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No matter when you plan your visit, you will find something fun to do. From historic tours to WaterFire, performing arts to food festivals, and everything in between, there are events for every season.

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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Free Live Music on Federal Hill

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: Depasquale Square
  • Address: Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02909

Come enjoy free concerts every Wednesday on the Hill. Listen to music at DePasqualle Square while you enjoy the sights and sounds of Providence's Little Italy. These events are free and open to the public.

Scenic Rhode Island Tour

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

This beautiful day includes a visit to the rolling hills of the family farm of the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams. A journey through a lovely village which was the site of a major event which helped trigger the Revolutionary War, a pontoon bot ride on sparkling Narragansett Bay, a gorgeous, panoramic drive along the Rhode Island Coastline, a stop at the one of the most picturesque lighthouses in Rhode Island, a talk on the aquaculture of Rhode Island while you enjoy lunch in a pristine... www.riexperience.com

Explore Providence Tour

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

A lively two-hour journey which tells the story of our capital city. Includes stops for pictures at some of the city's great sights, and an appetizer or pastry at one of the popular restaurants in the city. Come enjoy the tale and taste of our capital city!   *This tour may be reserved at other times for private groups upon request. 

Summer Walk Series "Benefit Street: Women Who Made a Difference"

Created in the mid-18th century "for the benefit of all," this colonial thoroughfare shows off an enviable collection of 18th and 19th century wood-frame houses. Although the street gives the appearance of being a museum mile, it is actually a vital urban neighborhood enhanced by on-going preservation efforts since the 1950s.

Dick Lupino Trio

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: Sardella's Restaurant
  • Address: 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Dick Lupino with different musicians each week perform Jazz/American Songbook. Reservations required. Dinner specials offered.

Nacho Average Wednesday Karaoke

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: Lola's Tequila Bar & Cantina
  • Address: 525 south water street, Providence, RI 02907
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Karoke with Aj the DJ along with $3 nachos and $4 Margarita Specials!

Practice Basic Mindfulness Meditation

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: Shambhala Meditation Center of Providence
  • Address: 514 Pawtucket Ave, Providence / Pawtucket Line, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday

Come practice basic Mindfulness Meditation (instruction available) with others who are learning to work with their minds to help create more space and less stress in their lives. ALL are welcome.

Stump! Trivia

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: The Whiskey Republic
  • Address: 515 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: The Whiskey Republic
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Join us for Stump! Trivia every Wednesday night with great prizes each and every week!

Music at Sunset - Super Chief Trio

Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances over the summer. Our exciting musical line-up this year includes jazz, swing, boogie-woogie & blues, folk and Cajun. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family! Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner, and chairs or blankets.

mp Sequoia - Beach Week

This week, campers will celebrate everyone's favorite summer activity — going to the beach! Picnics, water bucket race and water balloon fun, volleyball, making sea-inspired art, sprinkler fun, shell projects, sea-life exploration, treasure hunts, and more! This week will end with a Family Fun Friday performance of – Karen K & the Jitterbugs *Each week at camp, regardless of theme, will include activities such as special guest visits, the vegetable garden program, hikes on the gr... www.blithewold.org/event/show/709

The Black and Blues: New work by S.W.Dinge

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: One Way Gallery
  • Address: Hope Artiste Village 999 Main street unit 712, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The Black and Blues : New paintings and 3-dimensional assemblages by Providence artist S.W. Dinge at One Way Gallery, Hope Artiste Village.

"Summer Selections" Exhibit

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: Cate Charles Gallery
  • Address: 251 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Cate Charles Gallery, a new art gallery located in Providence’s SOMA (South Main Street) district, will open its newest exhibition titled “Summer Selections” on July 17, 2014, for Gallery Night Providence. The show will run through August 17th. The group show will feature paintings, sculpture and fine art photography by 15 artists from throughout New England. The work represented ranges from realism and surrealism to contemporary impressionism and abstract expressionism.

