Festivals are fun for everyone and Providence has some amazing ones coming up. There are festivals that showcase the amazing art in the city, and others that focus on the culture and heritage of the people that make Providence what it is. Below is a list of the six best festivals in Providence this summer. 

July 22–27


The Providence Fringe Festival features more than 300 participating artists. Unlike most festivals, this one takes place in different venues, including the new WaterFire Arts Center. Be sure to check out the schedule to plan your Fringe fun.

August 6–11

Rhode Island International Film Festival

The Rhode Island International Film Festival returns to Providence. This year's festival will present many world premieres along with shorts, documentaries and international features from more than 50 different countries. 

August 17 & 18
Bolivian Festival

Rhode Island Virgen de Urkupiña Festival

Head over to the Alex and Ani Center for the Rhode Island Virgen de Urkupiña Festival, which is Rhode Island's largest Bolivian Festival. Like all of the other festivals coming up, you'll be able to enjoy great food, music and vendors.  

August 11
Domincan Festival

Dominican Festival & Parade

Head to the Temple of Music in Roger Williams Park for the Dominican Festival and Parade with traditional dance, music, food and more. The parade starts on Broad Street and runs straight through to the Temple of Music where all of the festivities will happen. 

August 16–18
Greek Festival

Annual Grecian Festival

The Annual Grecian Festival takes place in nearby Pawtucket at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church. There, you'll be able to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the Greek culture. 

September 8
Gutatemala festival

Annual Guatemalan Festival

The Annual Guatemalan Festival will be held at India Point Park in Providence. This cultural event showcases the music, food, vendors and more of Guatemala.