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Relive our country's great industrial history, explore one of Rhode Island's outdoor recreational hotspots and prominent arts districts, and experience some of Rhode Island's finest, most unique dining establishments.

Be sure to check out some of the great things to do in the Blackstone Valley during the coming months...

May - October Weekends

Explorer Riverboat

AUGUST  23, 2017

Tavern on the Water

November 17 - December 23

Blackstone Valley Polar Express

NEW: Blackstone Valley Official Visitors Guide

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Online Calendar (Eventblackstone.com)

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Departure Points

The Explorer currently leaves from East Providence.

From August 19th to September 10th, the boat will leave from Festival Pier in Pawtucket.

 From September 16 to October 29, the boat will leave from Cold Spring Park, Woonsocket.


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September 9, 2017zzzzzz

Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival

August 20, 2017

Pawtucket Greek Festival

September 16, 2017

Great Pumpkin Festival

October 21, 2017

Train Excursion through the Blackstone Valley


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April - September, 2017

Pawtucket Red Sox

September 8 - 24, 2017

Pawtucket Arts Festival

Year Round

Twin River Casino

October 6 - 8, 2017



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Blackstone Valley Tourism Council 
175 Main Street  Pawtucket, RI  02860 
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Tourism Council Sites

Blackstone Valley Polar Express
Blackstone/Amber Valley Compact
Blackstone Alert
Blackstone Valley Tourism Council
Broad Street Experience
Center by the Blackstone
Chocolate Mill Overlook
Cycle Blackstone
Event Blackstone
Golf Blackstone
Hachiko Monument
Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful
Paddle Blackstone
Rhode Island Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival
Sustainable Tourism Lab

Other Projects & Resources

Advocacy & Service Agencies
Blackstone Shop
Blackstone River Valley National HIstorical Park
Historical & Heritage Societies
John H. Chafee National Heritage Corridor
Maps & Info
Northern RI Chamber of Commerce
Regional Tourism Agencies
Wedding Venues
Visitor Centers
State Travel Guide State Tourism Trip Advisor