Rhode Island International Film Festival

August 6–11: Grab some popcorn, sit back, and take in a movie — or two or three … — at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Film buffs can look forward to screenings of hundreds of films from across the globe.

RI Blues Fest

August 10–11: This year's Blues Fest will feature up-and-coming and established blues musicians from across New England. From traditional sounds to more modern blues rock sounds, the lineup will give you a taste of everything the genre has to offer.

H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival

August 22–25: Check out some Lovecraft films at this film fest, a collaboration between the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council, with the partnership of the Rhode Island School of Design.

Rhode Island Seafood Festival

September 7–8: This event brings together the best local purveyors of seafood and other fine fare, as well as beer, wine and spirits from Ocean State producers.

Things To Do

2024 WaterFire Dates Released

You can travel the globe and never find anything quite like WaterFire. A series of nearly 100 bonfires that seems to magically perch on the three rivers of downtown Providence, WaterFire is actually an art installation. Created by local artist and Brown grad Barnaby Evans, WaterFire has attracted…