Your Weekend Best Bets in RI

Savor every last bit of summer in the Ocean State with these can't-miss events


Now-August 31: Take advantage of the Sunset Cruises on Narragansett Bay for some Instagram-worthy views. Sip on a cocktail from the ship’s full-service bar as you sail past lighthouses and islands, under the Jamestown and Newport bridges, and through Newport Harbor while basking in that beautiful sunset glow.

Now-Sep 2: Experience a world of flavors within one square mile with Central Falls Restaurant Week, and enjoy deliciously affordable pre-fixe menus at over 20 participating restaurants. 

August 30: Immerse yourself in Bristol and Warren's Art Night for music, theater, dance, and, of course, lots of art. Come by foot, bike, car, or even trolley to support local artists.

August 30: Wanna hear some awesome music? Head down to the Burnside Park Music Series + Beer Garden. Roz Raskin’s newest project, Nova One will be there, along with an opening act from Girls Rock! 

August 30: Enjoy the music and stay for more at Burnside Park! Immediately following the concert at the park will be the Providence Children’s Film Festival Film Screening. Don’t forget to stop at the food truck before you settle in for the films! 

August 31: Food Truck Fridays at Roger Williams Park Zoo is a summer tradition. Visit your favorite food trucks, hop on the historic carousel, and even ride a camel, weather permitting. 

August 31-September 2: It’s that time of year again, when The Rhythm and Roots Festival returns to Charlestown and captures your heart and soul with music and dance. The lineup includes favorites like Asleep at the Wheel, Dustbowl Revival, Len Cabral, and more. 

August 31-September 2: Were you bummed when WBRU went off the air? Miss the Summer Concert Series? Well turn that frown upside down because the WBRU Free Summer Concert Series is back! Three jam-packed days of music will take place on Providence's Union Street near the Strand.  

September 1: Get a healthy dose of punk rock in Providence and head over to the Scurvy Dog for the annual Parking Lot Mega Show. Bring your dog, have a brew, and rock out! 

September 1-2: Head to Westerly to savor every last drop of summer at Langworthy Farm’s Chowder on the Deck, and enjoy phenomenal views along with your meal.