Celebrate All Week in RI

Super fun must-do's and 4th of July celebrations across the Ocean State


June 28- July 3: Start your Fourth of July fun on the right note in Bristol at the Concert Series at Independence Park. Featuring bands like Hey Nineteen, Sixwire, The United States Air Force Band and more, the concerts are a fun (and free!) way to spend your evenings leading up to the Fourth. 

June 30: Bring your appetite to Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts at Roger Williams Park Zoo and sample delicious eats from dozens of local restaurants.

June 30: It isn’t summer in Providence without the full lighting of WaterFire, with over eighty braziers aflame from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park and beautiful orchestral music filling the air.    

July 1: Modern masters of funk, The Roots, light up Bold Point Park with an outdoor waterfront concert. Jimmy Fallon not included.  

July 2-3: Independence Day Fireworks at McCoy Stadium are great way to celebrate the Fourth a little early, with the PawSox’s annual show. The Sox will be taking on the Rochester Red Wings each night before an explosive, patriotic post-game display.

July 4: The South County Museum’s annual Red Chick Hatch lets you get in quality time with 200 newly hatched Rhode Island Red baby chickens, and info about raising your own. 

July 4: Celebrate the fourth with a time-honored Weekapaug Inn tradition of the Independence Day Clambake. Enjoy an impressive selection of clambake fare like steamed lobsters, BBQ classics, fresh seafood, s’mores under the stars, and live music.

July 4: Bring the whole family to Providence for the city's Independence Day Celebration at India Point Park and enjoy an all-day party including live music, kids’ activities, and a dazzling fireworks display. 

July 4: Head down to the City by the Sea for the Newport 4th of July fireworks display over Newport Harbor, complete with a 21 gun salute. Other patriotic festivities include the Old Colony House tours, an annual reading of the Declaration of Independence, a pie eating contest, and more.

July 4: The 233rd annual Bristol Fourth of July Parade might start at 10:30am on the corner of Hope and Chestnut streets, but smart parade-goers know that the best viewing spots go to the (very) early birds.