Goddard Park Farmers’ Market today and grab some fresh produce, breads, meats, flowers and more from local spots. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Goddard State Park, 1095 Ives Road, Warwick.

Rhode Island Art Educators’ Showcase

The Warwick Center for the Arts Rhode Island Art Educators’ Showcase celebrates art teachers who have the gift of merging the intricacies of mathematics, the lyricism of language and the lessons of history to create a new form of visual communication. This exhibit runs through Oct. 9 and is free and open to the public. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road, Warwick. 

Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Park

Enjoy Food Truck Friday featuring more than a dozen locally-owned food trucks, along with local beer from Trinity Brewhouse, along with live music. 5-8 p.m. Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.

Saturday, Sept. 11

Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival

The 2021 Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival is a free, fun, family-friendly event showcasing more than 100 artisans, community groups and nonprofits. Enjoy one-of-a-kind arts, as well as craft fair food. Plus enjoy live music from local bands, as well as amusements for the little ones. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Narragansett Parkway, Warwick. 

Pick Your Own Apples

Go apple picking today at Pippin Apple Orchard in nearby Cranston. Apple picking season starts Saturday at Pippin. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Pippin Apple Orchard, 751 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston.

JAYCEES Clean-ups & Green-Ups

Join the JAYCEES at their award-winning arboretum every Saturday to help clean up. From pinching flowers, trimming trees, pruning shrubs, restoring plant beds, painting fencing in more, come lend a hand while enjoying the beauty of the area. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Riverpoint COMMUNITY Park, 110 Hay St.

Rhode Island Seafood Festival

Seafood lovers, you don’t want to miss the Rhode Island Seafood Festival this weekend showcasing the area’s best seafood, live music and local beverages. Tickets are $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., India Point Park, 263 India St., Providence. The festival is held at the base of the south side of the I-195 walking bridge.

Rhode Island Art Educators’ Showcase

The Warwick Center for the Arts Rhode Island Art Educators’ Showcase celebrates art teachers who have the gift of merging the intricacies of mathematics, the lyricism of language and the lessons of history to create a new form of visual communication. This exhibit runs through Oct. 9 and is free and open to the public. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road, Warwick. 

Animal Experiences With Dave Marchetti

Head to the West Warwick Public Library today and learn about some slimy, scaly, and cool animals with Dave Marchetti Animal Experiences for a program the whole family will enjoy. You must email or call the library to register in advance. Noon, West Warwick Public Library, 1043 Main St., West Warwick. 

Bloom Collective’s Armory Artisan & Vintage Market

Head to Bloom Collectives weekly outdoor marketplace, the Armory Artisan & Vintage Market every Saturday and Sunday and visit with local artisans, crafters, local food trucks and more. Noon to 5 p.m., 1455 Westminster St, Providence.

Brian James Quintet at Apponaug Brewing Co.

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Catch the Brian James Quintet live tonight at Apponaug Brewing Co. 5-8 p.m., Apponaug Brewing Co., 334 Knight St., Warwick.

The Noyz

Catch the Noyz tonight for live music at the Tiki Bar at Harbor Lights. Harbor Lights, 150 Gray St., Warwick. 

The Trinity Beer Garden Comedy Series

Looking for some laughs? Head to Providence tonight and check out the Trinity Beer Garden Comedy Series. Every Saturday Trinity Beer Garden features the best comedians in New England. 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $5. Trinity Beer Garden, 2 Dorrance St. Biltmore Park, Providence.

Saturday Nights With DJ Face

Head on over to The Trap tonight in East Greenwich and enjoy music and fun with DJ Face. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Trap, 195 Old Forge Rd, East Greenwich. 

Sunday, Sept. 12

Cars & Coffee

Joined the Untamed Auto Club and Detail Garage for their bi-weekly

Cars & Coffee event. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Detail Garage, 1170 Bald Hill Road, Warwick. 

Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival

The 2021 Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival is a free, fun, family-friendly event showcasing more than 100 artisans, community groups and nonprofits. Enjoy one-of-a-kind arts, as well as craft fair food. Plus enjoy live music from local bands, as well as amusements for the little ones. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Narragansett Parkway, Warwick. 

Providence Flea Summer Markets

If you love flea markets, don’t miss the Providence Flea Summer Markets happening every Sunday through September. Enjoy local vintage and artisan vendors, food trucks, community nonprofits, live music and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Greenway, across from 345 South Water St., Providence. 

Pick Your Own Apples

Go apple picking today at Pippin Apple Orchard in nearby Cranston. Apple picking season starts Saturday at Pippin. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Pippin Apple Orchard, 751 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston.

Rhode Island Seafood Festival

Seafood lovers, you don’t want to miss the Rhode Island Seafood Festival this weekend showcasing the area’s best seafood, live music and local beverages. Tickets are $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., India Point Park, 263 India St., Providence. The festival is held at the base of the south side of the I-195 walking bridge.

Bloom Collective’s Armory Artisan & Vintage Market

Head to Bloom Collectives weekly outdoor marketplace, the Armory Artisan & Vintage Market every Saturday and Sunday and visit with local artisans, crafters, local food trucks and more. Noon to 5 p.m., 1455 Westminster St, Providence.

Live Entertainment Featuring DJ Screwloose

Head to The Trap this afternoon and enjoy live entertainment. All the fun starts at 4 p.m. (the Patriots play at 4:25 p.m.). The Trap, 195 Old Forge Road, East Greenwich.

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