Free Festival
by Doors Open RI

On Saturday, September 28th, visitors gained unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to some of the great places and spaces of Pawtucket + Central Falls – for free. Visitors built their own explorations of our participating venues, each activated with programming and interpretation.

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Help us keep pushing RI’s Doors Open! Donate to our crowdfunding campaign:


Help us keep pushing RI’s Doors Open! Donate to our crowdfunding campaign:


What follows is an archive of Doors Open Pawtucket + Central Falls, 2019

How It Works

When is the festival?

The Festival will be from 10am-4pm on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Open access times for individual sites vary.

Do I need tickets?

This is a FREE public event — no tickets or reservations needed, but RSVP on Facebook to keep updated! Lines may be expected at certain locations. Volunteers and other supporters of the Festival are offered priority access.

Where can I get my Event Guide?

You can view a PDF version of our event guide here. There will also be printed event guides available at all sites on the day of the festival!


Did somebody say Scavenger Hunt?!

Uncover even more hidden stories and sites around Pawtucket + Central Falls by participating in our first-ever Scavenger Hunt! Pick up your Doors Open RI 2019 Scavenger Hunt clue sheet at any festival site, and play along according to the instructions. Prizes and more details to be announced soon!

What are the participating locations?

You’ll find information about participating locations below as well as listed in our event guide (see above). Venues and details may change, however, so keep checking back here for the most up-to-date information on participating locations.

Which sites are wheelchair accessible?

We want to make this Festival fun for everyone. Each participating site’s page has information on the wheelchair accessibility of that site. The wheelchair accessible entrance to a given site may not be immediately visible, but just ask the volunteer at the entrance and they will help make accommodations for you. If you have additional questions about the accessibility of a particular site, please reach out to us at

Where can I use the bathroom?

We cannot guarantee bathroom access at individual sites. However, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council (175 Main St #4127, Pawtucket) has agreed to open their restroom facilities to all festival attendees from 10am-4pm on September 28th. While you’re there, check out their exhibits about the the entire Blackstone Valley!

How do I get around the Festival?

Doors Open RI is committed to minimizing the impact of our Festival on the environment, and encourage you to travel green. There are many ways to explore festival sites: walk, ride your bike or take the bus! Downtown Pawtucket is especially conducive to traveling by foot.

Street parking is available around many festival sites. During your visit to downtown Pawtucket, visitors are welcome to park for free and for any amount of time in the parking lot across from Pawtucket City Hall (approximately 150 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket) during the festival. Please do not park in the area designated for police parking. Parking is also available outside the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council (175 Main St., Pawtucket).

Is this the only Doors Open Festival?

Our Festival is part of a worldwide movement of citywide Doors Open and Open House events connecting the public to the great places and spaces of their communities. Doors Open RI previously held such a festival featuring 24 places across Providence in 2017, visited by more than 4,000 people!

Can I take pictures?

You are welcome to take pictures inside of all participating locations unless otherwise indicated. Don’t forget to share them with us! #doorsopenri

How can I keep up to date?

Sign up for our Mailing List! Also follow Doors Open RI on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for live Festival updates: @doorsopenri and #DoorsOpenRI

You can also RSVP to our Facebook event!

How Can I Support the Doors Open RI Festival?

Though our festival is free, it isn’t free to organize. We depend on donations from people like you to make our programming possible. Every bit helps. Please support our festival and other programs by making a donation to our crowdfunding campaign or becoming a sponsor today!

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