Photo credit: Richard Prull/Preserve Rhode Island

8/3–8/4 Little Compton Antiques Festival

Why: On Friday night, check out the preview party featuring a sunset supper, sip on a delicious complimentary beverage, listen to live music and gain access to early buying privileges. On Saturday, spend time perusing antiques from a diverse collection of antique dealers, stop by the auto show or take a peek at the Little Compton art exhibit.
Where: Little Compton Historical Society, 548 West Main Rd., Little Compton.
More Info: Call 272-5101 or visit preserveri.org.

Aug
3
Fri
Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
Food Truck Friday is back in 2018 for the fourth season. End your week at Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Park Zoo and Carousel Village with some of the best food trucks in Rhode Island brought to you PVD Food Truck Events.

A.B. Munroe DairyMetroPCS and BankRI present Food Truck Fridays. Other sponsors visiting on select Friday nights include Power Home RemodelingAmbit EnergySunrun and College Bound Saver. Admission is free.

Enjoy over fifteen locally owned food trucks and local beer from Trinity Brewhouse, wines from Gooseneck Vineyards while listening to live music. See the full list of food trucks attending at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

Many activities for the kids! Ride the carousel for $2, jump in the bounce house for $3, take a ride on the carousel train for $3 and even ride a camel for only $6. Packages are available. We also have Hasbro’s Boundless Playground for the kids.

Picnic and high top tables are available on a limited basis so bring a chair or blanket, and sit on the lawn. Food Trucks accept cash, credit and debit. VIP experience is available for $85 and includes reserved seating for up to eight people, outdoors or indoors. Eight carousel rides and beverage vouchers included. Group nights available starting at $20 per person. Contact Judy at jlockard@rwpzoo.org for more information.

Aug
4
Sat
Little Compton Antiques Festival and Auto Show @ Little Compton Historical Society
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Little Compton Antiques Festival and Auto Show @ Little Compton Historical Society

Enjoy two shows in one. Come spend the day on the scenic grounds of the Little Compton Historical Society. Stroll among more than twenty-five antiques dealers from around New England displaying unique, high-quality items. Admire vintage vehicles in a Classic Auto Show featuring a wide array of cars. Vote for your favorite and attend the awards presentation at 3:15 p.m. Visit a new exhibit by the Little Compton Historical Society titled “Remember Me: Little Compton’s Forty-six Historic Cemeteries.” Food is available for purchase.

Aug
8
Wed
Music at Sunset: Little Compton Band @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Little Compton Band @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family!

Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner and chairs or blankets.

Aug
9
Thu
Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River

Thursdays from 5-7 p.m.
Every Thursday evening in the summer season, enjoy magnificent views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Along the river’s edge and Saugatucket Bridge, watch live music from area bands. On Main Street, local vendors will be selling their goods. Downtown shops and restaurants, all in easy walking distance, will be open later than usual. During almost every RiverFire night, additional themes with family-friendly activities will be showcased. The event runs from 5-9 p.m. RiverFire and River Stage performers will begin at 7 p.m.

Free admission. Free parking will be available in the village parking areas and along the street. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. On Aug. 16, during the Endless Summer II Luau Celebration, which is on a RiverFire evening.

Themed Nights and Musician Schedule:
June 21: Summer Solstice and Jonnycake Center Empty Bowls Stroll Hunger Benefit
Live music: Contemporary Theater Stage, 5 p.m. – Becky Chase; River Stage, 7 p.m. – Chakulla Smith (with The Hunger Bus): Chakulla brings 4 decades of writing and playing Folk, world, jazz and Americana music and always has special guests along to wow the crowd.

June 28: Full Moon Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Gary Hopp and Friends: Gary Hopp brings his Good Vibe Tribe Experience to Howl at the Full Moon! Expect great Rock and Roll, Oldies, Country, Originals, Blues, Wild Dancing and Crazy Antics.

July 5: Ladies Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – 33 Camben: 33 Camden is a Progressive Rhythm & Blues Rock Fusion band bringing a sound unlike anything you’ve heard! They will be performing LIVE at the Wakefield Ladies Night and RiverFire the day after we celebrate the Birth of our Nation.

