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June 3

Picnic in the Park: The Westerly Library & Wilcox Park host this first-ever picnic fundraiser. Participants receive a cooler tote stuffed with lunches, beverages, and fun surprises for kids including a scavenger hunt with prizes! Advanced registration is required. 

 

June 6

A Nature and History Walk in the Woods: Join Rhode Island historian Tim Cranston for a walking tour along the abandoned Newport and Wickford railway. Stops will be made to explore the flora and fauna of the region as well. Wickford

Napatree Hike: Take a three-hour tour of “Naps” to see shore birds, including American Oystercatchers. Tickets purchased for this event are non-refundable. All social distancing and safety protocols will be in place. Westerly

 

June 11

Brad Friel Memorial Golf Classic: Golfers will not want to miss this tourney filled with community and camaraderie, served up with lunch, a raw bar, prime rib dinner, and par for the course, golf and a cart! Hope Valley

 

June 12-13

Langworthy Farm Winery Craft Vendor Show: Enjoy a glass of wine while exploring hand-crafted items for sale on the grounds. Free admission with purchase of a tasting or glass of wine. Westerly

Gardening with the Masters: Join the University of Rhode Island Master Gardener Program for a statewide tour of their uniquely cultivated private gardens. Gain insight into environmentally conscious practices to bring home to your own backyard.

 

June 17

In the Kitchen: Enjoy making tartlets using seasonal stone fruit, like peaches, plums, and cherries at the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts. Please note that space is limited for this event and tickets are non-refundable. Westerly

 

June 19-20

Narragansett Art Festival: Local artists display their works in oil and acrylic paint, along with photography, jewelry, and sculpture beneath the Narragansett Towers, a sure sign of a Rhody summer now in its 38th year. 

 

June 20

Father’s Day Sunset Beer Tasting Cruise: Taste specialty brews from The General’s Crossing Brewhouse while cruising through the East Passage of Narragansett Bay aboard the historic ferry Coastal Queen. All ages; valid ID (for bar service) and mask required for boarding. Jamestown

 

June 24 - July 17

EARTHWORKS: Join the South County Art Association for the 48th annual clay exhibit, the first of many events planned this season. South Kingstown

 

June 26-27

Wickford in Bloom: Join Historic Wickford for a self-guided tour of stunning neighborhood gardens. Enjoy waterfront views, unique landscapes, and historic homes. 

 

July 4

Family Beach Day: Narragansett’s 4th of July party is a favorite tradition for many. Catch evening performances by the Brass Force Band and the US Coast Guard Band; fireworks begin at 9pm. Rain date: July 5.

 

July 5

Movies & BBQ on the Beach: Love classic Disney movies? Enjoy a fun evening of dinner at Ocean House Beach + Dune Cottage with BBQ fare, salad, dessert, and a cash bar. Please note that space is limited for this event and tickets are non-refundable. Watch Hill

 

July 10-11

Wickford Arts Festival: Thanks to the Wickford Art Association, 200+ artists and crafters from across New England will gather in the village to show their wares, just as they’ve done for 59 years. 

 

July 17-18

Art Shown on the Lawn: Enjoy works of art with a glass of wine at Langworthy Farm Winery. Free admission with purchase of a tasting or glass of wine. Westerly

 

July 21

Georgia Peach Truck at The Farmer’s Daughter: Enjoy authentic fresh Georgia peaches and pecans at the popular garden center. Pre-order and contactless payment are encouraged, but walk-ups are available. Wakefield

 

July 22-24

Blessing of the Fleet Festival: What would a seaside summer be without this three-day event celebrating all things nautical? Day one is all about seafood, day two features a virtual 10-mile road race, and on day three, blessings are officially bestowed on the fleet. 

 

July 24-August 1

Kingston Chamber Music Festival: Celebrating 33 years of established international musicians playing alongside up-and-coming young talent, the festival will showcase the music of Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, and others. University of Rhode Island

 

July 30-August 15

Shakespeare in the Park: Enjoy The Bard at Wilcox Park, a tradition going on year 35 presented by The Colonial Theatre. Westerly

 

August 6-8

Charlestown Seafood Festival: Eat lobster rolls and more to your stomach’s content in Ninigret Park. Stick around for rides, a car show, and a fireworks display on Saturday. 

