We're on our way to "soup weather" and we wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, almost all of our restaurants have killer soups! Oh, and bread. Now I’m getting hungry. Here is everything else we have to look forward to this fall at the PWCVB and with you, our partners. 

2018 Annual MeetingGP Fall/Winter 2018

The PWCVB's Annual Meeting is coming up on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the ​Rhode Island Convention Center at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Click here to register.

The Fall/Winter issue of GoProvidence, your guide to Providence and the surrounding areas, is printed and being distributed. If your business doesn't typically receive these guides and you would like a box to display, please contact Leisure Sales & Visitor Center Manager Elise Swearingen at eswearingen@goprovidence.com.

There are.lots of spooky events happening this month, including the Providence Ghost Tour. The PWCVB is promoting all things wicked on our Halloween page and through email blasts, online ads, social media and more. An online contest is giving away coveted Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular tickets and a dinner at CAV

We're gearing up for the holiday season. While this may seem a little early, we are hoping to help you get the word out on your hours and holiday menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Please send your info to Vice President of Marketing and Communications Kristen Adamo at kadamo@goprovidence.com

The October Partner Meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the Rooftop at the Providence G. Leisure Sales and Visitor Center Manager Elise Swearingen will provide highlights from the PWCVB’s international strategy and her recent trip to Ireland and the U.K.

Be sure to add your events to our online calendar. If you have any questions or difficulties please reach out to Digital Media Manager Nick Millard.  

JOLS 2018Girls on the Run

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is celebrating its 30th season and now through Nov. 4 you can experience 5,000 illuminated and intricately hand-carved pumpkins at this family friendly event. New this year are special "themed" nights. For the inside scoop on these nights and a how-to on visiting the Spectacular, check out our blog.

Girls on the Run RI (GOTRRI), a local nonprofit organization, is a one-of-a-kind young women's empowerment program that uses running and physical activity to build confidence in local girls. Over the course of 10 weeks, girls in grades 3–8 learn critical life skills and explore topics such as self-esteem, positive self-talk, peer pressure and bullying. The after-school program concludes with a celebratory 5K event on Sunday, Nov. 18, giving girls a tangible sense of achievement, as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. For these girls, the finish line is just the beginning. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact jacklyn.ohara@girlsontherun.org.

FireBallWaterFire’s annual gala, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the WaterFire Arts Center. Will Gilbert and Michaela Johnson from WPRI's "The Rhode Show" will act as the emcees. You’ll be entertained all night with performances and a few surprises! Various ticket packages are available.

There are some great shows in the area this weekend. Come to my (ticket) window — at Twin River Event Center — where you'll find Melissa Etheridge on Friday, Oct. 12, followed by Paula Abdul on Saturday, Oct. 13. You know ... because opposites attract. Also on Oct. 13, actor, comedian, and all-around great guy, Joel McHale, will be performing at The Ryan Center

Providence Skyline

There's a lot of great news in the press about Providence and our destination in general. Check out some recent headlines below:  

“Small is Beautiful in the USA” — Dublin Life

“The Best Back-To-School Weekend Staycations in Each State” — PolicyGenius

“The 12 Best Day Trips From Boston”Time Out

“The Best Tailgating Dishes According to Your Favorite NFL Players” — Chowhound.com

“Once You Get a Taste of Providence, You’ll be Itching to Return, Hit The Rhode” — Sun Travel

“Divine Providence: Your Guide to New England’s Renaissance City” — Brit + Co.

“The Creative Capital” — Mia On The Go

“25 Events Worth Traveling for in October 2018” — TravelPulse

“10 Amazing Fall Festivals Worth a Road Trip” — Travel Channel

“City to Watch: Providence” — Worth  


October 15–17
International Wire and Cable Symposium
2018 IWC Symposium

1,150 Attendees
​Rhode Island Convention Center
Twitter: @iwcscable 
Facebook: iwcscable

October 15–19
2018 Commercial Marine Expo
1,500 Attendees
​Rhode Island Convention Center
Twitter: @comarexpo
Facebook: comarexpo   

October 17–19
League of Resident Theatres
Fall Meeting 2018

100 Attendees
Omni Hotel 

October 24–27
Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers
2018 SNAME Annual Meeting and Expo

500 Attendees
​Rhode Island Convention Center
Twitter: @sname_hq
Facebook: snameofficial

October 28–30
Lesley University
2018 Literacy For All Conference

1,100 Attendees
​Rhode Island Convention Center
Twitter: @lesleyctrrrlc
Facebook: lesleycenterrrlc

November 2–4
Altered Reality Entertainment
2018 Rhode Island Comic Con

30,000 Attendees
​Rhode Island Convention Center & Dunkin' Donuts Center
Twitter: @ricomiccon
Facebook: rhodeislandcomiccon

November 8–9
American College of Sports Medicine
2018 NEACSM Fall Conference

400 Attendees
​Rhode Island Convention Center
Twitter: @neacsm
Facebook: newenglandacsm

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