July 12: Car Cruise Night (Classic Car Show)
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Greyhound Dream with gpecial guest Paula Clare: Greyhound Dream Features two of South County’s premier performers Krista Rousseau vocal stylings and Josh Scurman’s vocal and guitar prowess – all rounded out by bass guitarist Jerry Rousseau. Special Guest Paula Clare brings her music influenced by Joni Mitchel, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, Carole King, Emilou Harris and Suzanne Vega to RiverFire.

July 19: Lantern Parade
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – PhenixAve: PhenixAve plays the acoustic hits of the 60’s, 70’s and today and has been a crowd favorite at RiverFire! During the live music performance, “Concrete Couch” presents a serene Lantern Parade across the Saugatucket River Bridge.

July 26: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Gooseberry Road with Special Guests, Wyatt & Barbara Lema: Gooseberry Road is a 3 piece ensemble playing music from the 1960’s and 70’s – Beatles, Carole King, Hollies, Bee Gees, Aztec Two-Step, more, and originals. Enjoy special guests Folk and Traditional multi-instrument and vocalist, Wyatt and Barbara Lema.

Aug. 2: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Stone Cold Gypsies: Stone Cold Gypsies is a 5-piece band playing a blend of favorites and eclectic music that will surprise and delight you.

Aug. 9: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – The Strattones: The Strattones are a 5 piece Rhode Island band bringing you the best covers and originals you didn’t know you needed to hear.

Aug. 16: Endless Summer II (Tropical Luau Celebration – $5 Suggested Donation).
Live music: (TBA) – Just like last year, there will be multiple performers on The Contemporary Theater Stage, which will be the Main Stage for the event. Admission to the extra area is a suggested $5 donation, before passing under a gigantic replica volcano and shark. This allows access to local beer and tropical drinks, Polynesian food, the Main Stage, special guests, entertainers, and more fun, in addition our regular RiverFire event.

Aug. 23: TBA on possible theme – Might be a Radio Night.
Live music: TBA: Check website or Facebook for any updates.

Aug. 30: Country and Western Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Grant Maloy Smith: Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer/Songwriter with a country bent. His songs tell heartfelt stories about real people, and are unfailingly optimistic and forward looking. His latest album “Dust Bowl – American Stories” spent seventeen weeks on the Billboard charts, including 10 weeks in the top ten of the Americana/Folk Album Sales Chart, and reached as high as number twelve on the Country Album Sales Chart, and number two on the Heatseekers Chart (across all genres).

Food Truck Night at Sons of Liberty @ Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co.
Aug 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Food Truck Night at Sons of Liberty @ Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co.

Join us for our newest monthly event. Food Truck Night at Sons of Liberty Beer and Spirits Co. Admission to the event is free and is for those who are twenty-one and older only.

Four legged friends are not permitted inside the tasting room but are welcomed outside. Live entertainment will be provided by John Fanning and the Curators from 6-8 p.m.

Enjoy your food and beverages outside with the food trucks or head inside and take advantage of the seating throughout the tasting rooms unique seating options. Eat from your favorite local food truck or try something new or maybe even eat at multiple trucks. The trucks accept cash, credit or debit. See which food trucks are participating at the upcoming events at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/food-truck-events.

Be sure to stop by the retail shop and take some of your favorite SOLS products home with you.

Sons of Liberty Beer and Spirits Co., recently named Whisky Magazine’s American Craft Producer of the year, distills top quality whiskies from the beers they brew in-house. Their tasting room offers beer or whiskey flights, draft beer and craft cocktails using 100 percent Sons of Liberty made ingredients.

Concert Under the Elms: the American Band @ John Brown House Lawn
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Concert Under the Elms: the American Band @ John Brown House Lawn

Join us for the Concerts under the Elms, an annual outdoor summer concert series held Thursdays on the grounds of the John Brown House Museum.

Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. on the John Brown House Museum lawn, 52 Power Street in Providence and end at 8 p.m.

