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Rhythm and Roots Festival
Rhythm and Roots returns. Get ready for some great music, food and fun at this year’s event. Tickets available online. Friday - Sunday. Ninigret Park, Charlestown. More info...

Live Bait: True Stories From Real People

Real stories from real people. Come hear and vote for your new favorites at Live Bait. If you want to compete, put your name in at the beginning of the show. Friday. 8 pm. 95 Empire Street, Providence. More info...

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...

2016 Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival
You’ll be able to race in a traditional dragon boat for prizes, make some crafts and feast on dumplings. With an emphasis on competition, this festival is perfect for the whole family. Saturday. 9am - 4pm. Pawtucket River, Festival Pier, Pawtucket. More info...

3rd Annual Water Safety Festival
A community event open to the public! Learn CPR, become an organ donor, donate blood, back to school backpack drive, face painting, photo booth, free life jackets and door alarms, as well as characters for the kids to promote safety. Saturday. 11am - 5pm. Slater Memorial Park, Pawtucket. More info...

6th Annual Guatemalan Festival
Coordinated by the Guatemalan Center of New England. Come and celebrate all that is Guatemala with the 6th annual Guatemalan Festival. Saturday. 12pm - 7pm. India Point Park, Providence.

Arc Iris 'Moon Saloon' LP/CD Listening Party at What Cheer
Listen to the other-worldly sounds of Arc Iris and chat with the band from 5-8 pm at What Cheer Records. Saturday. 5pm - 8pm. 180 Angell Street, Providence. More info...

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour
Chef and Historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through the Fedral Hill culinary and history tour, which includes not only history of the Hill, but food terminology, products, information and anything that may be of interest in expanding your culinary horizons. Sunday. 12pm - 3pm. 286 Atwells Avenue, Providence. More info...

Providence Flea
Don’t miss out on your next-to-last chance to find some antique gems at the Providence Flea. It’s also the perfect excuse to go out and enjoy the weather before the cold rolls in. Sunday. Providence River Greenway, Providence. More info...

WaterFire
See WaterFire - on a Sunday! WaterFire breaks their traditional schedule to embrace the Labor Day weekend. Downtown Providence, Providence. More info...