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UP, UP, AND AWAY The South County Hot Air Balloon Festival, at the URI Athletic Fields July 19-21.

JULY 19-21 | EAST PROVIDENCE HERITAGE FESTIVAL| Music, food, crafts, and classic cars. This year's performers include Tramps Like Us (Bruce Springsteen tribute), the Unforgettable Fire (U2 tribute), Who Are You (the Who tribute), and more. See the website for schedule and ticket prices | Pierce Stadium, East Providence | 401.435.7511 | epheritagedays.com

JULY 19-21 | 35TH ANNUAL SOUTH COUNTY HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL| The fest features hot air balloon rides, crafts, car shows, a Revolutionary War encampment, carnival rides and games, music (including Roomful of Blues on July 19 @ 6;30 pm), an airplane show, fireworks (July 20 @ 9 pm), a 5K road race, a petting zoo, and more | July 19 5-9 pm + July 20 + 21 5:30 am-9 pm | University of Rhode Island Athletic Fields, Keaney Rd, Kingston | 401.783.1770 | southcountyballoonfest.com

JULY 20 | 37TH ANNUAL SAVE THE BAY SWIM| Beginning and ending at Potters Cove, Jamestown | Free | 401.272.3540 x 119 | savebay.org

JULY 20 | 26TH ANNUAL TIVERTON FOUR CORNERS ARTS & ARTISAN FESTIVAL with fine art + pottery + demonstrations + food + music + more | 10 am-4 pm (rain date July 21) | The Mill Pond, 3948 Main Rd, Tiverton | Free | tivertonfourcorners.com

JULY 20 + 21 | RHODE ISLAND INDIAN COUNCIL ANNUAL POWWOW| 10 am-6 pm | Temple to Music at Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence | 401.781.1098 | riindiancouncil.org

JULY 21 + 22 | EASTERN RHODE ISLAND 4-H COUNTY FAIR| The event features amusements, watermelon and ice cream eating contests, a decorated children's bike parade, Indian story time, pet shows, and antique and garden tractor pulls, 4-H exhibits, and more | 9 am-5 pm | $2 | Glen Park, Glen Rd, Portsmouth | 401.245.5127 | eri4hfair.webs.com

JULY 20 | BAKE ON THE BEACH| A traditional McGrath clambake near Peabody's Beach | Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd, Middletown | 401.846.2577 | normanbirdsanctuary.org

JULY 26-28 | NEWPORT ANTIQUES SHOW| July 26 + 27 10 am-6 pm + July 28 10 am-4 pm | $15, $20 for three-day pass | St. George's School 372 Purgatory Rd, Middletown | 401.846.2669 | newportantiquesshow.com

JULY 26-28 | FOSTER OLD HOME DAYS with crafts + music + 4-H shows + oxen pull competitions + baking and eating contests + more | July 26 10 am-10 pm + July 27 8:30 am-10 pm + July 28 8:30 am-6 pm | Foster Town House, Howard Hill Rd (off Rte 94), Foster | $5, free under 12 | fosteroldhomeday.webs.com

JULY 27 + 28 | 13TH ANNUAL CULTURAL SURVIVAL BAZAAR| A cultural festival that provides indigenous artists, cooperatives, and their representatives from around the world the chance to sell their work (traditional and contemporary crafts, artwork, clothing, jewelry, carpets, and accessories) directly to the American public; plus music, Native American storytelling, craft-making demonstrations, films, food, and more | 10 am-5 pm | Free | Four Corners Arts Center, 3852 Main Road, Tiverton | 617.441.5400 | bazaar.culturalsurvival.org

 

AUGUST

AUG 2-4 | 29TH CHARLESTOWN SEAFOOD FESTIVAL| Feast on seafood, lobsters, steamers, chowder, fish and chips, clam cakes, corn, a raw bar, and even non-seafood delights. Attractions include music, arts and crafts, amusement rides, rock-wall climbing, children's shows, bungee jumping, and a lobster raffle | Aug 2 + 3 12-11 pm + Aug 4 11 am-10 pm | $8, children 12 and under free, $1 donation to park | Ninigret Park, Rte 1A, Charlestown | 401.364.4031 | charlestownrichamber.com

AUG 4 | GREAT GATSBY REVISITED ROLLS ROYCE CAR SHOW featuring a wide array of Rolls Royces and Bentleys, plus house tours and a Great Gatsby exhibit | Hearthside House, 677 Great Rd, Lincoln | 11 am-2 pm | 401.726.0597 | hearthsidehouse.org

