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

"Yes on 5" Rally
Trinity Repertory Company
October 3, 2014
Members of the Rhode Island Coalition for Arts & Preservation, local artists, community leaders and special guests will join in support of Question 5, the referendum authorizing the Creative and...
Royal Mills Riverpoint
October 4, 2014
Family-friendly activities include face painting, crafts, games, pumpkin painting, food, vendors, music & more! At 1:30 up to 5,000 rubber ducks will "race" down the Pawtuxet River. Cash prizes...
Brown University Orchestra Performs Burgess, Dvorak, Gershwin and Phillips
Sayles Hall Auditorium
October 10, 2014
Paul Phillips, conductor. Janice Weber, pianist. Preview concert of the BUO performance in Carnegie Hall taking place on Monday, October 13. ANTONIN DVORAK - Carnival Overture PAUL PHILLIPS - Wave...
Live Jazz At The Aspray Boathouse
Aspray Boathouse
October 11, 2014
Paul DiMartino - drums , Chris Gagnon - sax, Matt Passeroni - bass, Ben Shaw - sax, and Tom White - keys will be performing original, modern jazz compositions, with Terri Giviens as MC. The Aspray...
Rhode Island Convention Center
October 11, 2014
Come to the Rhode Island Convention Center, to see the championship double header Roller Derby match. Providence Roller Derby strives to support the community, as well as increase the knowledge of...
Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire
3 locations: Hasbro, Adrian Hall Way, & AS220
October 11, 2014
At the Mini Maker Faire, you'll find builders, designers, tinkerers, innovators, craftspeople, engineers, hackers, scientists, garden wizards, and robots from across the Northeast. You'll also find...
5th Annual Amazing Wish Race for Childrens' Wishes
Children's Wishes
October 18, 2014
On Saturday, October 18, 2014, we will host our largest annual event- the 5th Annual Amazing Wish Race! Beginning at the Children's Wishes office building, teams will receive their first clue for a...
Harvest Fair
Lily Pads Professional Center
October 18, 2014
A grass roots harvest fair for the whole family. Features live music in an outdoor coffee house setting, live animals and pony rides, white elephant tables, artists and craft vendors with lots of...
RI Festival of Children's Books & Authors
Lincoln School
October 18, 2014
Once again, we have an exciting list of nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators. Each author and illustrator gives a 30-minute presentation on their work, life, and philosophy. You will have...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Take Back the Mic
October 18, 2014
We have a great lineup of local bands, Girls Rock Camp and Ladies Rock Camp alums, and GRR! volunteers who will Take Back the Mic to perform Good Covers of Bad Songs (1-2 each!)! We'll also have a...
Pawtucket Armory
October 19, 2014
See some amazing model railroads with the whole family! Shop our vendor tables, enjoy a lunch, learn about model railroading and watch the trains. Hosted by the Little Rhody Division of the National...
Schola Cantorum Concert
The Towers
October 21, 2014
The 12-voice vocal ensemble Schola Cantorum of Boston projects a radiant, ethereal sound - the sound of eternal beauty - and will fill The Towers with luminous music from this early 17th century...
Providence Children's Museum
October 23, 2014
Join Associate Curator Laura Johnson for an illustrated lecture on the history and fashion of jewelry in Rhode Island. From gold-filled to glass, the Ocean State was a crucial player in creating what...
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...
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...
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
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...
October 3, 2014 - October 5, 2014
The nation’s first event designed exclusively for people who plan their vacations around food returns this fall. Join us for a fun-filled day featuring insights from chefs, farmers, food bloggers...
Columbus Weekend Festival
Federal Hill Commerce Association
October 11, 2014 - October 13, 2014
The Federal Hill Commerce Association will be hosting its Annual Columbus Day Festival on historic Federal Hill on Columbus Day Weekend. This Italian festival attracts people from across southern New...
Village Green
October 11, 2014 - October 13, 2014
Come join in the 48th annual Scituate Art Festival, in North Scituate, Rhode Island. A perfect way to celebrate Fall, and with over 200 vendors, live music, food, and raffles you can't miss this...
Rhode Island Convention Center
October 17, 2014 - October 19, 2014
With the same award winning tattoo artists, special appearances and amazing performances everyone has come to expect from a Villain Arts event, Providence will be a show not to be missed! Awards in...
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.
October 10, 2014 - October 18, 2014
Come to the Providence Performing Arts Center to relive childhood memories while enjoying the remarkable orchestra during this performance of Cinderella. It will be a hilarious and romantic...
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...
Bristol Art Museum exhibit
Bristol Art Museum
September 12, 2014 - October 19, 2014
The fall exhibit, "Objects for Work, Objects for Play and Objects to Cherish", is open from Sept. 12 to Oct. 19. Gallery hours are from 1 -4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. It features 'Sharpens' pencils by...
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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Girl Scout Recruitment Open House
Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England
October 2, 2014
Girls and adults interested in learning more about opportunities for participating in Girl Scouts are invited to attend. The event is free and open to the public. During the open house, families...
Open House at the Christopher Townsend House
Christopher Townsend House
October 2, 2014
Come visit the home of one of Newport's most famous cabinet makers! Step back in time and marvel the craftsmanship that was common then and how it continues to amaze people to this day!
Open House at the Christopher Townsend House
Christopher Townsend House
October 2, 2014
The Christopher Townsend House is the most recent addition to the Newport Restoration Foundation's architectural collection. Not normally open to the public, come enjoy the chance to explore this...