2022 Best of Rhode Island Party Recap

Nearly 1,400 Rhode Islanders came out to celebrate at our sold-out event at Roger Williams Park Zoo.
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Photography by Blueflash Photography

As promised, we had a wild time at our annual Best of Rhode Island Party last Thursday celebrating 396 winners from all throughout the state. The sold-out event at Roger Williams Park Zoo hosted nearly 1,400 attendees, complete with a dazzling red carpet; a brilliant Alpha-Lit Marquee Letters backdrop; a thrilling 360 degree photo booth from Luke Renchan Entertainment; caricature artists; good eats and drinks from Matunuck Oyster Bar, Durk’s Bar-B-Q, India, Edgewood Cheese Shop, Wright’s Dairy Farm, Del’s Lemonade, Dunkin’ and the Zoo; lively performances by Providence World Music and Becky Bass; local boozy offerings from Gooseneck Vineyards, Newport Vineyards, Grey Sail Brewing, Narragansett Brewery (plus the first 500 through the door enjoyed a special cocktail from Grey Goose); and a number of special animal appearances (elephants and tamanduas and snakes, oh my!).

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An adorable tamandua makes an appearance at the party. Photography by Blueflash Photography.

We spotted everyone from Buns and Bites‘ Laura Russillo (the reader’s choice recipient for Rhody Instagram and TikTok star) and Miss Rhode Island to Drag in RI (editor’s pick for best Sunday Funday Activity) and local weather personality Kelly Bates (the latest addition to our Best of Rhode Island Hall of Fame). You can find the full list of winners in our August issue, or standby for when we publish the list online in the coming weeks.

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Local event reader’s choice winners: PechaKechu Night. Photography by Blueflash Photography.

A huge thank you to our sponsors — Audi Warwick, Cox Business, Bay Coast Bank, Cardi’s Furniture, Delta Dental of Rhode Island, Horizon Beverage, Johnson and Wales, Dunkin’, Beacon Mutual, Del’s Lemonade, CCRI Goldman Sax 10,000 Small BusinessesInsperityRI Seafood, the Better Business Bureau, and Rhode Island Medical Imaging — for helping us make the party such a success! Find even more highlights from the night here.

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Photography by Blueflash Photography.