Heritage Programs: Events Calendar 2017

Date Event

Jan 28
Saturday, Feburary 4th,

Chinese New Year- Year of the Rooster 

Location: Chace Wellness Center, Bryant University

February 4
5:30 pm

54th Annual Robert Burns Supper
Celebrating the Scottish poet and bard, Robert Burns composer of "Auld Lang Syne"
Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, Cranston RI

March - November Cape Verdean Museum Exhibit
1003 Waterman Ave. East Providence, RI
March 1-31 Newport Irish Heritage Month
various locations in Newport
March 17 St. Patrick's Day
March 19 Saint Joseph's Day
June 9
Day of Portugal State House Ceremony
State Room of the R.I. State House, Providence

June 10
June 11
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:30-8:30 PM

Day of Portugal Celebrations
Alex & Ani City Center, 2 Kennedy Plaza

Opening Ceremony
Parade from State House

June 11
9am - 5pm
rain or shine
Scottish Highland Games
78 Richmond Townhouse Rd
Richmond, RI
July 9
noon - 7pm
41st Annual Cape Verdean Independence Day Celebration
India Point Park, Providence
July 13-16 34 th Black Ships Festival
Newport, RI
noon - 6pm
Annual Festival Peruano
Hope Artiste Village, 999 Main Street, Pawtucket
contact: 401-516-6739 | Efren Yanez

10am - 6pm
Annual Rhode Island Indian Council Powwow
Steven O'Connor Blvd, Warwick City Park
10am - noon
Colombian-American Parade
Broad Street, Central Falls to Slater Mill, Pawtucket
Contact: 401-256-7925

5:30 PM

Independence Day of Ecuador Flag Raising
State House
Carolina Briones 401-339-4219
August 6
10am - noon
August 6
noon - 7:30pm
Dominican Parade of Rhode Island
Broad Street, Providence
26th Dominican Festival of Rhode Island
Temple of Music at Roger Williams Park
Contact: 401-941-2749
2 - 10pm
August 16
3 - 6pm
24th Annual Bolivian Festival De la Vergen De Urkupiña
Saturday procession from St. Patrick's Church on Smith Street to Alex & Ani City Center, Providence
Sunday festival at Skating Rink
Contact: 401-225-2175
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Annual National Puerto Rican Day
Roger Williams Park Temple To Music
Contact:  401.419-1907
August 18-20
Fri. 5-10 pm, Sat. noon-10 pm, Sun. noon-9 pm
90th Annual Grecian Festival
Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Wolcott St., Pawtucket
noon - 7pm
Festival Guatemala
Temple to Music, Roger Williams Park, Providence
contact: centrogautematecone@gmail.com
Fri-Sat 6 pm-midnite
Sun noon-6pm
St. Joseph’s Annual Polish-American Festival
391 High Street, Central Falls
Contact: 401-723-5427
September 4
8-5; rain date September
Rhode Island Dragonboat Race and Taiwan Day Festival
School Street Pier, Pawtucket
Recovery Festival
2 - 7 pm
Roger Willams Memorial Park, North Main St
September 9-11
5-10 PM
12-10 PM
12-9 PM
31st Annual Cranston Greek Festival  
175 Oaklawn AvenueCranston, RI 02920
Phone (401) 942-4188

September 9
12 to 5:30
rain date Sept 10

40th Annual Rhode Island Heritage Festival
State House Lawn
contact Mercedes Monteiro | 401-222-4133
noon - 5pm
Central American Festival
Temple to Music, Roger Williams Park, Providence
contact: 401-481-1108
12 to 8pm
Rain date: 
September . 
Annual Bright Future Festival & Fireworks
Jenks Park • Broad Street. • Central Falls
October Polish Heritage Month
Flag-raising at various City Halls and Town Halls throughout the state
4:00 pm
Saint Lucia Fest
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 99 Pierce St., East Greenwich
contact: Astrid Drew (401)943-0547 or Merlene Mayette (401)783-2242
5:30-7:30 pm
December Celebrations
State House, Providence