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

Stamp Act Protest Reenactment
Washington Square
August 23, 2014
To commemorate one of the first major events that led to the American Revolution, the 1765 Stamp Act protests, the Society will host a team of costumed interpreters to mark this historic event....
Annual Rhythm and Roots Festival at Ninigret Park
Ninigret Park
August 29, 2014 - August 31, 2014
The hottest festival of music & dance in New England, the Original Rhythm & Roots Festival is a grand finale to a RI summer. 92 sets over 3 days and 5 stages. Family friendly. Labor Day Weekend at...
Celebrating the Rhode Island Watercolor Society with 1,000 Works on Paper
Rhode Island Watercolor Society
August 9, 2014 - September 4, 2014
Have you always admired the work of local artists, but couldn't afford to take home their pieces? The Rhode Island Watercolor Society will be hosting a fundraiser exhibition from August 9-September...
Wandering the Paths, Opening reception
Just Art Gallery
August 8, 2014 - September 6, 2014
Opening reception for Lee Chabot's Wandering the Paths. Come see his world in our world! Chabot's unique style of painting combines bold strokes with a controlled yet striking color palette...
16th Annual Race Walk & Roll for Parkinson's
Goddard Park
September 13, 2014
The RI Chapter APDA holds this event to help raise money to support research and cure of Parkinson's disease and to support families. The event is an official 5K Race and 1.5 Mile Walk. Registration...
Fiddle n Folk Fest
Haines Park (near the boat launch)
September 13, 2014
Come to the Fiddle n Folk Fest in Barrington's Haines Park on Saturday, Sept 13 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (raindate is Sept 14). Join the all fiddlers jam from 9:30 - 11:00 with Michelle Kaminsky....
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Thunder from Down Under
Twin River Event Center
September 13, 2014
Australia's Thunder From Down Under, the internationally acclaimed male revue, is sizzling these days and nights and has become one of the hottest tickets in Las Vegas, the "Entertainment Capital of...
The Providence Flea
The Providence River Greenway
June 1, 2014 - September 14, 2014
The Providence Flea returns to the Providence River Greenway for opening day on Sunday, June 1, and every Sunday rain or shine through September 14, across from 345 South Water Street. The Flea is...
Dunkin' Donuts Center
September 10, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be...
Newport Yachting Center
September 11, 2014 - September 14, 2014
The Newport International Boat Show features a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international manufacturers. Visitors will find an extensive selection of marine...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
Newport Regency Hyatt on Goat Island
November 2, 2014
This event features traditional brunch fare including cocoa infused recipes, & a pastry & sweets buffet. music provided by Elderly Brothers. a full & diverse silent auction. all proceeds benefit...
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Central Congregational Church
August 20, 2014
First, experience a journey into madness as H.P. Lovecraft's horrific masterpiece, "The Call of Cthulhu", comes to life in this twisted one-man performance from storyteller David Neilsen. Discover a...
Movies on the Rocks: Happy Feet
Ballard Park
August 20, 2014
Dusk (approximately 8:15 pm) American Realty Capital presents Happy Feet When a penguin named Mumble is born without the ability to sing, he'll have to resort to some fancy footwork by tap dancing...
Music at Sunset: Steel Drum Cote Percussion
Blithewold Mansion
August 20, 2014
Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances over the...