June 2024





RiverFire: From July 11-August 8, special basins along the Saugatucket River are set ablaze, lighting up Wakefield, with street performers, vendors, and entertainment on hand.

Summer Concert Series: Get the weekend vibes rolling with outdoor music starting July 6, witha range of different bands at The Village at South County Commons. South Kingstown,


Narragansett Gazebo Concert Series: Enjoy live music evenings June 7-August 30 in the heart of the pier across from Narragansett Town Beach. The list of concerts includes blues, classic jazz, R&B, and tribute acts.

Summer Stargazing Nights: Hosted by the Astronomers of the Frosty Drew Observatory, witness all the wonders of space. Go early for a chance at seeing sunspots before nightfall, or stay late to see the beautiful night sky. Charlestown,


June 1

Spring Open Studios Tour: Peruse the wares of 40+ artists housed in a scenic riverside mill. Classes in rug hooking, painting, and pottery will be offered. Donations of non-perishable food items are appreciated. North Kingstown,

June 2

North Kingstown Pride Parade: The popular event returns for year two, with an expanded route and celebration at the end. The parade steps off at Wickford Town Dock at 1pm.

Sea Glass Festival: Admirers of ocean-themed creations – this vendor market held at Misquamicut Beach at the Windjammer Surf Bar is for you. Westerly, Eventbrite: Sea Glass Festival

June 8

Charity Golf Tournament: Richmond Country Club plays host for the ninth annual fundraiser by The Elmhurst Boys. Tickets include a golf cart, lunch, dinner, gift bag, and more. Scramble format. Dinner-only tickets available, too. Hope Valley, Eventbrite: 9th Annual Elmhurst Boys Charity Golf Tournament

Strawberry Thanksgiving: A day of dancing, music, shopping, and food await at this Tomaquag Museum celebration of the Strawberry Moon held at Ninigret Park. Charlestown,

June 14

Charity Golf Tournament: The Brad Friel Memorial Golf Classic is scramble-format with a full day that starts with check-in and lunch, followed by a raw bar and prime dinner, raffles, and awards after golf. Hope Valley,

June 16

Father’s Day Cocktail Cruise: Treat dad to an evening of sights and sips on his special day. A weatherproof main deck and covered top deck keeps all comfy and cozy. Departs Newport.

June 22

Strawberry Festival: Along with Smith’s Castle’s famous strawberry shortcake, activities planned to celebrate the mighty berry include everything from puppets to pony rides. Jesse Liam Band provides the music. North Kingstown,

Summer Pops: This free concert performed by the Chorus of Westerly includes classical masterworks and popular music for chorus and full orchestra. Pro-tip: visit website for parking tips and notes about reserving a spot.

June 22-23

Narragansett Art Festival: Peruse a range of work for sale at both the traditional show location beside the Towers and also Gazebo Field behind the post office. Narragansett,

June 28

Summer Soirée: The primary fundraiser for the Jamestown Arts Center, the evening serves as the opening of the Pivot exhibition, with cocktails, summer savories, a live auction, and dancing.


July 3

Independence Day Lobster Boil: Enjoy a picturesque dinner by the pond at the backlawn of Weekapaug Inn. Steamed lobsters, traditional sides, and BBQ classics pregame a night of fireworks and s’mores. Westerly,

July 12

Summer Pops: “Our State: A Rhode Island Celebration” is this year’s theme, conducted by Troy Quinn. “A George M. Cohan Overture” – an homage to PVD’s own lyricist – kicks off the night at North Beach Clubhouse. Narragansett,

July 13-14

Wickford Art Festival: Wilcox Park is where over 200 artists display and sell their handiwork. From prints to plein air, there is something for everyone at a variety of price points, plus no state sales tax on original and limited edition works of art sold in RI!

July 20-August 10

Shakespeare in the Park: The Colonial Theatre stages John Buchan’s The 39 Steps, the award-winning comedic send-up of the classic Hitchcock film. Over 150 characters played by a cast of four are sure to entertain. Westerly,

July 24 - August 4

Kingston Chamber Music Festival: URI’s Edwards Hall hosts six concerts over two weeks, programmed by artistic director Natalie Zhu.

July 25-27

Blessing of the Fleet Celebration:
Once a single-day event, launched in 1972, today the fest attended by nearly 30K people has live music, a beer tent, games, rides, a 10-mile road race, boat decoration contest, and of course, the blessing.


