The weekend: Free concerts, fireworks & more mark a busy weekend in northern RI


Northern, RI – It’s another summer weekend in northern Rhode Island and while many local businesses took vacations this week, there’s still plenty to do as free concerts and other summer traditions kick off.

Saturday is “Heritage Day,” in North Smithfield with a little something for everyone, from a cemetery tour featuring live actors, to a car show, kids activities and a grand finale fireworks display. We’ve listed many of the activities in the all-day celebration taking place throughout town individually below.

The Riverwalk Times Concert series also kicks off in Burrillville Saturday night, with the first free concert in a series of seven to take place every Saturday evening in Harrisville through August 20.

Sundays in the Village also begin this week, with vendors music and more at the Kent Field Pavilion in Glocester. And don’t forget to visit Acotes Hill Cemetery Saturday for Cannon Night.

Below, we’ve highlighted the best of what this weekend has to offer in a three-town radius.

And of course, as always, however you spend your time, we hope you enjoy it, and find the time to check out some of these great local stops and activities.

Thursday, July 7

Rep. Brian Newberry’s house, 53 Follett St., North Smithfield, Candidate signing event, 4-8 p.m., All North Smithfield candidates and voters welcome for a chance to meet and sign nomination papers

Wright’s Farm Dairy & Bakery, 200 Woonsocket Hill Road, Blount Clam Shack with live music & giveaways, 4-8 p.m.

Jesse Smith Memorial Library, 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Washer Toss Game Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free on the Riverwalk, no registration required

Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Trivia night, 6:30- 8:30 p.m.

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Open mic with Papa Joe, 7 p.m.

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Music Bingo, 7:30 p.m.

Gator’s Pub, 1402 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, Karaoke, 9 p.m.-12:45 a.m.

Friday, July 8  

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Bike show, 5 p.m. with music by Ron Jones $5 entry fee.

Chapman’s Food & Drink, 1950 Broncos Highway, Harrisville, Cornhole tournament, 5:30 p.m., $10 buy- in

Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville, Beginner Skeet, 6-8 p.m. Open to the public with non-member rounds at $5

Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Don Colt & Company, 7 p.m.

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, The Strumdawgs, 8 p.m.

Dev’s Cafe, 341 Chapel St. Harrisville, Friday Meat Raffle, 8 p.m.

Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, Karaoke, 8 p.m.

The Strumdawgs will play at Uncle Ronnie’s Friday night.

Saturday, July 9

Stillwater Mill Center, 75 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Burrillville Farmer’s Market, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Slatersville from Heritage Hall at 101 Green Street to Memorial Town building at 1 Main St., North Smithfield, Heritage Days, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. featuring a car show, vendors, walking tours, exhibits and more

Slatersville Cemetery, Greene Street, North Smithfield, Cemetery tour with live actors playing historical figures, 1 p.m.

Pacheco Park, 11 Main St., North Smithfield, Kids Day in the Park, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Bounce houses, face painting, Touch a Truck & more

North Smithfield High School, 412 Greenville Road, North Smithfield, Heritage Day grand finale with fireworks, food trucks and live entertainment, 6:30 p.m.

Billy Pilgrim Band will play at Cady’s Tavern Saturday night.

Glocester Memorial Park, 52 Adelaide Rd. Chepachet, 5 p.m. Glocester’s annual Independence Day festivities begin with live music and fireworks

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, The White Shadows, 2-7 p.m. Outdoor show. Smokin Toads, 8 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.

Stillwater Mill Center, 75 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Riverwalk Times presents Brass Attack, 6 p.m. Free concert with food by Four Smoking Guys BBQ. Bring lawn chairs and dancing shoes.

The Island, 1600 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, Live Music Band, 7 p.m.

Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Dobbs, 7 p.m.

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Billy Pilgrim Band, 8 p.m.

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Music Bingo, 8 p.m.

Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, Karaoke, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Acotes Hill Cemetery, 1049 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Glocester Light Infantry reenactment, Cannon Night Fire tribute to Dorr Rebellion, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 10

Kent Field Pavilion, 1111 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Sunday in the Village, with live music, vendors and food trucks, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Don Colt’s open mic, 1 p.m.

Mulberry Vineyards, 96 Pound Road, Chepachet, The Bryan Round Quartet, 1 to 4 p.m.

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Roadhouse Blues Jam, 3 p.m.

The Assembly Theatre, 26 East Ave., Harrisville, Auditions for Gatsby the Musical, 7-10 p.m

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