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Fairs and Festivals -- Music, food, dance, art, ethnic, children's celebrations

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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 jazz and folk festivals. There are parades, fireworks and hot air balloons; Waterfire lights up Providence all summer and fall. Find places to stay for all budgets and tastes!

 Concert Under the Elms in Providence
WINEterfest Weekend 2019

Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road Middletown, RI Phone: 401-848-5161

February 15-17, 2019

WINEterfest Speakeasy Soiree. February 15, 7-10 p.m. At this opening event of Wineterfest, come and dance the night away with Miss Katie Kleyla and a Speakeasy Jazz Band, wine, Prohibition-style cocktails and handcrafted light fare. Speakeasy attire and flare encouraged.Please note this is a cocktail style event and seating will be limited. $40-$43
WINEterfest 2019. February 16 and 17, noon-5 p.m. Two days full of grape stomping, wine tasting and beer tasting at the new onsite brewery Taproot Brewing Co. Enjoy live music at the ice wine bar and snack on food from the culinary team. You could be called to compete in our Grape Stomp Competitions. $25.
Newport Winter Festival 2019

Various locations Newport, RI Phone: 401-847-7666

February 15-24, 2019

Highlighted events include the Children’s Fair, Chili Cook-Off, Princess Party and exciting, fun concerts by the Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Changes in Latitude and more! See the festival website for detailed event information. Winterfest bracelets are $10.