Photo credit: Roger Williams Park Zoo.

6/30 Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts

Why: Take a ride on the wild side! Attend an adults-only bash at the zoo featuring mouth-watering specialties from area restaurants, caterers and bars. Plus, enjoy live music, dancing and more. Proceeds support Roger Williams Park Zoo’s education and wildlife conservation programs. Party animals must be twenty-one and older to attend.
Where: Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.
More info: 785-3510, rwpzoo.org.

Jun
20
Wed
Big Brothers Big Sisters Night at McCoy Stadium @ McCoy Stadium
Jun 20 all-day
Big Brothers Big Sisters Night at McCoy Stadium @ McCoy Stadium

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State, The Pawtucket Red Sox, CW28 and WPRI 12 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Night at McCoy Stadium! Join us at 4 p.m. for an exclusive BBQ Dinner with special guests from CW’s Hit Shows: The Arrow, Supergirl and The Flash! Learn how easy and fun it can be to be a Defender of Potential for a Little Brother or Sister in our community. After dinner, watch as BBBSOS throws out the first pitch and enjoy the nation’s past time as the Paw Sox face off against the Buffalo Bisons.

Jun
21
Thu
Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River

Thursdays from 5-7 p.m.
Every Thursday evening in the summer season, enjoy magnificent views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Along the river’s edge and Saugatucket Bridge, watch live music from area bands. On Main Street, local vendors will be selling their goods. Downtown shops and restaurants, all in easy walking distance, will be open later than usual. During almost every RiverFire night, additional themes with family-friendly activities will be showcased. The event runs from 5-9 p.m. RiverFire and River Stage performers will begin at 7 p.m.

Free admission. Free parking will be available in the village parking areas and along the street. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. On Aug. 16, during the Endless Summer II Luau Celebration, which is on a RiverFire evening.

Themed Nights and Musician Schedule:
June 21: Summer Solstice and Jonnycake Center Empty Bowls Stroll Hunger Benefit
Live music: Contemporary Theater Stage, 5 p.m. – Becky Chase; River Stage, 7 p.m. – Chakulla Smith (with The Hunger Bus): Chakulla brings 4 decades of writing and playing Folk, world, jazz and Americana music and always has special guests along to wow the crowd.

June 28: Full Moon Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Gary Hopp and Friends: Gary Hopp brings his Good Vibe Tribe Experience to Howl at the Full Moon! Expect great Rock and Roll, Oldies, Country, Originals, Blues, Wild Dancing and Crazy Antics.

July 5: Ladies Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – 33 Camben: 33 Camden is a Progressive Rhythm & Blues Rock Fusion band bringing a sound unlike anything you’ve heard! They will be performing LIVE at the Wakefield Ladies Night and RiverFire the day after we celebrate the Birth of our Nation.

July 12: Car Cruise Night (Classic Car Show)
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Greyhound Dream with gpecial guest Paula Clare: Greyhound Dream Features two of South County’s premier performers Krista Rousseau vocal stylings and Josh Scurman’s vocal and guitar prowess – all rounded out by bass guitarist Jerry Rousseau. Special Guest Paula Clare brings her music influenced by Joni Mitchel, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, Carole King, Emilou Harris and Suzanne Vega to RiverFire.

July 19: Lantern Parade
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – PhenixAve: PhenixAve plays the acoustic hits of the 60’s, 70’s and today and has been a crowd favorite at RiverFire! During the live music performance, “Concrete Couch” presents a serene Lantern Parade across the Saugatucket River Bridge.

July 26: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Gooseberry Road with Special Guests, Wyatt & Barbara Lema: Gooseberry Road is a 3 piece ensemble playing music from the 1960’s and 70’s – Beatles, Carole King, Hollies, Bee Gees, Aztec Two-Step, more, and originals. Enjoy special guests Folk and Traditional multi-instrument and vocalist, Wyatt and Barbara Lema.

Aug. 2: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Stone Cold Gypsies: Stone Cold Gypsies is a 5-piece band playing a blend of favorites and eclectic music that will surprise and delight you.

Aug. 9: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – The Strattones: The Strattones are a 5 piece Rhode Island band bringing you the best covers and originals you didn’t know you needed to hear.

Aug. 16: Endless Summer II (Tropical Luau Celebration – $5 Suggested Donation).
Live music: (TBA) – Just like last year, there will be multiple performers on The Contemporary Theater Stage, which will be the Main Stage for the event. Admission to the extra area is a suggested $5 donation, before passing under a gigantic replica volcano and shark. This allows access to local beer and tropical drinks, Polynesian food, the Main Stage, special guests, entertainers, and more fun, in addition our regular RiverFire event.

Aug. 23: TBA on possible theme – Might be a Radio Night.
Live music: TBA: Check website or Facebook for any updates.

