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

Jazz Revelations
Imperial Room
March 27, 2015
Mmere Dané Group formed in June of 2014. The Group started with a bang, sharing the stage with jazz drummer Adam Nussbaum at the Spot Underground. Since then, they have been performing in Rhode...
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...
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
March 28, 2015
We are pleased to welcome Loretta LaRoche back to Providence! Join the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation and acclaimed stress expert and humorist Loretta LaRoche one night only on...
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...
Narragansett Ocean Club Skate
March 28, 2015
RI Riveters vs Roc City Roller Derby-Roc Stars Killah Bees vs Roc City Roller Derby-B-Sides Bring a chair for track side seating. Snack bar will be open, the Travel Team will be having there...
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...
Dare To Dream Ranch 1st Annual 5k Walk/Run
Bryant University
April 12, 2015
Dare To Dream Ranch 1st Annual 5k Walk/Run is to raise funds for our program facility. Dare To Dream Ranch offers a holistic and alternative program for our homeless and at risk veterans in New...
newportFILM presents the powerful documentary, COMING HOME
Casino Theatre
April 12, 2015
Join newportFILM for the first film of the spring! Don't miss this powerful human story... "(One of) 5 must-see documentaries." - Indiewire COMING HOME 6PM - Pre-film reception with wines by...
Saylesville Meeting House
April 15, 2015
Through letters, diaries, and journals, historian Robert Geake uncovered some oddities and wonders that amazed New England's pioneers. Join the author for an illustrated talk on his most recent book....
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...
Blithewold... The Good Life: Opening Night Cocktail Party
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
April 18, 2015
Help kick-off the flower show and enjoy "the good life" at this not-to-be-missed event! Proceeds support the Bristol Garden Club scholarship fund, which is awarded annually to a local student....
Kate McKinnon from Saturday Night Live
Nazarian Center of Performing Arts
April 21, 2015
KATE MCKINNON is a current SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast member who was recently nominated for two 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Original...
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....
9th Annual Touch-A-Truck
East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce parking lot
May 2, 2015
East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 9th Annual Touch-A-Truck event in their huge parking lot. Open to public.Popular w/young children. 30+ vehicles from area businesses. Kids can...
Twin River Event Center
May 2, 2015
Come experience the New England Tequila & Rum Festival at Twin River Casino! Sample tequilas, mezcals and spirits from Mexico; and amazing rums from around the world. There will be live...
Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence During the Rev. War
Colony House
May 7, 2015
Everyone knows the names of Revolutionary War spies like Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold, but few have closely examined the wider intelligence efforts that enabled the colonies to gain their...
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...
AMF Cranston Lanes
May 16, 2015
There are only 5 species of rhinoceros left in the world - join our zoo keepers for a fun night of bowling, and you can help save them! The RWP Zoo chapter of the American Association of Zoo...
RI Wool and Fiber Festival
Coggeshall Farm Museum
May 16, 2015
Skilled artisans, crafters and vendors specializing in wool and natural fibers for a regional festival featuring live demonstrations of spinning, weaving, knitting and sheep shearing, kid's crafts...
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...
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....
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
Providence Ballet Theatre presents THE MAGIC BOX
The Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Sapinsley Hall
April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015
Please join Providence Ballet Theatre as we present our original production of The Magic Box conceived and choreographed by Eva Marie Pacheco, original score by Roger Seitz, with set and costume...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Terra Firma: Ceramic Work by Ashwini Bhat and Sharbani Das Gupta
Psychic Annex / Aborn Gallery
March 24, 2015 - March 28, 2015
Public reception on Friday, March 27, from 5:00-7:00 pm. The cord between these two very different artists passes through the ground beneath their feet, their forms and perceptions articulated in the...
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...
Hera Gallery
April 11, 2015 - May 9, 2015
Hera Gallery is pleased host Water, a national juried exhibition selected by Dina Deitsch. This national juried exhibition at Hera Gallery presents a varied perspective on contemporary views of water...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
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
Sculptural Explorations: Resource Consumption, Creation & Trade
Bristol Art Museum
March 6, 2015 - April 19, 2015
The museum's first exhibit in 2015 features ceramic installations by Allison Newsome and Nancy Selvage. The exhibit is being held in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic...
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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In partnership with Newport Folk Festival, newportFILM presents an eye-opening and compelling music doc during Folk Fest weekend. Tickets: $12, purchase at: www.newportfilm.com MUSCLE...
St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church grounds
July 27, 2013 - July 28, 2013
Please join us at the Annual Romanian- Macedonian Festival of St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Come taste our extraordinary foods, enjoy great music, join...
Goddard State Park
July 27, 2013 - July 28, 2013
Autos of the World Classic Car event weekend R.I's Largest classic car shows. Family fun starting July 27, & 28th 2013 "SIX" Great shows on "ONE" great weekend. Saturday, Features four shows with 43...