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Summer Festivals in Rhode Island!

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Summer Festivals/Events

Looking for a big event to take your children to this summer?  Do you want to check out a parade or head to an arts fair? We are lucky to have some great festivals in Rhode Island. From the Newport Jazz Fest to the Charlestown Seafood Festival, you can eat, drink & party your way through this summer!

  • PVD Fest– June 1-5, 2017 
    • Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence. In its third year, PVDFest will expand to explore art education and public art installations.
  • RIPride Fest– June 17th, 2017
    • This year’s RIPride Fest and Illuminated Night Parade is centered on the theme “When We R.I.S.E – Rhode Islander’s Standing for Equality.” The PrideFest will have a variety of live entrainment, a marketplace of over 200 vendors, Kid’s Zone, food trucks, arts, and a Youth Center. 
  • Ancients and Horribles 4th of July Parade
    • If you’re looking for fun Fourth of July tradition to start with the kids, head to the famous Ancients & Horribles Parade in Glocester, where nothing is sacred as locals spoof local and national politics.
  • Newport Jazz Fest– August 4-6, 2017
    • The festival at the Fort features 4 stages of music, food and crafts, two beer and wine gardens and a number of displays. Festival is held rain or shine.
  • Charlestown Seafood Festival– August 4-6, 2017 
    • A gastronomic extravaganza of Rhode Island’s best seafood, lobsters, steamers, chowder, fish & chips, lobster rolls, clam cakes, corn on the cob, and a raw bar. The festival includes a wide variety of arts and crafts on display, amusement rides, rock wall climbing, car show, Marcolites Kite exhibition, midway entertainment, bungee jumping, kayak, overnight getaways, TV, 50/50, lobster raffle and more. 
  • CumberlandFest– August 11-13, 2017
    • For three days, CumberlandFest features midway rides, arts & crafts booths, a food court, live music, and fireworks.  CumberlandFest is an all-volunteer organization that raises funds for sports programs in Cumberland, RI. 
  • Find more information about local arts and craft shows here!

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