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20 Events to Soak Up Summer in Rhode Island – June Lil Rhody Round-Up

May 1, 2018

This is our biggest and bestest Lil Rhody Round-Up yet! There are 20 events to keep you soaking up that summer sun and fun in June. While you’re scrolling through, don’t forget to book your Rhode Island Red Food Tour this summer!

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Gaspee Days
Warwick, Rhode Island
Saturday, June 2 – Sunday, June 10

Gaspee Days is a free, family-friendly festival spanning May and June. June’s events include Symphony in Pawtuxet Park, fireworks, a Blessing of the Fleet, 5K Foot Race, and the Gaspee Days Parade.

Rhode Island summer days are here, so get out and enjoy them! Gaspee Days’ events are a great way to get outside, soak in the sunshine, and make family memories. Find more information about Gaspee Days and its events here

Photo Credit: What’s Up Newport

Great Chowder Cook-Off
Fort Adams State Park
Saturday, June 2 starting at 12 pm 

Satisfy your summertime chowder cravings at the 37th Great Chowder Cook-Off on June 2! Enjoy endless samples from participating venues. Venues show off their stuff with traditional, exotic, and delicious chowder. Vote for your favorite chowders and walk away with a happy belly.

Great Chowder Cook-Off tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of. Children 12 and under are free.

Fort Adams State Park is located in Newport, Rhode Island.

Find more information about the Great Chowder Cook-Off and purchase your tickets here.

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PVD Flea Opening Day
Sunday, June 3, 10 am – 4 pm

We don’t know about you, but we’ve been anxiously awaiting the Flea’s return to Downtown Providence! Their outdoor markets are a summertime-must. We always start off with an iced drink from Presto Strange-O Coffee Truck (we’d recommend the lavender lemonade or coffee milk latte) before strolling through the dozens of vendors. Antiques, handmade goods, jewelry, vintage clothes, plants, and more abound! After you have collected your loot, head back over to the food trucks for lunch or a sweet treat.

Check out the PVD Flea on Sundays this summer, across from 345 South Water Street in Providence.

Pink Party: A Celebration of Rosé
Easy Entertaining
Thursday, June 7, 6 pm – 9 pm

Rosé is the sweet wine of summertime. Celebrate rosé and the start of summer at Easy Entertaining’s rosé-themed Pink Party. Wear your best pink outfit for the chance to win a special prize. Tickets are $49 and include 10-15 rosé tastings with options to purchase a full glass pour.

Enjoy a relaxing night on their patio and gardens with a glass of rosé. As they say, take some time to “stop and smell the rosé.”

Easy Entertaining is located at 166 Valley Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

For more details and to purchase tickets, click here.

Tell Newport: All in at JPT
Jane Pickens Theater
Thursday, June 7 at 7:30 pm

Head to JPT for real stories, told by real people. The night’s lineup includes personal narratives about love and loss, hope and pain, and everything in between. Tell Newport is “… the storytelling movement that aims to transcend the differences among us and create a sense of comfort and community as nothing else can.”

Jane Pickens Theater is located at 49 Touro Street in Newport, Rhode Island.

Tell Newport tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

Photo Credit: Providence Business News

Thursday, June 7 – Sunday, June 10

Everything magical about PVD is crammed into this four-day festival in Downtown Providence. “Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city in a four-day, multi-arts takeover of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island.”

Slather on that sunscreen, fill up your reusable water bottle, and enjoy a full day of PVDFest’s best. Information about PVDFest artists, food, marketplace, and more can be found here

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The Amazing Adventure at Blithewold
Blithewold Mansion
Sunday, June 10, 12 pm – 3 pm

Get family and friends together to compete in the Amazing Adventure at Blithewold! You will adventure through the beautiful Blithewold grounds where you will be challenged and intrigued. Those who complete the challenge will be entered to win a raffle prize. All competitors will receive a free ice cream – what’s better than that!?

Blithewold Mansion is located at 101 Ferry Street in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Find more information and register for the Amazing Adventure at Blithewold here.

The 2nd Annual Bacon and Beer Fest
The Steel Yard
Sunday, June 10, 2 pm – 5 pm

If you love bacon and beer, this one’s for you. Over 25 local restaurants will craft their best bacon-inspired dish to be paired with a brew. In addition to bacon and beer, there will be live music and games to enjoy.

The Steel Yard is located at 27 Sims Ave in Providence, Rhode Island.

Tickets are $55 and very limited, so purchase yours before they sell out! Get your tickets here.

The Brewery Comedy Tour
The Guild
Sunday, June 10, 7 pm – 9 pm

The cross-country comedy tour is landing at The Guild in Pawtucket! A brewery tour offers an intimate and fun way to enjoy stand-up comedy. Listen to acts from different comedians and enjoy a brew (or two!) at The Guild.

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

Tickets are $17 and are available here.

