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

Stone Wall Workshop
Prescott Farm
May 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...
CityArts Mod Party: A Celebration of Art, Culture & Style
RISD Woods-Gerry House
June 5, 2015
Providence CityArts for Youth invites you to our annual gala fundraiser, the CityArts Mod Party: A Celebration of Art, Culture & Style of the Modernists! Funds raised will help support CityArts...
RI Huntington's Disease Walk for a CURE
Colt State Park
June 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
June 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
July 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
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...
Brew at Roger Williams Park Zoo
Roger Williams Park Zoo
August 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....
Meridian Project presents SUN and MOON
Ninigret Park's Frosty Drew Nature Center and Observatory
June 12, 2015 - June 13, 2015
Public stargazing begins at 6 pm, with post-performance lectures by resident astronomer Scott MacNeill. Attendees are invited to bring their own chairs, blankets, acoustic instrument or voice and...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Family Overnights at RWP Zoo
Roger Williams Park Zoo
July 18, 2015 - July 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
September 12, 2015 - September 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...
Sandywoods Farm
May 23, 2015 - May 25, 2015
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...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
GloriDays, A 44-mile, multi-day journey
Colt State Park
June 5, 2015 - June 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 International Arts Festival
Kennedy Plaza
June 11, 2015 - June 14, 2015
The Providence International Arts Festival, produced by FirstWorks and the City of Providence, June 11 -14, 2015, promises to be a jaw-dropping celebration in the Creative Capital of Providence...
Select locations throughout RI
July 12, 2015 - July 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...
TOBY SISSON AND OTHER POEMS
Yellow Peril Gallery
April 23, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present ...and other poems by Toby Sisson from April 23 - May 31, 2015, featuring a series of mixed media paintings, drawings and prints inspired by a compilation...
Gallery 4 Re-opening and Spring Sale
Gallery 4 at Tiverton 4 Corners
April 17, 2015 - May 28, 2015
Gallery 4 is reopening April 17, with a Spring Sale - up to 25% off on select items. Fine Art, Oriental Rugs, Jewelry, Chinese Antique Furniture and Decorative Artifacts
"Venus in Fur" by David Ives
2nd Story Theatre - DownStage
June 5, 2015 - August 2, 2015
A beleaguered director, desperate to cast his stage adaptation of a classic sadomasochistic tale,"Venus in Fur", reluctantly auditions an equally desperate actress. As the casting session simmers...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Bristol Art Museum exhibit
Bristol Art Museum
May 1, 2015 - July 12, 2015
The Bristol Art Museum is hosting a new exhibit from May 1 to July 12 with works by Abbot Low (1961-2013) in the Abbot Low Gallery and Brick Gallery and new paintings by Candace Cotterman Thibeault...
Golden Glamour: The Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry Collection
RISD Museum
March 3, 2015 - July 5, 2015
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...
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Johnson and Wales Harborside Campus
October 2, 2013
Campus Dining invites students, staff, faculty and general public of all ages to come down to the Harborside Campus and check out a wide array of food trucks. Enjoy free music, and mingle with...
The Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly
October 2, 2013
Orange pumpkins glow on the vine. Hand carved sassafras bowls wait to be filled. And the gallery blazes with color during the annual All- Members Exhibit at the Artists' Cooperative Gallery of...
Spooky Tales: Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
Newport Art Museum
October 2, 2013
Join us for an interactive re-telling of some of Poe's favorite and famous tales of the dark, absurd, and grotesque. Get in the "spirit" of the Halloween season and celebrate the menagerie of the...