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Providence For The Holidays

Looking for some holiday cheer this season? Head to Providence, RI and experience the warmth and charm of timeless New England holiday traditions, along with the city's sophisticated arts, culinary and shopping scenes. From carolers, festivals and strolls, to rock concert extravaganzas, there are scores of holiday happenings for all to enjoy.

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GETAWAY PACKAGES



New Year's Eve Exclusive Party Package
Providence Marriott Downtown
Providence, RI
Price: $359
Phone: 401-272-2400
Includes: Deluxe overnight accommodations on Dec. 31, 2014; a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar; live music and dancing in the Grand Ballroom; dinner and a champagne toast at midnight; DJ and dancing in the Marquis Ballroom; and late check out.

Romance Package

Hilton Garden Inn Providence Airport/Warwick
Warwick, RI
Dates: Anytime
Price: Prices vary
Phone: 401-734-9600
Includes: In-room sparkling wine (where permitted by law) or cider upon arrival; as always, access to hotel fitness center, pool and whirlpool; full breakfast for two in the hotel's designated restaurant; and late check-out available upon request. 

Spa Escape Package
Providence Biltmore Hotel
Providence, RI
Price: $399
Phone: 401-421-0700
Includes: Escape to The Spa at the Providence Biltmore. The 50-minute signature couples body massage is the perfect way to ease mind and body. Then relax with a glass of champagne in one of the spacious Junior Suites. Booking must be made a minimum of 72 hours in advance of arrival and a valid major credit card is due at the time of booking. Cancellation must be made 48 hours prior to arrival.

Couples Getaway in Providence
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Providence, RI
Price: Starting at $159
Phone: 401-455-3100
Includes: Escape to Providence this winter for a couples getaway. Package includes a deluxe room, breakfast for two in the Public Restaurant, a bottle of champagne upon arrival, and a late check out of 2 p.m.

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HOLIDAY EVENTS

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Saturday Jul 04, 2015

BankRI Independence Day Celebration

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: India Point Park
  • Address: India Street, Providence, RI 02906

The BankRI Independence Day Celebration kicks off on July 4th at India Point Park at 7:30pm with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops conducted by Francisco Noya, A venerable figure in the Boston and New England music scene, Noya served as music director of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra in Boston for 12 sea­sons and is a prominent mem­ber of the faculty at Berklee College of Mu­sic in Boston. As Resi­dent Conductor of the Rhode Island Philhar­monic Orchestra, he conducts Pops... read more

Bristol 4th of July Parade 2015 - Bristol, RI

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: Hope Street (Route 114)

Come enjoy of the oldest parades in the country kicking off at 10:20 at in Bristol Rhode Island. The event is free for spectators but get there early to claim your spot!

2015 North American Irish Dance Championships

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: Rhode Island Convention Center
  • Address: One Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Rhode Island Convention Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The North American Irish Dance Championships (NAIDC) is the premiere Irish dance competition contested on the continent. Held in rotating cities in North America, this prestigious event is attended by top dancers from around the world. The 2015 NAIDC will be hosted by the New England Region in Providence, Rhode Island.   Join dancers and musicians from around the world to enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of Irish Dancers! 

4000 Miles

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

After suffering a tragic loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace and shelter in the West Village apartment of his fiercely independent 91 year-old grandmother. Over the course of a one month cohabitation, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately comfort each other with curiosity and compassion.

Bluegrass on the Pawtuxet

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
  • Address: 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI 02905
  • Venue: Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
  • Recurrence: Recurring on the 1st weekend day of July

A brand new bluegrass festival in New England! Angry Lobster Events, In association with the Rhode Island Bluegrass Alliance, presents: 1st annual BLUEGRASS ON THE PAWTUXET Pawtuxet Village, Cranston/Warwick RI 4-6 July 2014 “Celebrating America’s music on America’s birthday” Featuring: BLUE HIGHWAY STEELDRIVERS TONY TRISCHKA PETE WERNICK KROPP DUSTERS CARTER BROTHERS BILL THIBODEAU BAND LIZZY JAMES & the GREYSTONE RAIL ...and many more!

