Will Hurricane Lee impact local events this weekend?

NARRAGANSETT, Rhode Island (WPRI) — Hurricane Lee is currently a Category 2 storm in the Atlantic Ocean and will reach offshore at the end of the week.

While the storm is expected to weaken as it heads north, southern New England could see some impacts Friday night into Saturday morning, including rain, strong winds and large waves.

Will your weekend plans be affected? Here’s what we know about some of the major local events:

The event, which was scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Fort Adams, has been cancelled.

Organizers told 12 News it will instead be held on Sept. 28, 2024. All tickets will be valid for next year’s event, but anyone who won’t be able to attend can email info@graymattermarketing.com to request an Eventbrite credit. They can be used for any other Gray Matter marketing event over the next two years.

The three-day event, which includes the Rhode Island Calamari Festival and a cookout at Veterans Park, will go on as scheduled, according to the Chamber of Commerce. Any changes will be published on the festival website.

The festival’s website says it will be held rain or shine, and no changes have been announced yet. It takes place Saturday and Sunday at India Point Park in Providence.

This event takes place Thursday through Sunday in downtown Newport.

As of midday Thursday, the only changes are the cancellation of in-water training and there will be no Jamestown ferry service on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Updates will be posted on the event website and social media pages.

Acts like Willie Nelson, Bob Weir and Los Lobos will be performing as scheduled Saturday at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield. Organizers say they are monitoring the weather and will post updates on social media.

The event has been postponed until Saturday, October 28, according to its Facebook page.

Organizers say they will hold a call on Friday morning for the event, which takes place at 5pm at the Carousel Village.

12 News is gathering information on whether weddings may be affected by the storm. Watch this story tonight at 5:30 on WPRI 12.

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