AUG 6 | RHODE ISLAND LOCAL FOOD FEST| A celebration of Rhode Island farmers, fishermen, and food artisans featuring two dozen local farmers and producers teamed up with chefs from Castle Hill, Newport Restaurant Group, and 10 more; plus, local wines, beers, live music, a photo booth, and a silent auction | Castle Hill, 590 Ocean Ave, Newport | 4 pm-dusk | $75 advance, $90 door | 401.312.4250 | farmfreshri.org/about/localfoodfest.php

AUG 10 |WATERFIRE PROVIDENCE| Downtown Providence, RI | 401.273.1155 | waterfire.org

AUG 10 + 11 | ANNUAL BLOCK ISLAND ARTS FESTIVAL| Harbor Baptist Church, Block Island, RI | Free | 401.334.9996 | blockisland chamber.com

AUG 10-12 | 2013 CUMBERLAND FEST| Town-wide festival with amusements, games, live music, food, and more | Diamond Hill Park, Rte 114, Cumberland | $5, $1 ages 4-12, free under 4 | 800.383.2474 | cumberlandfest.org

AUG 14-18 | 47TH ANNUAL WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR| An agricultural fair featuring tractor pulls, stage shows, crafts, and livestock, plus games and children's contests. Adult events include arm-wrestling contests, "dung throwing," lawnmower racing, and "seed spitting." Ah, America, and live music | $10, free under 11, free parking | Check the Web site for schedule | Washington County Fairgrounds, Rte 112, Richmond | 401.782.8139 or 401.539.7042 | washingtoncountyfair-ri.com

AUG 16-18 | 86TH ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL| All things Greek — food, music, dancing, an indoor Agora, costumes, and more | Aug 16 5-10 pm + Aug 17 12-10 pm + Aug 18 12-9 pm | Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott St, Pawtucket | 401.725.3167 | greekfestivalri.com

AUG 17 | 15TH ANNUAL NEWPORT STORM LUAU| with music + Polynesian dancers + island-themed food + more | 4:30-10 pm | Fort Adams State Park, Newport | 401.849.5232 | newportstorm.com

AUG 24 |WATERFIRE PROVIDENCE| Downtown Providence, RI | 401.273.1155 | waterfire.org

AUG 31 + SEPT 1 | EAST GREENWICH ART FESTIVAL with more than 150 artists + strolling entertainment + more | 10 am-5 pm | NE Tech, 1408 Division Rd, East Greenwich | Free | 401.374.3899 | festivalfete.com/East_Greenwich__9_1-2.html


SEPTEMBER

SEPT 6-22 | 15TH ANNUAL PAWTUCKET ARTS FESTIVAL| Various venues, Pawtucket | 401.724.5200 | pawtucketartsfestival.org

SEPT 7 | 14TH ANNUAL CHINESE DRAGON BOAT RACES AND TAIWAN DAY FESTIVAL| A rowing competition + Asian arts + music + dance + crafts + kite-flying + food + more | 8 am-5 pm (rain date Sept 8) | School Street Pier, off Rte 114, Pawtucket | 401.724.5200 | pawtucketartsfestival.org

SEPT 7 |WATERFIRE PROVIDENCE| Downtown Providence, RI | 401.273.1155 | waterfire.org

SEPT 12-15 | 43RD ANNUAL NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW| Sept 12-14 10 am-6 pm + Sept 15 10 am-5 pm | Newport Yachting Center, America's Cup Ave | 401.846.1600 | newportwaterfrontevents.com

SEPT 13 -15 | MISQUAMICUT FALL FESTIVAL| Misquamicut State Beach, Atlantic Ave, Westerly | 401.322.1026 | misquamicutfestival.org

SEPT 13-15 | SOUTH COUNTY MUSEUM ANNUAL FOLK ART QUILT SHOW with more than 100 quilts by New England artists | 10 am-4 pm | South County Museum, Strathmore St, Narragansett | $8 | 401.783.5400 | southcounty museum.org

SEPT 14 + 15 | 40TH ANNUAL HARVEST FAIR with vendors + traditional competitions + entertainment + demonstrations of historic and traditional crafts and skills + more | 10 am-5 pm | Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Rd, Bristol | $8, $5 seniors + ages 3-12 free under 3 | 401.253.9062 | coggeshallfarm.org

SEPT 20-22 | 8TH ANNUAL NEWPORT MANSIONS WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL| At the Elms, Rosecliff, and Marble House, Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI | 401.847.1000 | newportmansions.org

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