The Rose Gardens of Roger Williams Park
Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Tuesday, June 12, 10 am – 12 pm

The Victorian Rose Garden at Roger Williams Park is a sight to be seen. If you’re planning a Tuesday trip to the zoo, add this garden tour to the day’s agenda. You will take in the rose garden’s sights and smells while learning about the garden’s long history.

Roger Williams Park Zoo is located at 1000 Elmwood Ave in Providence, Rhode Island.

The program fee is $3. More information about the tour can be found here.

Newport Secret Garden Tour on “The Point”
Storer Park
Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 17; 10 am – 5 pm

Spend the weekend exploring Newport’s “secret gardens.” There are daily self-guided tours of historic Newport’s private gardens. Tickets are $20 and are good throughout the weekend. Spend a few hours or all three days exploring and enjoying.

For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, click here.

43rd Annual PrideFest & Illuminated Night Parade
South Water Street
Saturday, June 16 at 11 am – 9:30 pm

This year’s PrideFest theme is “Louder and Prouder.” The LGBTQ+ community and allies are celebrating Pride Month all day long in Providence. PrideFest starts noon on South Water Street with over 150 vendors, entertainment, and more. The Illuminated Night Pride starts at 8:15 pm in downtown.

Get all the details about PrideFest here.

Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series
Independence Park
Thursday, June 21 – Tuesday, July 3 at 7 pm

Grab your lawn chairs, blanket, snacks, and drinks for Bristol’s Fourth of July Concert Series. There are several dates this year and a wide variety of performers.

The Concert Series is a warm up for Bristol’s ultimate Fourth of July event – the parade. If you don’t have any Fourth of July plans, head on over to Bristol to enjoy the biggest Fourth of July Parade in the smallest state.

Independence Park is located in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Find more information about Bristol’s Fourth of July Celebration and events here.

Crave RI Food Festival
Dunkin Donuts Center
Thursday, June 21 & Friday, June 22 at 5:30 pm

Dig in for charity. CVS Health Charity Classic Event Series is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary and 2nd Annual Crave RI Food Festival. Over 100 local restaurants and more than 150 beverage venues will be serving samples. Notable local chefs will be holding live demonstrations to watch as you munch. Crave RI General Admission tickets are $20.

The Dunkin Donuts Center is located at 1 La Salle Square in Providence, Rhode Island.

For more information and to purchase your Crave RI tickets, click here.

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Newport Flower Show
Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24

This year’s Newport Flower Show is sure to be incredible. The weekend is packed with back-to-back events, including luncheon lectures, Champagne & Jazz Brunch, a Sunday film viewing, and more. Martha Stewart is one of the event’s lecturers, so keep your eyes peeled for a Martha sighting!

The full rundown of Newport Flower Show events and ticket pricing can be found here.

Fire Camp: Festival of Fire Arts
The Steel Yard
Saturday, June 23, 3 pm – 8 pm

Unique, free, and family-friendly, the Festival of Fire Arts is quintessential summer fun. Watch and learn from the Steel Yard’s industrial makers. There will be live welding, blacksmithing, ceramics, and jewelry demos. The kids (and adventurous adults) can get their hands dirty in the clay and take home a one-of-a-kind creation. After playing in the clay, get lunch from local vendors and listen to some tunes.

The Steel Yard is located at 27 Sims Ave in Providence, Rhode Island.

Get all the details on Fire Camp: Festival of Fire Arts here.

India Point BBQ & Blues Festival
India Point Park
Saturday, June 23

What’s better than good barbecue and good music? Eat finger-lickin’ good BBQ and groove to the blues. Spend the whole weekend or just one day. Tickets for the India Point BBQ & Blues Festival start at $15 and are available in advance.

India Point Park is located in Providence, Rhode Island.

Get your tickets here

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

The Made on Honor Market
Pilotworks Providence
Saturday, June 30 & Sunday, July 1 at 12 pm

Providence is the Creative Capital for a reason. Pilotworks is showcasing some of the favorite makers, artists, and small businesses at their Made on Honor Market. The market is free, but bring some spending money because you’re sure to find something new to love.

Pilotworks Providence is located at 55 Cromwell Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

Find the full list of Made on Honor Market vendors here.

Roger Williams Park Zoo
Saturday, June 30, 7 pm – 11 pm

Experience the zoo like never before. Feats with the beasts at Roger Williams Park Zoo! Local restaurants and caterers will be serving up food samples throughout the night. Bring some spending money for the cash bar. Entertainment includes live music, dancing, and some special surprises.

Roger Williams Park Zoo is located at 1000 Elmwood Ave in Providence, Rhode Island.

Zoobilee! Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased here.

WaterFire Full Lighting
Sunday, June 10th and Saturday, June 30 at sunset

WaterFire season is here! There are two lightings this month – a basin lighting on June 10 and a full lighting on June 30. More lightings will be announced throughout the summer. 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.





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