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

For more fun activities, see Rhode Island Events page

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Lane Barrington, RI Phone: 401-253-2707

March 31-April 26, 2015

Blithewold's gardens come to life as 50,000 daffodils, early blooming bulbs, trees and shrubs enchant guests with their quiet beauty and subtle scents during the annual Daffodil Days. Afternoon tea will be served in the Dining Room of the Mansion, featuring scones, savories, and sweets. Teas and other special events are held at the mansion.

April 30-May 3, 2015

The Festival offers dining & cocktails, charitable events, an All-Local Tasting featuring farmer & chef cooking demonstrations, and the Grand Brunch with the best restaurants in Rhode Island.
The 2015 Festival kicks off April 30 with Dinner by Dames. On Friday evening, the Truck Stop returns to Alex and Ani City Center. Saturday’s Grand Tasting in the Providence Biltmore Grand Ballroom features samplings of locally produced beer, wine & spirits, and food. On Sunday, the festival closes with the Grand Brunch to benefit The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School. See event website for more details.

Wilcox Park, Grove Avenue Westerly, RI Phone:

May 23-24, 2015

The festival will present the selected works of professional artists and crafts persons. Virtu will be a showcase for both the visual arts and performing arts. Held rain or shine. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Roosevelt Avenue Central Falls, RI Phone: 401-724-2200

May 25, 2015

This annual event celebrates Rhode Island's Asian culture and heritage and the ongoing revitalization of Roosevelt Avenue mill district in cities of Central Falls & Pawtucket. Highlights of the festival include family carnival, tree plantings, special events and more. 

Misquamicut Beach, Atlantic Avenue Westerly, RI Phone:

May 8-10, 2015

World-class carnival and amusements, international food court, petting zoo, games and more. International music headliners. Time: Friday, 5-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.