Top 5 Fun Things To Do: September 19 – September 25

SAT 22

Downtown Rising: Free all-day music festival successor to Rocktucket — the musical capstone to this year’s Pawtucket Arts Festival features three stages across the city, taking over the streets with the likes of Cactus Attack, The Shakes, Jetty, EclectricElectric, The Funk Underground and Iris Creamer. ‘Gansett Beer, antique race cars from a motorsports museum and food trucks will round out the fest. 250 Main St, Pawtucket and other locations.

Culture Shock: Music, beer garden, stuff for the kids in this event that unites the dispossessed cultures of Pawtucket in one block party. Part of Downtown Rising (above). Noon, Downtown Pawtucket.


Ocean State Oyster Fest: The annual shuck fest features samples from RI’s best brews and shellfish. 1pm. 243 South Water St, along the river, PVD.

SUN 23

Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival: Family friendly arts and theater, including hands-on activities and installations, crafts, contests, raffles, food, beer and wine. Free, even for your furry friends. 10am – 4pm. Artists’ Exchange, 50 Rolfe Sq, Cranston.

TUE 25

Taste of Pawtuxet Village: Yet another food event for all our bougie foodies out there. 4:30pm. Imperial Room, 1 Rhodes Pl, Cranston.