Things To Do

Five Can’t-Miss Events: May 25–31

Peruse arts and crafts at Gaspee Days, ogle antique cars and more fun things to do.

1. Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival Gaspee Days are here again! Every year Rhode Islanders gather to celebrate the burning of the Gaspee. One of the first acts of violence of the revolutionary war, the Gaspee was burned when Rhode Islanders got fed up with the notorious British tax ship. The Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival brings together more than 100…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: May 18–24

Slurp down oysters, watch aerial tricks, gaze at the cosmos and more.

1. Newport Oyster Festival On your marks… get set… shuck! The Newport Oyster Festival returns to Bowen’s Wharf and showcases Rhode Island’s many fantastic oyster farms. The three-day seafood spectacular celebrates the aquaculture in the state. The opening party features a night of oysters and champagne on the waterfront to benefit the Ocean State Aquaculture Association and the USS Oliver Hazard…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: May 11–17

A spring festival at the beach, seedling sales, wine tastings and more.

1. Misquamicut Spring Festival Music, rides, cars, oh my! The Misquamicut Spring Festival brings you a weekend filled with entertainment to celebrate the warm weather. Enjoy the live music, classic carnival rides, car shows with trivia and prizes, and 400 feet of food trucks and vendors serving an assortment of dishes. Kids can join a craft workshop held by Home Depot…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: April 20–26

Get on the SENE, meet Grover's friend, hear groundbreaking musician Kishi Bashi live and more.

  1. SENE Film Festival The Southeastern New England Film, Music and Arts Festival (SENE) is one of the oldest festivals of its kind in the country. It is a five-day celebration of independent cinema, visual art and local music at various venues across the state. Starting on Tuesday, the Arctic Playhouse showcases the documentary short The High School That Rocked, the…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: April 13–19

Get your daffodil fix, hunt for Easter eggs, see magical fairy gardens and more.

Castle Hill Inn 1. Fairy Garden Days at the Botanical Center  Springtime for New Englanders is the time when you dare to poke your head outside for a chance at catching some sun — and the same goes for fairies. Don your finest fairy attire and see whimsical fairy gardens throughout the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center greenhouse. In addition to admiring…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: April 6–12

The Easter bunny comes to Roger Williams Park, the PawSox hit the field and more.

Celtic Woman comes to PPAC 1.  Rent The dream of the ’90s is alive at PPAC! Rent, the smash Broadway musical that took the world by storm twenty years ago, is coming to Providence for three nights. Rent is a re-imagining of the classic opera, La Boheme, and follows seven artists through a powerful, dramatic and life-changing year. Can they balance their dreams…