2013 - RHODE ISLAND - 2013
(See also: 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008)
February 14, 2013 Valentine's Day
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
March 4-8, 2013 National School Breakfast Week 2013 - Nationwide
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children.
March 19, 2013 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless other across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.
April 22, 2013 Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify.
June 1, 2013 32nd Great Chowder Cook-Off - Newport, Rhode Island
The legendary Polar Seltzer Great Chowder Cook-Off officially kicks off summer in Newport. The original and longest running chowder championship draws competitors and crowds from across the country. Attendees enjoy endless samples of traditional and exotic creations from dozens of restaurants and then vote for the best in three categories: Clam, Seafood and Creative. The winners walk away with overflowing prize pots and bragging rights for the year. Live entertainment, food and bar options, kids’ activities.
JULY 4, 2013 - There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.
August 2-4, 2013 29th Annual Seafood Festival - Charlestown, Rhode Island
A gastronomic extravaganza of Rhode Island's best seafood. Arts and crafts, rides, rock wall climbing, Hot Rod & Harley car show, kite exhibition, children's shows, bungee jumping and lobster raffle. Continuous entertainment and events.
August 14-18, 2013 Washington County Fair - Richmond, Rhode Island
Washington County Fair has been a great New England tradition for the past 47 years! The Fair is Rhode Island’s largest agricultural event. One of the biggest draws to the Fair is today’s Country Music Stars! Admission includes access to all daily concerts, special acts and events, the giant midway and kiddy land area (all ride tickets and games separate), all agricultural events and shows, exhibits and displays, tractor and horse pulls, the farm museum, and much, much more! The Fair features the Main Stage pine grove where you can relax and enjoy some of music’s hottest acts. The Midway is full of the rides you look forward too every year, as well as some new additions! Also, for the second year, the Midway will feature New England’s largest traveling roller coaster!
August 16, 2013 Celebrity Chef Tour - Newport, Rhode Island
Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.
September 19, 2013 6th Annual Latino Food & Wine Festival
Providence, Rhode Island
Please join Latino Dollars for Scholars of RI for a night of wine tasting, delicious food and live music. Tantalize your taste buds with samples of Latino wines and local Latin cuisine!
September 20-22, 2013 8th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
Newport, Rhode Island
The most sophisticated wine and food festival on the East Coast has quickly become one of the most anticipated food and wine events in the country. Rosecliff, The Elms and Marble House host the world's finest vintners and many of New England's finest restaurants and caterers for a remarkable three-day experience. Grand Tasting showcasing wineries from around the world, culinary demonstrations with celebrity chefs, and fabulous food from regional restaurants and caterers. The variety of upscale palate pleasers coupled with the mix of visiting wine and food experts make this weekend a must for food and wine lovers.
October 12-13, 2013 International Oktoberfest! - Newport, Rhode Island
Oktoberfest on the Newport waterfront—our official sendoff to summer, and salute to the arrival of autumn. Join us for our annual reunion of friends and family enjoying the tastes, sights, and sounds of our little Bavaria by the Bay. Seasonal brews, and savory German cuisine compliment the lively and spirited sound of music spilling from the Biergartens. Prost!
October 19-20, 2013 Bowen's Wharf 22nd Annual Seafood Festival
Newport, Rhode Island
Join us for our 22nd annual waterfront celebration! Honoring the "Harvest of the Sea," local restaurants and fisherman's associations serve up their most celebrated seafood, continuous live music, face painting and fun for kids of all ages all beneath the Wharf's colorful tents. FREE ADMISSION! RAIN OR SHINE!
October 19-20, 2013 Harvest/Johnny Cake Festival - Usquepaugh, Rhode Island
Celebrate the autumn harvest in the quaint village of Usquepaugh, Rhode Island. Enjoy free samples of local/seasonal fare, beverages, sweets, wine, craft beer, and more. Savor a variety of Johnny Cakes, take a tour of the historic mill, learn about Rhode Island's history and heritage, and enjoy a colonial encampment. Visit with the alpacas, sheep, and goats, listen to live music, meet special guests, and watch a variety of old world demonstrations along the scenic Queen’s River and waterfall. Free: Parking ~ Tours ~ Food & Beverages Samples ~ Old World Demos ~ Live Music (also: www.kenyonsgristmill.com )
October 26, 2013 Newport Food Truck Festival - Newport, Rhode Island
Food Truck Festivals of New England LLC (FTFNE) believes that food trucks needn’t be a ‘treat’ restricted for city dwellers only, and we believe that, given the opportunity, people in all parts of Massachusetts and New England would not only like to eat, but would love the chance to sample gourmet food from the area’s best food trucks without having to make the trek into the 'big city!'
November 1-10, 2013 Newport Restaurant Week
Newport & Bristol County, Rhode Island
Prepare your taste buds for mouthwatering menus this season! Enjoy special events including cooking classes, culinary walking tours, and affordable palate pleasing lodging packages. Here’s a great way to experience a new restaurant or visit an old favorite.
November 9, 2013 20th Annual Great International Beer Festival
Providence, Rhode Island
America's largest International Beer Festival. Proceeds benefit the RI Community Food Bank, RI Horticultural Society and Providence Rotary Charities.
November 17, 2013 30th Annual Taste of Newport - Newport, Rhode Island
Child & Family's annual Taste of Newport has become one of the most successful fundraising events in the Rhode Island, supporting those in need within Newport County and beyond. Over 45 of Newport County's best chefs and caterers join together to showcase their culinary expertise and share their delicious creations with over 500 guests. Sit down buffet with appetizers, entrees, desserts and specialty coffees; raffle; silent & live auctions. (also: http://childandfamilyri.com )
November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving Day - Nationwide
All StatesThere are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list. (4th Thursday in November).
December 13-14, 2013 A Dickens Christmas Feast - Newport, Rhode Island
Enjoy a Victorian celebration of the season in the magnificent 19th century Griswold House, presented by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company. John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV is a Scrooge. His family, friends and wife plan an "Operation Christmas" intervention. As their guests you can help restore Jack's good humor. This festive evening includes a three-course dinner.