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The Great Race - Warwick, RI to Fargo, ND - June 18-26, 2022

Events Calendar - 2022

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 mask and social distancing requirements are still in place at some entertainment venues and live events and festivals in New England. Please check with each venue before purchasing tickets or attending an event.

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The Great Race - Warwick, RI to Fargo, ND - June 18-26, 2022
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All Ages

WaterFire 2022 – Providence RI

Apr 9, 2022 - Dec 3, 2022 Various locations, Providence, RI


Waterfire is a festive urban celebration of light and music. Explore on foot as warm bonfires dot the rivers of downtown Providence, set to atmospheric song.
  • April 9: Basin lighting, 7:20 p.m.
  • April 27: Basin lighting, 6 p.m.
  • May 13: Partial lighting (Memorial Park), 7:26 p.m.
  • June 4: Full lighting, 8:16 p.m.
  • June 10: Partial lighting (Waterplace Park), 8:20 p.m.
  • June 25: Full lighting, 8:25 p.m.
  • June 30: Full lighting, 8:06 p.m.
  • August 13: Full lighting, 7:38 p.m.
  • August 27: Full lighting, 7:27 p.m.
  • September 3: Partial lighting (Waterplace Park), 7:16 p.m.
  • September 24: Full lighting, 6:39 p.m.
  • November 5: Full lighting, 5:35 p.m.
  • December 3: Partial lighting (Waterplace Park), 4:15 p.m.

The Great Race - Warwick RI to Fargo ND

Jun 16, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022 Rocky Point State Park Warwick, RI 02889

The Great Race - Warwick, RI to Fargo, ND

Classic cars from around the world will converge in Warwick’s Rocky Point State Park to begin The Great Race, a nine-day, 2,300-mile adventure across 10 states. Spectators will be able to visit with race participants and check out the 120 vintage automobiles before they head out, one second apart, on the rally. All cars were built in 1974 and earlier; most were manufactured before World War II. The oldest autos in this year’s event, which culminates in Fargo, N.D., include a 1916 Hudson Pikes Peak Hillclimber, a 1917 American LaFrance and a 1917 Peerless racer. Each car has a driver and a navigator, who are given precise instructions each day that detail every move down to the second, confirmed by secret checkpoints along the way. The race itself will start in Warwick on June 18th at 8 a.m.
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Composting with Worms – Bristol RI

May 21, 2022 - May 21, 2022 Blithewold Mansion and Gardens, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

Get your hands dirty while learning the basics of turning kitchen and garden scraps into soil fertilizer using worms. Make a fully stocked worm farm to take home. This is a great program for families to help children learn the benefits of composting. 


American Voices – Providence RI

May 22, 2022 - May 22, 2022 St. Sebastian Church, 67 Cole Avenue, Providence, RI

Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra presents “American Voices,” featuring Aaron Copeland’s Appalachian Spring. Other featured composers include Jocelyn Hagen and Martin Sedek. Masks are required.

Parades & Fireworks

Bristol Fourth of July – Bristol RI

Jun 14, 2022 - Jul 4, 2022 Various locations, Bristol, RI

Bristol has been celebrating July 4th since 1785. The Celebration officially begins on June 14th with Flag Day and ends with the 2.5 mile Military, Civic and Firemen's Parade on July 4th. See the calendar for a full list of events, times, and locations.

Fourth of July Parade & Picnic at Linden Place – Bristol RI

Jul 4, 2022 - Jul 4, 2022 Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope Street, Bristol, RI

Linden Place Mansion, a historic mansion in the heart of Bristol, will host its annual Fourth of July Parade Picnic, a tradition for over 30 years. Picnic-goers will enjoy bleacher-style seating, tables and chairs under the shade of the Linden trees, a continental breakfast and picnic lunch, restroom facilities and plenty of elbow room. Tour the mansion, stroll the gardens and enjoy every moment of Bristol’s festive atmosphere. This picnic always sells out so don’t miss Bristol’s biggest event of the year.

Shopping & Sales

Plant Sale! – Newport RI

May 22, 2022 - May 22, 2022 Elks Club, 141 Pelham Street, Newport, RI

Shop for locally grown plants, herbs colorful hanging baskets, and more. Growers from out-of-state will also offer hard-to-find annuals, perennials, and succulents. All proceeds will help support Newport in Bloom’s beautification efforts, including the decorative flower baskets that hang around the city.