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Know Before You Go

We know you're looking for those quick tidbits of information that you need to know before you arrive for a meeting or event, so we put them all in one spot for you. Wondering where to park? We've got you covered. Looking for some events to check out during your free time? We have that, too! Check out the dropdowns below for some quick info.

  • Visitor Services

    Please visit our information center on the ground floor of the Rhode Island Convention Center. Our staff is available Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. to assist with restaurant reservations, attraction recommendations and in-town transportation options, as well as help with pre- and post-day trips.

  • The Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC) offers a parking facility that is easily accessible from all major highways and is connected to the RICC, Omni Providence Hotel and Providence Place Mall. They offer a state-of-the-art security system and a professionally trained staff, which translates into the most secure place to park in the City of Providence.

    The RICC has recently updated its parking payment to a kiosk-based system, which allows you to pay inside the convention center. Please note, credit cards are the only form of payment accepted.

    Parking Rates*

    Variable Event Parking Rate: $15.00 - $25.00 Variable Range (Event Rate Varies - Subject to Change)

    Overnight Rate: $20.00
    We are a 24/7 facility. Our overnight rate increases incrementally to a maximum of $20.00 per each 24-hour period

    Hourly Rates – Non-Event Dates:

    Up to ½ hr. - $5.00
    Up to 1 hr. - $6.00
    Up to 1½ hrs. - $7.00
    Up to 2 hrs. - $8.00
    Up to 2½ hrs. - $9.00
    Up to 3 hrs. - $11.00
    3 to 10 hrs. - $13.00
    10 to 24 hrs. - $20.00

    (*Please note all parking rates are subject to change.)

    Loading Dock

    The Loading Dock is located on West Exchange Street about 1/8 mile west of the North Garage entrance. Large trucks should use the following directions for easiest dock access.

    From the North
    Take Exit 21 (Atwells) from 95 South. Turn right onto Dean Street. Turn right at the light onto West Exchange Street.

    From the South
    Take Exit 21 (Broadway) from 95 North. Take a left at the 2nd light (Atwells). Turn right onto Dean Street. Turn right at the light onto West Exchange Street.


    The Parking Operator line is open from 7 a.m.–11 p.m., 7 days a week. Please dial 401-458-6338 for issues or questions pertaining to your parking experience. 

    Kenny Rodriguez
    Parking Garage Manager
    401-458-6000 EXT. 6339

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  • Rhode Island's weather has no regular "rainy" or "dry" season, with precipitation fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The first measurable snowfall of winter generally comes toward the end of November, but may be as late as January. The month with the heaviest snowfall is typically February.

    Providence Weather - Clothing Index

    Layer clothing, and be sure to pack long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, socks, a medium-to-heavy coat and gloves.

    Spring & Fall
    Bring long-sleeved shirts or light sweaters, raincoats, an umbrella and a light jacket.

    Pack lightly, with shorts, T-shirts, sandals, a windbreaker or light sweater for evening, and, of course, your bathing suit.


    Click here for more weather info in Rhode Island.