More Summer 2023 RI Festivals

As much as we’d love to, we can’t write about everything happening in RI this summer. There’s soooooo much. Here are some of the fests that are amazing and worth considering, along with the dates and locations. Some may be covered in future issues, so keep an eye out for Motif as the summer unfolds.


Grace Note Farm’s Summer Music Festival
Grace Note Farm, Pascoag
Jun 3–11

Cool Summer Nights Concerts
220 Weybosset St, PVD
Various dates throughout the summer starting Jun 9

Tomaquag Museum’s Annual Strawberry Thanksgiving
University of Rhode Island
Upper College Rd, Kingstown
Jun 10, noon–4pm

Providence Porch Fest
East Side of PVD
Jun 10, noon–6pm

Day of Portugal
Jun 10–11

Blackstone River Theatre Summer Solstice Festival
Diamond Hill Park
Rte. 114, Cumberland
Jun 17, 11am–7pm

Newport Flower Show
Marble House
596 Bellevue Ave, Newport
Jun 23–25, 9am–3pm

RI Caribbean American Heritage Festival
WaterFire Arts Center
475 Valley St, Providence
Jun 24, 11am–6pm

Culture Fest 2023
Southside Cultural Center
393 Broad St, Providence
Jun 30–Jul 2

Newport Classical Music Festival
Various dates and locations throughout the summer starting Jul 4

Craft Brew Races
Fort Adams St. Park, Newport
Jul 22

Kingston Chamber Music Festival
Various dates throughout the summer starting Jul 26

Blessing of the Fleet Celebration
Memorial Square, Narragansett
Jul 27–29

Puerto Rican Bayfest
India Point Park
225 India St, Providence
Jul 30, noon

Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams St. Park, Newport
Aug 4–6

Charlestown Seafood Festival
Ninigret Park, Charlestown 
Aug 4–6

RI International Film Festival
Aug 7–13

Greek Fest in Pawtucket
Greek Orthodox Church
97 Walcott St, Pawtucket
August 2023

Rhythm and Roots
Ninigret Park, Charlestown
Sep 1–3

See more fests of summer here.