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Don’t Save the Date!

📷: Chris Vaccaro Photography, RI-inspired stationery and favors by Allyson Dupont Designs

Sure, Newport in the summer makes for an ideal wedding day in theory, but add never-ending traffic pileups plus insane price hikes to the mix? Yikes, to say the least. Here’s a list of popular Rhode Island-based events (and their corresponding regions and time ranges) that you just might want to try and avoid sharing your anniversary with for sanity’s sake.

*Dates and locations are subject to change, so be sure to double check each event’s website!


❄ Winter ❄

Wickford Festival of Lights: Wickford, late November through early December.

Newport Winter Festival: Newport, mid-February.

Bristol Christmas Festival: Bristol, late November through early December.


🌸 Spring 🌸

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities: Statewide (especially Newport and Providence), throughout March.

Newport Oyster Festival: Newport, mid to late May.

Misquamicut SpringFest: Misquamicut, mid-May.

Gaspee Days: Warwick, late May through early June.


☀ Summer ☀

Newport Folk Festival: Newport, between July and early August.

Rhode Island International Film Festival: Providence, early August.

Newport Jazz Festival: Newport, early August.

Newport International Boat Show: Newport, mid-September.

PrideFest: Providence, mid-June.

PVDFest: Providence, early to mid-June.

Bristol Fourth of July Festivities: Bristol, early to mid-July.

Block Island Music Festival: Block Island, mid-June.

Washington County Fair: Richmond, mid-late August.


 🍂Autumn 🍂

Misquamicut Fall Festival: Misquamicut, mid-September.

Scituate Art Festival: Scituate, early October.

Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival: Newport, mid-October. 

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