Northern, RI – It’s Friday, northern Rhode Island and while it may have come fast thanks to the short work week, that’s no reason not to get out and enjoy yourself once again this weekend.
While some local businesses are closed this time of year to allow employees to enjoy some sun – including The Taco Shop, Johnny’s Victory Diner and Art Box Studio, to name a few – there’s still plenty happening in northern RI.
The Riverwalk Times Concert series kicks off with Brass Attack Sunday night, and in North Smithfield, a full day of free offerings for Heritage Day will keep locals entertained, culminating in a fireworks display. Don’t forget the Fierce MusicFest and Sunday in the Village to close out your free time.
As always, however you spend it, we hope you enjoy yourself this weekend, and consider these great local events and venues.
Table One will play at Uncle Ronnie’s Friday
Friday, July 7
Christmas in July, Spring Lake Beach, 50 Old Hillside Drive, Glendale, Family Fun Friday event featuring games, snacks and entertainment
Beginner Skeet, Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville, 6-9 p.m. The cost is $4 per round for members or $6 per round for non-members
Patio Fridays, Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag. Enjoy beer on the deck with DJ Wise Vlad and food from Little B’s BBQ food truck
Table One, Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Harrisville, 8 p.m.
Blue FOs, Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, 8 p.m.
Friday night karaoke with DJ Serge, Hill’s Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 8 p.m.-close. Drink specials, pool table, cornhole, volleyball and a fire pit.
Brass Attack kicks off the Riverwalk Times Music Series Saturday night.
Saturday, July 8
Heritage Day, locations throughout North Smithfield, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Events include heritage tours, a car show & vendor fair, Kids Day in the Park, Fireworks display and more. View the full schedule here.
After Fire Victims Outreach Toiletry Drive, 230 Hill Road, Harrisville, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Collecting toiletries, clothing and more for victims of fires
Burrillville Farmer’s Market, Stillwater Mill pavilion, 75 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Shop local produce and products
Stop the Bleed, Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville 10 a.m.-noon. Learn how to save a life in a bleed situation. The cost is $25 for members, $50 for the general public and payment can be made the day of the class. Registration is required at: email@example.com
Glocester Heritage Gardens Pollinator Magnets workshop, Job Armstrong Shopkeepers Garden, 1181 Putnam Pike, Glocester, 10 a.m. URI Master Gardener Alyce Pedder will discuss which plants are super attractors for pollinators followed by a tour of the gardens. Free.
Riverwalk Times Concert – Brass Attack, Jesse Smith Memorial Library, 6-8 p.m. Dinolicious food truck on site
Stale Harvest, Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 8 p.m.
Street 45, Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, 8 p.m.
Music Bingo, Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Harrisville, 8 p.m.
Crimson Rain will play the Fierce Benefit Musicfest on Sunday.
Sunday, July 9
Yoga, Beef Barn Restaurant, 200 Industrial Drive, North Smithfield (back fields), 9 a.m.
Sundays in the Village – Lainey Dionne, Kent Field Pavilion, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with music at noon. Live music, vendors and food trucks
Fierce Benefit Musicfest, Stillwater Mill Pavilion, 75 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, 2-8 p.m. Featuring The Black Lights, Collision, Crimson Rain and 3 Legged Dog, with special guest Fierce DJ Johnny. All proceeds will support the Fierce for Shannon Foundation. Learn more here.
Music on the Lawn with Karen Bella, Mulberry Vineyards, 95 Pound Road, Chepachet, 1-4 p.m.
Don Colt’s open mic, Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, 1 p.m.
Roadhouse Blues Jam, Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 3 p.m.