Schedule of Events

Food, Art, Music, and Community


Arts "Pawtucket Style"

Each year, the Pawtucket Arts Festival features long-time favorites, such as Slater Park Fall Festival, the Pawtucket Teachers' Alliance Pops in the Park performance of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Taiwan Day Festival, the RI-Chinese Dragon Boat Races, SAM’s Fest, and Mixed Magic Theatre Greatness of Gospel Concerts. These events engage thousands of people in the City’s creative and cultural life.

Scheduled to run from September 1 through September 30, the 20th Anniversary PAF will feature debut performances and arts encores that honor the festival’s legacy, while charting its future cultural course.

Mark your calendar now for Downtown Rising, a convergence of three music festivals that represent the cultural diversity of our beloved city, Pawtucket. Rocktucket is finally back after a short hiatus and now accompanied by River Bend and Culture Shock to bring Downtown Pawtucket alive on Saturday, September 22nd from 11am to 7pm.

Downtown Rising will feature a variety of live music, street performers, activities for children, stunt bike exhibition by Circuit BMX, classic cars, food trucks, art vendors and installations, and fun for the whole family. This is a family friendly event aimed at bringing the whole community together to celebrate 20 years of Pawtucket Arts Festival.


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VSA Arts in the Park at Slater Park Fall Festival

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Chachi and the International players

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Collective PVD Skate Park

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Ocean State Maker Mill 

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Artist MAY BABCOCK