Things To Do

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Aug. 10–16

Get thy butt to Shakespeare in the park, pet animals at the Washington County Fair, watch Jaws on the beach and more fun things to do.

1. The Looff You’ll be far from aloof at the Looff, since the festival is back this year with even more artists artisans, and entertainment. Put on by the East Providence Arts Council, the event will showcase a long list of artisan wares, including fine paintings, photography, pottery, sculptures and metal works. From serious art to creative play, the festival has…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Aug. 3–9

See Westerly glow, heap your plate with seafood in Charlestown, peruse antiques and more fun things to do.

1. River Glow River Glow Facebook page. Similar to WaterFire, the quaint town of Westerly hosts River Glow, a night where floating bonfires illuminate the Pawcatuck River to create a spirited atmosphere. There will be live music to set the mood along with hay rides through town, dancing, children’s activities, food and even a fire juggler. The Details:  Aug. 5. 7–10…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: July 27–August 2

Peruse antiques and cultural goods, get your sea legs on in Narragansett and more fun things to do.

1. Newport Antiques Show Image from Newport Antiques Show. Get caught between the past and present as you peruse items that make grandma’s birthday seem recent. More than forty of the country’s top dealers will showcase paintings, furniture, folk art, jewelry, purses and fine and decorative arts. Get a first look at the Gala Preview Party, catch a lecture or booth…

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 Can’t-Miss Events: July 13–19

Celebrate Japanese culture, hang with topiary animals and more fun things to do.

1. Black Ships Festival Delve into Japanese culture as worlds collide at the annual Black Ships Festival. Discover Japanese art and culture through a variety of events, including a formal gala, Japanese arts and crafts such as origami and ikebana, martial arts, playing of taiko drums, a Japanese tea ceremony and more. The event commemorates the historic achievements of Commodore Matthew C….

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…

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,…

6 Places to See Fireworks

Celebrate the Fourth of July across the state.

The Fourth of July has become synonymous with many things: backyard BBQs, family gatherings and parades. But nothing is quite as iconic as the bombastic fireworks show. Check out these locations to watch some near you: McCoy Stadium Courtesy of McCoy Stadium’s Facebook Is there any better way to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day than by watching America’s favorite pastime? Head over…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: June 15–21

Experience strawberry everything, see rainbows at PrideFest, eat oysters in Bristol and more fun things to do.

1. Strawberry Festival Homemade strawberry shortcake is coming to a plate near you. Smith’s Castle is hosting its annual Strawberry Festival, once again whipping up the perfect combination of tasty and historical. The event will feature pony rides, Colonial games, music from Jesse Liam’s Band, and Dan Butterworth with his marionettes. Local vendors and artisans will showcase their handcrafted items, and…