South Coast Artists.

This month: Explore South Coast Artists Open Studios, watch festive floats in a Fourth of July parade and do yoga in the park.

Jul 17 all-day Multiple Venues (please see description)
MegaRed, an Omega-three supplement brand dedicated to helping support optimal health, is on a mission to help power people through their daily lives by transforming Newport into “Omega Town.” Throughout this summer, MegaRed will offer Newport residents and visitors access to onsite Omega-three testing, nutritional counseling, outdoor workouts and activities and education – all aimed to inspire Newport to understand...
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm East Providence Public LIbrary
Enjoy a summer evening with the awesome horns and romantic melodies of the New Providence Big Band! Featuring the dynamic vocalist Katie Kleyla, this fun big band performs the great standards. A favorite of Weaver Library audiences for the past three years, this concert is free and open to all. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic or enjoy a...
Jul 17 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm Nick-A-Nees
Bluegrass Throedown features a different local or touring bluegrass band every Wednesday night at Nick-a-Nee’s in Providence. There’s never a cover, but there’s always a good time. bluegrassthroedown.com Free
Jul 18 all-day Multiple Venues (please see description)
MegaRed, an Omega-three supplement brand dedicated to helping support optimal health, is on a mission to help power people through their daily lives by transforming Newport into “Omega Town.” Throughout this summer, MegaRed will offer Newport residents and visitors access to onsite Omega-three testing, nutritional counseling, outdoor workouts and activities and education – all aimed to inspire Newport to understand...
Jul 18 @ 8:30 am Thewlis Woods Trail
Join us for our third Thursday Hike! Our July hike is Thewlis Trail, a 0.8 mile hiking trail built in 2006 by John Tarasevitvh as an Eagle Scout project, and generously funded by the Daughter of American Revolution (DAR). Thewlis Woods features stands of eastern white pine, scarlet oak, and beech. Turkey, coyote, fisher, and many other animals find food...
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Lettuce turnip the beet at this six-week concert series under Blithewold’s tent, the coolest place to bring your young sprouts! After the show, join us for fun-filled garden craft activities and picnicking. You can also grab a refreshing drink from the Del’s Lemonade Truck.
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm RISD Museum
Design your own summer night with mind-bending installations, quirky art-making, and treats from local makers. On the Chace Plaza, watch the sparks fly as artists demonstrate metalsmithing techniques on the Steel Yard’s mobile blacksmithing trailer. Grab a specialty cocktail from The East End and locally sourced food from Rhody Roots, while you groove to the sounds of Nova One with...
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Downtown Wakefield
Stroll historic downtown Wakefield, listen to the sensational vibes of featured musicians, visit shops, restaurants and local artisans while sparkling bonfires are lit along the Saugatucket River. RiverFire will run every Thursday through Aug. 22, with volunteers lighting braziers along the river and a new band performing each week. There’s no cost to visitors, but non-perishable food donations will benefit...
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Pawtuxet Village Gazebo
Food Truck Night in Warwick returns. Join us on the first and third Thursday of the month at rotating locations around Warwick. Events start at 5 pm May 2 Warwick City Hall 3275 Post Rd. May 16 Norwood Library / Norwood Gazebo 328 Pawtuxet Ave. June 6 The Greenwich Mills YJ Contemporary Gallery 42 Ladd St. East Greenwich (but really...
Jul 19 all-day Multiple Venues (please see description)
MegaRed, an Omega-three supplement brand dedicated to helping support optimal health, is on a mission to help power people through their daily lives by transforming Newport into “Omega Town.” Throughout this summer, MegaRed will offer Newport residents and visitors access to onsite Omega-three testing, nutritional counseling, outdoor workouts and activities and education – all aimed to inspire Newport to understand...
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village
Food Truck Friday celebrates our fifth 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. Admission is free. Enjoy over 15 locally owned food trucks and local beer from Trinity Brewhouse, while listening to live music....
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Grammy-winning guitarist Luther Johnson is undeniable blues rock royalty. Hailing from the Chicago blues music scene, Johnson is widely known for developing the ‘West Side’ guitar style and has shared the stage with Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton among others. The Brian James Quartet combines jazz, rock, and funk to deliver a high energy performance at 6pm....
Jul 20 all-day Multiple Venues (please see description)
MegaRed, an Omega-three supplement brand dedicated to helping support optimal health, is on a mission to help power people through their daily lives by transforming Newport into “Omega Town.” Throughout this summer, MegaRed will offer Newport residents and visitors access to onsite Omega-three testing, nutritional counseling, outdoor workouts and activities and education – all aimed to inspire Newport to understand...
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Providence DPW
Safely dispose of your household hazardous waste (anything labeled with a skull and crossbones, or words like ‘toxic’, ‘poison’, ‘flammable’, ‘combustible’, etc.) on Saturday, July 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Department of Public Works located at 700 Allens Ave. in Providence. This Eco-Depot is available to Rhode Island residents only, and to help reduce time spent...
