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

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 2nd Annual Museum Puppet Throwdown
September 25, 2014
This year has a theme: "Puppets for the Planet" We'll be creating spontaneous puppetshows on the theme for upload to YouTube. Providence artist Amy Walsh and I are playing with a few themes for the...
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...
RI State House Lawn
September 27, 2014
Fight HIV/AIDS by participating in the twenty-ninth annual AIDS Walk for Life starting and ending on the Rhode Island State House lawn. Registration is 9 a.m., and the 2.5 mile walk kicks off at 10...
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...
The Bohemian Quartet at the Blackstone River Theatre
Blackstone River Theatre
September 27, 2014
The Bohemian Quartet is coming back to the Blackstone River Theatre. Pre-concert multimedia presentation at 7:30pm by the Quartet on Romani Culture and Musical Styles with demonstration. Come and...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Royal Mills Riverpoint
October 4, 2014
Family-friendly activities include face painting, crafts, games, pumpkin painting, food, vendors, music & more! At 1:30 up to 5,000 rubber ducks will "race" down the Pawtuxet River. Cash prizes...
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
Pawtucket Armory
October 19, 2014
See some amazing model railroads with the whole family! Shop our vendor tables, enjoy a lunch, learn about model railroading and watch the trains. Hosted by the Little Rhody Division of the National...
Schola Cantorum Concert
The Towers
October 21, 2014
The 12-voice vocal ensemble Schola Cantorum of Boston projects a radiant, ethereal sound - the sound of eternal beauty - and will fill The Towers with luminous music from this early 17th century...
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...
Free Day at Herreshoff Marine Museum!
Herreshoff Marine Museum / America's Cup Hall of Fame
October 25, 2014
On Oct 25, Herreshoff Marine Museum will have FREE ADMISSION. There will be plenty of family fun activities as well as light refreshments. Enjoy Hot Cider & Snacks, Formal Guided Tours, Kids...
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...
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...
Disney on Ice Presents Princesse & Heroes
Dunkin' Donuts Center
December 26, 2014 - December 29, 2014
You can see all your favorite disney Princesses ice skating around you! Ariel, Elsa, Aurora, and so many more! Even the Princes like Eric and Phillip! Fun for the whole family.
October 10, 2014 - October 18, 2014
Come to the Providence Performing Arts Center to relive childhood memories while enjoying the remarkable orchestra during this performance of Cinderella. It will be a hilarious and romantic...
See Schedule
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
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...
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...
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...
Department of Art Faculty Triennial
Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery
September 25, 2014 - November 5, 2014
The Department of Art Faculty Triennial Exhibition highlights some of the most dynamic work currently being made by the artists and art historians of Salve Regina's Department of Art. It is a unique...
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
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...
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Rough Point Beyond The Tour
Rough Point
September 22, 2014
Join us for an evening of short thematic talks that explore the art and people of Rough Point. Discover new perspectives not normally on the standard house tour. Visitors can also view this year's...
WaterFire Presents: Elemental
Downtown Providence
September 23, 2014
The evening will be ignited with drinks, nosh, Fire, Water, Earth, Air, and flair. Together let us enjoy and celebrate the elemental experience of WaterFire that transforms our perceptions of the...
Blithewold Mansion
September 24, 2014
Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion...