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
9
Sat
PVDFest @ downtown Providence
Jun 9 all-day
PVDFest @ downtown Providence

Party with Providence! For the fourth year, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture and Tourism and founding partner FirstWorks will host PVDFest, Providence’s signature art festival June 7-10. Experience incredible food, unforgettable musical performances and interactive art installations with your friends and family during this free, four-day festival in the Creative Capital.

Knit in Public Day at Slater Mill @ Slater Mill
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Knit in Public Day at Slater Mill @ Slater Mill

There is no better place to gather in celebration of the fiber arts than at the birthplace of the contemporary textile industry in America, Slater Mill. Over the course of the day, visitors will have the option to take part in numerous events:
-Yarn bombing the Frances Turbine, which powered the mill in the mid 1800s
-Free self-guided tours of the Slater Mill museum
-A Yard Sale of de-accessioned museum collections, Dursin Merino roving, pattern books and more
-Berroco Raffle Bags
-Yarn Swap
-Demonstration by the Rhode Island Spinners Guild
-Free knitting instruction and tips from the Rhode Island Hook and Needle Guild

Music, food trucks, beverages, and shady seating and free parking provided.

Free and open to all.

Touch Tomorrow @ Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Touch Tomorrow @ Worcester Polytechnic Institute

A family-friendly festival featuring hands-on experiments, research lab activities and interactive exhibits for all ages.

Providence Mini Maker Fair @ Downtown Providence RI
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm
Providence Mini Maker Fair @ Downtown Providence RI

Maker Fair is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Fair is a venue for these makers to show hobbies, experiments and projects.

We call it the greatest show and tell on Earth; A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. The Providence Mini Maker Fair takes place during PVDFEST.

Jun
10
Sun
PVDFest @ downtown Providence
Jun 10 all-day
PVDFest @ downtown Providence

Party with Providence! For the fourth year, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture and Tourism and founding partner FirstWorks will host PVDFest, Providence’s signature art festival June 7-10. Experience incredible food, unforgettable musical performances and interactive art installations with your friends and family during this free, four-day festival in the Creative Capital.

Providence Flea Summer Markets @ Providence Flea
Jun 10 @ 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.

The Amazing Adventure at Blithewold with Thrive Outside @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Amazing Adventure at Blithewold with Thrive Outside @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

In an adventure through the Blithewold grounds, participants hunt for clues and move through a series of stations that present different intellectual and physical obstacles. This will be a fun and fund-raising “field day” for all ages! Food trucks, music, raffles, picnicking and more!

Proceeds support Blithewold and Thrive Outside, a non-profit dedicated to helping young people thrive through outdoor learning and nature play.

Music on the hill: Narragansett Brass Quintet: Lawn Concert @ Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm
Music on the hill: Narragansett Brass Quintet: Lawn Concert @ Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

An outdoor concert, Tanglewood style — on the beautiful grounds of Clouds Hill! Bring a picnic, and a blanket or beach chair. Limited seating available for rental. In case of inclement weather, concert will be indoors at St Gregory the Great Church, Warwick.

Brass music of Handel, Gershwin, Ewald, Ives, McKee and Holst

Narragansett Brass Quintet: Joseph Foley, Gino Villarreal, trumpet; Robert Marlatt, horn; Alexei Doohovskoy, trombone; Thomas Gregory, tuba

Just $20 before May 20, then $25. Students free with i.d.

Jun
16
Sat
Dog Walk and Family Fun Day @ Dog Walk & Family Fun Day
Jun 16 all-day
Dog Walk and Family Fun Day @ Dog Walk & Family Fun Day

This event has plenty of family and pet friendly fun. Enjoy a dog walk, dog costume contest, dog agility exhibition, petting zoo, pony rides, hay rides, face painting, balloon animals and much more!
Free admission
$10 parking donation

Jun
17
Sun
Providence Flea Summer Markets @ Providence Flea
Jun 17 @ 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.