A land of festivities and events, Rhode
Island, the Ocean State, is remarkably a
place of numerous events and shows that
cater to a wide range of audience. Tourists
may need to extend their stay to grab a
chance of experiencing Rhode Island's
various events for children and families,
art shows, comedies, food festivities,
garden extravaganza, film festivals, theater
shows among others.
With more than a
possible hundred annual events awaiting
State tourists, no enough reason Rhode
Island can be exterminated in one's list of
interesting location to pay a visit.
Film buffs should not miss the
qualifying film festival,
the Rhode Island
International Film Festival which takes
place in Providence and Newport every
A separate film festival in the
Ocean State, the Newport International Film
Festival also takes place annually in June.
Music enthusiasts should not forget the Newport Folk
Festival and Newport Jazz Festival (both happen every
August) where musicians like Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell's
first performances were hailed and catapulted them to
stardom. There is also
the Block Island Annual Music Festival, a
battle of the bands that happens every June
in Ocean Avenue.
Lovers of the performing arts can spice up
their appetites by visiting the regular
theater runs in the Trinity Repertory
Company at Providence, Providence Performing
Arts Center, The Granite Theatre at
Westerly, Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre at
Pawtucket, Theatre by the Sea at Matunuck,
and Cirque Dreams Pandemonia at Ledyard.
Those who would like to take a glimpse and
even experience selections of arts and
crafts such as jewelry, wearable art, fine
crafts like pottery, photography, baked
goods, chocolate products and others are
advisable to take part in Newport Artisans'
fair that's being held every June. This
event usually includes raffle show for the
benefit of chosen charity or institution.
Another event, the Cultural Survival Bazaar,
is a July event that highlights products
from Africa, Asia and the rest of the
Americas. This event also showcases ethnic
food, world music, and live presentations.
Donít forget to include Providence Italian
Festival, to experience Rhode Island's
celebration of their Italian ethnic heritage
through display of arts, food and
Food enthusiasts will surely satisfy their
gastronomic needs (and wants) via Rhode
Island's countless food festivities. Seafood
lovers will surely call the Annual
Charlestown Chamber Seafood Festival in
Charlestown as a heaven's delight. August
will be marked as a typhoon of lobster,
steamers. Chowder, fish, clam cakes and
delectable dishes mixed with the sight of
amusement rides, entertaining shows and car
shows on the side. Another time of enjoyment
waits every September in Newport Mansions
Wine and Food Festival, a three-day
celebration of good and wine, including free
tasting, seminars, dancing activities,
auctions and cooking demonstration.