Fairs and Festivals -- Music, food, dance, art, ethnic, children's celebrations

For more fun activities, see Rhode Island Events page

Pawtucket Armory, 172 Exchange Street Pawtucket, RI Phone:

January 31, 2015

This celebration of American craft breweries hosts 56 breweries with 176 beers to sample. The event will have two 3-hour sampling sessions. Each session will feature local vendors and a food court. For guests age 21 and older. No pets allowed. Time: Session One: 1-4 p.m.; Session Two: 5:30-8:30 p.m. General admission: $65; designated drivers, $25

Various Locations Newport, RI Phone: 401-847-7666

February 13-22, 2015

New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages. Melt away your winter blues with all the Newport Winter Festival has to offer. Highlighted events include the Children’s Fair, Chili Cook-Off, Chicken Wing Cook-off and an exciting, fun concert by the Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Changes in Latitude. See Festival website for detailed schedule