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Events Calendar - 2024

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.

Please remember to check about health & safety guidelines with each venue before purchasing tickets or attending an event.

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Children & Families

Blithewold Home-School Days 2024 – Bristol RI

Jan 30, 2024 - May 28, 2024 101 Ferry Road Bristol, RI

On the last Tuesday of each month through May, there will be fun (and educational) hands-on learning at Blithewold estate. This year they will offer programs in science, history, and art. Between sessions, there is plenty of time to enjoy a nice picnic or run out some energy on the Great Lawn. The programs are designed for ages 8 – 13. Adult chaperone required. Reservations are required.
Monthly Program Topics: April: Architecture; May: Science of Kites. Dates: April 30, and May 28.

Outdoor Activities

#RIWalksChallenge -- Statewide RI

Mar 4, 2024 - May 31, 2024 Many hiking trails Statewide, RI

Organized by the RI Land Trust Council, this great event for adults, families and kids challenges people to explore hiking traisl throguhout the state. Hidden along 34 trails are steel sculptures inspired by nature. Each cunning creature has a QR code for you to scan and track your progress, and when you have found all 34 you will be eigible for prizes. The events website has trails where you can find a creature and a printable checklist of 30 creatures. Create an account to track your progress.

Performing Arts and Theater

Newport Dance Festival 2024 — Newport RI

Jul 17, 2024 - Jul 21, 2024 Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell Street Newport, RI 02840

Newport Contemporary Ballet presents the Newport Dance Festival on its festival stage on the lawn of the Great Friends Meeting House. Each evening the performance features a unique lineup of dances drawn on the talent, artistry, and unique styles of the festival’s five visiting dance companies and Newport’s resident Newport Contemporary Ballet. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early. Guests are invited to bring their own picnic, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy world class dance in an outdoor, social setting.