Born Casual - Free Hip Hop Dance Party

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: Fete Music
  • Address: 103 Dike Street, Providence, RI 02909
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Providence Phoenix winner as voted by thousands of Phoenix readers: Fete “Best Dance Night 2013” Casual Saturdays! Born Casual playing the best and newest hip hop, trap and R&B every Saturday night at the Fête Lounge. No Cover // 21+

Smokin' Saturdays at the Celtic Lounge

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: Celtic Lounge
  • Address: 397 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02905
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Starting this Saturday (9/20) Hella Smoke will be hosting Smokin' Saturdays at the Celtic Lounge on Westminster and Empire! We'll have local artists in, performing some nights, mixing their music into the playlist others, and just mingling with the crowd answering your questions throughout all of them. Selling VIP tickets to the private bar at just $25 per, and cover at just $5 before midnight, ladies free before 11, and $10 after midnight! Come on down, listen to some great music, meet some ... read more

“Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” Head Monologue Writer Jon Rineman Invades Comix at Foxwoods

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: COMIX At Foxwoods Comedy Club & Bru Bar
  • Address: 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket, CT 03824
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Comix at Foxwoods will play host to the hysterical New Hampshire native and “Tonight Show” head monologue writer Jon Rineman for a three-night, four-performance event beginning on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. and ending with his “Nasty Show” on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. Originally hailing from Northampton, NH, Rineman is one of today’s hottest comedic writers and stand-up performers. A 2005 Emerson College graduate, Rineman began his stand-up caree... read more

Arnold Mills July 4th 2015 Parade - Cumberland, RI

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: Nate Whipple Highway

Local village celebration of America's Independence Day, with road race at 9 a.m., a parade with Shriner's marchers at 11 a.m., and band concert on the green at 1 p.m.

Chalk the Walk at Providence Children's Museum

Kids make a mark by creating colorful sidewalk chalk drawings and doodles.

Fourth of July Boat Tours of Providence

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: Providence River Boat Company
  • Address: 575 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence River Boat Company

Celebrate the Fourth of July from a whole new perspective! Climb aboard and enjoy a unique water tour of the Providence River and Industrial Harbor. Admire the diverse architecture and rich history of our capital city as Captain Tom highlights historical landmarks and nautical points of interest.

July 4th Parade & Steak Fry 2015 on Block Island - Block Island, RI

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: New Harbor
  • Address: Ocean Avenue, Block Island, RI

Celebrate simpler times with the Block island Independence day Parade and & Steak Fry 2015!

Newport's Fourth of July Fireworks 2015 - Newport, RI

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: Newport Harbor Newport, RI

Watch these breathtaking fireworks from all over Newport, Jamestown and Middletown and enjoy the perfect ending to another fourth of July.

Portsmouth 4th of July Fireworks

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: Escobar's Farm
  • Address: 133 Middle Road,, Portsmouth, RI 02871

Celebrate 4th of July at Escobar's Farm!

4th of July Sidewalk Sale & Extended Hours

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: United States
  • Address: One Premium Outlets Blvd., Wrentham, MA 02093
  • Venue: Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets is ready to celebrate summer with even MORE savings during our annual 4th of July Sidewalk Sale! In addition to the summer sales, shoppers can also enjoy musical entertainment on, in-store specials, and more! Including: Valet Parking available in front of Burberry, Saturday & Sunday Mobile Concierge located in Patriots Court Saturday & Sunday to assist customers with directions, maps, VIP Coupon books & more! (11:00a.m. – 3:00pm) Interested in... read more

Fare Thee Well: Celebrating the Grateful Dead

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: Providence Place Cinemas 16 and IMAX
  • Address: One Providence Place, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Place
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Select Showcase Cinemas locations, in partnership with Fathom Events, Peter Shapiro, and Madison House are thrilled to bring Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead to the big screen for an unprecedented LIVE three-night cinema event on July 3, 4, and 5. Each concert will be uniquely different as Hart, Kreutzmann, Lesh and Weir will be joined by renowned musicians Trey Anastasio, Jeff Chimenti, and Bruce Hornsby.

