Summer Beach Bucket List: Central RI

June 2023





June 1-10

Music on the Hill: On select nights and venues, this annual music festival presents chamber music performed by professional musicians in intimate settings. Cranston & East Greenwich,


June 3

Fireworks Extravaganza: Bask in the splendor of fireworks illuminating the night sky, set above the horizon of Narragansett Bay, with food and other vendors spread out around the area.


June 7

For the Love of Spring Fashion Show: See collections from Therapy Boutique,
A Gracious Soul, and other local retailers, plus a performance by Providence Ballet. East Greenwich,


June 10-11

Gaspee Days: Commemorate the revolutionary moment in RI’s history
with a parade of fife and drums corps and 5K foot race on Saturday, followed by the Blessing of the Fleet and burning of the Gaspee reenactment Sunday and more. Warwick,


June 11

Cause for Paws Classic Car Show: In its 14th year, this fun day filled with vintage cars and trucks, plus giveaways, raffles, live music, food trucks, and local vendors, benefits shelter animals. Warwick,


June 13

A Little Live Music: The Warwick Symphony Orchestra brings a free, open-to-the-public live musical performance to Warwick Public Library.




July 3

Independence Day Fireworks: Erupting from Oakland Beach, sparkling fireworks will ring in the 4th at dusk. The fireworks can also be viewed from City Park, which offers unobstructed views of the display along the shoreline.


July 8

East Greenwich Yacht Club Regatta: Celebrate over 110 years of local sailing in Greenwich Bay with one of the largest regattas in the area, with a full deck party and dinner post race. Register online. East Greenwich,


July 15

Live Music at Harbor Lights: Imagine a day of golf, swimming, and dining, capped off by dancing to classic covers performed by Whiskey Knights. Warwick,




August 19-20

Rocky Point Historic Baseball Festival: The vintage Providence Grays baseball team brings the spirit of 1884 to Rocky Point Park; opponents to be announced. Warwick,


August 21

Golf Tournament: Make a difference in the lives of children with cancer as a player or sponsor at this event held at Warwick Country Club, now in its
31st year.




Art Gallery Visit: With over 30,000 square feet of wall space throughout the historic Greenwich Mills, YJ is Rhode Island’s largest contemporary gallery. Current exhibitions showcase a range of photography styles by different artists. East Greenwich,

Family Drop-In Exploration: Bring the whole fam select weekends to the STEM Center for a 90-minute slot of exploration into the sciences, including fun with robots, green screen photo shoot, engineering challenges, 3D printing, and more. Warwick,

Free Movie Nights: On select summer evenings, The Gamm screens favorite films in their stadium theater seating, projected in 4K resolution, with concessions available for purchase. Warwick,

Live Shows – Cranston: Programming for the Historic Park Theatre & Event Center includes everything from a Princess Breakfast for children to comedy shows to tribute acts like Britishmania. Visit online for a full schedule of events and ticket purchases.

Live Shows – East Greenwich: From comedy acts to cover bands and nationally touring groups, Greenwich Odeum is the hot spot for the best entertainment in town this summer. Visit online for a full schedule of events and ticket purchases.

Main Street Strolls: Visit East Greenwich for monthly themed strolls, including dogs, art, music, and food, with local businesses bringing their wares outside for a day of shopping and festivities. Dates/themes online:




The Cabaret Club: On the last Tuesday of every month at The Arctic Playhouse, Ida Zecco and Jim Rice host different award-winning, professional cabaret artists for the first hour and an open mic for the second hour, with surprises along the way! West Warwick,

Oakland Beach Cruise Nights: Greater Warwick Lions Club presents DJ music, raffles, and refreshments accompanying this recurring event showcasing classic, vintage, and sports cars. Warwick, Facebook: Oakland Beach Cruise Night




Warwick Food Truck Nights: Join an army of food trucks at Crowne Plaza the third Thursday of the month for an evening of sweet and savory samples, beer and wine by Trinity Brewhouse, and live music. Facebook: PVD Food Truck Events




Bring Your Own Improv: With audience participation encouraged, weekly improv shows at Warwick Center for the Arts include family-friendly comedy, followed by one for teens and adults.




Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market: One of the oldest farmers markets in Rhode Island, you can’t help but stop and stroll the stands while taking in the waterside views. Cranston,



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