Rhody Weekend Must-Do's: April 18-21

Raise a glass to the planet with Earth Day events and more


With Earth Day just around the corner, this weekend brings themed celebrations, along with beacons of warmer months ahead, from the first WaterFire of the season to the return of an annual beer festival. Be wowed by art and music, tuck into fresh lobster, groove to reggae tunes, shop discounted books, support adoptable pets, and more! 

In case of weather delays or last-minute cancellations, always call the venue or check online for updates before you go.


Bookworms, rejoice! Stop by the Kingston Free Library's Book Sale to browse a fantastic selection of great reads, from bestsellers to hidden gems, at great prices. Support the Friends of the Library and discover your next favorite book. Thursday-Saturday, South Kingstown

THURSDAY, April 18

 Lobster and beer: a match made in heaven. That’s why Ragged Island Brewing Company hosts a seaside feast of Cousins Maine Lobster, pairing scrumptious treats of sea with craft brews, all overlooking Narragansett Bay. 1-8pm, Portsmouth

Experience the first magical lighting of the year at WaterFire Day at Memorial Park, celebrating the unveiling of the 2024 season schedule with community leaders and the CEOs of WaterFire Providence. 7:30-9:30pm, Providence

 FRIDAY, April 19

Embark on an art and culinary journey with The Art of Jacques Pépin at Providence Art Club, an exclusive exhibition opening of the work of Pépin, with hors d'oeuvres by executive chef Scott King. Tickets include a signed cookbook and more. Tickets online, Providence

SATURDAY, April 20

The Newport Beer Festival features over 100 brews from 50 breweries at Fort Adams State Park. Enjoy live music, delicious food vendors, and a chance to win tickets to Newport's Fourth of July celebration. Tickets online, Newport

Celebrate Earth Day at Pawtuxet Village's Shop In The Park, offering free tree seedlings to the first 1,000 customers, plus over 70 vendors, food trucks, baby animals at the petting zoo, and breathtaking bay views. Pets welcome! 10am-3:30pm, Warwick

Feel the rhythm at Reggae Fest! Six sensational bands and DJ Blade Mon will keep the vibes alive all day. Indulge in great food, drinks, and good times at this 21+ concert, and don't forget your ID for entry. Tickets online, Wakefield

SUNDAY, April 21

Immerse yourself in a musical odyssey with the Chamber Orchestra of Barrington at St. John's, presenting the captivating repertoire of A Fanfare, Two Icons, and a RI Delight. Admission is free, but generous donations support the arts. 3pm, Barrington

Sip for a cause at the Pints and Paws Adoption Event, hosted by Friends of Homeless Animals, INC of RI at Ravenous Brewing Company. Enjoy a refreshing drink and meet local animals in need of loving homes. 1-4pm, Cumberland

Revere the planet in style at Revive the Roots' Earth Day Celebration, an afternoon of mesmerizing music honoring our planet and engaging artmaking workshops crafting fairy houses, nature mandalas, and more. 12-3pm, Smithfield


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