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Rhode Island Calendar

Rhode Island Calendar
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by in Jul 2010

JUNE 26-JULY 5: BRISTOL, 225th Fourth of July Celebration. The nation’s oldest continual Independence Day celebration kicks off with a Rockwell Amusements Carnival on the town common, fireworks the night of the 4th, and a huge parade on the 5th, plus a drum-and-bugle corp competition, jazz and Army Band concerts, picnics, pageants, and more. july4thbristolri.com

JULY 10: LITTLE COMPTON, Little Compton Church Fair and Road Race. The Congregational Church hosts 50 craft vendors, local fare (including lobster rolls), a climbing wall, silent auction, live music, raffles, a kids’ race, and a 4.8-mile road race with prizes. 401-635-8472; ucclcri.org

JULY 10-11: WICKFORD VILLAGE, Wickford Art Festival. Sponsored by the Wickford Art Association, this townwide event attracts 250 juried artists from across the country. 401-294-6840; wickfordart.org

JULY 14: PORTSMOUTH, Green Animals Children’s Party. Spend a perfect summer afternoon at Green Animals Topiary Garden, home to more than 80 animal- and geometrically shaped topiaries. Plus circus acts, music, magic, clowns, puppets, pony rides, refreshments, and views overlooking Narragansett Bay. 401-847-1000; NewportMansions.org

JULY 17-18, AUG. 21-22: TIVERTON, LITTLE COMPTON, South Coast Artists Open Studio Tour. Meet crafters in two Rhode Island towns and in Dartmouth and Westport, Massachusetts; painting, ceramics, photography, woodworking, sculpture, weaving, and more. 401-635-3999; SouthCoastArtists.org

JULY 24-25: USQUEPAUGH, Kenyon’s Grist Mill Summer Festival. Take a free tour of the mill and see the grinding process; enjoy free kayaking on the Queen’s River; sample local food and johnnycakes; and meet local artisans and farmers. 800-753-6966, 401-783-4054; kenyonsgristmill.com

AUG. 1: BRISTOL, Summertime Jazz at Cove Cabin. Spectacular views overlooking Mount Hope and Narragansett bays, a steak and lobster feast, and the smooth sound of jazz make for a relaxing summer afternoon at Mount Hope Farm. Reservations required. 401-254-1745; MountHopeFarm.com

AUG. 2-5: NEWPORT, BridgeFest. Venues across Newport County host live evening performances between the Folk and Jazz Festival weekends. 401-849-8048; newportarts.org

AUG. 14: PROVIDENCE, Family Snore and Roar: Most Extreme at RWP Zoo. This family-oriented overnight at Roger Williams Park Zoo includes dinner, a night hike, activities, a program of animal encounters, and a light breakfast. 401-785-3510; rwpzoo.org

AUG. 28-29: NEWPORT, Newport Arts Festival. Find fine and functional works, from fabrics, wood, and glass to paintings, photography, and pottery, by select regional and national artists at Newport Yachting Center. Plus live music, children’s activities, and a food café. 401-846-1600; newportartsfestival.com

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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