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

From the Edge: Documentary Photography Now
Aurora Providence
April 16, 2014
Cocktail Party and Meet the Artists. Enjoy food courtesy of Ada's Creations and one comp drink from Aurora's bar and Support AS220 Media Arts. Panel Discussion - From the Edge: Documentary...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
How to Love Fiction: Reading Like A Writer
Sandywoods Yellow Building
April 16, 2014
In this popular seminar intended for both readers and writers, award-winning novelist Justin Kramon explores the art of storytelling from a writer's perspective. He examines how writers across the...
ArtProv Gallery Grand Opening
ArtProv Gallery
April 17, 2014
ArtProv gallery's Grand Opening! Check out Providence's newest contemporary art gallery located in the historic Doran Building in the Jewelry District during Gallery Night Providence.
Hip Hop Saved My Life
Everett's Stage
April 17, 2014
This Brain Cafe will examine the role of hip hop in the fight for social justice. Tricia Rose, professor at Brown University and author of Black Noise and The Hip Hop Wars, will argue that hip hop...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Continuity: Works by Howard Bander, Orlando Vasquez and Matt McLaren
Artists Exchange
March 29, 2014 - April 25, 2014
Opening reception April 3rd 5:30- 8:00pm. Live music by Matt McLaren and Alec K. Redfearn. Food and wine. Part of the Integrated Exhibitions series, pairing developmentally disabled Emerging Artists...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
April Vacation Camp
Blithewold Mansion
April 21, 2014 - April 25, 2014
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum is offering a fun-filled week of camp during April Vacation. Enroll your child for the full week or one day, or even a few half days! We have so much to...
In Full Flight
St. Martin's Episcopal Church
April 26, 2014
In Full Flight is a dance and theatre exploration of the wonders and worries of the modern frequent traveler. Featuring flying luggage, a tongue-in-cheek visit to the golden age of air travel...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Park Theatre
April 26, 2014
Ace Aceto presents The Royal Flush Comedy Show to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Six of Rhode Island's funniest comedians on one stage: Ace Aceto Charlie Hall Mary Ellen Rinaldi Wild...
Memory, Music & Hope: 30th Annual RI Commemoration of the Holocaust
Temple Emanu-El
April 27, 2014
With special guest and keynote speaker MARTIN GOLDSMITH of Sirius XM Radio, this 30th Annual Rhode Island Interfaith Commemoration will feature the choral music of six Rhode Island choirs honoring...
Quilted Together: Art & Community Well-Being
Providence City Hall
April 30, 2014
Quilted Together: Art & Community Well-Being, is a group show spotlighting the Recovery Quilt Project & the Sojourner House's Voices Unfold project. Voices Unfold engaged clients of Sojourner House...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
BoldrDash on the Beach
Scarborough State beach
May 3, 2014
BoldrDash is famous for it's unique scalable Obstacles. From elite to beginner this is the race for everyone, challenge yourself at your level of fitness!. A great time for all and a great challenge...
Family Dance Party Night
The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance
May 3, 2014
Why should the school gymnasium be the only chance to dance? Come to our family dance party night, for an easy night out for families with kids up to 12 or 13. Kids get to show off their moves to the...
The Haversham
May 3, 2014
Guests will enjoy red carpet photos, a hat contest, cigar tasting held by Cigar Box, whiskey tasting with complimentary mint juleps sponsored by Sons of Liberty Spirits Company, and a silent auction...
Walk to Cure Arthritis Rhode Island
Roger Williams Park Temple to Music
May 4, 2014
SIGN UP AND FUNDRAISE TODAY! The Arthritis Foundation's Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds to fight and cure the nation's #1 cause of disability. We need your support to end this crippling disease....
My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm In Therapy
Trinity Repertory Company
April 23, 2014 - May 18, 2014
My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm in Therapy! is Steve Solomon's 90 minute smash hit comedy, inspired by his hilarious family and all the people in his life whose sole purpose is to...
Boas & Bowties Gala
RISD Woods-Gerry House
June 6, 2014
The Boas and Bowties Gala promises to be a spectacular event, featuring entertainment provided by The New Providence Big Band (a 19 piece ensemble!), dancing, youth performances, a roaring 20s photo...
Huntington's Disease Team Hope Walk
Colt State Park @ Bristol Sports Complex
June 7, 2014
3 Mile walk along Lovely Narragansett Bay Rain or Shine to support Huntington's Disease 9:00AM Registration 10AM Walk
5th Annual Chowder & Clam Cakes Event
Cercle Laurier Club
June 22, 2014
Celebrate the beginning of summer at our 5th Annual Chowder & Clam Cakes Event at the Cercle Laurier Club! Enjoy all you can eat delicious chowder and clam cakes, music by Northeast Groove, cash bar...
Linden Place Mansion
February 26, 2014 - July 4, 2014
Linden Place, an 1810 Federal mansion in the heart of Bristol, RI will be hosting its Annual Fourth of July Parade Picnic on Friday, July 4, 2014. Located directly on the historic Bristol Fourth of...
52nd Wickford Art Festival
Wickford Village
July 12, 2014 - July 13, 2014
Up to 250 artists from all over the country display their art amongst historic homes, lovely shops and quaint streets. Handicap accessible and dog-friendly, this festival draws art lovers from all...
Goddard State Park
July 26, 2014 - July 27, 2014
Located on 9-acres of Goddard State Park is the Autos of the World Classic Car show weekend. Here, visitors can shoot the breeze with the owners of some of the rarest cars and trucks in New England....
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Alice O'Neill- Drawings
Bannister Gallery Rhode Island College
September 12, 2013 - October 2, 2013
Visual artist Alice O'Neill exhibits 25 recent drawings at Rhode Island College. Using only graphite and colored pencil O'Neill transforms the paper into a labyrinth of line work, color and subtle...
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...