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

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...
River Island Park
September 20, 2014
Live Performances, Demonstrations, Yoga Workshop Health Screenings! Dept of Veterans Affairs signing up Veterans Over 50 Vendors for the Event, Shopping, Food, Entertainment, Health...
Tours of The Towers
The Towers
September 20, 2014
Free informal tours of the historic Towers. Read our history display, take in our ballroom and, weather permitting, enjoy the sweeping view from our deck.
A Better World by Design
RISD and Brown Campuses
September 19, 2014 - September 21, 2014
A Better World by Design is an annual conference put on by students at Brown and RISD that focuses on environmentally and socially conscious design. Each fall, we bring together over 1,000...
Armory Arts District
September 20, 2014 - September 21, 2014
Visit over 35 artists in studios and work/live lofts in 3 fabulously renovated mill buildings just steps from each other in Pawtucket's Armory Arts District. See art, chat with artists, watch demos...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
5 Years of RISCA's Design Innovation Grant (DIG) - Brown Bag Lunch
Digital City
September 25, 2014
Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of RISCA's Design Innovation Grant (DIG) Fellows during a brown bag lunch presentation. Bring your lunch and enjoy some complimentary snacks while listening...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
The Big Toast
International Tennis Hall of Fame
September 26, 2014
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State will host its fourth annual '"The Big Toast" fundraiser on Sept. 26 from 7-11 p.m. The 21+ tasting event will feature more than 40 food and drink vendors...
DESIGN WEEK RI
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September 17, 2014 - September 27, 2014
8 speakers, 8 lunches, 3 conferences, over 33 design firms: The first DESIGN WEEK in RI! DESIGN WEEK RI celebrates design and the Rhode Island design community with nationally recognized speakers...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Twin River Event Center
September 27, 2014
Twin River Casino’s first New England Whiskey Festival. The finest companies in the hospitality industry will gather at Rhode Island’s premiere entertainment facility to show off the latest whiskey...
Roger Williams Park Zoo
September 1, 2014 - September 28, 2014
Share the unforgettable thrill of a close-up animal experience with your family! Feed a giraffe or a seal on weekends in September, plus Labor Day Monday (the 1st). Advanced online ticket purchase is...
Providence
October 3, 2014 - October 5, 2014
The nation’s first event designed exclusively for people who plan their vacations around food returns this fall. Join us for a fun-filled day featuring insights from chefs, farmers, food bloggers...
Columbus Weekend Festival
Federal Hill Commerce Association
October 11, 2014 - October 13, 2014
The Federal Hill Commerce Association will be hosting its Annual Columbus Day Festival on historic Federal Hill on Columbus Day Weekend. This Italian festival attracts people from across southern New...
5th Annual Amazing Wish Race for Childrens' Wishes
Children's Wishes
October 18, 2014
On Saturday, October 18, 2014, we will host our largest annual event- the 5th Annual Amazing Wish Race! Beginning at the Children's Wishes office building, teams will receive their first clue for a...
RI Festival of Children's Books & Authors
Lincoln School
October 18, 2014
Once again, we have an exciting list of nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators. Each author and illustrator gives a 30-minute presentation on their work, life, and philosophy. You will have...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Bristol Art Museum exhibit
Bristol Art Museum
September 12, 2014 - October 19, 2014
The fall exhibit, "Objects for Work, Objects for Play and Objects to Cherish", is open from Sept. 12 to Oct. 19. Gallery hours are from 1 -4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. It features 'Sharpens' pencils by...
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...
Super Dog Adoption Day
Clark Farms
November 1, 2014
Come and choose from a huge selection of adorable shelter and rescue dogs and puppies! Same Day Adoptions will ONLY be considered with pre- screened Applications. Pre-screened applicants get the...
Paintings by Harley Bartlett and Bob Waters
Dreyden Gallery at Providence Picture Frame
September 20, 2014 - November 11, 2014
Opening Reception Saturday, September 20th 6-9PM
GARCIA SINCLAIR + NAFIS WHITE | MILE HIGH, RED HOT
Yellow Peril Gallery
October 9, 2014 - November 16, 2014
Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present Mile High, Red Hot, a mixed media dual exhibition by Garci­a Sinclair and Nafis White, featuring an interactive Confiserie layered with exciting new works...
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Robin Hollow Farm
September 16, 2014
Featured in the Slow Flowers Directory and personal friends of Debra Prinzing, veteran organic farmers Mike and Polly Hutchison, of Robin Hollow Farm, will open their farm for a special, intimate...
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”....
Free Concert with Jazz Musician Johnny O'Neil
Roger Williams University
September 17, 2014
Fresh on the heels of "Live at Smalls," his most recent album, Johnny O'Neal takes the stage on Wednesday, September 17th, for an intimate jazz performance. Part of the emerging Live@RWU series at...