Wheels at Work at Providence Children's Museum

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Kids get behind the wheel of working vehicles big and small and meet their operators during a special summer series at Providence Children’s Museum. Climb aboard a fire truck, sit atop a giant digger, examine the equipment in an ambulance and more – explore a different vehicle each week! July 2 | Tow truck from AAA of Southern New England July 9 | Fire truck from the Providence Fire Department July 16 | National Grid bucket truck July 23 | Police cruiser and officers from the B... www.ChildrenMuseum.org

current

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: Hera Gallery
  • Address: 10 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02880
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Hera Gallery is pleased to announce “current”, a group exhibition featuring Hera Gallery’s members. “current” will be on display from July 26th until August 30th. The public is invited to attend the opening reception held from 6-8 pm on Saturday, August 2nd. This exhibition will explore the current bodies of work from the artist members of Hera Gallery. Hours: Wed -Fri (1-5) Sat (10-4)

Imagination Playground at Providence Children's Museum

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Kids invent their own ways to play and work together to create imaginative structures. Using big blue foam blocks, wheels, spools and tubes, construct castles, forts and vehicles that move – the possibilities are endless! Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

Providence Ghost Tour

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: Prospect Terrace Park
  • Address: 60 Congdon St., Providence, RI 02906
  • Venue: Providence Ghost Tour, LLC
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Ever felt like you were being watched? Had the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end while heading downstairs to that creepy old basement? Join us as we lead you by lantern light through the darkened streets of the historic East Side, sharing with you stories that will be sure to send a chill down your spine. In business for nearly a decade, we run tours every night June through November.

Windmill Wednesdays

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: Prescott Farm
  • Address: 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the last Wednesday

Have you always wanted to see the inside of the 1812 Prescott Farm windmill? Now is your chance! Explore how this amazing machine works and learn about the importance of grist milling on Aquidneck Island. Enjoy a family-friendly evening with johnnycake tasting and hands-on activities for kids. Please note: Windmill will not be in full operation due to safety and preservation concerns.

Providence River & Harbor Tours

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: Providence River Boat Company
  • Address: 575 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence River Boat Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Enjoy the Renaissance City from a whole new perspective! Climb aboard and enjoy a unique water tour of the Providence River, Waterplace Park, Riverwalk and the Providence Harbor. Relax while you admire the diverse architecture and rich history of our capital city as Captain Tom highlights historical landmarks and nautical points of interest.

Trolley Tour of Providence History

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: Trolley Tours of Providence
  • Address: Corner Fountain & Eddy Streets, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trolley Tours of Providence
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Relax aboard our classic trolley while we entertain you with Providence's exciting history. Travel through Federal Hill, the Arts & Entertainment District, Jewelry District, Our Mile of History, RISD, Brown, State Houses past and present, along the riverfront and to the head of Narragansett Bay. Closed Tuesdays

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Hear stories of remarkable entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s colonial period. Tours leave from the Brick Market Museum & Shop and are weather dependent. Space is limited. Newport History Tours is a partnership between the Newport Restoration Foundation and Newport Historical Society.

Souls and Stones Walking Tour

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Friday

Explore the Common Burying Ground. Learn about the stone carvers, their art and the diverse people buried there who helped shape Newport’s history. Tours leave from the Brick Market Museum & Shop and are weather dependent. Space is limited. Newport History Tours is a partnership between the Newport Restoration Foundation and Newport Historical Society.

Tour Of Providence By Authentic Venetian Gondola

  • July 30, 2014
  • Location: La Gondola
  • Address: 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: La Gondola
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Enjoy the best of the Creative Capital on board one of our three authentic Venetian gondolas. A gondola trip is a great way to celebrate a special occasion, learn about the history of Providence, or simply enjoy a truly unique experience here in the Renaissance City. Our talented and knowledgeable gondoliers will serenade you under the bridges, and if you like, they will provide you with a tour of over 375 years of history in Providence as you glide gracefully along the Woonasquatucket and Prov... www.gondolari.com

Thursday Jul 31, 2014

Explore Providence Tour

  • July 31, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

A lively two-hour journey which tells the story of our capital city. Includes stops for pictures at some of the city's great sights, and an appetizer or pastry at one of the popular restaurants in the city. Come enjoy the tale and taste of our capital city!   *This tour may be reserved at other times for private groups upon request. 

Newport and The Bay Tour

  • July 31, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

A fantastic excursion which includes a visit to the third oldest lighthouse in America on the ground of one of Rhode Island's most scenic state parts, a narrated driving tour of Newport's famous sights, time for lunch and shopping along Newport's acclaimed Brick Market Place, a narrated tour of one of newport's splendid mansions, and a visit to a local farm whose homemade ice cream Yankee Magazine awarded "best Ice Cream in New England." With plenty of stops for pictures throughout th... www.riexperience.com

Summer Walk Series "Benefit Street: A Mile of History"

Created in the mid-18th century "for the benefit of all," this colonial thoroughfare shows off an enviable collection of 18th and 19th century wood-frame houses. Although the street gives the appearance of being a museum mile, it is actually a vital urban neighborhood enhanced by on-going preservation efforts since the 1950s.

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