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Free Events in RI

Looking to do something fun without breaking the bank?  Rhode Island has a fantastic array of free events taking place throughout the state all year long. Check out the calendar below to see the free happenings coming up.

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Your wallet will be happy to hear that there's plenty of free attractions and activities that you can enjoy any time in the Ocean State. There are some lovely parks, including Colt State Park and Rocky Point State Park, that afford scenic water views for walks, bike rides and picnics. Brenton Point State Park has gorgeous water views as well, and is known locally as a top spot for kite flying. Cliff Walk is one of the most famous walks in the world and features Newport's grand mansions on one side and the rocky Rhode Island coastline on the other. A uniquely Rhode Island experience, and totally free! On Block Island, you can visit with the exotic animals at  1661 Farm and Gardens. In North Smithfield, you can head to Wright's Dairy Farm & Bakery between 3:00 and 5:00pm each day to watch their adorable cows get milked. Although, it might be a bit tricky to avoid spending money at the bakery and onsite ice cream shop!

1661 Farm and Gardens

A collection of exotic and domestic animals is maintained by Justin Abrams, owner of the 1661 Inn & Hotel... Read More ›

Arcadia Management Area

More than 14,000 acres of mostly forest and managed wildlife property are crisscrossed by more than a dozen... Read More ›

Brenton Point State Park

Brenton Point State Park affords its visitors one of the most commanding and spectacular views on the East... Read More ›

Cliff Walk

The Cliff Walk is world famous as a public access walk that combines the natural beauty of the Newport... Read More ›

Colt State Park

Colt State Park’s 464 acres of lawns, stone walls, and curving drives along one of the state’s most... Read More ›

Frosty Drew Observatory & Science...

“Best Stargazing in New England” Yankee Magazine. See the Milky Way, the rings of Saturn, the... Read More ›

Greenway Walking Trails

There are about 28 miles of walking trails on Block Island that are open to the public free of charge for... Read More ›

Rocky Point State Park

Over the 150+ years of the property's existence, it has served as a location for nature trails, a ferry pier,... Read More ›

Lincoln Woods State Park

This 627-acre park is located just outside of Providence. It includes all of Olney Pond and offers facilities... Read More ›

Slater Memorial Park

The park has full recreational facilities, including tennis courts and thirteen picnic sites. The Looff... Read More ›

Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery

Northern Rhode Islanders have been enjoying Wright's Dairy Farm products since the year 1914. For generations... Read More ›