It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue with the best bets for how to spend your free time. Check out our picks for the local activities to hit and places to explore.
Now that it’s finally warming up outside, it’s time for one of our town’s great traditions, the Main Street Stroll, to kick off for the season tonight. Organized by Main Street Coordinator Bruce MacGunnigle, the strolls highlight our town's own unique specialty shops. Every stroll features over 50 Main Street artists and musicians demonstrating their skills and displaying their works.
Since its introduction, the Main Street Stroll has received many prestigious area honors, including being voted one of the “Top 20 Things to do in R.I.” by Yankee Magazine and winning the South County Tourism Council’s 2007 Starlight Award.
The strolls, happening downtown monthly through September, provide an enjoyable evening out for town residents and visitors.
Where/When: Main Street, East Greenwich; Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m.
Why Go: It’s just the place to go for that perfect Mother’s Day gift.
Where/When: ; Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m.
Why Go: The colorful annual event is always a good place to have fun with the family and see some amazing street artwork.
Pricing: $10 Individual/$15 per Team
3. MORE MAY BREAKFASTS
Where/When: ; Saturday, 6:30 to 10 a.m.; ; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Why Go: Enjoy a traditional Rhode Island May breakfast, and buy a plant for Mother’s Day at EGUMC’s sale while you’re at it.
Pricing: Check calendar listings
Where/When: ; Saturday, 7:15 p.m.
Why Go: Lights have been a long time coming to Cragan Field. Be there when they go on after a brief ceremony and stay for the first official EGLL night game.
5. CINCO DE MAYO
Where/When: ; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Why Go: Celebrate the holiday with some authentic Mexican food and beer at our town’s own Mexican restaurant, voted the West Bay’s Best in 2010 by Rhode Island Monthly magazine.
Pricing: Per menu
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