February 26, 2020
Not quite winter and not quite spring (for Rhode Islanders at least), March is a month of ups and downs. Some days are cold and some days are warm. With that in mind, we’ve crafted this list of happenings to get you back outside, but with plenty of indoor alternatives. We’re looking forward to all of the foodie fun March has to offer!
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Newport Wedding Show
Sunday, March 1 from 11 am – 3 pm
Jump right into wedding planning! Formerly the Newport Bridal Show, the Newport Wedding Show, has everything an engaged couple could need (and want!) when it comes to wedding planning. The Wedding Show is Newport’s biggest and best wedding event of the year and was deemed “Well Worth the Drive” by Yankee Magazine. With two of Newport’s most elegant wedding venues as the backdrop, the Newport Wedding Show is the perfect place to start or finish your wedding planning. You could also think of it as a gifting opportunity — admission would be a lovely gift to the newly engaged couple in your life.
The show is split up between Rosecliff Mansion and OceanCliff Resort. Transportation between the two venues is included in the ticket price. Tickets are on sale now for $15 and will be available the day-of for $20. Get your Newport Wedding Show tickets here.
Providence French Film Festival
Sunday, March 1 – Thursday, March 5
Inject some French culture into your routine. Brown University is hosting the Providence French Film Festival with daily screenings. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for general admission. If you’re interested in multiple screenings, they have CinePass available to buy three tickets and get the fourth for free. You can buy tickets and check out the full festival schedule here.
All films will be screened in the Martinos Auditorium in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, located at 154 Angell Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
Meatless Monday at Revival
Every Monday in March from 4 pm – 8 pm
We love Meatless Mondays! Coming in March, Revival Brewing Company will have a set of vegan/vegetarian specials every Monday evening. Each Monday will feature a different menu announced on their page here.
Revival Brewing Company is located at 505 Atwood Avenue in Cranston, Rhode Island.
Hello Dolly! Theater Series at Sarto
Wednesday, March 4 at 5:30 pm
Enjoy dinner and a show. Our Providence food tour partner, Sarto, is the perfect spot to enjoy a quiet dinner before taking in a performance at PPAC. For a limited time, Sarto is offering 1st Dress Balcony tickets plus a family-style Italian dinner before Hello, Dolly! on Wednesday, March 4. Tickets are available here and will sell out, so don’t hesitate! Tickets are $75 per person (tax and gratuity included) with complimentary valet parking included.
Sarto is located at 86 Dorrance Street in Providence, 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.
International Women’s Day: Social Group Ride
Sunday, March 8 from 1 pm – 5 pm
Love bike riding and likeminded women? Join Ten Speed Spokes for a social group ride on International Women’s Day. They will be riding along their favorite loop around Ocean Drive in Newport. The 10-mile ride will be casual and social. Post-ride, the group will head back to the shop for mimosas, mocktails, and snacks. A great way to get outdoors, feel strong and enjoy the company of other strong women!
Ten Speed Spokes is located at 18 Elm Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Boston Massacre: A Family History
Thursday, March 12 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society is hosting Professor Serena Zabin, author of The Boston Massacre: A Family History. “The story of the Boston Massacre—on a late winter evening in 1770, British soldiers shot five local men to death—is familiar to generations. But from the very beginning, many accounts have obscured a fascinating truth: The Massacre arose from conflicts that were as personal as they were political.” Enjoy an evening of learning and New England history. RSVPs are requested and can be completed here. Tickets are $5 per person and will be available on the day of the event.
The Boston Massacre: A Family History will be hosted at the Newport Historical Society’s Resource Center, 82 Touro Street in Newport, Rhode Island.
5th Annual Taste of Warren
Thursday, March 12 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Taste your way around some of Warren’s best restaurants. The 5th Annual Taste of Warren will feature tasting tables and complimentary fine wine and spirits. The event is a fundraiser for the restoration of Warren’s historic 1842 Armory Hall. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.
The 5th Annual Taste of Warren will be hosted at the Historic Warren Armory, located at 11 Jefferson Street in Warren, Rhode Island.
Witches’ Night Out Market – Green Witchery
Friday, March 13 from 5 pm – 10 pm
The Witches’ Night Out Market returns to celebrate spring and all things green. The evening will feature a variety of classes and workshops to help bring your witchery to the next level, meet local groups at our community tables, get insight on your path through readings, and shop the magical market.