Jul 20 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am Lauch Point-Ocean Ridge Civic Association Parking Lot
Southern RI salt ponds are wonderful places to paddle, kayak and canoe. Join us for some exploring! Salt Ponds Coalition will guide participants as they tour the pond, providing information and history along the way. All paddlers must wear life jackets and provide their own equipment. Trips may be cancelled if the weather conditions are unsafe or particularly unpleasant. Rain...
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Join our museum curator for guided walks of Roger Williams Park and learn how to identify seasonal wildflowers and better understand urban ecology. From milkweed to monarchs, you will gain a greater appreciation for the surprising diversity of urban wildlife. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars if you have them. Walks meet at the Museum of Natural History and...
Jul 21 all-day Multiple Venues (please see description)
MegaRed, an Omega-three supplement brand dedicated to helping support optimal health, is on a mission to help power people through their daily lives by transforming Newport into “Omega Town.” Throughout this summer, MegaRed will offer Newport residents and visitors access to onsite Omega-three testing, nutritional counseling, outdoor workouts and activities and education – all aimed to inspire Newport to understand...
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Providence River Greenway
The Flea returns to the Providence River Greenway for the outdoor season starting Sunday, May 12 across from 345 South Water Street, Providence, from 10 am – 4 pm, through September 29 (except September 15 due to a conflicting road race). Featuring the area’s best local vintage vendors, artists and makers, plus community nonprofits, food purveyors and food trucks, and...
Jul 22 all-day Custom House Square
To mark the launch of The Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute (DATMA), the non-collecting museum and its partners will kick off a city-wide, collaborative venture called “Summer Winds” from July 1 to September 30. Open and free to the public, DATMA has commissioned the centerpiece of “Summer Winds,” a large-scale, site specific architectural art installation called “Silver Current” created...
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm Providence GPub
Providence GPub is proud to host local comedians throughout the month of July for Comedy Nights. On Monday, July 8, local comedians Brad Pierce, Jay Are Adams, and Mike Murray take over GPub. The evening will be hosted by local funnyman Brad Pierce of The Golden Mic Productions. Brad is a Rhode Island comedian who performs frequently for Funny for...
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The event, Historic South Ferry Talk and Walk, will take place both on Wednesday, July 24 and Wednesday, August 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Coastal Institute Visitor Center, URI Bay Campus, 218 South Ferry Rd., Narragansett. A ninety-minute presentation of historical facts, pictures, and a walking tour, including sites of old ferry landing, WWI bunkers, and the URI Bay Campus....
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm East Providence Public Library
Candida Rose and her ensemble combine Cape Verdean musical roots with American influences to bring a fresh new take on world/jazz music which Candida calls “KabuJazz.” Don’t miss this well-known gifted vocalist for her first concert at the Weaver Library! Free and open to all. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic or enjoy dinner from Taste of Island.
Jul 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm Nick-A-Nees
Bluegrass Throedown features a different local or touring bluegrass band every Wednesday night at Nick-a-Nee’s in Providence. There’s never a cover, but there’s always a good time. bluegrassthroedown.com Free
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Downtown Wakefield
Stroll historic downtown Wakefield, listen to the sensational vibes of featured musicians, visit shops, restaurants and local artisans while sparkling bonfires are lit along the Saugatucket River. RiverFire will run every Thursday through Aug. 22, with volunteers lighting braziers along the river and a new band performing each week. There’s no cost to visitors, but non-perishable food donations will benefit...
Jul 25 @ 11:00 pm Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Lettuce turnip the beet at this six-week concert series under Blithewold’s tent, the coolest place to bring your young sprouts! After the show, join us for fun-filled garden craft activities and picnicking. You can also grab a refreshing drink from the Del’s Lemonade Truck!
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village
Food Truck Friday celebrates our fifth 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. Admission is free. Enjoy over 15 locally owned food trucks and local beer from Trinity Brewhouse, while listening to live music....
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Doobie Powell translates the uplifting messages of gospel music to move and inspire all audiences regardless of faith or background. Opening act V!DA Worship Team takes the stage at 6 p.m. The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series runs from June 14 to August 23 on Friday nights at River Island Art Park in Woonsocket from 5-9 p.m. Concerts are free...
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm Providence GPub
On Saturday, July 27, GPub is thrilled to be hosting the annual G Block Party! Visit GPub on Orange Street in Downtown Providence starting at 5 p.m. to experience the reggae rock band Dudemanbro while indulging on street fare cooked curbside. Take part in street games, take a dip in the dunk tank (or dunk your friends.) and compete in...
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Providence River Greenway
The Flea returns to the Providence River Greenway for the outdoor season starting Sunday, May 12 across from 345 South Water Street, Providence, from 10 am – 4 pm, through September 29 (except September 15 due to a conflicting road race). Featuring the area’s best local vintage vendors, artists and makers, plus community nonprofits, food purveyors and food trucks, and...
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm Providence GPub
On Saturday, July 27, GPub is thrilled to be hosting the annual G Block Party! Visit GPub on Orange Street in Downtown Providence starting at 5 p.m. to experience the reggae rock band Dudemanbro while indulging on street fare cooked curbside. Take part in street games, take a dip in the dunk tank (or dunk your friends.) and compete in...