Find the dates you plan to travel or simply search the full events list below.

Choose by dates...

We welcome the events that are open to the public. Please click here to Submit your Event.

All Ages

Providence and Federal Hill Columbus Day Weekend Festival 2015 - Providence, RI

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI
This three-day Italian festival attracts visitors from all across southern New England bringing people together for great food and entertainment. The Columbus Day Parade will take place on October 11th at 11 a.m. on Atwells Avenue.
Time: Parade at 11 a.m. Sunday

Arts & Crafts Shows

Scituate Art Festival 2015 - North Scituate, RI

Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015 Village Green, Route 116 North Scituate, RI
Guests of all ages can appreciate this 48-year-old gathering of fine artists and craftspeople on the town green. From original modern art to one-of-a-kind antique treasures, this outdoor celebration of fine art features hundreds of vendors and displays. Take in the sights, sounds, and scents of fall in New England. Artists from all over the country will be here in idyllic Scituate for a day of fun.
Time: aturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Children & Families

The Perfect Pumpkin Party - Bristol, RI

Oct 31, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street Bristol, RI
Try your hand at pumpkin golf, pumpkin ring-toss, and pumpkin art. Join us for a different kind of fall celebration and find out just how much fun a pumpkin can be. Buy a pumpkin from the patch and decorate it with art supplies. Children in costume will receive a special prize! No need to register.
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Adult, $6; children ages 4-12, $4; child under age 4, free (additional fee to purchase a pumpkin)


An Evening With David Sedaris - Providence, RI

Oct 12, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25-$70

Last Comic Standing Live Tour - Providence, RI

Oct 29, 2015 - Oct 29, 2015 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Join the comics from the hit TV show "Last Comic Standing" as they perform up close and live! "LCS" has a history of showcasing aspiring comics who go on to highly successful careers.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35; $110 VIP ticket includes the best seats, meet & greet, autograph, picture

Corn Mazes

Escobar’s Farm Corn Maze 2015 - Portsmouth, RI

Aug 28, 2015 - Nov 8, 2015 Escobar's Highland Farm Corn Maze, 255 Middle Road Portsmouth, RI
This year the maze celebrates The Wizard of OZ on its 75th anniversary. The Maze covers eight acres. Enjoy the maze and stay at the farm for picnicking, hay rides, and a hay play area. Open daily through Labor Day, and thereafter, Fridays-Sundays. E-Mail: eskiemaze@escobarshighlandfarm.com
Time: Friday, 3:30 p.m.-dusk; Saturday, 10 a.m.-dusk; Sunday, 11 a.m.-dusk. Last admission 1 hour before dusk.
Admission: Ages 12 and older, $8; children ages 5 to 11, $6
Telephone: 401-683-1444

Corn Maze 2015 at Salisbury Farm - Johnston, RI

Sep 1, 2015 - Nov 2, 2015 Salisbury Farm, 11 Peck Hill Road Johnston, RI
With more than a mile of paths in about five acres of corn, this maze has challenged people’s memories, capacities for team work, and senses of direction for more than ten years. See farm website to lean about Moonlight Mazes.
Time: Weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Weekdays, adults over age 12, $7.50; children $6; weekends and holidays, adults, $9.50; children $7.50.
Telephone: 401-942-9741


Festival Ballet Providence presents Ballets Russes Reinvented - Providene, RI

Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providene, RI
Russes Reinvented offers fresh perspectives on three of the most prolific Ballet Russes works: the poetic Spectre de la Rose, mysterious Afternoon of a Faun, and the epic Firebird. Don’t miss a daring new perspective on groundbreaking works of dance.

