If you're looking for some Saturday fun (and want to skip the beach traffic), head to downtown Providence for Open Air Saturdays. Presented by InDowncity, the event series returns this year every first Saturday of the month beginning May 7 through Oct. 1. Several locations throughout downtown will be activated from 12–6 p.m., including Grant’s Block, Aborn Street, Union Street, Biltmore Park, and the BankNewport City Center.
Spend the day visiting your favorite downtown businesses like Homestyle, Craftland, Queen of Hearts, Modern Love, The Vault Collective, Civil, Symposium Books and Eno Fine Wines & Spirits.
And since all this shopping will definitely make you hungry, be sure to grab a bite to eat. There are plenty of nearby dining options, including Kleos, The Malted Barley, Gracie’s, Providence Coal Fired Pizza, Trinity Brewhouse, Oberlin, Small Point Cafe, Tori Tomo, Figidini and Bolt.
A portion of Aborn Street will be closed and Rosalina will offer outdoor drinks, Italian street foods, and outdoor bocce. Across the street, catch live music, an outdoor bar and a selection of smoked meats and barbeque from Durk’s Bar-B-Q. Meanwhile, a stretch of Union Street will be closed for the "Kin Marketplace," curated by Kin Southern Table + Bar. The outdoor market will highlight various BIPOC and women-owned businesses. Take a break from browsing and enjoy food and drink by Kin and a mix of beats by local DJs.
Head over to Grant's Block for live music performances in collaboration with Providence World Music and the return of the Long Live Beerworks beer garden with rotating food trucks along Westminster Street. Stroll over to Biltmore Park (across from Graduate Providence) for the Trinity Beer Garden, where you can order delivery from Reiners, or grab some skates and hit the Providence Rink at the BankNewport City Center.
Look for Open Air Saturdays updates on Instagram @indowncitypvd #OpenAirSaturdays.