WaterFire is a highly unique public art experience that has attracted tens of thousands of visitors to Rhode Island’s creative capital city of Providence. The event is based on an original artistic installation of bonfires lit on the three waterways passing through downtown Providence. On select Saturday evenings throughout the year, WaterFire creates a magical artistic event celebrating earth, air, fire and water. Amidst the flickering firelight of 100 bonfires, stroll through Waterplace Park and enjoy music and entertainment from around the world. Please see complete schedule for event dates.
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(Weekends) King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Faire is tucked away on 80 acres of enchanted forest. Guests will enjoy daring knights jousting on horseback and eight stages filled with song and dance, stunts and storytelling. Every Saturday afternoon, the King's Stage offers themed contests and events to add variety to the festival-like entertainment lineup. Guests can mingle with the King and his royal court, noble and not-so-noble subjects and skilled performers. When as famished as a mud beggar, enjoy the Faire's delicious spit-roasted turkey legs, buttery ears of corn, boules filled with chowder and stew, ringlets of fries, and quench thirst with champagne, wine and brew. Shoppers can stroll through the 16th century village filled with the wares of more than 100 unique and talented artisans, including New England artists. At every turn, guests will encounter fantasy and wonder through minstrels, musicians, acrobats, stilt walkers, giant puppets, wenches, and more.
Discover the Freedom Trail in a new light – after dark – on the official Freedom Trail® Lantern Tours. In September and October 2017, the Freedom Trail Lantern Tours return, offering visitors and residents the unique opportunity to experience the dark history and mystery of the Freedom Trail by lantern-light! The annual Lantern Tours will be offered on Thursdays, September 21 through October 26 and Saturdays, October 7 through 28, at 7 p.m. from the ArtsBoston Booth at Faneuil Hall.
Fatal sword duels, the grave of a ruthless pirate, scandalous murders, and the punishment and hanging of convicted witches: all real and explored on the Freedom Trail Lantern Tours. Investigate the ghoulish side of Boston’s iconic red-lined path by lantern-light and hear historic tales too dark and macabre for day-time. Join Freedom Trail Players®, darkly garbed with lanterns, and bring true accounts of appalling crimes, spies and assassins, cold-blooded killings, and demonic possession to life on these 90-minute walking tours.
Led by Freedom Trail Players, dressed in authentic 18th-century costumes, Freedom Trail Foundation walking tours are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/students, and $8 for children, and include a $1 donation to the Freedom Trail Foundation’s Preservation Fund, which helps support preservation projects at official Freedom Trail historic sites.
Salem Haunted Happenings welcomes monsters of all shapes and sizes to Salem, Massachusetts this October. Formally kicking off with the "movie monsters" themed Haunted Happenings Grand Parade on Thursday, October 6, visitors can celebrate their little monsters during new "Wicked Wednesdays" family programs, visit Kirk Hammett's classic movie monster movie posters collection at the Peabody Essex Museum, and come face to face with little maritime "monsters" in Sea Shuttle's onboard aquarium. Returning for their second year are the Haunted Harmonies A Cappella festival and the Salem Food Truck Festival. Dramatic favorites, including Spirits of the Gables, Tales & Tombstones Trolley Tours, and Cry Innocent, also return for another season. For complete information, visit the new HauntedHappenings.org.
Hailed by USA Today as “extraordinary.” Experience the glow of 5,000 pumpkins carved into amazing works of art and set in a magical display during this night-time spectacular. A team of professional pumpkin carvers spends six weeks creating the trail, resulting in a truly breathtaking display. Feast your eyes on thousands of carved and illuminated pumpkins with hundreds of them depicting people, places, and scenes — all with painstaking detail and amazing intricacy!
The Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival is a celebration of ‘Sea, Farm & Vine.’ The four-day feast, celebrating the rich tradition of farming and fishing, features the Island’s best culinary talent, artisanal producers and local ingredients, while organically aligning with national chefs, culinary leaders and wine and spirit purveyors to create a fresh unique-to-the-Island immersion weekend.