8 Must-Haves for Any Parade Goer from Rhode Island Businesses

From handcrafted accessories to locally sourced snacks, find everything you need for a memorable parade


Parades are a cherished tradition, and in Rhode Island, we know how to celebrate with style. Whether you're preparing for a patriotic event or a festive street parade, make your experience memorable with these eight essential items from local small businesses. From handcrafted accessories that add flair to your outfit to locally sourced snacks that keep you energized throughout the festivities, these products are sure to enhance any parade outing.

Sun Hat 

Need to block out the sun and look stylish at the same time? Lux2 Boutique has got you covered – literally! Their selection ranges from trendy to classic sun hats, ensuring you'll find the perfect one to match your style. Newport,

Rhody Rec: Rhody Trucker Hat or Dusty Blue Sun Hat

Beach Blanket 

When the parade rolls by, there’s no better spot than right on the curb. Bring a cozy beach blanket from Rhode Island Surf Co. for a comfortable place to sit. Its compact and lightweight design makes packing it up and carrying it a breeze. Westerly,

Rhody Rec: Yellow Thunderbird Blanket

Rhode Island Pride T-Shirt 

Show your Ocean State spirit with a tee from Rhody Craft. Their designs feature iconic Rhode Island imagery and sayings, helping you blend seamlessly into the festive crowd while showcasing your love for the state. Providence,

Rhody Rec: Rhode Island Swim Team Tee

Local Snacks

Get those taste buds ready for delectable treats from Inpopnito. Their gourmet popcorn, available in flavors like PB&J and Dill Pickle, will keep you munching all day long as you cheer on the parade. Warwick,

Rhody Rec: Newport Cheddar and Cookies ‘n Creme


Sunny days are wonderful, but let’s not forget to protect our skin. Enter Block Island Organics, a local skincare brand inspired by the people and values of Block Island's community. Their non-toxic sunscreen provides gentle yet effective protection from the sun's rays, allowing you to bask in the warmth without worrying about sunburn.

Rhody Rec: Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

Reusable Water Bottle 

Stay hydrated while keeping your carbon footprint low. Frog & Toad offers reusable water bottles with fun designs that encourage you to sip and stay eco-friendly. Choose your favorite design, fill it up, and be parade-ready. Providence,

Rhody Rec: Kiki's Delivery Service Water Bottle

Portable Charger

Capture every parade moment without stressing over a dead phone. Pick up a portable charger from Hunt's Video & Photo, and keep your battery topped off to ensure you never miss the chance to snap that perfect pic or video. Providence,

Rhody Rec: Goal Zero Flip 30 Portable USB Charger 


When you're out and about, having a reliable way to carry your belongings is essential. Parched has a stylish solution with their Rhode Island-themed totes. These sturdy yet adorable bags keep all your essentials together, offering a fashionable and functional choice for your daily adventures. Providence,

Rhody Rec: Providence Maze Text Tote Bag


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