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All Summer Long

Daily: Rhode Island is a locavore state, and Farm Fresh Rhode Island makes it easy to connect directly with local growers. In season, farmer’s markets happen daily throughout the state. Check farmfreshri.org for the days and locations most convenient for you. farmfreshri.org

Thursdays: Every Thursday through October, Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard hosts a different artist for their Alex and Ani Summer Concert Series from 6-9pm. Enjoy the scenery, local wine and entrees from Cafe on the Green. $10 (includes a $10 voucher good twoards any of their estate wines). 162 West Main Road, Little Compton. 401-635-8486, sakonnetwine.com

Thursdays: Every Thursday, enjoy a family-style Clambake and delicious s’mores under the evening summer stars. Weekapaug Inn, 25 Spray Rock, Road, Westerly. 888-813-7862, weekapauginnevents.com

Saturdays: Located along the Sakonnet River in Portsmouth, Greenvale Vineyards hosts jazz concerts every Saturday through August. Tour the vineyards, learn about estate grown wines and bring a picnic basket to enjoy one of the concerts. 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth. 401-847-3777, greenvale.com


May 29-31: Get familiar with beautiful Block Island at the 7th Annual Taste of Block Island. Over the course of three days, choose from over 40 events from wine tasting, to night sky viewing, to horseback riding. Multiple locations. blockislandchamber.com


June 3: Join Chef Karsten Hart of Castle Hill Inn as he prepares a grand meal for a Farm and Wine Dinner at the Ocean House. Chef Hart will cook using delicious ingredients from a local farm and fine wine from Paul Hobbs Winery. 1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill. 401-584-7000, oceanhouseevents.com

June 6: Bring an empty stomach and get ready for some serious eats at the Providence/Boston Food truck Showdown. Join the food truck craze and enjoy a variety of foods at this one of a kind food festival. India Point Park, Gano Street, Providence. foodtruckfestivalsofne.com

June 14-19: Dine at Block Island’s finest restaurants and enjoy three-course prix-fixe meals and specials at exceptional prices during Block Island Restaurant Week. Various locations. blockislandchamber.com

June 20: Nothing says summer like fresh strawberries. Take part in the celebration of summer and strawberries at the Smith’s Castle Strawberry Festival. 55 Richard Smith Drive, North Kingstown. 401-294-3521, smithcastle.org


July 12-25: Get a taste of Providence’s robust culinary scene for less at Providence Restaurant Weeks. Enjoy three courses for $12.95 for lunch or $29.95 for dinner. Menus and full restaurant listings are available on the website. goprovidence.com


August 3: Tantalize your taste buds with a tasting menu like no other. Gracie’s Executive Chef Matthew Varga and Pastry Chef Melissa Denmark work with Chef Neath Pal in their Star Chef Series to present an eclectic French-Asian fare. 194 Washington Street, Providence. 401-272-7811, graciesprovidence.com

August 7-9: Fish! Lobster! Shrimp! Indulge in the ocean’s tastiest foods at the 31st annual Charlestown Seafood Festival. Bring an empty stomach and prepare to stuff yourself to the gills. Ninigret Park, Charlestown. 401-364-3878, charlestownrichamber.com

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