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

Newport's 5th Annual BridgeFest
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July 28, 2014 - July 31, 2014
Folk and jazz lovers flock to Newport each summer for George Wein's long standing Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival. The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County created BridgeFest...
Rough Point
July 31, 2014
Join us for an evening of jazz and conversation, in partnership with the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. and BridgeFest. The legendary George Wein will introduce two jazz artists, one local and...
Demo on Cape Verdean Music and Culture with Zerui Depina
The Rhody Center
August 2, 2014
Join us for a fun and informative workshop with Cape Verdean master musician Zerui Depina! In this demonstration, Zerui will introduce Cape Verdean music and cultural traditions, with special...
Ningret Park
August 1, 2014 - August 3, 2014
A gastronomic extravaganza of Rhode Island's best seafood, lobsters, steamers, chowder, fish & chips, lobster rolls, clam cakes, corn on the cob and a raw bar, as well as an array of all types of...
Mad Hatter Iced Tea Party
Ballard Park
August 4, 2014
Adults and children alike will delight in the spread of tea sandwiches by McGrath Clambakes, Inc. and sweets created by The Newport Sweet Shoppe. An assortment of iced teas will be served as well....
Sculpture by Anthony Quinn and Painting by Agustin Patino
Gallery Z
July 17, 2014 - August 9, 2014
Studio Z Presents "La Strada & Metropolis" - Sculptures by Anthony Quinn and Metropolis y Orillas by Agustin Patino. Opening Reception: July 17th, 5-9pm
AS220 Foo Fest
AS220
August 9, 2014
Foo Fest, AS220's annual summertime block party bash, returns to Empire Street in downtown Providence on Saturday, August 9th, 2014, from 1pm to 1am, bringing you 12 hours of music, art, performance...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged
The Colonial Theater
July 30, 2014 - August 17, 2014
2014 marks the 23nd Anniversary season of the Shakespeare Festival. This popular event draws almost 20,000 audience members each year to historic Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly to experience the...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
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...
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...
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...
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Blithewold
July 30, 2014
Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances over the...
Rhode Island Watercolor Society
July 1, 2014 - July 31, 2014
Drop off: July 1st-July 31st 2014 ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists. All work must be an original drawing or watercolor on paper, and must be 9" by 12" or smaller. Artists may enter an unlimited...
The Little Picture in the Summer
Spring Bull Gallery
July 5, 2014 - July 31, 2014
Opening Reception July 5, 2014 Exhibition Dates: July 5, 2014- July 31, 2014 Gallery Night Thursday July 10th There are summer treasures to be found at Spring Bull Gallery's "Les Petites...