July 1, 2019
Summer has arrived in Rhode Island. The days are hot and the night’s are cool. Del’s Lemonade is open, the beaches are busy, and the Rustic Tri View Drive-In is screening the summer’s top movies. It’s the season to drive with your top down, cannonball into the pool, and make sweet summertime memories. Our July Lil Rhody Round-Up will serve as your road map to maximize your summer fun. Keep reading and learn about yoga in the park, rosé with the roses, food truck nights, seafood festivals, and more!
Add a Rhode Island Red Food Tours experience to your summer bucket list! We’ll introduce you to new and exciting eateries, share tidbits of Rhode Island’s history, and show off our knowledge of the local architecture. Learn more about our food tours in Newport and Providence and purchase tickets here.
Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series
Monday, July 1 – Wednesday, July 3 at 6:30 pm
Grab your lawn chairs, blanket, snacks, and drinks for Bristol’s Fourth of July Concert Series. 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 early to stake out your prime spot on the parade route to enjoy the oldest Fourth of July Parade in the country, after 234 yrs. they definitely have it down!
Independence Park is located in Bristol, Rhode Island. Find more information about Bristol’s Fourth of July Celebration and events here.
newportFILM – Woodstock
Wednesday, July 3 at 8:45 pm
Travel back in time to the ’60s with a screening of Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation during newportFILM’s outdoor film series. The evening begins with live music and includes a Q&A with the film’s director. Diego’s, Binge BBQ, Tricycle Ice Cream, and more local food vendors will be serving up the goods. Tickets are free, but there is a $5 suggested donation. Check out newportFILM’s full lineup of summer fun here.
Woodstock will be screened outdoors at O’Hare Lawn at Salve Regina University, located at 36 Ochre Point Ave in Newport, Rhode Island.
Yoga in the Park Summer 2019 Series
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in July
Providence Power Yoga is hosting the free Yoga in the Park Summer 2019 Series. Free yoga in the park, what could be better!? Relax in the great outdoors and get in your daily movement. All levels are welcome at their classes. Bring a yoga mat, towel, sunscreen, and water.
Wednesday classes are 6:30 am – 7:30 am at India Point Park in Providence. Head to the dock right in the middle of the park to meet the group.
Friday classes are 6:30 am – 7:30 am at Rose Larisa Park in Riverside.
Saturday classes are 8 am – 9 am at India Point Park in Providence. Head to the dock near the community boating center to meet the group.
India Point Park is located at 201 India Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
Rose Larisa Park is located at 701 Bullocks Point Ave in Riverside, Rhode Island.
Independence Day in Newport
Thursday, July 4 from 9 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate Independence Day in Newport. It’s a day of history, music, and a whole lot of fun! The morning begins with a ceremony at the grave of William Ellery, the Rhode Island signer of the Declaration of Independence. Old Colony House will be open for tours starting at 10 am. The Newport Community Band will be performing patriotic tunes, jazz, and show tunes. Catch a reading of the Declaration of Independence and check out the Newport Artillery Company 21-gun salute using original canons cast by Paul Revere. Get the full event lineup here.
You can find most of the Independence Day in Newport activities in Washington Square.
Tiverton 4 Corners Antique Show
Thursday, July 4 from 9 am – 5 pm
Kick off your Fourth of July festivities with some antiquing! This iconic antique 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, 3850 Main Road in Tiverton, Rhode Island.
2019 Summer Block Party
Friday, July 5 from 8 pm – 1 am
Fourth of July weekend is party central in Rhode Island. Echo Chambers and Dusk are hosting this year’s Summer Block Party. Enjoy food, drinks and live music. Tickets are $6 and are available at the door.
Dusk is located at 301 Harris Ave in Providence, Rhode Island.
Providence Restaurant Week
Sunday, July 7 – Saturday, July 20
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 for two-for-one specials at participating restaurants!
Find the full list of participating restaurants here.
Every Sunday in July from 9 am – 1 pm
Hope & Main’s Schoolyard Market are every Sunday until October 27. The lineup is different every week, but Rhode Island’s premier food businesses are always represented. Come and interact with the people behind your favorite local food. Check out the revolving lineup of vendors here.
Hope & Main is located at 691 Main Street in Warren, Rhode Island.
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2019 12mR World Championship
Monday, July 8 – Saturday, July 13
The 2019 12 Metre World Championship is coming to Newport! It is the largest gathering of 12 Metre yachts in the United States, featuring more than 24 boats from seven countries. Elite sailors from Australia, Denmark, Canada, Finland, Italy, Norway, and the United States will comprise the international teams. Watch the teams compete and enjoy summer in Newport!
The full event schedule, including times and locations, can be found here.
Rosé with the Roses
Wednesday, July 10 from 5 pm – 7 pm
Enjoy Rosé with the Roses at Rough Point in Newport. Rough Point’s roses burst into full bloom for just a few days every July. Savor the summer flowers with a glass of rosé in hand. The museum’s exhibits and grounds will be open for exploring.
Tickets for Rosé with the Roses are $25 and include admission to the museum and one drink ticket. Tickets are available here. Additional wine will be available for purchase. The event is weather dependent, so keep your fingers crossed for a beautiful day!
Music at Sunset – Summer Concert Series
Wednesday, July 10 – Wednesday, August 28 from 6 pm – 8 pm
Blithewold in Bristol is hosting a sunset summer concert series every Wednesday evening this summer. Food trucks will be on site for dinner or you can pack your own picnic dinner. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit back and enjoy the summer vibes.
Blithewold is located at 101 Ferry Road in Bristol, Rhode Island.