August 2-4

Charlestown Seafood Festival:
One of the biggest events in New England boasts Rhody’s best seafood, plus amusement rides, midway entertainment (aerial performers, bands), a rock wall, vendors, RI camping, and more!

August 3

River Glow: Floating bonfires illuminate the Pawcatuck River, setting the mood for an evening of shopping specials, performances, face painting, and more. Westerly,

August 14-18

Washington County Fair: Mark your calendars for updates on midway rides, livestock shows, tractor pulls, and everything else that makes this event full of down-home fun. Richmond,

August 30-September 1

Rhythm & Roots: Emmylou Harris and Old Crow Medicine Show headline this extravaganza that features a roster of acts – and 1,500 camping tickets for those planning to make a weekend out of it. Merch, food, and drinks for sale are all part of the fun. Charlestown,





From St. Patrick’s Day in June, to Christmas in July, to a 1920s New Year’s Eve Party on Labor Day weekend and many days in between, Champlin’s Resort and Marina has holiday vibes going on.



June 23

ConserFest: A full day of music, food, beverages, vendors, and spectacular views awaits at this year’s concert featuring two stages of New England talent and a mission to #embraceyourplace.


July 4

Fourth of July Parade: “Time Travel – Our History and Our Future” is the theme for this year’s parade. A small committee will judge the parade and award prizes.

July 27

Great Salt Pond Swim-9: This annual fundraiser to protect the pond is a one-mile swim limited to 150 individuals in a protected area without much chop. It begins and ends at Andy’s Way Beach.


August 3

Block Island Triathlon: A quarter-mile open-water ocean swim, 12 miles of biking, and a four-mile run on Crescent Beach are all part of BI’s largest and most popular race. Important details include mandatory helmets, bike ferry tickets, and more.

August 10-12

Block Island Arts and Artisans Festival: Visitors are sure to find unique island treasures as artisans display their handmade pieces, paintings, photography, and more at this open-air event held on the grounds of the Narragansett Inn. Facebook: Block Island Arts and Artisans Festival

August 15

The Summer Symphony: The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra will perform under the tent at Champlin’s. Mocktails, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres are part of the special evening (formerly held at The Sullivan House). Eventbrite: The Summer Symphony




Burbage Theatre Company

Contemporary Theater Company

Courthouse Center for the Arts
West Kingston

The Gamm Theatre

Granite Theatre

The Greenwich Odeum
East Greenwich

Providence Performing Arts Center

Rhode Island State Ensemble

Teatro ECAS Theater

Theatre By The Sea

Trinity Repertory Company

Stadium Theatre

The United Theatre

The Wilbury Theatre Group



Washington Bridge Traffic Tips

Ideas for making the best – and most – out of a trip across the Seekonk River

Plan Ahead:
Check navigation apps for expected and real-time delays when planning, and opt to take the Henderson Bridge or Newport Bridge when it makes sense.

Ride Share:
Don’t go alone! Traffic is more fun when you’re carpooling with your besties. Queue up your favorite podcast or playlist, and belt out tunes like no one’s watching.   

Pedal Power:
The East Bay Bike Path offers easy access to Riverside Square, connecting cyclists to Barrington, Warren, and Bristol, with India Point on the East Side only about 15 minutes away.

All About Timing:
Aim for mid-day when possible, when delays are less than 10 minutes.

Pack Snacks:
Grab coffee before you go, and on your way out, stop by one of EP’s many cafes or bakeries for a sweet snack on the ride back.

Spend the Night:
Make it an overnight of it by securing a place to stay. Ask for special mid-week and RI resident deals.




Throughout the month of June, communities and organizations around the state plan activities to celebrate the voices and culture of LGBTQIA+ people through parades, flag-raising ceremonies, performances, and more. Held in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Inn riots in New York City, events are all about making youth and adults feel safe, welcome, appreciated, and seen.

June 1: East Providence Pride Celebration |

June 1: West Warwick Pride | Facebook: West Warwick Pride

June 2: North Kingstown Pride Parade |

June 3: Pawtucket Pride |

June 7: Big Pride Flea |

June 9: Woonsocket Pride | @woonsocketpride

June 15: Rhode Island PrideFest & Illuminated Night Parade |

June 22: South County Pride |

June 29: East Greenwich Pride Celebration & Picnic |  Facebook: EG Pride Celebration & Picnic

June 28-30: Newport Pride Weekend |

Little Compton: TBA

September 12-14: Queer Block Island |




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