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

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....
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...
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...
Fine Artists of the Jewelry District
ArtProv gallery
June 3, 2015 - July 24, 2015
“Fine Artists of the Jewelry District" will feature paintings, photography, and sculptural work by artists creating and thriving in Providence's Jewelry District. “Behind the beautiful old...
Remembered as a Chair
186 Carpenter St
June 3, 2015 - July 25, 2015
Opening Reception, Wednesday, June 3, 7-9PM - sip, nibble and celebrate. "In my small works of text, textile, sculpture and performance, action and object become entwined and inseparable."...
"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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3rd of July Celebration on the HMM Waterfront
Herreshoff Marine Museum
July 3, 2015
This year's July 3rd Celebration will be better than ever! Enjoy awesome food from our friends at Preppy Pig BBQ & Blount Chowder. Celebrate with sunset cocktails on the waterfront and a rockin' DJ...
5th Annual Summer Soiree & preview of 'Burning Down the House'
An evening of art, live music and delectable summer savories! Join us on Friday, July 3 from 6 to 9pm for our 5th Annual Summer Soiree and exhibit preview of Burning Down the House, curated by...
Block Island
July 3, 2015
Kick off the Fourth of July with a bang! The Block Island Fireworks Display will be launched at the Town Beach Pavilion at sundown (approximately 9pm) on July 3rd. Fireworks can easily be viewed from...