The theme for this event is Green Witchery and welcoming in the Spring with a green focus. There will be an amazing line-up of mini-lectures, workshops, and demonstrations to grow your wisdom. The market aspect of the evening will focus on “green” elements – environmentally friendly and sustainable practices, plants and magical herbalism, original makers and craft folks, essential Witch supplies, path guidance, community tables, and more!
Tickets start at $10 and are available for purchase here. VIP tickets are also available.
The Witches’ Night Out Market returns to the WaterFire Arts Center, located at 475 Valley Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Newport
Saturday, March 14 from 11 am – 2 pm
The 64th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held rain, snow, or shine. A little weather doesn’t scare off the Irish! The parade begins promptly at 11:00 am from Newport City Hall and will proceed to Carroll Avenue at Saint Augustin’s Church in the heart of the Fifth Ward. This year’s parade will include Pipe Bands, Marching Bands, Fife & Drum Corps, Clown Units, reenactment units, and a host of local, state, and regional organizations including police and fire units, social/fraternal organizations, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Schools, and non-profits. Join the fun and bring the family along for a classic St. Patrick’s Day tradition in Newport!
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Meet Your Maker Market – Springing into the Season
Sunday, March 15 from 10 am – 2 pm
Our friends at Hope & Main are hosting another fabulous monthly market. Explore an abundance of well-made goods like freshly roasted coffee and cold drinks, prepared foods, specialty products, farm products, sweet treats and more. A rotating cast of the newest and most exciting Rhode Island-based food and beverage companies will be here to meet and mingle with you! It’s a great way to meet new people and learn more about the Rhode Island food scene.
Hope & Main is located at 691 Main Street in Warren, Rhode Island.
Think and Drink: Samurai
Thursday, March 19 from 6 pm – 8 pm
Join the RISD Museum‘s curator of Asian Art, Wai Yee Chiong, for a talk on the new Samurai exhibition. View the Japanese prints gallery and surrounding Asian galleries. Following the talk, learn all about sake from a special expert. The event is 21+.
Registration is required and tickets are $25, available for purchase here.
The RISD Museum is located at 20 North Main Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
Irish Heritage Tour
Friday, March 20 from 2 pm – 4 pm
Follow up St. Patrick’s Day with a guided tour of the North Burial Ground. This special tour will share stories and history about the Irish buried in North Burial Ground and St. Patrick’s Cemetery. The tour will be led by Ray McKenna, a Rhode Island Irish historian, who runs Federal Hill Irish. This limited tour is sure to sell out, so don’t hesitate – reserve your spot today.
North Burial Ground is located at 5 Branch Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island.
LoveBash for Animals
Friday, March 20 from 6:30 pm – 10 pm
Support the Potter League and their animal-saving mission at their annual LoveBash for Animals fundraiser. Who doesn’t love animals, delicious food, cocktails, music, and tons of fun!? All proceeds will benefit the homeless animals at the Potter League. LoveBash tickets are $115 ($53 is tax-deductible) and are available for purchase here.
LoveBash for Animals will be hosted at the Atlantic Resort Newport, located at 240 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, Rhode Island.
Treat Yo’ Self
Saturday, March 21 from 9 am – 1 pm
Treat yourself to some sweets! RI Food Fights and Farm Fresh RI have partnered up to host this sickly sweet event. For $10, you receive a passport to taste your way through the market. Over 15 local makers will be serving up sweet treats. Think toffee, truffles, chews, pops, nougat and ice cream. Yum! A Treat Yo’ Self passport is $10 and can be purchased here.
Treat Yo’ Self will be hosted at Hope Artiste Village, located at 1005 Main Street in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
WaterFire Spring Art & Craft Festival
Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 from 10 am – 4 pm
Get artsy and crafty! Bring the whole family along to peruse and shop as well as enjoy tasty treats from participating food trucks. The festival is free and so much fun.
The WaterFire Arts Center is located at 475 Valley Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
Whale Watching 2020
Saturday, March 28 from 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Finback Brewery is hosting its first-ever beer festival in Rhode Island. Finback invited 40+ breweries to bring their best beers to share, many of which have never been available in the Ocean State! Get ready to dive into a selection of beers as vast as the ocean and vibe with some industry greats. This is a 21+ event with no exceptions. General admission tickets are $75 with VIP and designated driver tickets available for purchase here.
Whale Watching 2020 will be hosted at Blackstone River at Roosevelt & Exchange, 249 Roosevelt Avenue in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.