12 Awesome Things to Do in Rhode Island This August
August 10, 2021
Take Advantage of these Ocean State happenings before summer slips away!
Sip & Stroll at Roger Williams Park Zoo
Experience the Zoo after hours – without the kids and with a cold beer in hand! Sip and stroll through Roger Williams Park Zoo during this special, adults-only event featuring live music, amazing and animal encounters and photo-ops. Guests will be able to purchase beer, wine, and specialty zoo-themed cocktails at bars throughout the property. Food options will also be available for purchase. Click here for more.
August 14, 21 & 28
Newport International Polo Series
The Newport International Polo Series features teams from around the world and from major U.S. cities playing against Team USA/Newport. Through September, an exciting lineup of action-packed polo matches and unique special events offer fun on and off the field for enthusiastic fans. Tailgating highly encouraged! Click here for more.
Roller Disco in Downtown Providence
Groove to some of the city’s hottest DJs and live acts amid the pulsing lights and spinning disco ball at this massive outdoor roller disco! Trinity Beer Garden will be on hand with beverages and snacks to keep the party rolling. Click here for more.
Bristol Start your engines! British Motorcars will be descending on Bristol. Friday is the British car parade into downtown for an evening block party with a live band. Saturday is the main event: the all British car show at historic Colt State Park with panoramic views of Narragansett Bay. Click here for more.
Tea & Scones at the Mansion
Pinkies up! Head to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum for tea and scones on historic summer estate’s terrace. Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 16. Click here for more.
Newport Car Museum’s AutoFest 2021
Gear heads unite! Get up close to more than 500 show vehicles and take in the trophies, vendors, music, valve cover racing and a bunch of Rhode Island food trucks! Click here for more
Schooner Aurora’s Wine & Cheese Sail
Perfect for date night or a fun evening out with friends or family, this Newport Harbor cruise occurs every Monday night and is super chill.
You: bring your favorite bottle of wine // Schooner Aurora: supplies the rest including gourmet cheeses, crackers and fruit
Click here for more.
Through August 30
Clark Farm Sunflower Stroll
Head to Matunuck to be immersed in a field densely packed with beautiful sunflowers that are taller than you! Each ticket includes access to the sunflower paths, the petting zoo and a premium pre-cut sunflower. Click here for more.
Art on Tap at the WaterFire Arts Center
“TroopTop Thursdays” merge original art and great vibes for a uniquely Rhode Island al fresco evening. Enjoy local beer, wine and cocktails with music by local DJs and art experiences curated by WaterFire Providence. Awesome sunsets basically guaranteed. Click here for more.
Join Rhode Island-based Gooseneck Vineyards for an open-air, 60-minute cruise of the downtown Providence waterways paired with a sampling of crisp wines and refreshing Prosecco. Your experience includes four featured wines with light food pairings. Click here for more.
Salute to Summer at Naval Station Newport
Gather up the beach chairs and spread out your blankets! This annual tradition at Naval Station Newport, right on the edge of Narragansett Bay, is an extravaganza with live music, family fun and a grand fireworks display! The general public is welcome on base to experience this laid back afternoon and evening of fun. Click here for more.
Now through Oct. 3
Big Bugs at Green Animals
This fun and educational sculpture exhibition at Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth reveals the amazing world of bugs in their natural environment – fitting right in with the garden’s famous green giraffe, elephant, bears and more. Take in the a 10-foot-tall Daddy Long Legs, an 18-foot-long Praying Mantis, a 10-foot long Damselfly and an array of other creatures – nine total – placed in various locations around the gardens. Click here for more.
…and be sure to take our downcity providence food tour and newport neighborhood food tour!
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.