Rhode Island

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.
Mar. 29, 2015 - Apr. 4, 2015
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Roger Williams Park Zoo
Apr. 2, 2015
It looks like a bear, but isn't one. It has a pouch like a kangaroo, but what's a kangaroo doing up in a tree? Meet the amazing Matschie’s tree kangaroo through the eyes of author, researcher, and...
Pawtucket Armory
Apr. 11, 2015
Enjoy small bites prepared by chefs from top southern New England establishments, and carefully chosen wines from private cellars and beverage purveyors. A feast for all your senses, explore the...
Bristol Slavery Trail Walking Tour
Linden Place
Apr. 11, 2015
Linden Place Museum will host a walking tour of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol. The guided tour will take place on Saturday, April 11th at 10:00am and will begin at Linden Place.The tour...
Dare To Dream Ranch 1st Annual 5k Walk/Run
Bryant University
Apr. 12, 2015
Dare To Dream Ranch 1st Annual 5k Walk/Run is to raise funds for our program facility. Dare To Dream Ranch offers a holistic and alternative program for our homeless and at risk veterans in New...
newportFILM presents the powerful documentary, COMING HOME
Join newportFILM for the first film of the spring! Don't miss this powerful human story... "(One of) 5 must-see documentaries." - Indiewire COMING HOME 6PM - Pre-film reception with wines by...
Through letters, diaries, and journals, historian Robert Geake uncovered some oddities and wonders that amazed New England's pioneers. Join the author for an illustrated talk on his most recent book....
Providence Performing Arts Center
Apr. 16, 2015
John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. “The Voice of the Heartland” will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the...
Blithewold... The Good Life: Opening Night Cocktail Party
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Apr. 18, 2015
Help kick-off the flower show and enjoy "the good life" at this not-to-be-missed event! Proceeds support the Bristol Garden Club scholarship fund, which is awarded annually to a local student....
Kate McKinnon from Saturday Night Live
Nazarian Center of Performing Arts
Apr. 21, 2015
KATE MCKINNON is a current SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast member who was recently nominated for two 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Original...
Trashion Fashion
The Granite Theater
Apr. 22, 2015
A fun, funky fashion show of 40 fabulous frocks made out of trash or recycled materials! Food, wine, and a runway show.
RI Convention Center
Apr. 25, 2015
On Saturday, November 8, 2014 downtown Providence will become the Mecca for Beer Lovers all over New England. Two shows at the Rhode Island Convention Center offer the same great experiences. Your...
Envision running through the streets of Pamplona, adrenaline pumping, the thunder of hooves urging you on. But, you're in Downcity Providence, and the bulls aren't two ton steers, they're the...
Taste of The Towers
The Towers
Jan. 1, 2015
The best chefs, pastry artists, cake makers and more gather for the annual Taste of The Towers. Sample hors d'oeuvres and desserts from the finest caterers while enjoying drinks from our cash bar....
9th Annual Touch-A-Truck
East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce parking lot
Jan. 2, 2015
East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 9th Annual Touch-A-Truck event in their huge parking lot. Open to public.Popular w/young children. 30+ vehicles from area businesses. Kids can...
Twin River Event Center
Jan. 2, 2015
Come experience the New England Tequila & Rum Festival at Twin River Casino! Sample tequilas, mezcals and spirits from Mexico; and amazing rums from around the world. There will be live...
Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence During the Rev. War
Everyone knows the names of Revolutionary War spies like Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold, but few have closely examined the wider intelligence efforts that enabled the colonies to gain their...
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Jan. 9, 2015
Have you ever wanted to visit the Bronx Zoo? Take the headache out of traveling and journey with Roger Williams Park Zoo! Sit back, relax and enjoy a day with family and friends at an award winning...
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...
AMF Cranston Lanes
Jan. 16, 2015
There are only 5 species of rhinoceros left in the world - join our zoo keepers for a fun night of bowling, and you can help save them! The RWP Zoo chapter of the American Association of Zoo...
RI Wool and Fiber Festival
Coggeshall Farm Museum
Jan. 16, 2015
Skilled artisans, crafters and vendors specializing in wool and natural fibers for a regional festival featuring live demonstrations of spinning, weaving, knitting and sheep shearing, kid's crafts...
Stone Wall Workshop
Prescott Farm
Jan. 30, 2015
Learn to build and repair traditional stone walls in this hands-on experience. Join master class instructors Chris and Dan Smith for their 13th year of this active workshop. Reservations are...
RI Huntington's Disease Walk for a CURE
Colt State Park
Jun. 6, 2015
Colt State Park , Bristol Sports Complex Walk starts at 10 a.m. , Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. 3 Mile Walk along lovely Narragansett Bay RAIN OR SHINE! FREE T-Shirt & Family Fun
Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Jun. 27, 2015
Head to Roger Williams Park Zoo from 7 -11pm for an adults-only evening event, and have a wild time while supporting the Zoo! (Daytime admission to the Zoo will end at noon for event preparations.)...
See website for parade route
Jul. 4, 2015
The Bristol 4th of July parade is one of the longest running parades in the country! The parade is made up of color guards, fire trucks, bands, and floats. The parade is led by the "Grand Marshall"...
Ft. Adams
Jul. 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...
Brew at Roger Williams Park Zoo
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Aug. 29, 2015
Brew at the Zoo is back at Roger Williams Park Zoo! Roam the Zoo while sampling over 100 craft beers from more than 50 of the regions' finest brewers at Rhode Island's most popular outdoor venue....
Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo)
the Providence Public Library
Mar. 28, 2015 - Mar. 29, 2015
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
The only event of its kind in Rhode Island, RIPExpo celebrates a diverse community of underground and small press artists on both a local and international scale. RIPExpo 2015 will bring together...
Providence Ballet Theatre presents THE MAGIC BOX
The Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Sapinsley Hall
Apr. 10, 2015 - Apr. 11, 2015
Please join Providence Ballet Theatre as we present our original production of The Magic Box conceived and choreographed by Eva Marie Pacheco, original score by Roger Seitz, with set and costume...
The Edwards Twins
The Greenwich Odeum
Jan. 2, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2015
The Edwards Twins are a duo of identical twin brothers who put on a show filled with celebrity impressions, music and comedy. They have been entertaining audiences for more than 20 years with...
Providence Children's Museum
Jan. 9, 2015 - Jan. 10, 2015
Create a variety of flowers for Mother's Day. Make a watercolor flower from a coffee filter, craft tissue paper flowers, and use recycled materials to make your own crazy flower creations....
Family Overnights at RWP Zoo
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Jul. 18, 2015 - Jul. 19, 2015
Snooze at Roger Williams Park Zoo for the wildest family overnight adventure in town! Our Family Overnights on July 18 and August 15, offer an exciting opportunity to experience the Zoo as so few...
Coggeshall Farm Harvest Fair
Coggeshall Farm Museum
Sept. 12, 2015 - Sept. 13, 2015
Bring the whole family for a day of old-fashioned fun, with 18th century games, crafts, dancing, music, jonnycakes and local handcrafted products and foods. For information on becoming a vendor...
Bowen's and Bannister's Wharf
Apr. 17, 2015 - Apr. 19, 2015
Step into spring! The fun starts on the waterfront: join the doggie parade, see what's behind themed windows and wear your daffiest hats. Citywide enjoy the Daffy Bike Ride, Waltz of the Flowers...
Sandywoods Farm
Jan. 23, 2015 - Jan. 25, 2015
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
The Sandywoods Folk Festival is a family-friendly, pay-what-you-can outdoor music festival to be held in the hilltop fields at Sandywoods Farm in Tiverton, RI on May 23-24, 2015. 11 am to 10 pm both...
GloriDays, A 44-mile, multi-day journey
Colt State Park
Jun. 5, 2015 - Jun. 7, 2015
GloriDays is a 44-mile, multi-day journey through scenic East Bay, Rhode Island. It is an experience like no other that will embrace you in ways you did not think were possible. No matter where you...
Providence Preforming Arts Center
Apr. 21, 2015 - Apr. 26, 2015
Tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives....
Select locations throughout RI
Jul. 12, 2015 - Jul. 25, 2015
Providence's red-hot culinary scene warms up the cold weather during Providence Winter Restaurant Weeks. Whether you want to revisit old favorites or try something new, enjoy a great meal at a great...
Hera Gallery
Apr. 11, 2015 - Jan. 9, 2015
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Hera Gallery is pleased host Water, a national juried exhibition selected by Dina Deitsch. This national juried exhibition at Hera Gallery presents a varied perspective on contemporary views of water...
2nd Story Theatre - DownStage
Feb. 27, 2015 - Mar. 29, 2015
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
After suffering a tragic loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace and shelter in the West Village apartment of his fiercely independent 91 year-old grandmother. Over the...
Sculptural Explorations: Resource Consumption, Creation & Trade
Bristol Art Museum
Mar. 6, 2015 - Apr. 19, 2015
The museum's first exhibit in 2015 features ceramic installations by Allison Newsome and Nancy Selvage. The exhibit is being held in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic...
The VETS Gallery: Explored and Envisioned
The VETS Gallery
Feb. 5, 2015 - Mar. 29, 2015
ALRI presents the first of four exhibitions for 2015 to be held in its new gallery space at the Veterans Auditorium. This show asks the exhibiting artists to make use of the gallery's unique physical...
Golden Glamour: The Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry Collection
An intimate peek into the wardrobe of an extraordinary woman, Golden Glamour features dazzling gilded garments given to the RISD Museum from the estate of American philanthropist and Rhode Island...
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Mar. 29, 2015
Join this "eggcellent" safari at Roger Williams Park Zoo! Follow the clues to different locations around the Zoo to claim your eggs. When your hunting is through, collect a treat and enjoy the rest...
Firm Foundation Christian Church
Mar. 29, 2015
Children ages 9 and under are welcome to attend our 6th annual giant free indoor Easter Egg Hunt! Three age groups, prizes for each! The hunt begins at noon sharp! Please call 401-765-0107 for more...
Twin River Event Center
Mar. 31, 2015
‘HEAVENLY GINGERS 5′ Will Celebrate The Lives And Passions Of Two Fiery Red-Heads On March 31, 2015, the Twin River Casino will host HEAVENLY GINGERS 5 – a celebration of the lives and passions...
The Amigos Poetry Tour Continues @ The Mad Poets Cafe'
Warwick Museum of Art
Apr. 1, 2015
The "Amigos" (the former Poets Laureate Tom Chandler and Lisa Starr, and current RI Poet Laureate Rick Benjamin.) **read together last April at Bryant University - they had so much fun & were so well...
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Apr. 2, 2015
It looks like a bear, but isn't one. It has a pouch like a kangaroo, but what's a kangaroo doing up in a tree? Meet the amazing Matschie’s tree kangaroo through the eyes of author, researcher, and...
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