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Fairs & Festivals Calendar - RI Statewide

Rhode Island has a unique blend of year-round fairs and festivals. Stay local and savor the best of Rhode Island. At food events, seafood gets top billing with lobster, oysters, steamers, chowder, and clam cakes on the menu. Local art and artisans are aplenty from the RI School of Design to sellers in galleries and shops. You’ll find classic cars shows, farm shows, music from Zydeco to rhythm and blues, and the world-famous Newport, RI Jazz and Folk Festivals. There are parades, fireworks and hot air balloons; WaterFire lights up Providence, RI all summer and fall. Find places to stay for all budgets and tastes!

To find more events, visit the RI Events Calendar.

Concert Under the Elms in Providence
Rock & Roll Yard Sale in Downtown Providence, RI - Credit PWCVB
Go Providence

1 Sabin Street Providence, RI, 02903 Phone: 401-751-1177

City celebrates in style with a host of arts, cultural and holiday festivals

Providence, RI just loves to celebrate, which is why the area’s calendar is filled with festivals. One of the most exciting is WaterFire, a series of nearly 100 bonfires on three rivers downtown, held in August, September and November. There’s the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular along the wooded walkways of the Roger Williams Park Zoo in October, the Rhode Island Comic Con in November, holiday festivals in December. June is the month for the PrideFest and Parade, with bar and club events and a nighttime illuminated parade. September means PVDFest, the area’s signature arts festival. April means Pizza Week; July means a glorious Fourth festival featuring an outdoor pops concert. There are restaurant weeks, film festivals and so much more. Check the website calendar at GoProvidence.com for the latest info.