Rhody Weekend Must-Do's: May 16-19

Family-friendly fun, cultural programming, farm festivals, and more!


Rain or shine, there’s something for everyone on the agenda this weekend! Experience spoils of the land at farm-related fests, and of the sea at a quahog feast. Catch cultural programming with concerts and a parade, and for the kids, there’s family-friendly events and even a LEGO convention coming to town.

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


PVD Cello Fest kicks off with multi-genre sets Friday night, a Brazilian Rhythms and String Techniques Workshop at Providence Public Library Saturday morning, and then a night of Brazilian music at Mathewson Street Church. May 17-18, Providence

Calling all LEGO lovers! Don't miss the Rhode Island Brick Convention, the ultimate event for enthusiasts of all ages, with hands-on games, activities, life-size models, meet-and-greets, LEGO sets for sale, and more. May 18-19, Tickets online, West Warwick

City Farm's 32nd Annual Rare & Unusual Plant Sale returns with 20,000 plants grown in urban gardens! Support Southside Community Land Trust while perusing fruits, veggies, herbs, and ornamentals for low prices. Free admission, SNAP/EBT accepted. May 18-19, Providence

Browse vintage decor and furniture, relish timeless charm, and uncover hidden-gem finds at Sweet Salvage's annual Spring Outdoor Vintage Market, a can’t-miss for antique lovers and those seeking the unique. May 18-19, North Scituate


Shell-ebrate our state’s local clam industry with Quahog Week at The Guild Warren, serving up littlenecks and small bites from Matunuck Oyster Bar and Blount's Clam Shack. Find more Quahog Week events and restaurants here. 5-7pm, Warren


Be a farmer for a day at the Sheep & Wool Festival at Coggeshall Farm, where guests will witness sheep shearing, wool processing, dyeing, weaving, and spinning demonstrations, as well as visiting farm animals and shopping local artisans. Tickets online, Bristol

SUNDAY, May 19

The Cranston Spring Festival, presented by the Cranston Police, City of Cranston, and Ocean State Food Truck Festivals, brings together artisan vendors, live music, food trucks, a beer garden, a kids' area with bounce houses, and more. 10am, Cranston

Bring the whole family to the Children's Festival, with thrills for the little ones ranging from face painting and puppet shows to pony rides and a petting zoo. Held at the Matunuck Community Association Field, proceeds support the Wakefield Rotary Club. 11am-4pm, Matunuck

The Tiverton Farmers Market kicks off the summer season outside at the Tiverton Town Farm Recreational Area, where vendors of fresh produce, meats and seafood, prepared foods, artisan kitchen goods, and more sell their local delights. 10am-1:30pm, Tiverton

The Narragansett Indian Tribe and the Hassanamisco Band of Nipmuc present the Fish Migration Community Parade, with traditional drumming and dancing followed by a parade of colorful paper fish symbolically traveling upstream. 1-4pm, Pawtucket


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