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Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy in Rhode Island – July Lil Rhody Round-Up

June 30, 2018

July marks the “official” start of summertime in Rhode Island. But if you’re a Rhode Islander, you know summer started as soon as Del’s reopened for the season. Continue your summer fun with these 17 events. We’ve rounded up this month’s best walking tours, festivals, and family-friendly events. Get ready to add some more fun to your summer bucket list!

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Walking Tour of Old Warren
Warren, Rhode Island

Warren Heritage Foundation is offering walking, historic tours of waterfront Warren as an on-going fundraiser. The one-mile walk will cover significant Native American, Colonial Era, Revolutionary War, Triangle Trade, whaling and Industrial Revolution sites. The tour is along Water Street and showcases the area’s architecture.

Tours can accommodate 5-20 people and a $10 donation per person is appreciated.

Contact Alexander “Sandy” Scott, tartanengineer@aol.com for more details and to book your tour.

Newport Gulls Baseball Games
Home game schedule

Take the whole family to a Gulls game! The Newport Gulls are a summer collegiate baseball organization. When they aren’t traveling, they play at Cardines Field in Newport. Grab burgers and beers at Mission and then head over to the field for family fun.

Newport Gulls tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for senior citizens children 13-18, and $1 for children 12 and under.

Cardines Field is located at 20 America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island.

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
Newport, Rhode Island
Sunday, July 1 – Tuesday, July 3 at 8 pm

Seaside Stage Society is a recent addition to Newport’s Theater scene. In fact, it was our creative and fun tour guide Morgan Capadilupo, who founded it in 2016. Dog Sees God is the first show of the summer 2018 season. They will be performing at the Firehouse Theater in Newport. Tickets are free and the show is recommended for ages 16+ due to mature content. All performances are BYOB for audience members 21+. The synopsis of Dog Sees God is:

“When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. CB’s best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that’s both haunting and hopeful.”

Firehouse Theater is located at 4 Equality Place Park in Newport, Rhode Island.

Tiverton Four Corners Antiques Show
Tiverton, Rhode Island
Wednesday, July 4 from 10 am – 4 pm

Kick off your Fourth of July festivities with some antiquing! This iconic antiques show is staged at the historic Tiverton Four Corners. Dealers from across New England gather to share and show off their collections. There are tons of treasures to be found at Tiverton Four Corners Antiques Show!

Admission is $7. The Antiques Show is located at The Meeting House at Tiverton Four Corners.

Women Who Draw Exhibition – RISD
Providence, Rhode Island
Wednesday, July 4 – Saturday, July 7 & Wednesday, July 11 – Saturday, July 14
12 pm – 5 pm (open late for WaterFire)

Women Who Draw is a month-long exhibition at RISD College in Providence. “Founded in 2016, Women Who Draw showcases the work of approximately 5,000 talented female, trans, and non-binary professional illustrators…” Their work highlights illustrators of color, LBGT+, and other less visible groups.

The exhibit is even open late for WaterFire! Pair up two one-of-kind experiences for a night of art. The two events line up on Saturday, July 14.

The exhibit is hosted at the ISB Gallery, located at 55 Canal Walk in Providence, Rhode Island.

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!

Shakespeare’s As You Like It – Mount Hope Farm
Bristol, Rhode Island
Saturday, July 7 at 7 pm

Experience Shakespeare under the stars. Mount Hope Farm is the setting for this summer’s What Cheer? outdoor Shakespeare performance. What Cheer? is known for modernizing Shakespeare by using modern costumes, simple scenery, and topical references. Bring the family or make it a date night.

Pack a picnic, bring the chairs and blankets, and don’t forget the bug spray!

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

Mount Hope Farm is located at 250 Metacom Avenue in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Newport Regatta
Saturday, July 7 & Sunday, July 8

The Newport Regatta is Sail Newport’s signature event. Head over to Fort Adams State Park to watch the yachts race! Bring the whole family, pack a picnic, and enjoy the picturesque park and ocean views.

Find more information about the Newport Regatta on Sail Newport’s Facebook page.

Wickford Art Association

Wickford Art Festival
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Saturday, July 7 & Sunday, July 8

The festival is the #1 outdoor fine arts festival in New England. Stroll the seaside village and take in the sights and art. Meet the artists behind the fine art. Fine art media include oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, glass, drawing, etching, sculpture, photography, modern ink and fiber. The whole town of Wickford is taken over for the weekend. Find a new piece or find your inspiration!

