Five Can’t-Miss Events this Week in Rhode Island

Savor Greek cuisine, listen to country tunes after a PawSox game and more fun things to do from August 15-21.

Zoo Night

Leave the kiddos at home! This event offers adults a night out visiting with some of the zoo’s most lovable animals. Food vendors and bars will be scattered throughout the zoo for snacks and libations. Play yard games, boogie to the music and enter the raffle for a variety of prizes. This event is for guests twenty-one and older only.

The Details: Aug. 15. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 day-of. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, 401-785-3510,


Pawtucket Greek Festival

Join the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church for their ninety-second Grecian Festival. The event will feature plenty of delicious Greek cuisine, an agora market highlighting Greek products such as jewelry and religious items, traditional dance performances by the Greek Pride Dance Troupe and other fun activities like face painting, rock climbing and baking demonstrations. Opa! 

The Details: Aug. 16. 5-10 p.m.; Aug. 17. Noon-10 p.m.; Aug. 18. Noon-9 p.m. Free. Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott St., Pawtucket, 401-725-3127,


Photo by Donna Danty Via FloodFest 19 Facebook Page.

Check out a great selection of local music including performers in the rock, blues, country, bluegrass, folk and funk genres at the 2019 FloodFest. Food and drink vendors will be on site, as well as booths selling art and jewelry. Featured musicians include Mountaindale, Ray Cookie, Rah and the Red Hot Rascals.

The Details: Aug. 17. Noon. $20. Little Rhody Vasa Park, 10 Boswell Trl., Foster,


John Mayall Performance

Get your groove on at Narrows Center for the Arts, and watch the man frequently referred to as the “Godfather of British Blues” perform. John Mayall has been in the music industry for over fifty years, and has worked with artists like Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor and Mick Fleetwood. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. 

The Details: Aug. 17. 8-11 p.m. $52 in advance, $57 day-of. Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, Mass.,


Country Music Fireworks

See fireworks light up the night sky just over McCoy Stadium. The fireworks will directly follow the PawSox versus the Toledo Mud Hens game. The display will be set to favorite oldies but goodies, plus contemporary country tunes. 

The Details: Aug. 17. See website for ticket prices. McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Ave., Pawtucket, 401-724-7300,


Want more fun things to do? Check out our calendar listings.

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