Zoo Night (ages 21+)
Thursday, July 11
Explore the zoo without all the chaos! Zoo Night at Roger Williams Park Zoo is adults-only. Get some food and a drink from one of the zoo’s bars, dance to some music, play outdoor games in Hasbro’s “Our Big Backyard”, and cool down in the Drip Drop Water Garden. Get up close to some of the zoo’s animals, ride a camel, and hop on the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride.
Tickets for Zoo Night are $25 in advance and can be purchased here. Tickets include one complimentary beer, wine or soft drink.
Newport Shimoda Sister City Celebration
Thursday, July 11 – Sunday, July 14
The Newport Shimoda Sister City Celebration is a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of Newport’s native son, Commodore Matthew C. Perry and his historic journey to Japan. The event also commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa, which opened trade between Japan and the United States. More details are to come for this year’s event, but you can stay in the loop and check out last year’s event schedule here.
The Newport Shimoda Sister City Celebration takes place in Touro Park, which is located at 5 Touro Park St W in Newport, Rhode Island.
Burnside Music Series + Beer Garden
Every Thursday in July and August from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Head to Burnside Park every Thursday in July and August for an early kick-off to your weekend. The beer garden opens at 4:30 pm and live music starts around 5:30 pm. There will be different food vendors each week, so don’t worry about dinner. You can find more information and the full lineup of bands here.
Burnside Park is located at 40 Kennedy Plaza in Providence, Rhode Island.
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57th Wickford Art Festival
Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 at 10 am
The Wickford Art Festival is a juried, fine art festival where you will meet the best of the best artists. 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 Wickford Art Festival is free. Find directions and parking information here.
Newport Kite Festival
Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14
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.
Warren Summer Concert Series & Food Truck Nights
Sunday, July 14 and Sunday, July 28 at 5 pm
The food trucks are coming to Warren! Head to Burr’s Hill Park to enjoy live music and local food trucks. Bring a blanket and chairs to sit and enjoy the musical entertainment, which is different every week. Ten or more food trucks will be at each event. Return to a favorite food truck or try something new.
Admission is free. Food trucks accept cash, debit, and credit. Burr’s Hill Park is located at 540 Water Street in Warren, Rhode Island.
The Myth & Mystique of Doris Duke in Newport
Tuesday, July 16 from 5 pm – 7 pm
Doris Duke is a Newport legend. Most lifelong Newporters have a memory or two of their encounters or time with Doris. The Myth & Mystique of Doris Duke in Newport celebrates Doris and her time in Newport. Special guests, including former staff and friends, will recount their favorite stories and memories of Doris Duke.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.
37th Annual Warren Quahog Festival
Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 from 10 am – 8 pm
The Warren Quahog Festival is a favorite among Rhode Islanders and beyond. The 37th Annual Warren Quahog Festival combines the very best of summer festivals – seafood, art, crafts, food, and music. Head to Burr’s Hill Park for a weekend of classic Rhode Island fun.
Burr’s Hill Park is located at 540 Water Street in Warren, Rhode Island.
Fifth Annual Rhode Island Herb Festival
Saturday, July 20 from 9 am – 8 pm
Expand your herbal knowledge or dive in headfirst. The Fifth Annual Rhode Island Herb Festival is hosted and run by Farmacy Herbs in Providence. The Festival is a free, all-day learning experience. Local teachers and speakers will be in attendance to guide you and answer your herb-related questions. Some of the day’s classes include “Essential Oils for Alleviating Stress”, Cooking with Herbs, “Gut/Intestinal Health with Herbs and Foods” and more. You can find the full class schedule and more information here.
Farmacy Herbs is located at 28 Cemetery Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
Live Local Music And Arts Festival
Saturday, July 20 from 11 am – 9 pm
The Live Local Music and Arts Festival gives visitors a sneak peek of all that Newport has to offer. Local artists, musicians, and food vendors are part of the backbone of Rhode Island. Some of the best RI has to offer will be in attendance, making it a can’t-miss event!
Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase here. The Live Local Music and Arts Festival is on the lawn of the Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell Street in Newport, Rhode Island.
Plan ahead – book your private group tour today! Private group tours can be arranged for Newport and Providence, giving you and your group a personalized foodie experience. Perfect for bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries, alumni events, and more. Find more information and get planning – click here.
Craft Brew Races Newport 2019
Saturday, July 20 from 12 pm – 4 pm
The Craft Brew Races are a series of timed 5K’s open to beer lovers of all speeds and abilities. The post-race celebration is three-hours worth of beer, live music, and food trucks.
The day is split up into two parts: the 5K and the festival. Costumes are encouraged for everyone running or walking the 5K route! However, you don’t need to participate in the 5K to enjoy the post-5K festivities.
More information about the event can be found here. Tickets range from $15-$60 and can also be purchased using the previous link.
Craft Brew Races Newport 2019 takes place at Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive in Newport, Rhode Island.
WaterFire Full Lighting
Saturday, July 20 at sunset
WaterFire season is in full swing! There is one full lighting 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.
You can find WaterFire along Memorial Boulevard in Providence, Rhode Island.
Monday, July 22 – Saturday, July 27
FringePVD is a yearly artists festival. Musicians, actors, dancers, and artists perform their own shows. The idea is to present fun, fearless and affordable theater to the community. FringePVD is expecting over 300 individual shows for this year’s festival. Go with an open mind and be ready to have lots of fun! Tickets for all performances are available at the door. For a list of performances, click here.
FringePVD performances take place in the Olneyville neighborhood in Providence. You can find all of the venues here.