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 19th century… Narragansett Bay, one of the country’s great waterways … busy harbors filled with fishing boats … Warwick’s miracle mile of shopping.
No matter when you plan your visit, you will find something fun to do. From historic tours to WaterFire, performing arts to food festivals, and everything in between, there are events for every season.
The Providence area plays host to a wide range of nightlife events, including karaoke and trivia nights, comedy shows and more. And for those looking for something more food-focused, there are also a variety of dining specials and events.
Saturday, November 4th – WaterFire Salute to Veterans Full Lighting – Sunset: 5:36 p.m.
Saturday, September 30th – Flames of Hope a Celebration of Life™
Full Lighting – Sunset: 6:29 p.m.
Sponsored by Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation
Saturday, September 23rd
Full Lighting – Sunset 6:41 p.m.
Sponsored by the University of Rhode Island: Celebrating 125 years of Thinking Big
Sunday, September 3rd
Full Lighting – Sunset: 7:15 p.m.
Sponsored by Friends of WaterFire Providence
Saturday, August 5th – Hep C Hope: A WaterFire Lighting for RI Defeats Hep C
Full Lighting – Sunset: 7:59 p.m.
Sponsored by HepCHope.com
Thursday, July 27th
Basin Lighting – Sunset 8:09 p.m.
Sponsored by Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA) Summer Conference
Saturday, July 22nd
Featuring WaterFire’s Community Paddling Event – Clear Currents
Full Lighting – Sunset: 8:14 p.m.
Sponsored by Amica Insurance and Fidelity Investments
Thursday, July 20th
Basin Lighting – Sunset: 8:15 p.m.
Sponsored by the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
Great Friends Dance Festival 2017 with Island Moving Co. – Newport, RI
Jul 19, 2017 – Jul 23, 2017 Great Friends Meeting House, 30 Marlborough Street Newport, RI Island Moving Co.’s Great Friends Touring Project brings dance to new audiences. Each year, the company invited a residency company to Newport for two weeks of studio time and performance; in return for a reciprocal performance in their home venue. The festival’s shows open with an Etude created that day. Another dozen new works have been created.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
The Olate Dogs – Providence, RI
Jul 15, 2017 – Jul 15, 2017 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI The Olate Dogs and Olate family were winners in Season 7 of America’s Got Talent, headlining The Palazzo in Vegas that year. The Olate Dogs create a high-energy, fast-paced theatrical act filled with amazing “doggie-friendly” pet tricks. The stunts, furiously wagging tales and joyful leaps into their owners’ arms will delight young and old. VIP Tickets are available and include the best seats in the house and a meet and greet.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $49.50 – $39.50; VIP $79.50