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

Annual Rhythm and Roots Festival at Ninigret Park
Ninigret Park
August 29, 2014 - August 31, 2014
The hottest festival of music & dance in New England, the Original Rhythm & Roots Festival is a grand finale to a RI summer. 92 sets over 3 days and 5 stages. Family friendly. Labor Day Weekend at...
Celebrating the Rhode Island Watercolor Society with 1,000 Works on Paper
Rhode Island Watercolor Society
August 9, 2014 - September 4, 2014
Have you always admired the work of local artists, but couldn't afford to take home their pieces? The Rhode Island Watercolor Society will be hosting a fundraiser exhibition from August 9-September...
Wandering the Paths, Opening reception
Just Art Gallery
August 8, 2014 - September 6, 2014
Opening reception for Lee Chabot's Wandering the Paths. Come see his world in our world! Chabot's unique style of painting combines bold strokes with a controlled yet striking color palette...
Roger Williams Park Zoo
September 6, 2014
Tap into your wild side at Roger Williams Park Zoo! On September 6 from 5 -9pm sample over 100 craft beers from more than 50 of the region's finest brewers. Tickets are now available for purchase...
India Point Park
September 6, 2014 - September 7, 2014
September signals the re-birth of Providence as its sleepy streets bustle with college students and locals back from the shore. We need one more taste of summer without having to day-trip...
Providence Art Club
September 7, 2014
Please join the Providence Art Club to celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions! On view: In the Maxwell Mays Gallery: Michael Manni and Peter Michael Miller: "Still Lifes and Panoramas:...
16th Annual Race Walk & Roll for Parkinson's
Goddard Park
September 13, 2014
The RI Chapter APDA holds this event to help raise money to support research and cure of Parkinson's disease and to support families. The event is an official 5K Race and 1.5 Mile Walk. Registration...
Fiddle n Folk Fest
Haines Park (near the boat launch)
September 13, 2014
Come to the Fiddle n Folk Fest in Barrington's Haines Park on Saturday, Sept 13 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (raindate is Sept 14). Join the all fiddlers jam from 9:30 - 11:00 with Michelle Kaminsky....
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Thunder from Down Under
Twin River Event Center
September 13, 2014
Australia's Thunder From Down Under, the internationally acclaimed male revue, is sizzling these days and nights and has become one of the hottest tickets in Las Vegas, the "Entertainment Capital of...
The Providence Flea
The Providence River Greenway
June 1, 2014 - September 14, 2014
The Providence Flea returns to the Providence River Greenway for opening day on Sunday, June 1, and every Sunday rain or shine through September 14, across from 345 South Water Street. The Flea is...
Dunkin' Donuts Center
September 10, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be...
Newport Yachting Center
September 11, 2014 - September 14, 2014
The Newport International Boat Show features a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international manufacturers. Visitors will find an extensive selection of marine...
The Stadium Theatre
September 17, 2014
Edwin McCain, the voice that is romance incarnate, has launched a thousand marriages and stirred up Southern soul for over 20 years with his massive pop hits “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More”....
Waterfire Providence - Basin Lighting
Downtown Providence
September 19, 2014
WaterFire Providence® is an independent, non-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and...
River Island Park
September 20, 2014
Live Performances, Demonstrations, Yoga Workshop Health Screenings! Dept of Veterans Affairs signing up Veterans Over 50 Vendors for the Event, Shopping, Food, Entertainment, Health...
The Vets, Providence
September 20, 2014
"Season 70 opens with a blockbuster concert", says LARRY RACHLEFF, Music Director, "starting with two fanfares to salute our anniversary. Next, the great violinist Augustin Hadelich returns to us....
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
A Better World by Design
RISD and Brown Campuses
September 19, 2014 - September 21, 2014
A Better World by Design is an annual conference put on by students at Brown and RISD that focuses on environmentally and socially conscious design. Each fall, we bring together over 1,000...
The Big Toast
International Tennis Hall of Fame
September 26, 2014
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State will host its fourth annual '"The Big Toast" fundraiser on Sept. 26 from 7-11 p.m. The 21+ tasting event will feature more than 40 food and drink vendors...
Blackstone River Theatre
September 27, 2014
The Bohemian Quartet returns to the BRT for a fun and fiery concert of Eastern European and Roma folk music. Violinist Stan Renard, Nancy Richardson, viola, cellist Christine Harrington and bassist...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Twin River Event Center
September 27, 2014
Twin River Casino’s first New England Whiskey Festival. The finest companies in the hospitality industry will gather at Rhode Island’s premiere entertainment facility to show off the latest whiskey...
Roger Williams Park Zoo
September 1, 2014 - September 28, 2014
Share the unforgettable thrill of a close-up animal experience with your family! Feed a giraffe or a seal on weekends in September, plus Labor Day Monday (the 1st). Advanced online ticket purchase is...
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...
October 18, 2014
FirstWorks presents violin virtuoso Regina Carter, considered to be the foremost jazz violinist of her generation. Carter and her superb band take the audience on a musical odyssey featuring...
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...
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...
Newport Regency Hyatt on Goat Island
November 2, 2014
This event features traditional brunch fare including cocoa infused recipes, & a pastry & sweets buffet. music provided by Elderly Brothers. a full & diverse silent auction. all proceeds benefit...
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Providence Children's Museum
July 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Kids invent their own ways to play and work together to create imaginative structures. Using big blue foam blocks, wheels, spools and tubes, construct castles, forts and vehicles that move - the...
New exhibit at Bristol Art Museum
Bristol Art Museum
July 18, 2014 - August 31, 2014
"Allegories and Reliquaries" by John Udvardy and Lasse Antonsen - "An Installation of Objects and Texts" open through Aug. 31. An artists reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 25. Also open...
Art Exhibit
Imago Foundation for the Arts
July 24, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Imago Foundation for the Arts will (IFA) will feature artwork by founding artist member Linda Megathlin in a group exhibit July 24 to Aug. 31. Reception July 25 6 to 8 p.m. Guest artists Jan...