Labor Day Weekend Best Bets

Spend the long weekend social distancing with live entertainment, outings, and at-home fun


Labor Day may mean the end of the summer is nearing, but it doesn’t have to feel that way! Get outdoors with these creative ways to spend the long weekend enjoying the warm-weather sights and activities little Rhody has to offer. We’ve compiled some out-of-the-box ideas to get you started.


Donuts and Scavenger Hunts

Go nuts for donuts at Adams Farm in Cumberland, hosting a donut-filled day and scavenger hunt beginning at 10am on Saturday. Adventure through the farm spotting all of the animals, characters, and more this scenic site has to offer!


Beach Bash

Ballard’s Labor Day Weekend is toned-down compared to past festivities, but still jam-packed with live music and tiki bevvies on the beach Friday through Monday. For a weekend getaway, book a VIP cabana or a room. 


Small-Scale Art 

The Collaborative’s Teeny Tiny Show opens just in time for Labor Day weekend on Saturday, with miniature works of art on view through September. 


Rhody Tours 

With tours for every type of explorer, Experience RI’s Labor Day offerings include Rhode Island in a Day, Providence Walking Tours, Newport outings, and more throughout the weekend, all with online booking. 


Stargazing Nights

For an end-of-summer evening spent stargazing, enjoy the warm weather while it lasts viewing the night sky at Frosty Drew Observatory to start off the long weekend right. 


Summer Concert-going

Grab your beach blankets and chairs for the last of Narragansett’s Gazebo Park Summer Concert Series event of the season. This Friday’s show features the Jesse Liam Band taking the stage at 6pm. 


Venetian Experience 

Enjoy a romantic night or a fun adventure with friends while viewing the city’s sights from the water with La Gondola Tours, open this season for single-party reservations.


Vintage Deals

Browse fashion-forward finds from local vendor Mirrorball Boutique Vintage to step into the long weekend in style! Find your next timeless vintage piece during this weekend’s Labor Day sale to spice up your wardrobe at a great price. 


Live Music on the Lawn

Enjoy a live performance and dinner buffet on the South Lawn of Ocean House for their Cabaret on the Lawn event. Kick off your Labor Day weekend on Friday at 7pm listening to Frank Sinatra under the stars. 


Arts and Music in the Park

The Pawtucket Arts Festival starts this weekend with a mural reveal on Friday, Mixed Magic Theatre’s annual Greatness of Gospel concert Saturday, and an Aurea Ensemble concert along with TEN31’s Enchanted Garden on Sunday. 


Comedy over Brews

Trinity Beer Garden’s Holy Trinity Comedy Show transforms the Downcity park into a rousing night of live stand-up on Friday night. Get the holiday weekend going with a night filled with laughs, beer, and friends.


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