summer

Your Summer Food Festival Bucket List

14 summer food festivals to satisfy the eyes and the stomach.

1. Food Truck Fridays All summer long, kick back and enjoy your favorite food trucks, brews, wine and live music at Roger Williams Park Zoo at Carousel Village. Train and carousel rides will be fun for the kids. Bring along a chair to sit on the lawn and take in the beautiful summer weather and relax after a long week….

Five Can’t-Miss Events: August 9–15

Sip on brews at Foolproof's Augtoberfest, tie up your laces and run across the Mount Hope Bridge, listen to tunes from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and more fun things to do.

Sip on brews at Foolproof’s Augtoberfest, tie up your laces and run across the Mount Hope Bridge, listen to tunes from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and more fun things to do.

Five Can’t-Miss Events: July 5–11

Rock out with Creedence Clearwater Revisited, enjoy delicious bites from area restaurants in Providence, find a piece of fine art for your home and more fun things to do.

Rock out with Creedence Clearwater Revival, enjoy delicious bites from area restaurants in Providence, find a piece of fine art for your home and more fun things to do.

Five Can’t-Miss Events: June 28–July 4

Feast with the beasts at Roger Williams Park Zoo, celebrate the Fourth of July with fun festivities, see Rhode Island Red chicks and more fun things to do.

Feat with the beasts at Roger Williams Park Zoo, celebrate the Fourth of July with fun festivities, see Rhode Island Red chicks and more fun things to do.

Eat This for Dinner: Grilled Whole Chicken and In-Season Veggies

Heat it up, rub it down, grill, baby, grill then eat your heart out. It's that easy.

I have experienced my first summer dilemma of the year – what to eat for dinner when the heat and humidity have rolled on in. I craved something quick, easy and delicious for dinner, but I’d rather have starved than crank up that oven. (Thinkin’ I’ll feel the same way on Sunday. Ninety-four degrees – yikes!)