 

August 11-15

The Washington County Fair: While details were still being confirmed at press time, the fair vows to return for its 55th year. Fingers crossed for all of the midway rides, livestock shows, tractor pulls, and everything else that makes this event full of down-home fun. Richmond

 

August 18-September 5

Theatre By The Sea: The beloved spot is planning an encore of MAMMA MIA! Previously purchased tickets are transferable to new performance dates. Check listings for upcoming performances not confirmed as of this printing. Wakefield

 

All Summer Long

Contemporary Theater Company: Catch performances of Patio Musical: An Improvised Musical on the Patio select Wednesdays and Fridays; Shakespeare on the Saugatucket weekends in June and July; and RiverFire Cabaret Thursdays, plus their summer season of shows. Masks and social distancing guidelines in place. Wakefield

Courthouse Comes Alive: Courthouse Center for the Arts has assembled a rollicking calendar of live acts that includes a drag show followed by tribute bands of all kinds of genres like Lynyrd Skynyrd, James Taylor, Chicago, and more. West Kingston

Food Trucks at The Beach: Skip packing a cooler and treat yourself instead to tacos, ice cream, and more served up by a fleet of food trucks, late afternoons at the beach. Mondays and Saturdays through September 1. 

Granite Theatre: The summer theater season kicks off remotely with virtual productions including A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Follow along for streaming details and upcoming stage shows. Wakefield

Live Music at George’s of Galilee: Make any Friday, Saturday, and Sunday feel like a vacation by enjoying live music at this popular restaurant overlooking Block Island Sound. Schedule available online. Narragansett

Misquamicut Drive-In: Take a break from watching movies on the couch, pack the car, and head to Wuskenau Town Beach to view blockbusters on the big outdoor screen. Vehicle too small? Camping chairs are permitted; just be sure to respect space and social distance. June-August. Misquamicut

 

MONDAYS

Tunes on the Dunes: Starting July 5, chase away any Sunday Scaries with Monday Night Jams. The free concert series at Westerly Town Beach has a lineup of luminaries like John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band (July 26). In the event of rain, concerts move to The Windjammer on Atlantic Ave. Through August 16. Westerly

 

TUESDAYS

South Kingstown Farmers Market / Wakefield: Head to Marina Park from 2-6pm for produce and honey, also bread, pottery, candy, soap, and more. Through October. Wakefield

 

WEDNESDAYS

Blues on the Beach: Check out the free hump day concert series at the Westerly Town Beach beginning July 7. Many popular acts including Roomful of Blues on July 28 are slated. In the event of rain, concerts move to The Windjammer. Through August 11. Westerly

Virtual Literature & Culture Author Conversations: Join the Tomaquag Museum virtually on select Wednesdays for a series of public discussions with authors reflecting on themes of literature, indigenous life, and representation. June 9, 30, July 14.

Movies on the Beach: Narragansett Town Beach is the place to be for films as the Cabana Horseshoe becomes an outdoor screen! Shows begin at dusk and guests need to bring their own seating to sit on the sand; food trucks are available in the North Lot. Free admission. 

Wednesday Morning Bird Walks: Each week a new birding destination will be chosen, led by Naturalist Laura Carberry. Face masks and social distancing will be required. Advance registration is required and location will be sent via email to registered participants in advance. 

 

THURSDAYS

RiverFire: From June 24 through August 19, special basins along the Saugatucket River are set ablaze, lighting up downtown Wakefield, along with street performers, vendors, and entertainment. 

Summer Concert Series: Get the weekend vibes rolling with outdoor music starting July 1. Hear a range of different bands at The Village at South County Commons Thursday evenings at 6pm. South Kingstown

South Kingstown Food Truck Night: On the first Thursday of each month, enjoy food and drink from local food trucks. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket to stay and enjoy live music while you eat. Social distancing and face coverings are required. South Kingstown

 

FRIDAYS

Narragansett Gazebo Concert Series: Friday evenings from 6-7:30pm enjoy live music in the heart of the Pier across from Narragansett Town Beach. The planned roster of concerts includes blues, classic jazz, R&B, and classic rock tribute acts. June 11 through September 3. NarragansettRI.gov

 

SATURDAYS

Coastal Growers Market: Support local farmers while shopping specialty products like organic produce, pasture-fed meats, locally raised shellfish, baked goods, sweeteners, flowers, and more at Casey Farm. Saunderstown

Field of Artisans Summer Art Markets: This roving marketplace brings together hundreds of local crafters and creators, particularly from South County, from July 24 through August 21. 

South Kingstown Farmers Market / Kingston: Buy local provisions outdoors or indoors from local farms including Baffoni Poultry Farm, Barden Family Orchard, RI Mushroom Co. and more. Through October. Kingston

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