Golden Glamour: The Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry Collection

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

An intimate peek into the wardrobe of an extraordinary woman, Golden Glamour features dazzling gilded garments given to the RISD Museum from the estate of American philanthropist and Rhode Island native Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry (1873-1958). This luminous installation includes early 1920s-1930s fashions from the premier design houses of Europe—Elsa Schiaparelli, Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo of the Fortuny label, the House of Worth, Callot Soeurs, Paul Poiret, and Edward H. Molyneux&md... read more

My Fair Lady

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: Theatre by the Sea
  • Address: 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck, MA 02879
  • Venue: Theatre by the Sea
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Hailed as one of the greatest musicals of all time, My Fair Lady plays from June 24 thru July 18. This classic musical is the timeless story of Professor Henry Higgins (played by Charles Shaughnessy), the crotchety, middle-aged bachelor and phoneticist and Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl, who becomes part of his experiment in order to transform herself into a “lady.” The story, based upon George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, features a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner an... read more

Early Exposures: 19th-century Photography from the Collection

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

More than 20 images from the RISD Museum’s collection of rare and seldom seen 19th-century photographs investigate a range of themes—from majestic natural wonders to documents of the urban poor—all captured before the invention of hand-held cameras. Photography emerged almost simultaneously in France and England in the late 1830s, and its first century saw intensive experimentation with image capture, printing techniques, and camera design. A boom in photographic portraiture pr... read more

Landscape and Leisure: 19th-century American Drawings from the Collection

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

From precise survey drawing to the broad strokes of European Impressionism, American artists of the 19th century worked in a variety of styles—as seen in the more than 30 watercolors and drawings featured in Landscape and Leisure. Selected from the RISD Museum’s strong collection of works on paper are those by American artists James Abbot McNeill Whistler, Childe Hassam, and Eastman Johnson, among others, who captured landscape, leisure pursuits, and country life. A group of watercol... read more

Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association highlights the impressive collection of drawings assembled by Alvin Boyarsky during his pivotal tenure as chairman of the Architectural Association (AA) in London, from 1971 until his death in 1990. During his time leading the school, Boyarsky orchestrated an ambitious exhibition and publication program that situated drawing as not only a representational tool, but as a form of architecture in its own right. Drawing Ambience feat... read more

Venus in Fur (by David Ives)

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

A beleaguered director, desperate to cast his stage adaptation of a classic sadomasochistic tale,”Venus in Fur”, reluctantly auditions an equally desperate actress. As the casting session simmers, lines blur between play and reality when the two enter a dangerous game of submission and domination that only one can win. An erotic, darkly comic pas de deux.


 DATES: June 5 - June 28, Thurs/Fri/Sat & Sun. @ 7:30 EXCEPT Sun. June 28 which is at 2:30PM.


 Following a 3 week hiatus,... read more

Fitness in the Parks Summer 2015 - June 22 to August 28

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: Providence Public Parks
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Fitness in the Parks (FITP) program coordinates FREE fitness classes across the city of Providence during the summer working with the Park+Recreation Department, the Healthy Communities Office, the YMCA of Greater Providence, and many other partners. This summer is the 3rd Annual Season of the program, which will run from June 22nd until the end of August with some fitness classes still running through September. Schedule can be found on our website, Facebook (Facebook.com/fitnessintheparksprov... read more

Whiskey Tour & Tastings

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: Sons of Liberty Distillery
  • Address: 1425 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown, RI 02879
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Every Saturday the Sons of Liberty open their distillery doors in the Peacedale Mill so you can learn the art and science behind making whiskey, see their distillery and then try their internationally acclaimed whiskies. Tours are approximately 20 minutes long and start every half hour (first at 12pm, last at 3:30pm). You'll be guided through the distillery and whiskey process by one of the founders of Sons of Liberty - providing you with a ton of knowledge you can impress your friends with late... read more

"Rhode Island Masters" Exhibition

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum
  • Address: 815 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saunderstown, RI 02874
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum is excited to announce that four original Stuart portraits are coming to the museum on permanent loan from The Home for Little Wanderers in Boston. The artwork will be the anchor for the upcoming exhibition “Rhode Island Masters” beginning on June 6th. The exhibition will be shown June 6-August 31, 2015 and consists of original works of art by 18th and 19th century Rhode Island artists. The show will provide the public with a rare glimpse at e... read more

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