What’s on tap for September


In this newsletter we announce our International Food Trail and more festivals to experience food and fun. We also share two places that honor the history of Labor Day. The fun continues with more food & drink events and the 25th Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival!


It's still International Food Festival season here in Blackstone Valley RI with authentic, tasty events - from Ukrainian to German, Polish, Taiwanese, and more - happening every weekend through the end of September!!!




Lobster Bao Buns Five Oh Five Fusion Food Truck at Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival (9/2).



·     Through Sept. 3 Central Falls Restaurant Week Experience a world of international flavors in just one square mile.

·     Sept. 1 - 10 Pawtucket Flavor Fest - A culinary and cultural experience with cuisine representing various countries around the globe.

·     Sept. 1 - 3 Our Lady of Fatima Annual Feast in Cumberland. Great Portuguese food and music. Fun for the entire family. Food includes: Shish Kebab (Espetada), Grilled Sardines (Sardinha Assada) Barbeque Chicken (Frango No Churrasco), Shrimp Mozambique



·     Sept. 8 - 9 St. Joseph Church Polish American Festival, Central Falls. Authentic Polish food and live entertainment.

·     Sept. 10 St. St. Michael Ukrainian Festival 2023 Enjoy traditional Ukrainian food, pastry and culture

·     Celebrate Oktoberfest in Pawtucket twice first on Sept. 16 at The Guild. Then Sept. 30 - October 1st join the German American Cultural Society for two full days of celebrating the Bavarian tradition of the Wies’n. Próst!





Our Lady of Fatima Festa (Feast), Cumberland Sept. 1-3.








Come Taste RI's Blackstone Valley



Blackstone Valley International Food Trail kick off weekend,

Sept 23 - 24, to feature 80+ restaurants, breweries, farms!


Blackstone Valley Tourism invites you to this exciting culinary experience! Come taste and experience food from over 40 countries… all within a short drive, walk or bike ride across our region's 10 cities and towns!!


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September 14


9th Annual Stadium Beer Fest

Support the arts by drinking beer! Enjoy a selection of fine beers (wine too), delicious foods, enter raffles AND HAVE PINTS OF FUN! Stadium Theatre, Woonsocket


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September - October


Live Music on the Lawn


Enjoy some great wine and relax while listening to live music in the peaceful surroundings at Mulberry Vineyard in Glocester. Live music featured every other Sunday.


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September 22


Butterfly Farm Burger Bash

Head to the Butterfly Farm for a fun filled night at the farm! Farm-fresh burgers prepared to your liking, live music, beer, lawn games, hay rides and more!


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Get Out on the Ice Cream Trail

It's not too late to get out on the ice cream trail before the season ends! Some creameries remain open year-round!


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September 1 - 3


It’s About Time: Labor Day Weekend Festivities

What better way to kick off Labor Day Weekend than at Old Slater Mill, birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution! Join the National Park Service for a weekend of special tours, live music and picnicking in the shadow of America's first spinning mill!


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Sept. 1 - 10


25th Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival

The Pawtucket Arts Festival celebrates the remarkable milestone of its 25th annual celebration. This year's festival promises an extraordinary array of artistic events and activities:

·     Kick-Off with Riverbend East Song Festival

·     Mixed Magic Theatre Exult Choir

·     Free Shakespeare with Burbage Theater

·     McCoy's Final Inning

·     Slater Park Fall Festival

·     RI Philharmonic Pops in the Park & Fireworks


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September 4


Museum of Work and Culture Free Labor Day Open House

Featuring the debut of a new immersive, state-of-the-art presentation "The Decision to Leave" and a screening of "The World According to Johnny," episode 5 of Christian de Rezendes' documentary, "Slatersville: America's First Mill Village.


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September 1 - October 15


Rhode Island Land Trust Days

When labor is done, get outside and explore Blackstone Valley's during RI Land Trust Days. It kicks-off in Burrillville with the Burrillville Land Trust at Eagle Peak Schoolhouse on Friday, September 1st. Events continue throughout RI including East Providence, Cumberland and Smithfield...


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