It’s never too soon to begin planning your summer fun! With so many amazing attractions throughout the state, compiling your list of things to do in Rhode Island this summer can be difficult. We hope these suggestions will help!
1. 32nd Annual Seafood Festival, Charlestown
Head to Ninigret Park on August 5th, 6th, and 7th to experience one of the state's most popular and definitely most delicious summer events!
2. Block Island
From natural attractions like the Mohegan Bluffs and nature refuge, amazing restaurants and fun local shops, and the amazing beaches, Block Island should not be missed this summer! Don't forget Baconfest on June 11th.
3. PVDFest, Providence
This one of a kind music and arts festival features a blend of amazing touring artists and local bands such as The Heavy, Vulgarity, Great Gale, and more! This event is from June 2nd-5th and is held at various locations in Providence.
4. Providence Waterfire
This unique Providence event with eclectic music, food trucks, and bonfires along the river is unforgettable.
5. Lighthouse tours
Visiting the state's historic lighthouses scattered along the coast is a historically rich and amazing experience.
6. Del's Lemonade
If you're in Rhode Island and it's the summer, make sure you try Del's Lemonade. It's the only way to truly experience the summer here.
7. Roger Williams Park and Zoo, Providence
Rent a paddle boat, enjoy a picnic, check out the animals, and so much more at this massive park and zoo.
8. Topiary Garden, Portsmouth
The garden boasts more than a dozen unique topiary sculptures and other lovely plant life.
9. Visit Newport
The historic streets of Newport offer amazing dining, wonderful shopping, and tons of choices for entertainment. Exploring this small city is a must-have New England experience.
10. Go to your favorite beach!
There are just so many options for great beaches across the state.
11. Iggy's Doughboys and Chowder House, Warwick and Narragansett
Visiting Iggy's for clam cakes and chowder is a Rhode Island summer tradition that is definitely worth doing.
12. Rhode Island Pride Festival
Did you know that Providence features one of the biggest pride festivals in the country? The illuminated night parade is simply out of this world!
13. The Fantastic Umbrella Factory, Charlestown
As the name suggests, this place is fantastic and features a cafe, clothing store, emus, and more.
14. Go on a wine tour and tasting
From beautiful Sakonnet Vineyards in Little Compton pictured above to Newport Vineyards, and more, there are just so many choices for great local wine in Little Rhody. Touring the vineyards while sipping on a cold glass of white wine is so summer and so serene.
15. Whale Watching
Whale watching tours are offered off Newport and Narragansett and is an exciting adventure to have off Rhode Island's coast.