Summer Festivals To Check Out in Providence & Beyond

Festivals are fun for everyone and there are some amazing ones scheduled throughout Rhode Island this summer. Some showcase the arts, while others focus on culture and heritage. Below is a list of some upcoming local festivals in and around Providence. June RI PrideFest (June 15) – Rhode Island's…

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Federal Hill Summer Festival

Kick off your summer with the Federal Hill Summer Festival Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23 — inspired by the traditions of the many festivals found in the small towns and villages throughout the summer in Italy. Enjoy European-style outdoor dining at the best of Federal Hill’s restaurants…

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Have a Shucking Good Time at the Ocean State Oyster Festival

This event has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 21. Seafood lovers won't want to miss the 9th Annual Ocean State Oyster Festival (OSOF) on Saturday, Oct. 7 (1–7 p.m.) along the Providence RiverWalk. The festival was created as a way to celebrate the oyster and highlight Rhode Island's aquaculture…

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Columbus Day Weekend Festival on Federal Hill

This year marks the 31st Anniversary of the Columbus Day Weekend Festival on Federal Hill, presented by the Federal Hill Commerce Association, and we couldn't be more excited! The festival runs Oct. 6–9, 2023 and is full of amazing food, savory pastries, live entertainment, games, rides and, of…

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4 Awesome Festivals to Catch in September

The summer is coming to an end, but there are still some amazing festivals happening in and around Providence this September. African Film and Arts Festival Sept. 13–17 Locations around Providence This five-day festival shines a spotlight on rarely-seen films, highlighting the incredible talents…

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Misquamicut FallFest

Classic cars, surf, sun, great food, rides and fun are in store for you at the Misquamicut FallFest, Sept. 15–17, at Misquamicut State Beach on Atlantic Avenue in Westerly, Rhode Island. The Annual Classic Car Show is open to all classic and specialty cars and will include trophies, prizes and…

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Family Fun at the Pawtucket Arts Festival

Now celebrating its 25th year, the Pawtucket Arts Festival (Sept. 1–10) highlights the city's creative culture over two weeks. This year's festival focuses on education and public engagement while celebrating the diverse communities of Pawtucket. The festival kicks off on Friday, Sept. 1 and runs…

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