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The Blackstone Valley offers a multitude of annual events and opportunities including a bounty of bike and walking trails, historical sites and attractions that are close by and even more importantly, memorable and unique. Many of these treats are free, family oriented and educational all while you are having a great time!  There are also unique shops, insightful treasures of our past, architectural blends that exemplify the best of all times, and delightful experiences that will lure our attention for many years to come. So, come see, hear and experience the wonder of our past, the best of our present and the vision for our future!

Cumberland, RI        Kelly House and Bike Path   A Day of Consignment Shops    Slater Mill / Pawtucket        

Annual Events:

January: Ranger Lecture Series

February: Blackstone Valley Business Expo (Ma)(508-234-9090), Sleigh Rally at Waters Farm (Sutton), Special Olympics -RI, Woonsocket Mardi Gras, Annual Student Jazz Festival, RI Spring & Garden Festival, S N.E. RV Show

March: Bikepath,Pawsox

April: Bikepath, Pawsox

May: Arts Walking Tour in Uxbridge, BR Watershed's Annual Canoe and Kayak Race (508-234-0111), Bikepath, Pawsox, Slater Mill Historic Tours

June: Waterfire, Paddling, Whitinsville's Picnic in the Park (508-234-8184),  River Bend Farm's Canal Fest (Val S.  508-278-7604), Pawsox, Bikepath, Canal Boats, Slater Mill Historic Tours

July: BV Celtic Festival (508-234-9090), Donkey Days at Waters Farm, Fireworks, Providence Jazz & Blues Festival, Ancients & Horribles Parades in Chepachet and Arnold Mills,  Central Falls Senior Sports Festival Games, Cape Verdean Festival, free Thursday Night Art Trolley, Sunset Benefit Concert at Waters Farm, Hassanamisco Indian Fair , Paddling Nights, Waterfire, Walkabouts and Walking Tours, Bikepath, Pawsox, Canal Boats, Slater Mill Historic Tours

August: Bikepath, Waterfire, Paddling, Pawsox, Canal Boats, Slater Mill Historic Tours, Jazz At Sunset, Emancipation Days in Providence (401-222-4137), Corn & Tomato Festival at Keown's Farm, Central Falls Summer Concert Series(401-727-7474), 4H Club Hunter Pace at Waters Farm, Pawtucket Arts in the Park, RI Film Festival (401-861-4445), Annual Portugese Festival (401-726-9449), Annual Greek Festival (401-725-3127), Glocester Heritage Days, Grafton's Festival of the Lion Renaissance Fair

September: Free admission at Work & Culture Museum for Labor Day,  Harvest Fair in Grafton, Chinese Dragon Races - Pawtucket Arts Festival - Greenway Challenge, Heritage Homecoming Days (508-234-5043), Bikepath, Pawsox, Canal Boats, Slater Mill Historic Tours, RI Convergence Days, Burrillville's Arts & Crafts Festival (401-568-4300), Festival of the Vine (Prov401-521-9463), Prov Jazz & Blues Festival (401-621-1992), RI Ethnic Heritage & Maritime Festival (401-222-4133), Annual Health Expo (401-458-6000), Apple Festival in Millville (508-883-9959), French Farmers Market & Heritage Day (401-762-1258), Western Jamboree in N Smithfield (401-762-9627), RI Hist Society Annual History Makers Salute (401-331-8575), Annual Central Falls Antique & Custom Car Show (401-727-7474), Sportsman's Field Day (401-231-9883), East Side Floral & Antique Festival  (401-785-9450X206), Settlers Day (401-762-1258)

October: Woonsocket's AutumnFest, Car Cruising Fair in Millbury, Northern RI Smaller Business Expo (401-334-1000), Heritage Homecoming Days (508-234-5043 Spaulding), Bikepath, Slater Mill Historic Tours, Canal Boats, Haunted Halloween at Southwick's Zoo, Millbury Auto Fest (508-865-2238), Burrillville 5K Road Race (401-568-9470), Native American Powwow (Pawtucket 401-737-3762), Annual Robinson Lecture at Willard Clock Museum (508-839-3500), Haunted River Tours (401-724-2200), Pumpkin Fest at Keown Farms (508-865-6706), P & W Train Shopping Railway Excursion (401-724-2200), Stone Soup Coffee House Concerts

November: Slater Mill Historic Tours, Colonial Dinner at Smith-Appleby (401-231-7363),  Blackstone Valley Polar Express (401-724-2200), Festival Ballet of RI (401-353-1129), Annual Whitehorse Dance Social at WPI (508-831-5540), Open HOuse at Sleighbell Farm, Sutton (508-234-6953), Annual Festival of Crafts @ Worcester Craft Center (508-753-8183)

December: Chain of Lights (508-234-9090/ 800-841-0919), First Night Worcester, Bright Night Providence, Slater Mill Historic Tours, RI State House Holiday Events (401-222-2080), Glocester's Candlelight Shopping and Festival of Lights, Pawtucket Winter Wonderland (401-728-0500 x251, 252), Annual Christmas Tea at Willard Clock Museum (508-839-3500), East Providence Historical Party, Holly Days at Slater Mill

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