Aug. 30: Country and Western Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Grant Maloy Smith: Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer/Songwriter with a country bent. His songs tell heartfelt stories about real people, and are unfailingly optimistic and forward looking. His latest album “Dust Bowl – American Stories” spent seventeen weeks on the Billboard charts, including 10 weeks in the top ten of the Americana/Folk Album Sales Chart, and reached as high as number twelve on the Country Album Sales Chart, and number two on the Heatseekers Chart (across all genres).

Jun
22
Fri
Strawberry Festival @ The Imperial Room at One Rhodes Place
Jun 22 all-day
Strawberry Festival @ The Imperial Room at One Rhodes Place

Hi Y’all! Join us Friday, June 22 for our annual Strawberry Festival! Featuring the music of the Tom Lanigan Band and a delicious bbq buffet. Plus, all the fresh strawberries that you can eat, dipped in your choice of chocolate.
BBQ menu features traditional tossed salad, coleslaw, cornbread, bbq ribs, bbq pulled pork, roasted chicken, Mac and cheese, Cowboy Chris’s baked beans, strawberry shortcake and coffee and tea.
Cash bar and festive drink specials.
Tickets are $35 per person. Pick your tickets up at the Shrine Office, One Rhodes Place in Cranston or call us at 401-467-7100.
Ticket Deadline: June 18.

Jun
24
Sun
Providence Flea Summer Markets @ Providence Flea
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Providence Flea Summer Markets @ Providence Flea

Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 3, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the Greenway across from 345 South Water St. in downtown Providence! The Flea runs every Sunday rain or shine through September 9 (Fall Markets on Sept. 23, Oct. 7, and 21). The Flea features live music, seventy plus local vintage vendors, artisans and indie makers, food trucks and community nonprofits.

Free and free on-street parking.

Accepting vendors, nonprofits and local musicians throughout the summer at providenceflea.com.

Welcoming Rhode Island Festival @ Roger Williams Park Casino
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Welcoming Rhode Island Festival @ Roger Williams Park Casino

Dorcas International is so excited to invite you to its free first annual Welcoming Rhode Island Festival this summer!

Dorcas International’s annual World Refugee Day has transformed into the Welcoming RI Festival to include its Student Recognition Ceremony and to further embrace diversity in the Ocean State. This free, family-friendly community event welcomes everyone to celebrate culture and ancestry during Immigrant Heritage month.

There will be food, live music and performances, kids’ activities, games and more at the Roger Williams Park Casino.

Courthouse Children’s Ensemble Workshop Performance @ Courthouse Center for the Arts
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Courthouse Children's Ensemble Workshop Performance @ Courthouse Center for the Arts

The Courthouses Children’s Theater Program will be showing off their new skills. We are proud to present our newest classes; inclusion of our special needs friends. Our Theater Instructor, JonPaul Rainville has directed these fine students to showcase a fabulous event for the community to enjoy. This is an all ages event and we would love for you to show your support.
Thank you all for your help along the way, in making these kid’s and our dreams come true.
Tickets adults $10, children under fourteen $5.

Courthouse Children’s Ensemble Workshop performance @ Courthouse Center for the Arts
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Courthouse Children's Ensemble Workshop performance @ Courthouse Center for the Arts

The Courthouses Children’s Theater Program will be showing off their new skills. We are proud to present our newest classes; inclusion of our special needs friends. Our Theater Instructor, JonPaul Rainville, has directed these fine students to showcase a fabulous event for the community to enjoy. This is an all ages event and we would love for you to show your support.
Thank you all for your help along the way, in making these kid’s and our dreams come true.
Tickets are Adults $10 and under fourteen years of age $5.

Jun
28
Thu
Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River

Thursdays from 5-7 p.m.
Every Thursday evening in the summer season, enjoy magnificent views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Along the river’s edge and Saugatucket Bridge, watch live music from area bands. On Main Street, local vendors will be selling their goods. Downtown shops and restaurants, all in easy walking distance, will be open later than usual. During almost every RiverFire night, additional themes with family-friendly activities will be showcased. The event runs from 5-9 p.m. RiverFire and River Stage performers will begin at 7 p.m.

Free admission. Free parking will be available in the village parking areas and along the street. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. On Aug. 16, during the Endless Summer II Luau Celebration, which is on a RiverFire evening.

Themed Nights and Musician Schedule:
June 21: Summer Solstice and Jonnycake Center Empty Bowls Stroll Hunger Benefit
Live music: Contemporary Theater Stage, 5 p.m. – Becky Chase; River Stage, 7 p.m. – Chakulla Smith (with The Hunger Bus): Chakulla brings 4 decades of writing and playing Folk, world, jazz and Americana music and always has special guests along to wow the crowd.

