No need to fret about the dog days of summer coming to an end- there are so many events and festivals this September in Boston and Rhode Island. From city races, to food festivals, to art shows, you’ll be sure to make the most of the change of season. Check out the events below and get ready to mark your calendars!


Rhode Island Seafood Festival
The Rhode Island Seafood Festival is an annual event that is now entering its 7th year of operation. At the festival, many local vendors and businesses bring their best products for everybody to enjoy- many of which are local favorites! Make sure to check out the two day festival happening the first week of September. 201 India St, Providence, RI 02903 www.riseafoodfest.com/faq-rhode-island-seafood-festival-event-info/

 

Courtesy of Rhode Island Seafood Festival

Courtesy of Rhode Island Seafood Festival

 

42nd Annual 15k Run Around the Block Challenge yourself to a 15K run! This charity run happening on September 9th, is a great way for you to get a work out in while simultaneously helping a charity. The proceeds of this event will benefit the Michael & Daniel Batchelder Memorial Scholarship Fund. If you’re looking to check out the race, it starts at the Fresh Pond on Center Road and finishes at Champlin’s Marina in New Harbor. Center Rd Block Island, RI 02807   www.visitrhodeisland.com/what-to-do/events/22294/42nd-annual-15k-run-around-the-block/

 

International Coastal Cleanup Day The International Coastal Cleanup Day is the world’s largest volunteer effort to help clean our oceans. This is a day where people around the world clean by the shores and document their findings. These findings are published in an annual report on marine debris by the Ocean Conservancy. Help clean the shores of Rhode Island on September 16th, 2017! Your Nearest Beach www.savebay.org/

 

Wine and Food Festival The Wine and Food Festival in Rhode Island is known to be one of the best in the country. This two-day festival features a grand tasting with hundreds of wines under big tents on the lawn of Marble House. There are also celebrity chef appearances and cooking demonstrations by national, regional, and local chefs. 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840  www.newportmansions.org/events/wine-and-food-festival

 

30th-Annual-Apple-Festival The Apple Festival draws over 5,000 people, filling Johnston Memorial Park with music, laughter and the aroma of apple pies and great food. The festival is kid friendly and there are lots to do for everybody. If you are up for a challenge, you can participate in the Apple Pie Baking Contest! 1583 Hartford Avenue Johnston, Rhode Island 02919  web.nrichamber.com/events/30th-Annual-Apple-Festival-1645/details

 

Nasty Woman Art Boston Nasty Woman Art Boston is the sister exhibition of the original location in New York City. The art show is one of many national and international exhibitions organized around the demonstration of solidarity among female artists and allies who identify with being “Nasty Women.” The art show serves as a way to raise awareness about women’s rights, civil rights, abortion rights, immigration rights, LGBTQ rights and environmental justice. Purchase any of the artwork and all of the proceeds will be donated to Color of Change and Planned Parenthood. Stop by between September 1st – September 10th, 2017. 433 Harrison Ave Boston, MA  nastywomenboston.weebly.com/

 

Courtesy of Nasty Women Boston

Courtesy of Nasty Women Boston

 

Taste of Fenway What more could you want than to enjoy delicious food and listen to great music while discovering local favorites? At the Taste of Fenway, there are more than plenty of options to choose from as you make you way through Van Ness Street. Tickets are available for purchase on the website below, so make sure to get them before they sell out! from Kilmarnock Street to Richard B. Ross Way, Boston MA thefenway.com/dining-events/taste-fenway

 

Breakthrough Bash The Annual Breakthrough Bash at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is on September 23rd. Located in the South End, the venue is a charming one-third scale replica of Boston’s Symphony Hall and will boast a live DJ and multiple open bars. The night will include opportunities to win prizes ranging from Boston Bruins tickets to a night at a local hotel. All proceeds from the event will benefit Breakthrough Greater Boston, a college access and teacher training program serving low-income students throughout Greater Boston. 41 Berkeley St.Boston, MA 02116 www.breakthroughgreaterboston.org/events.htm

 

Fashion of Change With wine from over 90 cellars, brews from Ipswich Ale Brewery and delicious bites from local catering companies, this is the perfect atmosphere to learn about the work that Change is Simple is embarking upon. Bid on awesome auction items, meet the founders, mingle with friends, and have an awesome time supporting sustainability education for our future leaders! 3 Trask Ln. Danvers, MA 01923 www.changeissimple.org/events/5th-annual-fashion-of-change

 

Allston Village Street Fair The Allston Village Street Fair is a multicultural festival celebrating the rich diversity of Allston and Brighton residents, as well as residents in the surrounding neighborhoods of Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge. The event attracts over 100,000 residents and students from the area and is a great way to enjoy international foods from various local vendors. All proceeds benefit the Allston and Brighton Community. Harvard Avenue in Allston, MA  www.facebook.com/AllstonVillageStreetFair/

 

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival The 2017 Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 on Columbus Avenue, west of Massachusetts Avenue. A whole six blocks long, the Jazz festival is known to be Boston’s biggest block party with free public concerts by local performers. At this family friendly festival, your kids have the chance to get to know more about music and even play jazz instruments themselves. With lots of food options provided, this is a festival that you cannot miss. Columbus Avenue, Boston MA  www.facebook.com/BerkleeBeanTownJazzFestival/

 

Courtesy of Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival

Courtesy of Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival

 

Free Outdoor Pops Concert Fireworks with the Melrose Symphony Located at the Morelli Baseball Field, the Melrose Symphony puts on a free concert for thousands of audience members. The MSO will perform crowd favorites with music from Star Wars, Star Trek, and many other notable tunes. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. for audiences of all ages to try out the instruments of the orchestra in the musical instrument “petting zoo.” Make sure to stay until the very end to catch the grand finale fireworks! 350 Lynn Fells Parkway Melrose, MA 02176  www.eventbrite.com/e/free-outdoor-pops-concert-fireworks-with-the-melrose-symphony-tickets-36939257313

 

The Boston Comedy Arts Festival Proudly presented by ImprovBoston, The Boston Comedy Arts Festival is a way for internationally renowed improv, sketch, and start up comedy acts to put on a great show. With other 300 artists performing this year, there is something for everybody to enjoy and get a great laugh out of. This multi-day event spans from September 6th to September 10th, so make sure to head over to ImprovBoston to check out this great festival! 40 Prospect St Cambridge, MA bostoncomedyartsfestival.com/