WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — One of northern Rhode Island’s largest festivals returned for its 44th year this weekend.

“It’s something the community looks forward to,” said Judith Sullivan, Chairperson of Autumnfest.

Autumnfest, which is held in Woonsocket every Columbus Day weekend, has plenty of family-friendly activities, including live music, food vendors and a fireworks show. Organizers predict it’s going to be one of the largest turnouts ever.

“Woonsocket has always been known for its support so it’s wonderful to be able to keep going, especially after the pandemic and people reaching out who want to help us,” Jeanne Michon said.

Michon is the 2022 Autumnfest Grand Marshal.

“People want to see Autumnfest do well and lots of people are willing to help in different ways,” Organizer Tracy Marti added.

The festivities conclude Monday with the annual Autumnfest Parade, which includes 45 different groups, 17 bands, and various floats. 

The parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Diamond Hill Road. 

More information on the parade and other Autumnfest events can be found by visiting the Autumnfest website.