After a long and chilly winter, chances are Spring Fever symptoms have kicked in and most of us are itching to get out and play! (And no, I'm not talking about allergies.) Kick those Winter blues to the curb and enjoy these fun activities Rhode Island has to offer this Spring.
Explore greenhouses and grounds where fairy houses and villages abound! Embark on a scavenger hunt or walk through the Gnome Trail. Enchant others with your creativity by crafting a fairy or gnome home. Experience the magical interpretation of children's classical literature, as you stroll through the gardens to find whimsical tiny houses constructed of natural materials. For more information, visit rwpconservancy.org.
Get the first taste of Spring at Confreda's Open House! Their Garden Center is blooming with fresh, fragrant Easter flowers. Don't forget to stop in the Farm Market and visit the Easter Bunny and snap a free photo with him! Be sure to check out their newly remodeled Farm Market with lots of delicious new baked goods, sandwiches and made-to-order salads! Don't forget to stop by Confreda's Animal Barnyard and visit the Goats, Chickens, Cows, Pigs, Turkeys, and Ponys before you leave. To plan your visit, go to Confreda Farms Facebook Page.
You will not believe your eyes when you arrive at Wicked Tulips Flower Farm. A truly stunning experience, they have the largest u-pick tulip field in New England. Tiptoe through more than 600,000 tulips, experience the sights, sounds, and smells of spring on a historic farm and bring home a fresh hand-picked bouquet of the most amazing tulips you have ever seen. Visit wickedtulips.com for more information.
The Hope Street Farmers Market is a farmer-run cooperative created and managed by many of the best farmers and food artisans in Rhode Island. You'll find fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, bread and pastries, pasture-raised meats, seafood, poultry and eggs, and many other items that are grown, made or raised locally. Visit them every Saturday morning from 9:00 to 1:00 and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 6:00. Load up your shopping bags with great things to eat, listen to live music and spend time with your neighbors - all at Lippitt Park on the East Side of Providence where Hope Street and Blackstone Boulevard meet.
Featuring some of the area's most popular food trucks, along with dozens of regional and national craft breweries, Food Truck Festivals of America will be bringing the ultimate food truck experience to Fort Adams on Saturday, 5/18 from 12pm to 5pm. For tickets and additional info, visit foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com.
Enjoy a day outside where shopping, eating, music, and friends are all brought together in one place! The Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival is a free, fun, and family-friendly experience that showcases over 100 fine artisans, community groups, and non-profits where you will find one-of-a-kind arts and delicious craft fair eats. Over the course of three days, Pawtuxet Park fills with live music by hand-picked local bands while children enjoy the many amusements available. Over 60,000 people will walk up and down Narragansett Parkway on Memorial Day Weekend, enjoying the atmosphere of this long-time tradition. Visit www.gaspee.com for more info.