Rugged and beautiful coastal landscapes dominate the small state of Rhode Island, the smallest state in the country. Along the coasts, visitors can get their fill of small-town charm in quaint and peaceful towns. In the larger cities, visitors can enjoy cultural spectacles, seasonal events, festivals and more.
Everyone is Irish during the month of March in Newport. Irish humor, dance and culture are on display at various venues around the city. A parade full of bagpipers and bands march down Carroll Avenue to the delight of all who attend.
- Providence, Rhode Island in Providence, RI
Beat the winter doldrums with a visit to the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence in mid-February. A fabulous garden show with a twist, many of the landscaped displays depict various corners of the world. The event also includes a car display featuring vintage and classic automobiles.
- Misquamicut Beach Atlantic Avenue Westerly, RI 02891 in Westerly, RI
Come to Westerly in mid-May for two days of great family fun. Held at Misquamicut Beach, the largest in Rhode Island, this festival is a great combination of musical performances, amusement park rides and a gorgeous fireworks display. A fabulous food court and beer and wine gardens round out the attractions.
- Narragansett Parkway, Pawtuxet Village Warwick, RI 2818 in Warwick, RI
Tens of thousands of visitors head to Warwick for three days in late May for this outstanding arts and crafts festival. Organizers gather the best crafters from around the region along with fine artists to offer a very diverse display of products. Musical performances and tasty food offerings make this a great event for all.
The Greater Kennedy Plaza in Providence becomes the site for multiple stages in mid-June. Incredible performances in the areas of ethnic dance and music fill the stages as theatrical performers mingle with the crowds. Like no other festival of its kind, PVDFest brings the most diverse schedule of performing arts to the public.
- Newport, RI in Newport, RI
Horticulturists and gardening lovers come together in late June in Newport. The magnificent Rosecliff mansion is the site for this outstanding floral display. Based a unique annual theme, this show surrounds visitors with an array of landscaped gardens and floral arrangements. Lectures and workshops round out this terrific event.