Food trucks, craft beer on tap this weekend at Arts Fest

Food trucks, craft beer on tap this weekend at Arts Fest

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox will present McCoy Stadium’s first-ever Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival this Saturday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 10 p.m.

Partnering with PVD Food Trucks of Rhode Island, the festival will feature 15 to 20 food trucks and 15 to 20 craft breweries stationed around the warning track of the ballpark. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a plethora of food and drink offerings while enjoying live music and old school hip-hop music videos throughout the evening.

“We enjoy finding ways to bring the community together, and we believe that the popularity of food trucks will have appeal to many families,” said PawSox Executive Vice President/General Manager Dan Rea. “We also know that friends socializing on a Saturday night enjoy craft beers, and blending these phenomena together on a baseball field will provide a memorable event.”

In case of rain, the festival would instead be held next Saturday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 10 p.m.

Tickets are on sale through the PawSox website For more information, call the PawSox at 401-724-7300.

Other events from the Pawtucket Arts Festival this weekend include:

• Family Arts Day, a free event to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Jacqueline M. Walsh School, 350 Division St. Each school will run a booth with a particular arts activity. There will be events like face painting, chalk art, sand art, cake decorating, and tile painting. There will also be live entertainment from various schools.

• The Out There Art Fair, also on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The third annual outsider art fair from RHD-RI features work from artists and musicians with disabilities, promoting them and their creations.

• The Jonathan Edwards Concert, to benefit the Samaritans of Rhode Island, this Friday, Sept. 15, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place. Admission is $40 online.

• The Four Americans in Cuba opening reception, a free event running Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at 400 Main St.

• “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, performed at The Gamm, 172 Exchange St., this Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. Admission is $23, $34, and $42.

• The Revel Factory’s “Drums for one and all drumming” workshop, a free event to be held on Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at 249 Roosevelt Ave.

• The Burlesque and Cabaret Charity Breast Cancer Show to Save the Tatas, also Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at The House of Mood & JMKennedy Entertainment, 21 Broad St. General admission at the door is $35.

• The community stroll of the Baldwin Loop and art installations, a free event running 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at 999 Main St.

• Honoring Our Roots – Historical Timeline of Food Justice, today, Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 2 Bayley St. This is a free event.

• Screening of Landfill Harmonic: A Symphony of the Human Spirit, a free event today, Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pawtucket Library, 13 Summer St.