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

2nd Annual Last Night Providence
The Parlour
December 31, 2014
Featuring The Providence Wholebellies, The Gnomes, Sharks Come Cruising and Mad Ruckus. Mummer's Play 7PM Wholebellies 7:30-8:45. The Gnomes 9-10:15 Sharks Come Cruising 10:30-midnight....
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...
Jazz Revelations
RI Shriners Center
January 2, 2015
Paul Bloom is a pianist, composer, and teacher currently studying at Columbia University in New York City. He grew up in the Boston area, where he took part in the New England Conservatory prep...
Ocean State Theatre
January 10, 2015
A Night of Broadway Classics will star Dr. Fredric S. Scheff who portrayed Jean Valjean in OSTC’s Les Misérables. Also scheduled to appear: Sarah Pothier and Hannah Spacone, who are currently...
Newport Grand Event Center
January 10, 2015
J Geils Band Tribute. Danny Klein's founding member and one-and-only Ace On Bass for the mighty J.Geils Band, rips through all the J. Geils songs you know and love with his own band of local heroes...
Ocean State Theatre Company
January 11, 2015
British Invasion will be directed and choreographed by NYC choreographer MK Lawson (The Winter Wonderettes and RENT for OSTC) and music directed by concert pianist Tamra Stephenson, who is currently...
Dunkin' Donuts Center
January 24, 2015
LINKIN PARK has announced The Hunting Party Tour, featuring special guests, RISE AGAINST and OF MICE & MEN coming to Providence Saturday, January 24, 2015. The tour will hit several cities that...
Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum
February 7, 2015
Break out of the winter doldrums and join the Junior League of Rhode Island for its Winter Sparkle culinary event . Guests will enjoy an array of delectable foods and spirited drinks provided by...
Steps off at Newport City Hall
March 14, 2015
The 59th Annual Newport, Rhode Island Saint Patrick's Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday, March 14th 2015. It will begin promptly at 11:00am from Newport City Hall and will...
Trashion Fashion
The Granite Theater
April 22, 2015
A fun, funky fashion show of 40 fabulous frocks made out of trash or recycled materials! Food, wine, and a runway show.
North Central Airport
May 9, 2015
More than 500 guests will be transported to an elegant, lush and exotic destination in the Serengeti with dinner, dancing and decor that promises to be an experience you will not soon forget. The...
See website for parade route
July 4, 2015
The Bristol 4th of July parade is one of the longest running parades in the state. The parade is made up of color guards, fire trucks, bands, and floats. The parade is led by the "Grand Marshall"...
Ft. Adams
July 24, 2015
Fort Adams is situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. The festival at the Fort features 3 stages of music, food & crafts, and a number...
Home for the Holidays Candlelight Tour
Hearthside House Museum
December 27, 2014 - December 28, 2014
Interpreters in period costume provide tours of the splendid 200-year old house while guests enjoy the elaborately-decorated Christmas trees and mantels, and garlands adorning staircases and doorways...
First Annual Courthouse Center for the Arts New Year's Eve Party
Courthouse Center for the Arts
December 31, 2014 - January 1, 2015
Bring along an instrument, your voice and your dancing shoes and help ring in the 2015 at the 1st Annual Courthouse Center for the Arts New Year's Eve Open Jam Jamboree! House band members include Al...
December 31, 2014 - January 1, 2015
Celebrate New Year's Eve in the splendor of Rosecliff, as Newport closes out its 375th anniversary celebration and rings in the new year! Enjoy cocktails, dinner, music & dancing and a champagne...
Wickford Art Festival
Wickford Village
July 11, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Up to 250 artists from all over the country display their art amongst historic homes, lovely shops and quaint streets. Handicap accessible and dog-friendly, this festival draws art lovers from all...
Pawtuxet Village
May 23, 2015 - May 25, 2015
The annual Arts and Crafts Festival attracts approximately 50,000 people a day for three days browsing and purchasing the wares of the 100-150 craft exhibitors along Narragansett Parkway in Warwick....
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.
Linden Place Museum
November 29, 2014 - December 30, 2014
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a kid two hundred years ago? What clothes you would have worn? What chores children were expected to do around the house? What you did at school before...
Trinity Rep
November 8, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Appealing to young and old, this timeless tale of the power of forgiveness shows us that anything is possible -- and hope is just around the corner. With Fred Sullivan, Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge.
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December 27, 2014
Interactive, family-friendly murder mystery; perfect holiday fun! Make merry at this holiday party with Newport's finest, where music, games, and festive antics are in abundance. Beyond the holly...
Sparky's Puppets at Providence Children's Museum
Providence Children's Museum
December 27, 2014
Sparky's Puppets dramatize favorite children's stories with colorful hand puppets, playful humor and plenty of audience participation. See a snowman come to life and meet a shoemaker and an ice...
Rigamajig at Providence Children's Museum
Providence Children's Museum
December 28, 2014
Invent creative contraptions with an imaginative large-scale building kit featuring wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, rope, and nuts and bolts.