The Pawtucket Arts Festival is going on from September 4th to September 28th 2014 showcasing visual and performing arts, interactive workshops, with lots of music and dancing! To see what’s happening in the upcoming weeks, visit their website here!One weekend of the Pawtucket Arts Festival is “The Slater Park Fall Festival” which was going on this weekend. Brenda Loiselle-DuClos attended the Festival this past Sunday with her son, Hunter and said it was a great day, with lots of activities for both young and old.
The park was hopping with over 75 tents filled with a wide variety of artists and crafters. It was a chance to get your holiday shopping started early or buy yourself a special treat. You could find everything from hand crafted jewelry, accessories, wood carvings, children’s toys, pottery, soap, and kitchen ware. For your furry friends, there were pet treats, pet collars, and even hand crafted pet clothing. Of course there were traditional artists including painters, photographers, and even a caricaturist.
If you were not interested in shopping, then hopefully you showed up on an empty stomach because the delicious smells from over a dozen food trucks filled the Slater Park crisp fall air. They had everything from smoothies, crepes, BBQ food and even high end French cuisine…you name it, and they had it! Brenda enjoyed the all natural watermelon slushy which was made from pure crushed watermelon! Yum Yum!
Hunter also had a great time! The Festival really catered to children of all ages. He especially liked RockABaby (for more information click here!) He was bouncing and grooving to their tunes along with plenty of other toddlers! The children sang along with the RockABaby puppets and played along to the beat with their egg shakers. For the grown ups, the philharmonic played Sunday night and drew a big crowd. The concert was then followed by a fabulous fireworks display!
If you didn’t get a chance to visit the Festival this weekend, you missed out! However, check out the calendar of events for the rest of September to see what else the Pawtucket Arts Festival has to offer! There is something great going on every weekend! Make sure to check out the calendar of events happening in the City of Pawtucket! This coming weekend, September 20-21st from 10-4pm, visit the Armory Art Center for some Fine Art & American-Made Craft at the Show & Sale!