Fairs and Festivals -- Music, food, dance, art, ethnic, children's celebrationsFor more fun activities, see Rhode Island Events page
Rhode Island has a unique blend of year-round fairs and festivals. Stay local and savor the best of Rhode Island. At food events, seafood gets top billing with lobster, oysters, steamers, chowder, and clam cakes on the menu. Local art and artisans are aplenty from the RI School of Design to sellers in galleries and shops. You’ll find classic cars shows, farm shows, music from Zydeco to rhythm and blues, and the world-famous Newport jazz and folk festivals. There are parades, fireworks and hot air balloons; Waterfire lights up Providence all summer and fall. Find places to stay for all budgets and tastes!
various locations Newport, RI Phone: 401-845-9110
April 15 - 23, 2017
Bowen's Wharf, Off America’s Cup Avenue Newport, RI Phone:
May 19-21, 2017
Time: May 19 (opening night benefit party, 6-8:30 p.m.; May 20 and 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Opening night, $150; Saturday and Sunday, $25
Coggeshall Farm Museum, 1 Colt Drive Bristol, RI Phone: 401-253-9062