Events Calendar

There is always something interesting to do and see in Rhode Island and not just in the summer. Special events, fairs, festivals, and concerts are happening year-round throughout the state.

You'll enjoy world-famous music festivals.. fine seafood eateries and casual outdoor clambakes... triple-A baseball... Christmas pageants... the world's largest collection of cookbooks... galleries and a distinguished art museum where students' works hang next to those of the masters...dramatic, expansive gardens surrounding the countless great estates built during the nineteenth century... Narragansett Bay, one of the country's great waterways...busy harbors filled with fishing boats... Warwick's miracle mile of shopping.

Featured Events

9th Annual Halloween Iron Pour
The Steel Yard
October 25, 2014
This year the Steel Yard's Foundry Residents will partner with local iron artists, performers, students from numerous local universities and volunteers to bring the night to life. This family...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Fall Foliage Train Excursion
Historic Woonsocket Depot
October 25, 2014
Board the train at the Historic Woonsocket Depot on your way to enjoy many fine antique shops, restaurants, and gift shops in Putnam, Connecticut. There will be an arts and crafts fair, music, and...
Free Day at Herreshoff Marine Museum!
Herreshoff Marine Museum / America's Cup Hall of Fame
October 25, 2014
On Oct 25, Herreshoff Marine Museum will have FREE ADMISSION. There will be plenty of family fun activities as well as light refreshments. Enjoy Hot Cider & Snacks, Formal Guided Tours, Kids...
Hilton Providence
October 25, 2014
Saturday 11:00 to 5:00pm Psychic Fair/Paranormal Expo. Speakers include Carl Johnson of Beyond the Veil Paranormal, Niels Viggo of NecronomiCon Providence and Keith Johnson of of NEARParanormal....
Rocky Point Park
October 25, 2014
Walk the newly cleared grounds of the park, enjoy sweeping views of Narragansett Bay, and listen to the sounds of music provided by the Night Life Orchestra and others! Enjoy great local food and...
Kevin Hart
The Ryan Center/URI
October 26, 2014
The funniest man alive is coming to Rhode Island! Come enjoy this amazing comedy show that will have you laughing all the way home!
AUREA at Slater Mill: Once Upon a Midnight Dreary
Slater Mill
October 27, 2014
A Slater Mill exclusive! The chamber music & spoken word ensemble Aurea pairs the compositions of Schubert with the prose of Edgar Allen Poe and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Includes 60 minute...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Stadium Theatre
October 31, 2014
Make your Halloween a happenin’ one: clink drinks, test your luck at trivia and boast your best costume. Curious guests can flash into the future with psychic Keith Zalinger or stir up their...
Providence Public Library
October 31, 2014
Pop over to the historic Providence Public Library for an elegant search through the stacks this Halloween. Pull on your best black and white dress and pick up a mask at the door -- it’s time to...
Super Dog Adoption Day
Clark Farms
November 1, 2014
Come and choose from a huge selection of adorable shelter and rescue dogs and puppies! Same Day Adoptions will ONLY be considered with pre- screened Applications. Pre-screened applicants get the...
Whalers Brewing Co
November 5, 2014
Join us for a night of Beer, Improv, and food. The Rhode Island Brew Bus, Whalers Brewing Co., and The Contemporary Theater are coming together and hosting a mid week event. Tour and taste the great...
Rhode Island Convention Center
November 8, 2014
Come to the biggest beer festival in New England! What better way to bring in the fall season than sampling unlimited amounts of food and different beers all day. Must be 21+ to attend.
The Ariel String Quartet
RI College: Nazarian Center, Sapinsley Hall
November 12, 2014
Renowned for its courageous spirit and soulful interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has earned a glowing international reputation. Formed in Israel and currently based in the United States, the quartet...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Crowne Plaza
November 29, 2014
The November 29th Expo will offer a wide variety of booths and exhibits featuring products and services available to enhance your life and answer questions about health, the environment, personal...
Dunkin Donuts Center
December 19, 2014
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will return to the Dunkin Donuts Center Providence on December 19th! Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas...
Twas the Night Before Christmas
Auditorium in Roberts Hall, Rhode Island College
December 19, 2014
Providence Ballet Theatre's production of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas returns! Inspired by Clement Clarke Moore's classic poem, the stage is transformed with visions of Sugar Plums, swirling...
Easton's Beach
January 1, 2015
Come join in this fun event for charity. On New Years Day, Newport invited everyone to come join in the annual Polar Plunge for a charity, A Wish Come True. The event will start at 12 p.m. on...
Gone But Not Forgotten: Victorian Mourning Customs
October 25, 2014 - October 26, 2014
In October, Hearthside is set up to re-create the Victorian mourning customs practiced during the time when Simon Thornton passed away. Each room in the house has displays of mourning clothing...
Rhode Island Convention Center
