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

Providence Public Library
February 1, 2015
Join cultural historian Madelyn Shaw for a look at where—sartorially—the Grantham family has been and where they are heading in season five and beyond of the BBC costume drama Downton Abbey. Join us...
Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum
February 7, 2015
Break out of the winter doldrums and join the Junior League of Rhode Island for its Winter Sparkle culinary event . Guests will enjoy an array of delectable foods and spirited drinks provided by...
Warm up your Winter at Symposium Books
Symposium Books
February 8, 2015
Just in time for Valentine's Day - a poetry love-fest! Warm up your Winter at Symposium Books, East Greenwich! Stop in February 8th 3pm -5pm for a wonderful afternoon of poetry, good stories and lots...
2015 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition - Opening Reception
Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Salve Regina University
February 13, 2015
Experience works by some of Rhode Island's finest artists in multiple disciplines. Opening Reception: Friday, February 13, 6-9PM. Writers Night: Thursday, February 26, 6:30-8:30PM, Artists Talk and...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Valentines Dance
The Towers
February 14, 2015
Bring your special someone for a special night of ballroom dancing hosted by Sara Barker. At 7 p.m. join us for a Night Club Two Step Lesson. Then from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. put your new skills to use...
Aurea: Love and Other Difficulties
Slater Mill
February 15, 2015
Aurea sets its gaze on the subject of love in this Valentine program,merging the great Brahms G Major String Sextet, Hugo Wolf's Italian Serenade, Gershwin's Lullaby and Respighi's Il Tramonto, with...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
She Moves: A benefit concert for Women's Center of Rhode Island
Festival Ballet Providence Black Box Theatre
February 15, 2015
She Moves is a collaborative effort bringing together eleven of the strongest female voices in the Rhode Island dance community. The evening celebrates the immense and wide ranging talents of these...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Keith Munslow at Providence Children's Museum
Providence Children's Museum
February 16, 2015
Popular children’s singer and storyteller Keith Munslow entertains families with a lively participatory performance packed with tinkling piano tunes, tongue-twisting poems and funny fast-paced...
ANNIE: IT'S THE HARD-KNOCK LIFE, FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN
Jane Pickens Theater
February 17, 2015
A documentary about the classic Annie broadway show, perfect for both kids (rec: 1st grade+) & adults alike! 10:00 AM - A kids open mic karaoke to Annie songs 11:00 AM - Film...
newportFILM presents a screening of the hockey documentary RED ARMY
Jane Pickens Theater
February 17, 2015
6:00 PM - Pre-film food reception courtesy of Boru Noodle Bar 7:00 PM - Film begins Ticket options: $15 general admission $10 student Purchase & Watch Trailer:...
Loni Love Comes to Providence For Her Comedy Show
Comedy Connection
February 19, 2015
The hilarious Loni Love, co-host of FOX Network's Daytime talk show The Real, guest DJ on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and one of the country's most sought after comedians is coming to Providence for...
History Detective: A Family Tour
Brick Market Museum & Shop
February 20, 2015
Discover Newport's colonial history, its religious and racial diversity, its role in the American Revolution, and its remarkable architecture on a kid-friendly tour. Each family will complete a...
Lantern Tour of Colonial Newport
Brick Market Museum & Shop
February 20, 2015
Feel transported through time to the heyday of this thriving colonial metropolis on a lantern-lit stroll.
Craig Ferguson's Hot & Grumpy Tour: Walking the Earth
The Vets
March 1, 2015
Comedian, Best-Selling Author & Emmy-Nominated Host of the Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson, performs LIVE at The Vets on Sunday, 3/1.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Newport Vineyards
February 14, 2015 - February 15, 2015
In conjunction with Newport Winterfest, enjoy a weekend of winter celebration at Newport Vineyards, complete with an Ice Wine Bar, wine tastings, cheese, chocolates and edibles from gourmet...
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...
RI Convention Center
February 6, 2015 - February 8, 2015
New cars, trucks and SUVs will fill the Rhode Island Convention Center for the 2015 Northeast International Auto Show! Friday, February 6 through Sunday, February 8, 2015.
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 Ctr.
February 19, 2015 - February 22, 2015
The 2015 Flower Show promises to be the best ever! Our theme Garden Adventures delivers plenty of excitement and fun for the whole family! Children will love digging deep in the soil and discovering...
February Art Camp
Warwick Museum of Art
February 16, 2015 - February 20, 2015
A new schedule of art sessions for February vacation was announced by Warwick Museum of Art. Returning favorites include Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Ceramics and more! Camp runs...
PPAC
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...
Black Superheroes: From the Comic Book Universe to the College Campus
URI Fine Arts Center
January 21, 2015 - February 17, 2015
This month-long campus celebration that explores representations, the cultural significance and development of black superheroes in the public consciousness. In this collection, the graphic...
Fresh Paint
ArtProv gallery
January 15, 2015 - February 14, 2015
ArtProv gallery's newest exhibit titled "Fresh Paint" features new works by current gallery artists Mary Jane Andreozzi, Alecia Barry Underhill, and Judy Araujo Volkmann, as well as pieces by new...
"Seminar" by Theresa Rebeck
2nd Story Theatre - UpStage
January 23, 2015 - February 22, 2015
A sharp, sexy, biting comedy that follows four aspiring novelists who sign up for private classes with a renowned literary figure. Under his brilliant but unorthodox instruction, some thrive and...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Roger Williams Park Zoo
January 20, 2015 - February 28, 2015
Did you know that the Zoo is open all year? Come enjoy our Winter Wonder Days with half-price admission in January and February! Many cold-hardy animals like our red pandas, snow leopards and camels...
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Touro Synagogue
August 25, 2013
The program "New and Dangerous Opinions of Roger Williams" fuses writings of Roger Williams and Native American poetry, underscored by music of Handel, Orlando di Lasso, and Rhode Island's own Chris...
Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew Reunion Tour
United States
August 25, 2013
Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew co-hosted Loveline from 1995 to 2005, providing a decade of hilarious love advice to listeners across the country. Now, fans and newcomers alike can enjoy the great stories...
QUINTIN RIVERA TORO SUMMER GRID 2013
Yellow Peril Gallery
August 25, 2013
Yellow Peril Gallery and The Armory Revival Company is pleased to present a reprisal of SUMMER GRID 2013, an outdoor installation event by multidisciplinary artist Quintín Rivera Toro at The Plant...