Welcome to another GoProvidence Weekend Roundup. A concert by the river, Goldilocks in the garden, and a day with Washington (the president and the county fair) are part of this weekend's lineup.


 Friday, August 14: 

Friday Night Concert Series: Andrew McMahon with Forest Fires
Head on over to WaterPlace Park for a free night of music brought to you by the City of Providence's Department of Arts, Culture + Tourism along with WBRU. This week's performers include Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and Forest Fires. Enjoy a summer night of music on the lawn or even in a kayak or canoe on the Providence River. The show starts at 7:15 p.m.

Blithewold's Family Fun Friday
Visit Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum for their Family Fun Friday. Bring a picnic and enjoy the Kaleidoscope Theater's Goldilocks and the Three Bears performance. After the show, be sure to bring your kids over to the family fun craft area, and even get their faces painted. The show starts at 11 a.m.

 Saturday, August 15:

Washington Returns to Providence
225 years ago George Washington visited Rhode Island to recognize that we ratified the U.S. Constitution. Now he returns in the form of Mount Vernon's official historical portrayer Dean Malissa. The day will include a grand toast to George Washington, a walking tour to retrace his steps through the city, photos ops and more. And better yet, this event is free and open to the public. Everything starts at 10 a.m. at the John Brown House Museum.

WaterFire Full Lighting 
WaterFire will be having a full lighting this Saturday starting at sunset. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of WaterFire, an art installation of nearly 100 bonfires set ablaze on the surface of three rivers right in the middle of Providence. This WaterFire event is sponsored by Amica Insurance. The fires are lit around 7:47 p.m.

 Sunday, August 16:

Washington County Fair
Round out your weekend with a trip to the Washington County Fair, the largest fair in Rhode Island. The fair runs for five days, August 12-16, and offers concerts, special acts and events, a kiddie land area and plenty of shows and exhibits. The fair opens up at 9 a.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m.

For a full list of events in the Providence area, check out our events calendar.