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Annual Fairs, Festivals &  Events 

Rhode Island does Fairs and Festivals in a big way all year long. So no matter the season, your interests, or your taste buds we will surely have something for you and your whole family to enjoy! 

RI Pridefest
RI Pridefest
Providence’s world-renowned art, culture and culinary community join forces with artists from across the country and globe to deliver a once in a lifetime experience. Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island.
PVDFEST
Newport Jazz Festival
Newport Jazz Festival
Misquamicut Springfest Weekend
Misquamicut Springfest
Bristol Fourth 4th of July Parade
Bristol 4th of July
Seafood Festival
Charlestown Seafood Festival

JANUARY 

Providence Restaurant Week

FEBRUARY 

Newport Burger Bender
Newport Winter Festival 
Providence Children's Film Festival

MARCH       

Annual St. Patrick's Day Parades in Providence and Newport    
The Feast of St. Joseph takes place every year on March 19th at Federal Hill Providence                             

APRIL

Newport Beer Festival
Daffodil Days across Newport and Bristol 
Providence Pizza Week

MAY

Newport Oyster Festival
Rogues Island Comedy Festival
Block Island Film Festival
Misquamicut Beach Spring Festival
Gaspee Days 

JUNE 

Gaspee Days Continue
British Motorcars in Bristol
Newport Bermuda Race
Newport Flower Show
Rhode Island Pridefest and Illuminated Parade
Newport Pride

JULY

Bristol 4th of July Parade
Newport Classical Music Festival
Craft Brew Race in Newport
Newport Folk Festival
Wickford Art Festival
Providence Restaurant Weeks 
 

AUGUST

Newport Jazz Festival
Washington County Fair
Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival
Chinese Dragon Boat Race and Taiwan Day Festival
Charlestown Seafood Festival 

SEPTEMBER

Newport International Boats Show
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
Newport Octoberfest
Rhythm and Roots Festival
Misquamicut Fall Fest
Pawtucket Arts Festival 

OCTOBER

PVDFEST 
Audrain Concours 
Rogue Island Comedy Festival (Fall)
Bowens' Wharf Seafood Festival
Norman Bird Harvest Fair 
Atlantis Rising
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at RWZ 
Scituate Art Festival 
Autmnfest in Woonsocket 

NOVEMBER

Newport Restaurant Weeks
Illuminated Boat Parade
Polar Express Train Ride - Thru December 
RI Comic Conc
Newport Restaurants Week 

DECEMBER

Holidays at the Newport Mansions
Pawtucket Winter Wonderland
Christmas at Blithewold 
Polar Express Train Ride

April - November 

Providence Waterfire. Enjoy a night out under the skies viewing bonfires lit along the middle of the city’s rivers. Locals and tourists alike come out on certain nights from April through November to revel in the sights, sounds, and smells – golden embers, mystical music, performing artists, and of course, lots of food. Artist Barnaby Evans, who created WaterFire almost 30 years ago, has been internationally recognized for this unique celebration. 

See calendar here

waterfire event with live band photo
WaterFire Providence