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17 Events to Savor the Summer – August Lil Rhody Round-Up

Emma Sullivan | August 1, 2018 | Culture, Food, Things To Do
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Happy August! The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and the fun is just getting started. We’ve rounded up 17 fun events to help you savor the rest of your summer in Rhode Island. The new school year will be here before we know it. With that in mind, add some of these fun events to your summer bucket list!


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Newport Jazz Festival
Friday, August 2 – Sunday, August 4

Newport Jazz Festival is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. For three days, jazz musicians and bands take over Fort Adams for a one-of-a-kind music festival. This year’s lineup includes big names like Common, Corinne Bailey Rae, Herbie Hancock, and Thundercat. Artists perform on four stages spread out over the grounds, so it’s best to plan ahead if you have someone, in particular, you’d like to see perform. In addition to the music are two beer and wine gardens, food trucks and vendors, crafts, and displays.

Three-day, two-day, and single-day tickets are still available on the Newport Jazz Festival website. You can purchase them here.

The Newport Jazz Festival is every August at Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island.

Meet the Bees: Saturday Morning Workshop
Saturday, August 3 from 9:30 am – 11 am

Meet the Bees at What Cheer Flower Farm! Try on a beekeeper’s outfit, take a peek inside the farm’s honeybee hive, tour a pollinator garden patch, and taste test lots of local honey. Whether you’re simply curious about bees or contemplating starting your own hive, this workshop is going to be sweet fun.

Tickets are $15 and all of the proceeds go to support the bees at What Cheer Flower Farm. You can purchase tickets here. Tickets are limited to 10 per workshop. Attendees must be age 12+.

What Cheer Flower Farm is located at 46 Atwood Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

Antiques Festival and Classic Auto Show
Saturday, August 3 from 10 am – 4 pm

The more antiques, the better! Find your new favorite treasure at the Antiques Festival, featuring 25 antiques dealers from around New England. Grab a snack an then head over to the Classic Car Show to admire dozens of vintage vehicles. Vote for your favorite vehicle and stick around for the award ceremony.

Tickets to the Antiques Festival and Classic Auto Show are $12 and will be available at the event.

The Antiques Festival and Classic Auto Show are on the grounds of the Little Compton Historical Society, located at 548 West Main Road in Little Compton, Rhode Island.

Friends Trivia Bar Crawl
Saturday, August 3 from 4 pm – 12 am

Friends may be leaving Netflix in 2020, but it’s coming to Providence in 2019. The Friends Trivia Bar Crawl includes trivia at four bars with 25 unique trivia questions at each stop. Bring a group of up to 7 friends (8 total including you) to compete for the Geller Cup! After the bar crawl, hang out at the after-party to mingle other Friends fanatics and keep the party going.

Tickets for the Friends Trivia Bar Crawl starts at $15 and can be purchased here. The bar crawl begins at The Whiskey Republic, located at 15 Bridge Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

Miantonomi Open Tower Days
Every Saturday in August starting at 11 am

Climb to the top of Miantonomi Tower and enjoy the view from the highest point on the island! The tower is in Miantonomi Park, surrounded by nature trails, picnic areas, and a playground. Miantonomi Tower will be open for climbing and enjoying every Saturday from 11 am – 2 pm.

To find the tower, head to 120 Hillside Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. A path from the parking lot will lead you right to the tower.

WaterFire Full Lighting
Saturday, August 3 and Saturday, August 17 at sunset

WaterFire season is in winding down for the fall. There are only a few more full lightings scheduled before the end of their 2019 season. The current schedule is available here.

If you have yet to experience WaterFire, put it at the top of your summer bucket list! Come in the afternoon for a food tour, take a late afternoon boat tour then sit and soak in the unique experience. Between the music and the magical atmosphere, it’s something you’ll never forget.

Jazz Tuesdays at Yoleni’s
Every Tuesday in August starting at 7:30 pm

Our Providence food tour partner, Yoleni’s, is hosting free Jazz Tuesdays every week this month. Grab one of their yummy meals and snacks, sit back, and enjoy the music. We’d recommend sipping on some Greek Honey Soda and enjoying their authentic Greek yogurt for an after-dinner snack!

Yoleni’s is located at 292 Westminster Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

Beach Bash – Norman Bird Sanctuary
Thursday, August 8 from 6 pm – 9 pm

Gather up the family and head to Third Beach for Norman Bird Sanctuary’s annual Beach Bash! Dance to live music from The TeleDynes, pack a picnic or pick up food from one of the vendors. Complimentary beer, wine, lemonade, and iced tea will be served. There will also be Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and s’mores to roast by the fire. Jamestown Outdoors is offering complimentary kayaks and paddleboards for everyone’s fun and enjoyment. The sanctuary’s education staff will be leading activities for the kiddos.

Tickets to the Beach Bash are $25 for non-members and $10 for attendees under age 21.  Tickets can be purchased here.

Third Beach is located at 3rd Beach Road in Middletown, Rhode Island.

AS220 Clothing Swap
Saturday, August 10 from 2 pm – 5 pm

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind foodie experience in Newport or Providence. Perfect for parties, celebrations, and quality time with friends and family. Book your Rhode Island Red Food Tours experience today!

Sunday, August 12 from 2 pm – 5 pm

Dog-lovers only! Pawchella at The Guild is a fundraiser for Vintage Pet Rescue, a senior dog retirement home in Rhode Island. Check out their Instagram for super cute photos! Pawchella has an awesome lineup of dog and human-friendly activities, including yoga with your dog, an ask the trainer booth, pet-themed art and gifts, professional photographs, and more!

Pawchella tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased here. Tickets are available at the door for $20.

Pawchella is at The Guild, which is located at 461 Main Street in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

The Washington County Fair
Wednesday, August 14 – Sunday, August 18

Nothing says summer more than “county fair.” The Washington County Fair has all of the classic events, including 4-H, arts & crafts, rides, pull divisions, country music, and much more. There is plenty to keep the whole family busy! Find the full list of events and schedule here. Admission to the fair is $11 for adults. Children under age 10 are free.

Find the Washington County Fair at 78 Richmond Townhouse Road in Richmond, Rhode Island.

On The Lawn 2019
Saturday, August 17 from 4 pm – 9 pm

Sunday, August 18 from 3 pm – 7 pm


In town for WaterFire or another Rhody event? Book a food tour to get familiar with Rhode Island’s food scene. Now offering tours in Providence and Newport. Book today!


Heritage Fire Newport
Saturday, August 24 from 5 pm – 7:30 pm

Providence Folk Festival
Sunday, August 25 from 12 pm – 6 pm

Sucrée: Summer Evening Picnic
Saturday, August 25 at 5 pm

Art Night Bristol-Warren
Thursday, August 29


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