Time: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: $23-$85
Telephone: 401-421-2787

Dinner Theater

“Odd Couple” - Newport, RI

Sep 17, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015 Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant, 102 JT Connell Hwy. Newport, RI
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. A clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together, with hilarious results, as The Odd Couple is born.
Time: Matinees, Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday, buffet at 11:30 a.m. and curtain at 1 p.m. Evenings, Friday-Sunday: buffet at 6:15 p.m. and curtain at 8 p.m.
Admission: Dinner, theater and cabaret- $49.95; theater only, $20; cabaret only, $15
Telephone: 401-848-7529


Corn Maze 2015 at Escobar's Farm - Portsmouth, RI

Aug 28, 2015 - Nov 8, 2015 Escobar Farm 255 Middle Road Portsmouth, RI
Come challenge your skills at the cornfield maze and discover why getting lost means finding fun. Last person enters the maze one hour before dusk. Email: eskiemaze@aol.com
Time: Hours vary before and after Labor Day; see farm website
Admission: Age 12 and older, $8; children age 5-11, $6
Telephone: 401-683-1444


Rhode Island Comic Con 2015 - Providence, RI

Nov 6, 2015 - Nov 6, 2015 Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street Providence, RI
Rhode Island Comic Con is New England's premier comic book, collectibles, toy, media and pop culture convention. The biggest show in the smallest state.
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: $75 for a three-day pass
Telephone: 508-982-0396


Busking @ Bowen’s Wharf Fall 2015 - Newport, RI

Sep 22, 2015 - Oct 27, 2015 Bowen’s Wharf, off America’s Cup Avenue Newport, RI
The Busking @ Bowen's Fall Series presents raw acoustic music at Bowen's Wharf to entertain visitors and local people during the fall. "Busking," or street performance, is a tradition in which performing artists play their music freely for the enjoyment of passersby. Performers are from the bands My Mother’s Moustache, Panoramic View, The Troubles, The Copacetics, and soloists Ilana Katz Katz, Dave Schneider, Warren Smith, and Kate Grana. Dates: September 22, 25-27; October 2-4, 6, 9-12, 15-16, 19, 23, 25, 27.
Time: 10:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 401-849-3478

Chicago - Providence, RI

Oct 16, 2015 - Oct 16, 2015 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
The legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, is the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's list of Top 100 artists of all time.
Time: 8 p.m.

Al Jarreau - Cranston, RI

Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 23, 2015 Park Theatre, 848 Park Avenue Cranston, RI
Al Jarreau’s unique vocal style has charmed legions of his followers with many hits, including “We’re In This Love Together”, “So Good”, “Mornin’ and “Moonlighting”, the theme from the hit TV series.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35, $45, $55
Telephone: 401-467-7275

Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne Solid Soul Tour - Providence, RI

Nov 8, 2015 - Nov 8, 2015 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Grammy Award-winning Mavis Staples teams up with recording artist Joan Osborne on the highly anticipated national tour, "Solid Soul." From her early days with the Staple Singers, Mavis Staples has been a leader in American music. Joan Osborne, known for her hit song "One of Us," has garnered seven Grammy nominations.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $57.50-$37.50
Telephone: 401-421-2787

Ani DiFranco - Cranston, RI

Nov 15, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015 Park Theatre, 848 Park Avenue Cranston, RI
Even through Ani DiFranco has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has grown far beyond her acoustic solo roots in cozy venues to embrace jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35 and $45
Telephone: 401-467-7275

Chris Botti - Cranston, RI

Dec 11, 2015 - Dec 11, 2015 Park Theatre, 848 Park Avenue Cranston, RI
Trumpeter Chris Botti’s new CD, “Impressions,” is the latest in a stellar collection of albums that have established him as the world’s largest selling jazz instrumentalist.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $55, $65
Telephone: 401-467-7275


Westerly/Pawcatuck Columbus Day Parade 2015 - Westerly, RI

Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 Tower and Granite Streets Westerly, RI
The parade starts from the corner of Tower and Granite Streets in Westerly. Parade Route.
Time: 1:10 p.m.

