It’s that time of year again! Time to carve some pumpkins, grab some candy, put on a costume and get ready for a ghoulish good time.
Haunted Tunnel, Pawtucket
Head over to Slater Memorial Park for a spooky tour through the Haunted Tunnel running Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 from 6:30-9pm. The Tunnel is recommended for guests 12 and older, while the younger crowd is welcome to the family-friendly Jack-o-Lantern Village happening at the same time. Pre-school children visiting the Village are free!
RI Scarecrow Festival and Oz Fun Run, Johnston
The first annual Rhode Island Scarecrow Festival and Oz Fun Run has something for everyone! Head over to Johnston Memorial Park on Saturday, October 29 for a scarecrow contest, pumpkin racing, a craft fair, a Wizard of Oz themed fun run, and more. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Dysautonomia Support Network.
Common Burying Ground Tour, Newport
Want to explore a cemetery, but not too interested in going at night? That’s okay, Newport History Tours is hosting a tour of the Common Burying Ground at 11am on Saturday, October 29.
Creepy Critters, Providence
Are most Halloween events too spooky for the little ones? Head over to the Providence Children’s Museum and see their Creepy Critters! Kids will see creepy crawlies and slithering snakes up close. This event is on Saturday, October 29 from 12-2pm.
Horribles Parade, North Kingstown
Time for a parade! Get on your spookiest costume and head over to the Horribles Parade through Wickford Village. Kids and pets are welcome too. The parade starts Saturday, October 29 at 12pm and is followed by entertainment and trick-or-treating at participating village businesses.
Warwick Ghost Tour, Warwick
Are you afraid of ghosts? Warwick Ghost Tours might make you afraid! Head over to Warwick City Hall where Paranormal Investigators will lead you through the building which has been known for paranormal activity. Tours are held on Saturday, October 29 at 7, 8, and 9pm.
Boo Bash, Providence
If you can’t make Creepy Critters, also at the Providence Children’s Museum is Boo Bash! On Sunday, October 30 from 11am-2pm kids can dress up, play games, do arts and crafts, be a mad scientist, and more.
Scary Acres, Cranston
Known as the “Scariest Haunt in Rhode Island,” Confreda Scary Acres brings guests on a hayride along a haunted trail where zombies and werewolves are lurking. Guests can also brave a haunted corn maze and a “Fun House of Fears.” Event runs nightly until October 30 from 7-10pm.
Field of Screams, West Greenwich
Shoot some zombies at Field of Screams! Head over to Big John Leyden’s Tree Farm for a Dungeon of Doom, Dead River Haunted Hayride, and a 4-D Cirque Du Souls. Event runs nightly until Monday, October 31 from 6:30-10pm.
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, Providence
It’s not Halloween without the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular! Grab some hot cider and check out their display of 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns along the Wetlands Trail. The event runs until Sunday, November 6 and weekend tickets are only available online this year.
Bristol is known for being “America’s most patriotic town,” but did you know there is plenty to do throughout the state (even in your area) to celebrate the fourth? Here are some patriotic – and free! – events to celebrate our country’s independence.
Warwick’s annual firework display is held at Oakland Beach Seawall at 9pm. Fireworks can be seen from the Warwick City Park.
The Town of Smithfield and Bryant University present a patriotic concert by the US Navy Show Band from the Newport Naval Station. The campus opens to the public at 6pm with the concert at 8pm, followed by a fireworks display around 9pm.
Head down to Pierce Memorial Stadium in East Providence at 6pm for a music and fireworks show! Catch the concert featuring Gina Wesley & Dream Catcher, Kicking Hole, and Crushed Velvet. Fireworks will begin at 9pm.
North Providence’s Governor John A. Notte Jr. Park hosts a food court and live entertainment from 6-9pm, followed by a fireworks display.
Fireworks on Block Island off the Town Beach Pavilion can be seen from most areas around the island and begin at 9pm.
It’s always a party in Bristol around the Fourth of July! Head down to Independence Park for the Concert Series and watch the fireworks down by the water around 9:30pm.
At the intersection of Chestnut and Hope Street begins the annual Bristol Fourth of July Parade! Head over for the famous, day-long celebration starting at 10:30am.
Cumberland kicks off their July Fourth festivities with a road race beginning at Arnold Mills. Afterwards, attend a parade and a patriotic concert. This event begins at 11am.
The annual Block Island July 4th Parade and Steak Fry starts at the Legion Hall at 11am with a Sports and Games Parade featuring floats, music, and marching. After the parade, the Fire Barn hosts its annual Steak Fry benefiting the Block Island Fire Department from 12:30-2pm.
The 90th Annual Ancient and Horribles Parade in Glocester is sure to bring laughter to the whole family! The parade is held at Chepachet Village and begins at 4pm.
The City of Providence has a huge Independence Day Celebration beginning at 4:30pm at India Point Park with food, entertainment, and fun! For a full list of events, including details on the Bike Parade, Latin Rockers Santa Mamba, and firework display visit the event website.
The Narragansett Town Beach party goes all day, beginning in the afternoon with Santasia, followed by a performance by Brass Force from 5-7pm on the North Beach Clubhouse deck. Fireworks will display at dusk.
Enjoy live music at South Kingstown’s Old Mountain Field by Waits Corner and the Westmoreland Street Jammers as well as food, games, and concessions. The event begins at 5:30pm with fireworks at 9pm.
Westerly’s Misquamicut Beach (Wuskenau Beach Pond Side) will have their firework display at dusk.
All the way down the southernmost end of East Greenwich Cove at Scallop Town Park will be fireworks displays at 9pm.
Newport’s fireworks display over Newport Harbor begins after dark, around 9:15pm, and can be seen from Newport Harbor, Fort Adams, Kings Park, and all along the waterfront. Parking is available at Fort Adams and the Visitor’s Center.
Escobar’s Highland Farm in Portsmouth will have their traditional fireworks display over the cow pastures beginning at 9:30pm.
Each year, the Providence Preservation Society hosts a Festival of Historic Houses, welcoming visitors to tour a collection of exclusive residences showcasing private gardens and unique architectural styles. This year, the festival will feature over a dozen historic homes and gardens along northern Benefit Street. These properties are rarely open to the public, so this event is perfect for the history buff or anyone wanting to learn a little more about our Capital City. View the map below for a complete list of tour destinations.
The Festival will be held on Saturday, June 11, and will display a variety of architectural styles such as late-colonial-era and early Federal-style work. The tour will also include late 18th century and early 19th century architectural features and trim, as well as Victorian design elements, and Colonial Revival additions – according to the event website.
This year’s Festival is an extra special one, as the Providence Preservation Society is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Since 1956, the PPS has been preserving historic architecture and working to improve the city of Providence. Residential Properties Ltd. is a proud supporter of all the work PPS has done – and continues to do – and we hope you’ll support them too!