Food truck: Incred-A-Bowl

RIHS members and children under twelve: free; general admission: $10

Tickets may be purchased on site on the day of the concert.

For more information: call 401-331-8575 x133 or membership@rihs.org.

Parking: Street parking with limited parking for visitors with disabilities on site.

No pets allowed.

In case of inclement weather: Check www.rihs.org or call 401-331-8575 x133 after 3 p.m. the day of the concert.

Aug
10
Fri
Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
Food Truck Friday is back in 2018 for the fourth season. End your week at Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Park Zoo and Carousel Village with some of the best food trucks in Rhode Island brought to you PVD Food Truck Events.

A.B. Munroe DairyMetroPCS and BankRI present Food Truck Fridays. Other sponsors visiting on select Friday nights include Power Home RemodelingAmbit EnergySunrun and College Bound Saver. Admission is free.

Enjoy over fifteen locally owned food trucks and local beer from Trinity Brewhouse, wines from Gooseneck Vineyards while listening to live music. See the full list of food trucks attending at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

Many activities for the kids! Ride the carousel for $2, jump in the bounce house for $3, take a ride on the carousel train for $3 and even ride a camel for only $6. Packages are available. We also have Hasbro’s Boundless Playground for the kids.

Picnic and high top tables are available on a limited basis so bring a chair or blanket, and sit on the lawn. Food Trucks accept cash, credit and debit. VIP experience is available for $85 and includes reserved seating for up to eight people, outdoors or indoors. Eight carousel rides and beverage vouchers included. Group nights available starting at $20 per person. Contact Judy at jlockard@rwpzoo.org for more information.

Aug
11
Sat
Taste of the Market @ Casey Farm
Aug 11 all-day
Taste of the Market @ Casey Farm

The Coastal Growers Market and Historic New England invite you to taste locally grown fruits and vegetables during the height of Southern New England’s agriculture season.

Casey Farm is one of several vegetable growers and artisan food vendors offering a taste of the season. Tasting is free, and you’re invited to support local farmers by buying your favorite foods. Enjoy coffee, bakery items, and many other delicious treats along with live music.

Free

Date is subject to change due to availability of crop. Please call 401-295-1030 ext. 5 for more information.

Aug
12
Sun
Duffle Bag Bash by the RI Office of the Child Advocate, Lise M. Iwon, Esq. and Adoption RI @ Matunuck Community Center
Aug 12 all-day

We are excited to invite the public to our third Annual Duffle Bag Bash on Sunday, August 12 at Matunuck Community Center. The event will include food, drinks, grab bags, games and activities for kids and adults, music, therapeutic animals, and much more! Children are welcome with an admission ‘fee’ of one brand new backpack while adults are asked to donate a brand new rolling duffle bag or suitcase and/or a $25 gift certificate as admission to the fun afternoon.

Heritage Fire Newport @ Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina
Aug 12 all-day
Heritage Fire Newport @ Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina

A must-do whole-animal, live-fire culinary experience. Heritage Fire is a decadent food and wine event featuring 3,500 plus pounds of fire-kissed meat roasted en plein air by 50+ top chefs. Inspired by global grilling traditions, chefs build their own fires and roast everything from whole lamb, pigs and ducks, dry-aged beef to foie gras, sturgeon, clams, and heirloom vegetables in a beautiful harbor setting. A decadent event featuring endless helpings of artisan cheeses, charcuterie, free-flow boutique wines from around the globe, micro brews, and more. Join us and support of heritage breed farming and the eating of many delicious species of animals. A portion of all sales will benefit our sister charity Piggy Bank.

General Admission at 4 p.m. is our signature three-hour experience filled with culinary wonderment! Feast on culinary creations and enjoy endless rounds of beverages. Splurge on the VIP area and get an extra hour of extravagance at 3 p.m. Get up close to the chefs and farmers who made it all happen, without waiting in line. Chefs will serve special premium dishes during VIP, and our guests will sip allocated wines and spirits that don’t last the entire event.