Recurring Events Throughout Summer
NOTE: The events listed are subject to change, and this page will be updated with the latest information.
AHA! (Art, History and Architecture) in New Bedford
The second Thursday of every month AHA! is holding free activities virtually and in New Bedford. Find out the theme and activities for the next month on their website.
Al Fresco on the Hill in Providence
Beginning May 14, Al Fresco on the Hill returns to Atwells Avenue. The city will close a portion of the street to traffic on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The European-style dining event launched last year as a way to allow restaurants — especially those with tiny eateries or no outdoor patio — to serve more seated parties while remaining spaced out due to the pandemic.
Aquidneck Community Table’s Growers Market in Newport
The Growers Market aims to prove easy access to seasonal, regionally grown food. The market’s location throughout May will be on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Gateway Center on America’s Cup Avenue. The summer market begins on May 19 and will run Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Memorial Boulevard.
Asian Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo
A zoo-wide walkthrough event features more than 50 glowing lantern displays. Tickets are sold online only and the event runs Wednesday through Sunday evenings from 5:30 to 10 p.m. It was delayed due to an impending storm. The event is scheduled for April 17 through July 4.
Coastal Foodshed Farmers Markets in New Bedford
The outdoor farmers markets will be held from June to October on Saturdays at Clasky Common Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Mondays at Brooklawn Park from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursdays at Custom House Square from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Farm Fresh RI Neighborhood Farmers Markets in Providence, Woonsocket, Central Falls and West Warwick
Farm Fresh RI operates six seasonal neighborhood markets, on top of their year-round Sims Market in Providence. Three markets are held in Providence on Mondays in Neutaconkanut Park, Thursdays in Armory Park, and Saturdays on Broad Street. The West Warwick market is held Wednesdays in the Arctic Village Gazebo, while Central Falls is on Tuesdays on Dexter Street and the Woonsocket market is Tuesdays in a location that is yet to be decided.
Free Drive-In Movies in Fall River
Once a month the city of Fall River is hosting a free drive-in movie. On May 21 they will show Grease, June 19 is Jumanji, July 30 is Jurassic Park, August 27 is Black Panther and September 24 is Despicable Me. Physical tickets can be obtained at Fall River Government center or Greater Fall River Re-Creation at 45 Rock Street. Tickets are required to get enter.
Gazebo Summer Concert Series in Narragansett
On Fridays from June 11 through Sept. 3, families can grab a blanket or bring a chair and listen to music in Gazebo Park in Narragansett. Concerts are free and begin at 6 p.m.
Hope Street Farmers Market at Lippitt Park in Providence
From May 1 to Oct. 30, the Hope Street Farmers Market will be in Lippitt Park on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru Dinosaur Experience at Gillette Stadium
From June 18 through July 11, more than 70 lifelike dinosaurs are returning to Foxboro. They say it’s the nation’s largest and most realistic dinosaur experience.
Mount Hope Farmers Market in Bristol
The market runs year-round on Saturdays at Mount Hope Farm. The summer session is from May through October from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Music at Sunset at Blithewold
Wednesday nights from May through September, spread out the picnic and listen to music by local musicians in Bristol. Find pricing and a list of the upcoming performances on their website.
Open Air Saturdays on Westminster Street in Providence
Every Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Westminster Street will close to vehicle traffic between Eddy and Union streets to help people support small businesses by providing more space for shopping and dining.
Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market in Cranston
One of the oldest farmers markets in Rhode Island, according to its website, the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon from May 1 to Oct. 30.
Providence Artisans Market at Lippitt Park
May 1 is opening day for the market and more than 100 artists have registered. The market is scheduled to run Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. alongside the Hope Street Farmers Market.
Providence Flea Market at Providence River Greenway
The spring market runs every Sunday through May 23 at the FarmFreshRI Market Hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The summer market is currently scheduled to run on Sundays, June 6 through August 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Providence River Greenway.
PVDFest Happenings in Providence
PVDFest announced they will hold citywide events from June through August, with a Party in Providence on September 25 and 26. Check their website for updates.
PVD Food Trucks in various locations
PVD Food Trucks has a variety of food truck events planned across Rhode Island, including Wednesdays in Bristol, Woonsocket and East Greenwich; Thursdays in Cumberland, South Kingstown, Richmond and Warwick; Fridays in Providence; and Saturdays in Newport and Portsmouth. The events are free and feature local food trucks, beer, wine and live music. Find a full list of their events on Facebook.
Sims Market in Providence
Farm Fresh RI holds a farmers market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the city’s Valley neighborhood. The market has a large selection of local farm and food vendors.
South Kingstown Farmers Market at Independence Square & Marina Park
From May through October, the South Kingstown Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays at Independence Square in Kingston from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays at Marina Park in Wakefield from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tiverton Farmers Market at Sandywoods Venue
The Tiverton Farmers Market is held Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. They also have special pop-up markets on some Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m.
WaterFire in Downtown Providence
WaterFire will return this year, but organizers have not yet released the dates. They are asking for financial support to help get their production going.
92 Nights of Summer Events at various locations
92 PRO-FM and KEEL Vodka are teaming up for bashes, bars and being by the waterfront. There are five events scheduled: July 21 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Paddy’s in Westerly; July 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Blu on the Water in East Greenwich; August 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Coast Guard House in Narragansett; August 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Salt Marsh Pub and Raw Bar in South Kingstown; and August 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Deck in Newport.