Crave RI - The Food Festival of the CVS Health Charity Classic


The CVS Health Charity Classic Event Series, entering its 20th year, will kick-off with the second annual Crave RI food festival on Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in the heart of Downtown Providence.

The two-day food festival shines a spotlight on the unique and enticing culinary scene that Rhode Island has become known for. Crave RI will host more than 100 local restaurants, over 150 beer and wine profiles and live demonstrations from notable local chefs, including Jennifer Behm-Lazzarini, co-owner of Red Fin Crudo + Kitchen. The event brings together local businesses, members of the community and families from across the state to enjoy great food and drink in Downtown Providence.

Again this year, WPRI 12 & FOX Providence is a proud media partner of this charitable local community event. 

Notable participants returning to Crave RI this year include Matunuck Oyster Bar, Evelyn’s Drive-In, The Salted Slate, Red Fin Crudo + Kitchen, Narragansett Beer, Sam Adams, Newport Storm and Newport Vineyards. New participants to Crave RI this year include Tallulah’s Taqueria, Bayberry Beer Hall and Waffle. 

Daily tickets to Crave RI are on sale now and can be purchased at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center box office for $23.00 each. Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster online at or over the phone at 1-800-745-3000. Please note additional fees will apply for tickets purchased through Ticketmaster. For additional information on tickets, fans can also call 401-770-8013 or visit

The mission of the CVS Health Charity Classic is to give back to the community and provide assistance to charitable organizations that focus on helping the community year-round all while working to reduce the impact of the event series on the environment. All proceeds from Crave RI and the Charity Classic event series will support those charitable organizations across Southern New England. The Charity Classic will be employing efforts to further the commitment to sustainability and a zero waste goal.

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