June 28: Full Moon Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Gary Hopp and Friends: Gary Hopp brings his Good Vibe Tribe Experience to Howl at the Full Moon! Expect great Rock and Roll, Oldies, Country, Originals, Blues, Wild Dancing and Crazy Antics.

July 5: Ladies Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – 33 Camben: 33 Camden is a Progressive Rhythm & Blues Rock Fusion band bringing a sound unlike anything you’ve heard! They will be performing LIVE at the Wakefield Ladies Night and RiverFire the day after we celebrate the Birth of our Nation.

July 12: Car Cruise Night (Classic Car Show)
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Greyhound Dream with gpecial guest Paula Clare: Greyhound Dream Features two of South County’s premier performers Krista Rousseau vocal stylings and Josh Scurman’s vocal and guitar prowess – all rounded out by bass guitarist Jerry Rousseau. Special Guest Paula Clare brings her music influenced by Joni Mitchel, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, Carole King, Emilou Harris and Suzanne Vega to RiverFire.

July 19: Lantern Parade
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – PhenixAve: PhenixAve plays the acoustic hits of the 60’s, 70’s and today and has been a crowd favorite at RiverFire! During the live music performance, “Concrete Couch” presents a serene Lantern Parade across the Saugatucket River Bridge.

July 26: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Gooseberry Road with Special Guests, Wyatt & Barbara Lema: Gooseberry Road is a 3 piece ensemble playing music from the 1960’s and 70’s – Beatles, Carole King, Hollies, Bee Gees, Aztec Two-Step, more, and originals. Enjoy special guests Folk and Traditional multi-instrument and vocalist, Wyatt and Barbara Lema.

Aug. 2: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Stone Cold Gypsies: Stone Cold Gypsies is a 5-piece band playing a blend of favorites and eclectic music that will surprise and delight you.

Aug. 9: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – The Strattones: The Strattones are a 5 piece Rhode Island band bringing you the best covers and originals you didn’t know you needed to hear.

Aug. 16: Endless Summer II (Tropical Luau Celebration – $5 Suggested Donation).
Live music: (TBA) – Just like last year, there will be multiple performers on The Contemporary Theater Stage, which will be the Main Stage for the event. Admission to the extra area is a suggested $5 donation, before passing under a gigantic replica volcano and shark. This allows access to local beer and tropical drinks, Polynesian food, the Main Stage, special guests, entertainers, and more fun, in addition our regular RiverFire event.

Aug. 23: TBA on possible theme – Might be a Radio Night.
Live music: TBA: Check website or Facebook for any updates.

Aug. 30: Country and Western Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Grant Maloy Smith: Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer/Songwriter with a country bent. His songs tell heartfelt stories about real people, and are unfailingly optimistic and forward looking. His latest album “Dust Bowl – American Stories” spent seventeen weeks on the Billboard charts, including 10 weeks in the top ten of the Americana/Folk Album Sales Chart, and reached as high as number twelve on the Country Album Sales Chart, and number two on the Heatseekers Chart (across all genres).

Jun
30
Sat
MDO Zen Fest 2018 @ Manchester Designer Outlets
Jun 30 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
MDO Zen Fest 2018 @ Manchester Designer Outlets

MDO Zen Fest to benefit 1 percent for the planet. Join MDO’s Shop for the Environment Store Hop to receive your gift bag packed with Zen goodies and a chance to win thousands in MDO gift cards.

Free Concerts!
Saturday, June 30
1-4 p.m. Jes Raymond and the Blackberry Bushes Live Bluegrass
Sunday, July 1
1-4 p.m. Cheezy and the Crackers Live Reggae

Free Activities for All (Both Days)
All Day Local Arts and Crafts Vendors
9:30 a.m. Morning Yoga on the Town Green (BYOM – bring your own mat!)
10:30 a.m. Sound Healing
11:30 a.m. Guided Meditation on the Town Green
12:15 p.m. Wind and Drums Circle

Workshops and Tastings (Both Days)

Jul
1
Sun
MDO Zen Fest 2018 @ Manchester Designer Outlets
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
MDO Zen Fest 2018 @ Manchester Designer Outlets

MDO Zen Fest to benefit 1 percent for the planet. Join MDO’s Shop for the Environment Store Hop to receive your gift bag packed with Zen goodies and a chance to win thousands in MDO gift cards.

Free Concerts!
Saturday, June 30
1-4 p.m. Jes Raymond and the Blackberry Bushes Live Bluegrass
Sunday, July 1
1-4 p.m. Cheezy and the Crackers Live Reggae

Free Activities for All (Both Days)
All Day Local Arts and Crafts Vendors
9:30 a.m. Morning Yoga on the Town Green (BYOM – bring your own mat!)
10:30 a.m. Sound Healing
11:30 a.m. Guided Meditation on the Town Green
12:15 p.m. Wind and Drums Circle

Workshops and Tastings (Both Days)