Labor Day is a national holiday celebrating the economic and social contributions of workers. Many people host BBQs or spend the weekend at the beach, why not try something different this year?
Below you’ll find a listing of Labor Day weekend events (Aug 31st – Sept 3rd) for Rhode Island for 2012. The list is sorted by town alphabetically.
The list will be updated as more information becomes available. Is there something I missed? Comment below, let me know and I will investigate.
Schedule for 2012:
The format is as follows
Town – Date(s) – Time
Name of the event
Where it takes place – Brief description of what it is
Link to official source confirming the dates
Bristol – September 1st – 9AM – 10:30AM
Breakfast in the Barnyard
Coggeshall Farm Museum – Help tend the animals and cook up breakfast as they would have in the 18th century.
Bristol – September 1st – 4PM – 8PM
Historic Foodways and Hearth Cooking
Coggeshall Farm Museum – Learn to cook as they did in the 18th century.
East Greenwich – Sept 1st & 2nd – 10AM – 5PM
East Greenwich Art Festival
New England Tech Campus – An art, food and music festival featuring over 100 artisans!
Narragansett – August 31st – 6PM – 8PM
Summer Concert Series
Casino Park – Avenue A performs in the gazebo.
Newport – August 31st – 6PM
The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute
Newport Yachting Center – The Beatles tribute band performs.
Newport – September 1st & 2nd
Classic Yacht Regatta
International Yacht Restoration School – Features two days of racing and a wide assortment of impressive yachts.
North Providence – August 31st – 3:30PM – 6PM
North Providence Farmers Market
Notte Parkway – Enjoy fresh, local vegetables and produce.
Providence – August 31st – 10AM
Art and the City Walking Tour
The John Brown House Museum – Explore the city and its affect on the local artists (and vice-versa).
Providence – August 31st – 2PM
Great Space Adventure Planetarium Show
Museum of Natural History & Planetarium – Explore the solar system in this great show
Providence – September 1st & 2nd – 2PM
Journey to the Stars Planetarium Show
Museum of Natural History & Planetarium – Explore stellar formations and celestial bodies in this stunning planetarium show.
Providence – September 1st – 5PM
Downtown Providence – This is what to expect from WaterFire.
Wakefield – August 31st & September 1st- 7PM
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
The Contemporary Theatre Co. – 3 actors will perform and explain the works of Shakespeare
Wakefield – August 31st – 9:30PM
The Contemporary Theatre Co. – A hysterical, improv comedy show.