Samantha Labrecque

Five Can’t-Miss Events: July 20–26

Watch hot air balloons, attend a tribute to a 1904 St. Louis World Fair, see art on the fringe and more fun things to do.

1. South County Balloon Festival Not only can you watch hot air balloons ascend into the blue summer sky, but you can ride in them too! All weekend long hot air balloons will be lifting off from the University of Rhode Island athletic fields, accompanied by live shows and children’s train rides. For an additional cost, grab a bite to eat…

Five Places to Watch the Sunset This Summer

Watch mother nature paint the sky in bold color at these local spots.

With its tidal shoreline of 384 miles, it is no surprise that Rhode Island has some of the very best coastline sunsets on the East Coast. Everyone knows that catching the sunset after dinner or after a long beach day is easy to do on any one of Rhode Island’s hundreds of beaches, but what about chasing the sun at…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: July 6–12

The fourth might be over, but the fun isn't: sip n' shop in Newport, watch Jaws on the beach and more fun things to do.

1. Movies on the Beach: Jaws From Misquamicut Drive-In Theatre Facebook Want a thrill? Pack some blankets (or a chair) for a night under the stars watching  the classic thriller, Jaws. Bring your favorite squeeze to clutch because trust us, you’ll be jumping every time a wave crashes! Make popcorn at home and pack a snack bag to take along with you so…

Enter Your Idea in the Get Started Rhode Island Pitch Contest

Cox Communications is hosting a Cox Business Initiative similar to Shark Tank, and Friday is the last day to register.

Cox Communications is hosting a Cox Business Initiative, Get Started Rhode Island pitch contest on October 4, and Friday, June 30, is the last day to register for a pitch submission. Much like ABC’s show Shark Tank, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their business to a distinguished panel of experts for a chance to win a prize package valued up to $50,000, including $25,000 in cash.

Five Can’t-Miss Events: June 29–July 5

A craft and music festival, parades galore, Fourth of July fireworks and more fun things to do.

1. Bristol Fourth of July Parade From Bristol Fourth of July Celebration Facebook. Do you want to take part in the oldest Fourth of July celebration in America? Well look no further: If you see street lines painted in red, white and blue, you are in the right place! Bristol is home to the 232nd Fourth of July parade and celebration,…

8 Father’s Day Ideas

Spending time with dad is better than any present money can buy. Here are some fun ideas for taking your father out for the day.

1. Paw Sox outing Take dad out to the ball game with an afternoon spent watching America’s most beloved sport. First pitch is thrown at 1:35 p.m. at McCoy Stadium, so grab some peanuts and Cracker Jacks and sing along to baseball tunes as you root, root, root for the home team! Tickets start at $9 a person and can…