Your Wicked Awesome Weekend in RI

The top 10 picks for summer fun in the Ocean State


July 19: Sip, swirl, and enjoy a special night for wine enthusiasts with the screening of Sideways at the Greenwich Odeum, as well as a curated wine tasting hosted by Bryan Hoffman of Best Beverage.

July 19: The Burnside Park & Music Series and Beer Garden hosts a special Environmental Networking Evening featuring a jazz/folk/rock mixture performance by Michelle Cruz as part of the Whale Guitar Project, raising awareness for marine environment protection, as well as a performance by the musical supergroup, The Huntress and Holder of Hands. 

July 19-22: Head to The Granite Theatre in Westerly and enjoy a Comedy of Tenors, with one hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans, in a performance where everything that could possibly go wrong, does.

July 20: Enjoy the Roger Williams Park Conservancy's free, family-friendly film night at sunset on the Roger Williams Park Boathouse Lawn, presented in partnership with the Providence Children’s Film Festival, as well as Food Trucks at the Carousel Village.

July 20-22: Celebrate the culture of Greece during Newport’s annual Hellenic Fest. Enjoy Greek food, pastries, wine, music, and dancing, plus fun activities for the whole family at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church.

July 20-22: Soaring into its 40th year is the South County Balloon Festival. Enjoy food, rides, a rock climbing wall, and of course, the beloved fleet of balloons. See the peaceful dirigibles light up for the Dusk Hot Air Balloon Glow or hop in the basket for a tethered balloon ride. Don’t forget to stick around for the fireworks! 

July 21: Delight your eyes with the locally made art and handcrafted works at the 31st annual Tiverton Four Corners Arts and Artisans Festival, featuring over 60 artists on the lawn at Mill Pond Shops, as well as live music and food trucks.

July 21: Get ready to rev your engines at the Seekonk Speedway, and enjoy a ride in a real monster truck, before drivers take off to race around the track for the Monster Truck Summer Meltdown.

July 21-22: Get a peek into the inner sanctum of area artists with the South Coast Artists 15th annual Open Studio Tour, and see how beautiful works come together by painters, fiber artists, sculptors, and more across Dartmouth, Westport, Little Compton, and Tiverton.