Admission to the Art Festival is free. Find directions and parking information here.

Photo Credit: Downtown Providence

Providence Restaurant Week
Sunday, July 8 – Saturday, July 21

Enjoy one of your favorites or get a taste of something new at a great price! Providence Restaurant week is finally back and better than ever. Nearly 100 restaurants are participating in this summer’s restaurant week. Three-course lunches start at $16.95 and three-course dinners start at $29.95. If you’re planning a date night, look into two-for-one specials at participating restaurants!

Find the full list of participating restaurants here.

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

Photo Credit: Newport Inns

Black Ships Festival
Newport and Bristol, Rhode Island
Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15

The Japanese American Society of Rhode Island brings people from all over the world together at the Annual Black Ships Festival. The weekend-long festival celebrates Japanese art and culture. The weekend’s events include a formal gala, Japanese arts and crafts, martial arts, and a Japanese tea ceremony. Find a full list of events here.

Many of the festival’s events are free, but you can find tickets for the Sushi Sake Sail, Gala, and more here.

Black Ships Festival events are happening across Newport and in Bristol, Rhode Island. Find directions and more information here.

East Providence Heritage Festival
Providence, Rhode Island
Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15

Support art and culture in Providence! The East Providence Heritage Festival is a full day of music and fun. The day’s lineup includes KISSNATION, America’s #1 KISS tribute band, Brendan Rush, Penny Lane Band (a Beatles tribute band), and more.

Admission to the festival is free. Find more information about East Providence Heritage Days Inc. and their community work here.

Bastille Day at Ellie’s Bakery
Providence, Rhode Island
Saturday, July 14 from 6 – 9:30 pm

Everyone knows what Fourth of July is about, but what is Bastille Day!? The 14th of July marks the beginning of the French Revolution. It all began with the storming of the infamous Bastille on July 14, 1789. Today, people celebrate Bastille Day much like the Fourth of July – with fireworks, parades, and gatherings. Ellie’s Bakery is inviting everyone for a free celebration to celebrate their French roots.

Bastille Day at Ellie’s Bakery is free and open to the public. Enjoy French-inspired goodies, music, and mingling.

Ellie’s Bakery is located at 61 Washington Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

Photo Credit: What’s Up Newport

Newport Kite Festival
Newport, Rhode Island
Saturday, July 14 & Sunday, July 15 from 12 pm – 4 pm

Soak up the summer sun and make time for family! The kiddos will love the Newport Kite Festival. Make new memories and start a new tradition. Everyone will love filling the skies with color!

Newport Kite Festival is at Brenton State Park in Newport, Rhode Island.

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!

WaterFire Full Lightings
Providence, Rhode Island
Saturday, July 14 & Saturday, July 28 at sunset

WaterFire season is in full swing! There are two full lightings this month and more to come. 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.

South County Hot Air Balloon Festival
Kingston, Rhode Island
Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22

There is something so magical about hot air balloons. This festival is more than just hot air balloons, but they definitely steal the show. Tethered balloon flights are available for $20 and are only available in the morning (between 6 – 8 am) and evening (7 – 9 pm) weather permitting.

General admission is $10 and includes some festival attractions like concerts, car show, fireworks, bouncy houses, train rides and more. More paid attractions are available.

The South County Hot Air Balloon Festival is at the URI Athletic Fields in Kingston, Rhode Island.

Photo Credit: Patch.com

Chalk the Block Arts on Main Stroll
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Thursday, July 26 from 5 pm – 8 pm

Another fantastic family event! Compete as a family or split off into teams for some friendly competition. Participants of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your A game and creativity! Prizes, including gift certificates, will be awarded to the winners of various categories.

If chalk drawing isn’t quite your thing, stroll down Main Street and vote for your favorite!

Admission is $20 and includes a t-shirt (you must register by July 16 to be guaranteed a shirt.)

The event starts at East Greenwich Town Hall, located at 125 Main Street.

Photo Credit: Patch.com

Blessing of the Fleet Festival 
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Thursday, July 26 – Saturday, July 28

Blessing of the Fleet Festival is a three-day extravaganza! The festival fun includes a road race, great food, boat parade, live music, and more. There is even a Seafood Festival within the festival! Of course, there is the Blessing of the Fleet on Saturday. The 47th Blessing of the Fleet celebration will begin with the parade of boats receiving the blessing by Reverand Francis P. Kayatta.

Find more information about all of the festival’s events here.

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