The Rhode Island Home Show is Back and Better Than Ever

The 72nd annual show returns April 7–10 to the Rhode Island Convention Center with a specialty flower show, energy expo and more.


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After a three-year hiatus, the Rhode Island Home Show is finally returning to the Rhode Island Convention Center in Downtown Providence from April 7–10.  As presented by the Rhode Island Builders Association (RIBA), attendees can expect a whole new experience with the show now being categorized into four different categories: Tour, Explore, Learn and Find.



The tour part of the show features the Garden Experience and Art of the Ocean State. Designed and organized by Central Nurseries, the “Gardens of the World” Garden Experience aims to bring new levels of creativity to New England. Central Nurseries will display a wide range of non-native plants to inspire ways they can contribute to your own landscaping techniques. Meanwhile, Art of the Ocean State will be presented by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and will feature the talents of artists who work, live and create in studios. All of the displayed work, which truly captures the beauty of the Ocean State, will be available for sale.


The explore portion of the show features a specialty flower show as well as a home tech Connected Home Showcase. More than forty-eight contemporary and traditional floral designs—including a special class of underwater designs—from talented designers across New England will be on full display at the ‘Our World’ flower show. Meanwhile, at the ‘Your World, Made Simple’ Connected Home Showcase, ELAN Home Systems and Mulholland Audio/Video will team up to present a special interactive exhibit that reimagines your home as a technology platform. The showcase will show how you can simplify your lifestyle by bringing together your home’s technology and utilities into a top-rated and easy-to-use interface.


The learn element of the show will feature the 9th annual Energy Expo. The expo is sponsored by the State of Rhode Island Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Council and will bring a range of electric technologies to help Rhode Island residents reduce their energy and save money. This element will also feature the talents of local Warwick Career Tech Center Carpentry and Electrical students who, in partnership with RIBA, created a cross section of an entire electric home, from solar and appliances to heating, controls and battery storage.


The find section of the show represents the largest category and will feature hundreds of individual exhibitors, contractors, workshops and more. Here, attendees might find a local contractor and tradesman for their home or a local lumberyard who can offer tips on how to utilize resources. Seminars will also be available that can spark inspiration and ideas for your home projects or needs.


Tickets can be found here or purchased at the gate the day of and will cost $10 per adult and $8 for senior citizens while teens/children 15 and under are free. Price of admission will include a wristband that is valid for all four days of the show. For more information, visit