Newport Columbus Day Parade 2015 - Newport, RI

Oct 12, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015 Departing from St. Joseph's Church, 47 Broadway Newport, RI
After 11 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph's Church (Broadway at Mann Avenue), the Columbus Day Parade steps off at noon. It will travel to the Columbus Monument at Memorial Boulevard and Bellevue Avenue. Email: sjflowersphd@yahoo.com
Time: Parade at noon
Telephone: 401-864-3535

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

WaterFire 2015 - Providence, RI

Sep 12, 2015 - Nov 7, 2015 WaterPlace Park, Memorial Blvd & Steeple and Exchange streets Providence, RI
This spectacular and utterly unique event in WaterPlace Park in downtown Providence entails the lighting of wood fires in 80 braziers in the center of the rivers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past midnight. Music and performances and food, too.
September 12. Full lighting beginning at 7:02 p.m.
September 26, Full lighting beginning at 6:38 p.m.
October 3. Full lighting starting at 6:26 p.m.
November 7. Full lighting starting at 4:34 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: Free

Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale - Providence, RI

Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
A Bronx Tale is a funny and touching memoir written by and starring Chazz Palminteri. In the celebrated play on which he based the legendary movie, directed by and co-starring Robert De Niro, Palminteri brings 18 characters to life while vividly depicting a young boy’s rough childhood in the 1960’s-era Bronx and the unforgettable people he encountered. A classic coming-of-age story about reaching your true potential and trusting your heart.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $35, $45, $55

Science & Nature

Bird and Wildlife Carving Exposition - Bristol, RI

Nov 7, 2015 - Nov 8, 2015 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street (Route 114) Bristol, RI
Exquisitely carved and life-like songbirds, raptors, waterfowl and other wildlife will be showcased at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island Bird and Wildlife Carving Exposition. Eighteen award-winning artists from throughout New England and the Northeast will exhibit their incredibly life-like carvings of birds and other wildlife throughout the facility. Carving demonstrations will be held.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person


“Streetcar Named Desire” - Pawtucket, RI

Sep 17, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015 Sandra Feinstein - Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street Pawtucket, RI
Winner of the 1947 Pulitzer Prize and a landmark of 20th-century theater, Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire remains an undisputed masterpiece and one of the most remarkable plays of our time.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website. Daily except Mondays and Tuesdays
Admission: $49
Telephone: 401-723-4266

"...With the Revolver" Interactive Murder Mystery - Newport, RI

Sep 26, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015 Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI
It’s 1896 and a few of Newport’s wealthy elite have stayed behind in Newport to avoid a few, unspoken scandals. To keep entertained, Mrs. Astor is hosting Parlor Game nights every Saturday. This week, it's a murder mystery, but when someone actually dies, a crime investigation is underway! Performances: September 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $30; seniors over age 64 and military, $25; youths age 17 and younger and students, $15
Telephone: 401-848-8200

Sweeney Todd at the Contemporary Theater Company - Wakefield, RI

Oct 16, 2015 - Nov 14, 2015 327 Main Street Wakefield, RI
A dark and comedic thriller musical by Stephen Sondheim. Imprisoned for 15 years, Sweeney Todd seeks revenge against the man who destroyed his life, and takes up a murderous and profitable enterprise with a pie-maker. A beautiful musical score accompanies a tale that combines horror, comedy and heart. Dates:  Oct 16, 17, 24, 30, 31 at 7 p.m.; November 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 7 p.m.; November 1, 8 at 2 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: Thursday, $15; Friday and Saturday, $20; Sunday, $15l students, $15
Telephone: 401-218-0282

Disney's “Newsies” - Providence, RI

Oct 20, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
Direct from Broadway comes “Newsies,” the crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, “Newsies” has audiences and critics alike crowing.
Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, at 7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $83 - $26

“The Producers” - Providence, RI

Oct 31, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
Based on the Academy Award-winning 1968 film of the same name, this Mel Brooks masterpiece chronicles the side-splitting adventures of washed-up Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his mild-mannered accountant Leo Bloom, as they scheme to get rich quick by producing the most notorious flop in the history of showbiz.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $49-$76

“The Rant” - Pawtucket, RI

Nov 12, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015 Sandra Feinstein - Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street Pawtucket, RI
One summer night in Brooklyn, an unarmed black teenage boy is gunned down by the police. Based on playwright Andrew Case's eight years' experience working on police misconduct issues for New York City, The Rant is a gripping, timely drama exploring racial bias and police ethics on the perilous path to justice.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 401-723-4266