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Events Calendar - 2020

Find a multitude of fun events and great things to do, including weekend events, throughout the year, like music; festivals; comedy; outdoor fun; boat cruises; excursions for families and kids; food, wine and beer tastings. Weather is no problem; lots of things to do happen indoors.
Be sure to check out the listings of year-round Fairs & Festivals throughout New England. See also, Great Things to Do.

COVID-19 and social distancing have required the temporary shut-down of many of our favorite entertainment venues and live events and festivals in New England. We are watching all calendars closely, and as soon a live, public events return, we will post the information on this page.

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

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Food trucks

Food Trucks, Music and Arts at Rocky Point – Warwick RI

Jun 20, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020 Rocky Point Park, Priscilla Avenue off of Palmer Avenue, Warwick, RI

Come to the former Rocky Point Park, now an open public park overlooking Narragansett Bay, for food trucks, more than 50 artisan vendors with Field of Artisans, and live music. The lineup of food truck and artisans will be different on each date. Field of Artisans is a pop-up community for creativity. Dates: Saturdays, June 20, July 18, and August 15.

Music

Music At Sunset Concerts at Blithewold -- Bristol RI

Aug 5, 2020 - Aug 12, 2020 Blithewold Mansion and Gardens, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

Guests are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and chairs or blankets. We have 33 acres of gardens and grounds, including a 10-acre lawn, to spread out on and enjoy the music and gorgeous views over the bay, perfect for social distancing! Masks are required. Please print your ticket and place it in the windshield of your car. Preregistration is required. Tickets will be sold by car only. No exceptions. E-mail: info@blithewold.org
August 12: Colby James & the Ramblers. Preregister here.
August 19: Panoramic View steel drum band. Preregister here.
August 26: Jazz Night with Greg Abate. Preregister here.

Music Outdoors

Summer Outdoor Concerts – Narragansett RI

Jul 10, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020 Gazebo Park, Beach Street and Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI

Outdoor summer concerts are presented in Gazebo Park. Bring your blanket or chair, picnic dinner, and masks. July 31 – Take It to the Bridge. Funk and rock cover band
August 7 – Black Tie Band. Feel-good classics.
August 14 – Reckless Blues. Swing, jazz, blues from Ella to Bonnie Raitt
August 21 – Providence County Bail Jumpers . Southern rock, classic rock from the 1970s and 1980s,
August 28 – CBD. Vocals by locals.
September 4 – Jesse Liam Band. Everly Brothers, Beatles, Rod Stewart, Grateful Dead.

Patio Musical: An Improvised Musical -- Wakefield RI

Jul 15, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020 Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI

Each night the audience comes up with a title and chooses from our improvisers' pitches for the show, then a full musical comes to life before your eyes. Every night is completely new and will never been seen again. Parties will be set up at least 6' apart to accommodate social distancing, and masks must be worn by all audience members, staff, and performers at all times. Seating is limited, so you must get tickets in advance.

Outdoor Activities

Beach Bash Series at Norman Bird Sanctuary -- RI

Sep 17, 2020 - Sep 17, 2020 Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, RI

The fire pits will be ready with fixings for s'mores, Greg Ferreira will be playing a variety of fun music, and Ben & Jerry's will be donating ice cream. Bring your own beach gear, picnic, and drinks. Must register in advance; no walk-ins will be admitted.

Outdoor Movies

Movies on the Beach – Narragansett RI

Jul 1, 2020 - Aug 26, 2020 Cabana Horseshoe of Narragansett Town Beach, 79 Boston Neck Road Narragansett, RI

Bring the family to movies on the beach. Food trucks available in the North Lot. Rain dates are always the Thursday evening after the cancelled movie.
August 5 – “The Mighty Ducks”
August 12 – “Brave”
August 19 – “Frozen II”
August 26 – “Wizard of Oz”

Theater

Decameron, Providence: New Stories for a New Era – Providence RI

Aug 9, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020 WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI

Now, two of the most inventive performing arts groups in contemporary America have joined to create a collection of live performances on 10 outdoor stages on the grounds of the WaterFire Arts Center and the American Locomotive Company in Providence. In the original “Decameron,” published in 1352 but set in 1348, 10 young storytellers quarantine themselves Bubonic plague, reserving two days for prayers, two days for their chores, and ten days for telling tales of love, passion, obsession, vice, and folly. Similarly, “Decameron, Providence” happens over a span of 14 days. Performance spaces are divided into East and West zones. Each zone includes five artists in five outdoor spaces or “story gardens.”
Presenting groups are the Providence-based arts organizations Wilbury Theatre Group and WaterFire Providence. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays, August 9-22. The audience is divided into ten isolated Brigades of 10 to 20 people who will remain distanced from each other and the performers. Each Brigade will have a heroine or hero from the novel who will guide the group, starting from each Brigade’s private reserved parking lot. Audience members will see 5 performances. People are permitted to visit one zone per night and are encouraged to return on another night to see a different set of five performances.