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Food Truck Fridays
At the Carousel Village, Food Truck Fridays has something for the whole family. Enjoy great food from some of the area’s best food trucks, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, listen to live music and don’t forget to ride the carousel. Friday. 5pm - 8pm. 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence. More info...

Flocked, Blocked and Stenciled
Join local artists to celebrate wallpaper art. Over 35 artists will be featured. Friday. 7pm - 9pm. 186 Carpenter Street, Providence. More info...

Calamari Cook-Off
Head to Veteran's Park for a day of shopping with local vendors, listening to live bands, munching on food truck food and of course the main event, the Calamari Cook-Off. Sample from many local restaurants and vote for your favorite, and stick around to see who wins the award for best calamari. Saturday. 11am-6pm. 23 Ocean Road, Narragansett. More info...

Vessel Endeavor Open House

The University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography is hosting a Research Vessel Endeavor open house, including tours of the ship, a touch a tank for kids and exhibits about Narragansett Bay, oceans and marine life. Tours and exhibits are free and open to the public, but come prepared: shoes with flat soles, closed toes and closed heels are required for the ship tour. Saturday. 10am-4pm. Narragansett Bay Campus, Narragansett. More info...

FirmMan Half Iron, Sprint and Aquabike Triathlon
Love to run, swim and bike? Try the FirmMan Half Iron Sprint and Aquabike Triathlon, a longtime favorite for many athletes of all abilities. After the intense race, stay and enjoy the beach festivities with a live DJ, yummy snacks, and a New England style barbecue. Sunday. 7am. 137 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. More info...

Celtic Rock Festival
Be sure to check out the 2016 Celtic Rock Festival for some amazing performers, including Pendragon and the Town Pants. The festival will also feature an open bar and tons of food from Open Season Catering. Saturday. 2pm. Kennedy Plaza, Providence. More info...

History and Herb Hike
Join herbalist Maureen Lapre through the rolling trails of Lincoln on a History and Herb Hike. learn about the landscape from the 17th century to today. Registration recommended. Saturday. 10am-12pm. 487 Great Road, Lincoln. More info...

39th Annual Heritage Days Festival
Celebrate the rich diversity of Rhode Island at the 29th Annual Heritage Days Festival. The festival will include traditional food, music, dance and over 20 exhibits from different countries. Saturday. 12pm. Roger Williams National Memorial, Providence. More info...

Oysters on the Beach
In addition to oysters, the event will include catered meals from 195 Franklin and a plethora of wine, beer and signature cocktails to enjoy. When you’re getting your fill of delicious food, you can take a turn on the dance floor or relax with a gorgeous view of the Warren River. There will also be raffles and auctions featuring artwork from local artists. Saturday. 6pm - 9pm. 155 Water Street, Warren. More info...

Nutcracker Auditions
Is your kid a future star of the stage? Festival Ballet Providence is holding open auditions for boys and girls aged 7 and up for this year’s production of The Nutcracker. Sunday. 10am-5pm. 825 Hope Street, Providence. More info...

Toe Jam Puppet Band
Bring a blanket and enjoy this hands‐on children's entertainment that grown‐ups can actually enjoy. A dynamic group, the Toe Jam Puppet Band has a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun! Sunday. 3pm. Lippitt House Garden, Providence. More info...