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Heritage Programs: Events Calendar

September 21, 12-5pm


Rhode Island’s 41st Heritage Day Festival at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center

12 pm – 5 pm

August 3,


3rd Annual Dragon Boat Races at River’s Edge Recreation Complex

Hosted by Laotian Community Center of RI, Contact: rilaocenter@gmail.com

August 4,


Annual Accordion Festival at Vasa Park, 10 Boswell Trail

Contact: Linda Johnson 401-737-3530 or Karen Soderberg-Gomez 401-368-7553. Vasa Order of America is a Swedish-American fraternal, cultural and educational organization.

August 9


Independence Day of Ecuador Flag Raising at East at the Rhode Island State House

Asociación Ecuatoriana de Rhode Island invites you to the raising of the Ecuadorian flag in celebration of the Ecuadorian Independence.. Contact: Carolina Briones President  401-339-4219

August 10


India's 73rd Independence Day at the South Park of the RI State House

India Association of Rhode Island (IARI) welcomes one and all to celebrate the Indian diaspora in Rhode Island. It will be a fun and exciting evening filled with music dance & food. This event will showcase a variety of performances such as traditional folk dances, classical dances, contemporary dances, and Bollywood dances. Contact: contact@indiari.org

August 9-11


36th Annual Black Ships Festival

Japan America Society of Rhode Island presents a variety of events that emphasize both Japanese art and culture. Events include a formal Gala, Japanese Arts & Crafts such as Origami and Ikebana; Martial Arts, and a Japanese Tea Ceremony. A highlight will be the Taiko Drums!  Contact: 401-846-2720 Email: jasri@newportevents.com

August 11, 10am-12pm +


Dominican Parade of RI, starting at the corner of Thurbers & Broad Street
Dominican Festival of RI Roger Williams Park’s Temple to Music

Contact Festival Organizers: (401) 996-0974. Coordinated by Quisqueya en Acción

August 16-18,
Fri 5-10 pm, Sat 12-10 pm, Sun 12-9 pm


92nd Pawtucket Greek Festival
Assumption Of The Virgin Mary Church, 97 Walcott Street, Pawtucket

Contact: 401-725-3137

August 17-18, 2-6pm Sat, 3-8pm Sun


Annual Bolivian Festival de la Virgen De Urkupina

Saturday’s procession begins at 2 pm from St. Patrick’s Church on Smith Street to 3 pm -8 pm Sunday, 2 pm - 6 pm Saturday, the procession begins at 2 pm from St. Patrick’s Church on Smith Street. Festival both days at the Rhode Island State House lawn. 

Coordinated by the RI Bolivian American Association.
Contact: Lesly Pineyro (401)580-9951 nina20112010@gmail.com 

August - September

M-F, 8:30 am-4:30 pm


Andiamo: Italians Make their Mark in RI at the Rhode Island State Archives 337 Westminster St.

This exhibit uses historic cultural artifacts to explore the experience of one of Rhode Island’s most prominent and influential communities. The exhibit is free and open to the public.