RI PrideFest: Providence is loud, proud – and true. This all-day bash celebrates LGBTQ communities with the theme “Live Your Truth.” Enjoy live music, food, vendors, and the spectacular Illuminated Night Parade.
Festival of Historic Houses: Tour the splendid vintage homes of the Paterson Park neighborhood with the Providence Preservation Society.
Crave RI: Swap golf balls for meatballs during the tastier side of the CVS Health Charity Classic golf tournament, which kicks off with the two-day Crave RI food festival at the Dunk. Food and drink are teed up by more than 100 restaurants plus more than 150 beer, wine, and liquor producers.
India Point BBQ & Blues Festival: Two days of smoked, meaty goodness combined with a killer lineup of musicians sounds like summer to us.
Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts: “Paws” for a good cause at Roger Williams Park Zoo’s annual fundraising bash. The adults-only Feast with the Beasts includes food tastings, wine and beer bottle bazaar, music and dancing, and socializing with some of the zoo’s animal inhabitants.
Fourth of July Riverboat Tour: If you want the best seat for the fireworks show over India Point Park, you’ll definitely want to reserve a spot on the Providence River Boat Company’s Fourth of July Tour.
Cape Verdean Independence Day Festival: This annual festival commemorates the island’s independence from Portugal and also showcases traditional food, art, and music from noon until sundown India Point Park.
AS220 Estival Festival: AS220 is taking a break from staging its annual, Foo Fest and instead will bring 20 of its best Foo Fest bands to its Main Stage and Black Box Theater for a sonic fundraiser.
FringePVD: Appropriately the 2019 FringePVD festival – a celebration of edgy performance art and local culture – will be held on the fringes of downtown Providence. Most performances are to be held in Olneyville.
Flickers International Film Festival: This week-long festival draws film submissions from around the world, any of which could qualify for an Academy Award.
Summer Pops: There is no holier ground than the Temple of Music at the Roger Williams Park, as this is where the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a free concert.
NecronomiCon: Providence, aka “the birthplace of weird” and also of macabre author H.P. Lovecraft, will host a conference devoted to Lovecraftian fiction.
Brew at the Zoo: The state’s largest outdoor beer festival takes place the Roger Williams Park Zoo, sort of like a sudsy safari. Sample 170 beers from 80-plus local and national brewers.