Your Columbus Day Weekend Planner

Food, art, comedy and cowboys... get the most out of your long weekend in Rhode Island

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Woonsocket’s Autumnfest runs from October 6 to 9, and features a food row, beer tent, midway rides, sporting events, entertainment, a parade, arts and crafts and fireworks.

The Scituate Art Festival, happening October 7–9 for the 51st year, gathers together over 200 artists and artisans, as well as live entertainment and delicious food.

Nobody celebrates like Federal Hill celebrates, especially at the Columbus Day Weekend Festival, when Providence’s Atwells Avenue shuts down to cars and revelers enjoy delicious Italian food, entertainment, a parade and a carnival midway.

The state’s oldest Columbus Day parade is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. The Westerly–Pawcatuck Columbus Day Parade happens on October 8, with Grand Marshal Billy Gilman.

And if that's not enough, check out these other great events happening this weekend: