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Keep it Local: Summertime Fun in RI

When it comes to big Summer fun, Little Rhody does not disappoint. Whether you are planning a stay-cation or a looking for some day trip ideas, here are our top picks for things to do in RI in the Summer.
July 15, 2019
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When it comes to big Summer fun, Little Rhody does not disappoint. Whether you are planning a stay-cation or a looking for some day trip ideas, here are our top picks for things to do in RI in the Summer.

Bold Point Park

555 Waterfront Drive East Providence, RI

Kick off your Summer with live music by the waterfront. Bold Point Park, located on the East Providence waterfront has views of Upper Narragansett Bay and the Seekonk River, and overlooks the Providence skyline. In true RI fashion, this venue has it all.

With bands like Ben Folds, The Beach Boys, YES, and Josh Turner, there’s a little something for everyone. Hit up their website for tickets and more info.

Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Carousel Village

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1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI

It’s a win-win for kids and parents: hit up the zoo for an hour or two in the afternoon and then head on over for the Food Truck Festival! Enjoy over 15 locally owned food trucks and local beer from Trinity Brewhouse, while listening to live music. See the full list of food trucks attending at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel

Kids can ride the Carousel ($2), hop aboard the Carousel Train ($3), play at Hasbro’s Boundless Playground for the kids (free!), and much more.

Pints, Pizza & Pups at The Guild

461 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI

July 11, 2019 5pm – 8pm

Home to brewing partners Narragansett Brewing Company, Newburyport Brewing Company, Devil’s Purse Brewing Company, and Farmer Willie’s Craft Ginger Beer, The Guild is a 131,000-square-foot brewing campus, including a 100-barrel brew house – the largest American-made craft brew house in the United States – and a full-service taproom. The taproom, located in the 100-barrel brew house itself, lets beer drinkers have a first-hand look at the brewing process – while they enjoy the finished products.

This special event, hosted by the Animal Print magazine and EGAPL Heart of RI Animal Rescue League is at The Guild on July 11th. Help them celebrate the launch of their new website http://www.theanimalprint.com and raise money for the league!

Enjoy free pizza, giveaways, live music, dogs, cash bar and a silent auction with amazing items! Bring along your best furry buddy, so he/she can join in the fun! Dog tickets are limited so register early if you would like to bring your pup!

Newport Kite Festival

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Ocean Drive, Newport, RI

July 13, 2019 – July 14, 2019

The spray of colors across the sky along Ocean Drive in July at the annual kite festival is a sight to behold. Watch the coastal skies fill with dancing kites at the two-day Newport Kite Festival. Grab your family, pack a picnic and enjoy the sights – admission is free, held at Brenton Point State Park.

Beavertail

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Beavertail Rd, Jamestown, RI 02835

Beavertail State Park, located in Jamestown, Rhode Island, is known for offering some of the most beautiful views along the New England coastline. The Park attracts people from all over the country, to enjoy its pristine environment. Beavertail’s most popular activity is sightseeing and can be done from the comfort of a vehicle, in one of the four overlooks or on foot, from the rocky coastline. Beavertail also provides some of the best saltwater fishing in the area, along with offering hiking trails, and a naturalist program that attracts hundreds of people each year.

Whale Watching in Narragansett

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33 State St, Narragansett, RI

Take a tour with Frances Fleet and try to spot some whales off of the port of Galilee. You’ll most often find beautiful finback whales, but perhaps also the majestic humpback, false killer, or pilot whale. Book your trip here.

Main Street Stroll: Taste of East Greenwich

378 Main St, East Greenwich, RI

August 22, 2019 5 PM – 8 PM

Main Street Strolls Taste of East Greenwich hosted by Besos Kitchen & Cocktails, features festive themes, showcasing local artists, musicians, and performers, attracting hundreds of visitors to each event. The strolls also offer a nostalgic shopping experience with shopkeepers staying open late for strollers to enjoy or stay and eat at one of the many dining spots on and around Main Street and the waterfront.

Spring Lake Beach

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50 Old Hillside Drive Glendale, RI  02826

Take a trip to Spring Lake Beach for a uniquely awesome Summer beach day. The beach facility includes a floating dock, children’s water slides, concessions, and a penny arcade with some of the oldest games in the country. Rent kayaks or sports equipment from the beach shop for some extra fun in the sun.