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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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Children & Families

Asian Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo – Providence RI

Apr 15, 2021 - Jul 4, 2021 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI

 asian lantern spectacular Journey through a wonderland of illuminated larger-than-life lanterns evoked by image from the natural world. From dazzling displays to Asian food, this enchanting experience presents 51 glowing lantern displays, a kids interactive lantern area, Asian-inspired cuisine and drinks, and keepsakes. Tickets are sold online only.The Asian Lantern Spectacular is held rain or shine and all tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable (unless there is a Zoo closure).

Food trucks

Food Truck Fridays at Roger Williams Park 2021 -- Providence RI

Apr 16, 2021 - Sep 24, 2021 Roger Williams Park Zooand Carousel Village, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI

Enjoy over 15 locally owned food trucks and beer from Trinity Brewhouse, while listening to live music. Take a carousel ride, hop aboard the train, or explore Hasbro’s Boundless Playgrounds. Attractions are separate pricing. Bring a chair or blanket, and sit on the lawn. Food trucks accept cash, credit, and debit. Live music each week by Bob Tomassone aka Fatfreebob, SidyMaigaMusic, Grow Your Own Band, The Beardogz, Third Wheel, Rob Davis, Charlie Marie and more. See the full list of food trucks.

Food, Wine, Beer

Art on Tap: TroopTop Deck at the WaterFire Arts Center -- Providence RI

Apr 1, 2021 - Jun 24, 2021 WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI

Each Thursday night the WaterFire Arts Center is open until 9 p.m. Experience the current exhibit and enjoy the rooftop deck. Beer and wine served by Troop PVD. We'll move inside if it rains. Please make a reservation for each member of your party. Reserved seating is for one hour beginning at the time indicated on the ticket. WaterFire Providence is an independent, non-profit arts organization

Outdoor Activities

Earth Day and Earth Month Hikes With Westerly Land Trust -- Westerly RI

Apr 15, 2021 - Apr 29, 2021 various locations near Westerly, RI

Join the Westerly Land Trust for free Thursday Hikes, All Ages Hikes and Twilight Hikes. Thursday Hikes are at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Visit website for time, location and hike details. Wear hiking boots or good walking shoes or appropriate footwear for icy or snowy conditions.

Shopping & Sales

Providence Flea -- Providence RI

Mar 23, 2021 - May 23, 2021 Farm Fresh RI's Market Hall, 10 Sims Avenue, Providence, RI

Based on the pattern of a famous flea market in Booklym NY, the Providence Flea hosts vendors of all kinds of vintage goods, creative artists, artisans and makers, food trucks and carts, and live musicians. Extensive Covid protections include wide halls, high fans, filtered ventilation system. Held on Sundays.

Shows & Exhibits

Newport Flower Show 2021: Back in Bloom -- Newport RI

Jun 18, 2021 - Jun 20, 2021 Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI

 rosecliff Back in Bloom: A Ballroom Floral Fantasy will be an indoor, self-guided tour of floral design exhibits and garden vignettes on the first floor at Rosecliff. The Salon and Ballroom of Rosecliff will be transformed into a magical experience of botanical arts. The Terrace will be transformed into a conservatory garden. This year's show wil not include the oceanside boutiques or food concessions , but the Newport Mansions Store will be open.
Parking will be available onsite at Rosecliff. The show will take place rain or shine. Tour path will be one-way direction only. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Tickets are available by advance online purchase only and are non-refundable. Ticket availability will be limited due to social distancing regulations. Ticket purchasers must reserve a date and time for their visit. The most popular arrival times will be 9 a.m. and noon; please consider a later arrival to avoid crowds and lines. Strollers and carriages are not permitted inside. Only certified service animals are permitted.