November 15, 2014 - November 16, 2014
Love animals? Come to the 21st annual Rhode Island Pet Show. There will be obedience training sessions, live dog show competitions, as well as several rare breeds of dogs. There will also be a pet...
Disney on Ice Presents Princesse & Heroes
Dunkin' Donuts Center
December 26, 2014 - December 29, 2014
You can see all your favorite disney Princesses ice skating around you! Ariel, Elsa, Aurora, and so many more! Even the Princes like Eric and Phillip! Fun for the whole family.
Rosecliff Mansion
November 28, 2014 - December 5, 2014
he Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff Mansion is a Newport's Holiday Tradition! Island Moving Co.'s The Nutcracker is set within the iconic staircase, salons & ballroom of Rosecliff. This unique...
Confreda’s Greenhouses and Farm
October 17, 2014 - October 26, 2014
One haunted hayride, four football fields-worth of menacing corn-maze and more than forty fearsome volunteers combine to give you the thrill of the season. Kick off your scare-sesh with a hayride and...
Fathom’s Restaurant, Newport Marriott
October 17, 2014 - October 31, 2014
Ring in spook-season with a supernatural search party. This Newport-based ghost tour is your invite to the occult, so pull on your sneakers and go on the prowl for seaside specters. Lantern-led and...
Seven Cedars Farm
October 17, 2014 - October 31, 2014
Free popcorn, an outdoor film and a frightful jaunt through the dark woods – Seven Cedars Farm’s Haunted Hayride has it all. If the treacherous trail doesn’t spook you, stick around after your ride...
Fort Adams
October 10, 2014 - October 25, 2014
Rhode Island's Only Haunted Fortress. 100% of the proceeds of this event benefit The Fort Adams Trust for their restoration and maintenance efforts. Tunnels of Terror - Haunted Officers Quarters -...
Leyden’s Tree Farm
October 17, 2014 - November 1, 2014
Satisfy all of your creepiest cravings at West Greenwich’s favorite fright fest. Dive into the daunting Dungeon of Doom, escape the exceptionally eerie Cirque du Souls maze and journey through...
Mulligan's Island
October 17, 2014 - November 1, 2014
A haunted “scream park” with three thrilling themes, Terror in Rhode Island is not to miss. Live out your own American horror story at the park’s Festival of Fear freak show, then scope out sordid...
Highland Farm
October 17, 2014 - November 1, 2014
Hop aboard the most horrifying hayride in South County. You and your fellow passengers will clamber down the crooked trails all the way to the formidable farm of Dr. Moreau. And once you’re there?...
Flying Shuttles Studio's 30th Anniversary Exhibit
Central Congregational Gallery
October 3, 2014 - October 31, 2014
Flying Shuttles Studio's 30th Anniversary Exhibit Opening Reception: October 3rd, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Since 1984, Flying Shuttles Studio, an award-winning art program of the Arc of Blackstone Valley...
28th Annual RI Open Exhibit
Warwick Museum of Art
September 26, 2014 - October 25, 2014
28th Annual RI Open Juried Exhibit Now through October 25th 42 artists and 51 artworks in various mediums such as drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, and photography are showcased in this...
The Polar Express
The Polar Express Train Ride Station
November 22, 2014 - December 21, 2014
Take a ride on the Polar Express! This family favorite movie becomes real life on the 3 hour journey including a 90-minute train excursion! Presented by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, Rhode...
Yellow Peril Gallery
October 9, 2014 - November 16, 2014
Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present Mile High, Red Hot, a mixed media dual exhibition by Garci­a Sinclair and Nafis White, featuring an interactive Confiserie layered with exciting new works...
Department of Art Faculty Triennial
Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery
September 25, 2014 - November 5, 2014
The Department of Art Faculty Triennial Exhibition highlights some of the most dynamic work currently being made by the artists and art historians of Salve Regina's Department of Art. It is a unique...
Paintings by Harley Bartlett and Bob Waters
Dreyden Gallery at Providence Picture Frame
September 20, 2014 - November 11, 2014
Opening Reception Saturday, September 20th 6-9PM
Casey Farm
May 17, 2014 - October 25, 2014
The Coastal Growers’ Market, held weekly at Casey Farm, is a wonderful farmers’ market experience. Support local farmers and purchase a variety of specialty products including organic produce...
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Knights of Columbus
October 25, 2014
Join us for our 3rd Annual Harvest Craft Fair With our Crafters & Vendors with their unique creations & products. Jump start the season and enjoy the show. Specials and discounts being offered by our...
9th Annual Halloween Iron Pour
The Steel Yard
October 25, 2014
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
This year the Steel Yard's Foundry Residents will partner with local iron artists, performers, students from numerous local universities and volunteers to bring the night to life. This family...
Blithewold Mansion's Carriage House
October 25, 2014
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Join award-winning professional photographer Jan Armor for a morning of photography in Blithewold's lovely gardens and arboretum. In this four-hour workshop, Mr. Armor will show you how to make (not...