Hooray for May! Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, the beach is calling... Life is good here in the Ocean State. Now that the weather is warmer and the sun is shining, there are so many options for fun in Rhode Island in addition to our beaches, parks, bike paths and more.  So, to help you plan your month, here is a sampling of the fantastic events happening this May.

Are you ready? Here we go!

Arts & Culture

Looking for some artsy fun? We've got fantastic galleries, performances, art classes and more this month.So check out the options below and feed your creative soul.


There are so many great things going on this month for families! Check out the variety of kid-friendly events for May.


Feeling peckish? Here are some fantastic foodie events taking place this month. You can eat your way to Memorial Day!


The past is present with these history events. Travel back in time this May at Smith's Castle, Tomaquag Museum, the Newport Historical Society, Fort Adams and more!


Looking for some adult beverage-related fun this month? We've got you covered with trivia nights, tastings, food truck nights, and more! Cheers everyone!  

Nature & Outdoors

Time to get outside and commune with nature, people! Go for a walk, hike, bike ride or take in one or more of these wonderful fresh-air events.


Take a tour and experience Rhode Island on foot, boat, bus, taxi or more. It's a great way to get out and about in the warm weather while learning a thing or two as well!

With such an embarrassment of riches to choose from, you'll be sure to have a packed calendar this month! And be sure to check out our "Open for Fun This May" blog, the full events calendar, and our Springtime in Rhode Island page for more things to do this spring and summer in Rhode Island. Enjoy!