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

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
March 1, 2015
Blithewold cordially requests the pleasure of your company for an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and merriment! Downton inspired costumes encouraged.
Temple Shalom
March 1, 2015
Temple Shalom invites you to our FUNdraiser Purim Shpiel (a silly performance used to enhance the holiday of Purim, read in the Book of Esther). Immerse yourself in the adventures of the crew of...
Providence Performing Arts Center
March 4, 2015
The “Wallflower World Tour” will feature Krall performing pop classics such as The Mamas and the Papas' "California Dreaming" and the Eagles' "Desperado," and Bob Dylan’s “Wallflower,” which inspired...
Blackstone Caterers
March 6, 2015
Join us for the final event of our Culinary Series as we take a tour of Tuscany by way of four perfectly paired courses with world renowned wines from the Marchesi Antinori Winery. The evening will...
The Irish 5K
McCoy Stadium
March 7, 2015
The Irish 5K is the first race in Tour de Patrick. The Tour de Patrick is a three 5K race series in the month of March. Each race is followed by the cities' annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Run any...
Hera Gallery
March 10, 2015
Grant Writing Workshop with RISCA's Cristina DiChiera Hera is collecting Paper Goods for the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County during these events. Events are free, but donations...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Dunkin Donuts Center
March 10, 2015
Neil Diamond, iconic Grammy Award®-winning Rock and Pop Singer/Songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, will embark on his highly anticipated NEIL DIAMOND TOUR 2015 and will stop in...
Henrietta Milan Art Opening
Sheldon Fine Art
March 12, 2015
Sheldon Fine Art invites you to view artwork by distinguished artist Henrietta Milan. Henrietta is greatly inspired by her extensive travels throughout France observing French Impressionism. Since...
Stadium Theatre
March 13, 2015
Follow the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California...
Renowned Folk Singer Robbie O'Connell
Linden Place
March 13, 2015
The multi-talented Robbie O'Connell has performed worldwide and is best known for his work with The Clancy Brothers, and more recently for his solo work. He has performed at prestigious venues...
Parade begins at City Hall
March 14, 2015
The parade Begins at 11:00am at City Hall, 43 Broadway, and continues through Washington Square to Thames Street and ends at Augustine's Church. Find your best green attire, keep your eyes open for...
Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center
March 14, 2015
Pendragon's music celebrates the lives and lore of generations of New Englanders who brought traditions from Ireland, Scotland, French Canada and other distant shores to the banks of the Blackstone...
Slater Mill
March 22, 2015
Aurea premiers music of acclaimed contemporary composers Barbara Kolb (Bulgarian Chant), Nina Young (Memento Mori), and Geoffrey Gibbs (Broad Cove Ballads), with poetry of Alonzo Gibbs and other...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
4th Annual Wounded Warrior Leadership Awards Dinner
Omni Providence Hotel
March 28, 2015
Join the Marine Corps Association & Foundation as we celebrate the Marines of New England at our first ever Providence Professional Dinner. We will also be presenting the 2014 Wounded Warrior Awards...
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
March 28, 2015
Bristol Parks & Rec. Invites Bristol Children in grades K-5 and their Families to our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Hunt at 10:00 am sharp! HAPPENINGS: - Crafts - A visit from the Easter...
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
March 28, 2015
New this year, following the Bristol town egg hunt, Blithewold is offering a special Children's Easter Bunny Tea. Bring the entire family to enjoy delicious treats, finger sandwiches, tea, and hot...
University of Rhode Island Quad
March 28, 2015
On Saturday March 28th, the University of Rhode Island will be hosting the "Pound the Pavement, Pound a Nail 5K: Run/Walk/Mosey" to benefit South County Habitat for Humanity. The first 500...
Roger Williams Park Zoo
April 2, 2015
It looks like a bear, but isn't one. It has a pouch like a kangaroo, but what's a kangaroo doing up in a tree? Meet the amazing Matschie’s tree kangaroo through the eyes of author, researcher, and...
