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Warwick Weekend: 25 Fun Events Around Warwick

[CREDIT: Roger Williams Park] In this week's Warwick Weekend roundup, the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo is back this year through Oct. 31.

[CREDIT: Roger Williams Park] In this week's Warwick Weekend roundup, the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo is back this year through Oct. 31.
[CREDIT: Roger Williams Park] In this week’s Warwick Weekend roundup, the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo is back this year through Oct. 31.
The Warwick Weekend roundup is here and it’s full of great fall fun the entire family will enjoy, from the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo to the Warwick Parks and Recreation Department’s Fall Harvest Marketplace, a Touch-A-Truck Event at the West Warwick Public Library and everything in between, check out our picks for your weekend of fun! 

Friday, Oct. 8

Adult Swim at McDermott Pool

Enjoy adult swim at McDermott Pool today from 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 9:20 p.m. McDermott Pool, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick. 

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.

Pick Your Own Apples

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

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. 

Fall Family Fun at Spring Hill Sugarhouse

Grab the family and pick your own pumpkin, enjoy some apple cider or take on the corn maze at Spring Hill Sugarhouse in nearby Richmond. Noon to 5 p.m., 522 Gardner Road, Richmond.

Teen Halloween Craft Making

Bring your kiddos ages 10+ to the West Warwick Public Library for some spooky Halloween themed craft making. Registration is required by emailing youth@wwpl.or or calling 401-828-3750 ext. 2. 3:30 p.m., West Warwick Public Library, 1043 Main St., West Warwick. 

Open Swim at McDermott Pool

Enjoy open swim at McDermott Pool today from 3:30-4:15 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. McDermott Pool, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick.

Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo is back this year through Oct. 31. This year’s event is sponsored by Citizens and takes you through the greatest music of the last 150 years while enjoying the thousands of intricately carved pumpkins on display. All tickets must be purchased online. The trail is open 6-10:30 p.m. (the last entry is 10 p.m.) Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. 

Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) 

Bring Your Own Improv is back for family friendly live performances every Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door only. General admission tickets are $15, $10 for WCFA members, seniors, students, military and first responders, hospital employees and minimum wage workers Tickets are available at the door only. COVID Safety Policies: All ages must show proof of being fully vaccinated to attend. (Card, Photocopy or Camera Photo). Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road, Warwick.

Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) Late Night Show 

Bring Your Own Improv is back for a late night performance every Friday from 9-10:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door only. General admission tickets are $15, $10 for WCFA members, seniors, students, military and first responders, hospital employees and minimum wage workers Tickets are available at the door only. COVID Safety Policies: All ages must show proof of being fully vaccinated to attend. (Card, Photocopy or Camera Photo). Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road, Warwick.

Saturday, Oct. 9

We Be Jammin’ Fall Marketplace

Join the Warwick Parks and Recreation Department for some free fall fun today at its Fall Harvest Marketplace featuring more than 70 vendors, food trucks and crafts. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pawtuxet Park, Off Narragansett Parkway, Warwick. 

Pack 13 Centreville Car Wash

Get your car wash today and help out Cub Scout Pack 13 Centreville in West Warwick as they work hard for your donation to help support their scouting adventures. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 130 Legris Ave, West Warwick.

West Warwick Fire Department Touch A Truck Event 

Celebrate Fire Prevention Month by bringing your family to the West Warwick Public Library to learn about fire safety, explore a fire truck and listen to a story with members of the West Warwick Fire Department. Registration required by emailing youth@wwpl.org or calling 401-828-3750 ext. 2. 10:30 a.m., West Warwick Public Library, 1043 Main St., West Warwick.

Adult Swim at McDermott Pool

Enjoy adult swim at McDermott Pool today from 7-10:45 a.m. (if no rental adult swim runs until 11:45 a.m.). McDermott Pool, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick. 

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.

Pick Your Own Apples

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

Drop-in Lego Club

Children of all ages are invited to drop by the West Warwick Public Library today to build and play with LEGOs. 11 a.m. to noon, 1043 Main St., West 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. 

Fall Family Fun at Spring Hill Sugarhouse

Grab the family and pick your own pumpkin, enjoy some apple cider or take on the corn maze at Spring Hill Sugarhouse in nearby Richmond. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 522 Gardner Road, Richmond.

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.

Open Swim at McDermott Pool

Enjoy open swim at McDermott Pool today from 12:15-2:45 p.m. McDermott Pool, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick.

Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo is back this year through Oct. 31. This year’s event is sponsored by Citizens and takes you through the greatest music of the last 150 years while enjoying the thousands of intricately carved pumpkins on display. All tickets must be purchased online. The trail is open 6-10:30 p.m. (the last entry is 10 p.m.) Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. 

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.

Sunday, Oct. 10

Adult Swim at McDermott Pool

Enjoy adult swim at McDermott Pool today from 7-10:45 a.m. (if no rental adult swim runs until 11:45 a.m.). McDermott Pool, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick. 

Pick Your Own Apples

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

Fall Family Fun at Spring Hill Sugarhouse

Grab the family and pick your own pumpkin, enjoy some apple cider or take on the corn maze at Spring Hill Sugarhouse in nearby Richmond. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 522 Gardner Road, Richmond.

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.

Open Swim at McDermott Pool

Enjoy open swim at McDermott Pool today from 12:15-2:45 p.m. McDermott Pool, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick.

Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo is back this year through Oct. 31. This year’s event is sponsored by Citizens and takes you through the greatest music of the last 150 years while enjoying the thousands of intricately carved pumpkins on display. All tickets must be purchased online. The trail is open 6-10:30 p.m. (the last entry is 10 p.m.) Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. 

Liz Taurasi
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Liz Taurasi is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. Liz is a proven digital media strategist who has produced content and offered editorial support for a variety of web publications, including: Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, AOL/Patch Media, IoT World Today and Design News.

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