Bristol Slavery Trail Walking Tour
Linden Place
April 11, 2015
Linden Place Museum will host a walking tour of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol. The guided tour will take place on Saturday, April 11th at 10:00am and will begin at Linden Place.The tour...
Providence Performing Arts Center
April 16, 2015
John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. “The Voice of the Heartland” will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the...
Trashion Fashion
The Granite Theater
April 22, 2015
A fun, funky fashion show of 40 fabulous frocks made out of trash or recycled materials! Food, wine, and a runway show.
RI Convention Center
April 25, 2015
On Saturday, November 8, 2014 downtown Providence will become the Mecca for Beer Lovers all over New England. Two shows at the Rhode Island Convention Center offer the same great experiences. Your...
Downtown Providence
April 26, 2015
Envision running through the streets of Pamplona, adrenaline pumping, the thunder of hooves urging you on. But, you're in Downcity Providence, and the bulls aren't two ton steers, they're the...
Taste of The Towers
The Towers
May 1, 2015
The best chefs, pastry artists, cake makers and more gather for the annual Taste of The Towers. Sample hors d'oeuvres and desserts from the finest caterers while enjoying drinks from our cash bar....
Roger Williams Park Zoo
May 9, 2015
Have you ever wanted to visit the Bronx Zoo? Take the headache out of traveling and journey with Roger Williams Park Zoo! Sit back, relax and enjoy a day with family and friends at an award winning...
North Central Airport
May 9, 2015
More than 500 guests will be transported to an elegant, lush and exotic destination in the Serengeti with dinner, dancing and decor that promises to be an experience you will not soon forget. The...
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...
RI College, Roberts Hall
March 27, 2015 - March 28, 2015
The State Ballet of Rhode Island announces a spring company premiere in which SBRI's five resident choreographers take on a full-length work, A Midsummer Nights Dream. Shakespeare's classic comedy...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo)
the Providence Public Library
March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015
The only event of its kind in Rhode Island, RIPExpo celebrates a diverse community of underground and small press artists on both a local and international scale. RIPExpo 2015 will bring together...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
The Edwards Twins
The Greenwich Odeum
May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015
The Edwards Twins are a duo of identical twin brothers who put on a show filled with celebrity impressions, music and comedy. They have been entertaining audiences for more than 20 years with...
Bowen's and Bannister's Wharf
April 17, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Step into spring! The fun starts on the waterfront: join the doggie parade, see what's behind themed windows and wear your daffiest hats. Citywide enjoy the Daffy Bike Ride, Waltz of the Flowers...
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...
RI Convention Center
February 26, 2016 - February 28, 2016
The largest saltwater fishing show in the Northeast!
February 24, 2015 - March 1, 2015
The brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! It’s 1952 and you are a member of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience ready to enjoy the filming of two...
Providence Preforming Arts Center
April 21, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives....
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...
2nd Story Theatre - DownStage
February 27, 2015 - March 29, 2015
After suffering a tragic loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace and shelter in the West Village apartment of his fiercely independent 91 year-old grandmother. Over the...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
The VETS Gallery: Explored and Envisioned
The VETS Gallery
February 5, 2015 - March 29, 2015
ALRI presents the first of four exhibitions for 2015 to be held in its new gallery space at the Veterans Auditorium. This show asks the exhibiting artists to make use of the gallery's unique physical...
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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Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
March 1, 2015
Blithewold cordially requests the pleasure of your company for an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and merriment! Downton inspired costumes encouraged.
Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
March 1, 2015
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Delving into Darwin's life and creative process, this program fuses readings from Darwin's letters, excerpts from his writings; poetry of Blake, Wordsworth & Coleridge, with music of Mendelssohn...
Temple Shalom
March 1, 2015
Temple Shalom invites you to our FUNdraiser Purim Shpiel (a silly performance used to enhance the holiday of Purim, read in the Book of Esther). Immerse yourself in the adventures of the crew of...