Dates to Avoid When Booking Your 2022 Party or Event

Every year Rhode Island hosts several events that draw large crowds. Traffic, parking, accommodations, and rates are all affected. We suggest avoiding these dates if the events are in your city of choice.

If you are planning a celebratory event in Rhode Island, be mindful that there are some annual happenings in the state that could affect the travel time, parking, hotel room availability and rates for you and your guests. In addition, as covid prevention protocols continue to change, it’s also wise to check the websites of your venues and vendors regularly to stay abreast of any changes you might need to make.

Here is a list of events that take place annually in the Ocean State:

Newport Winter Festival – postponed until 2023 -

MAY 2022
RI Colleges with Commencements in May

• Community College of Rhode Island (locations vary) -

• Bryant University (Smithfield) -

• Rhode Island College (Providence) -

• Providence College (Providence) -

• Johnson & Wales (Providence) -

• Brown University (Providence) -

• Rhode Island School of Design (Providence) -

• Roger Williams University (Bristol) -

• University of Rhode Island (Kingston) -

• Salve-Regina University (Newport) -

JULY 4, 2022
Bristol Fourth of July Parade -

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JULY 10-17, 2022
Hall of Fame Tennis Championships (Newport)
International Tennis Hall of Fame -

JULY 22-24, 2022
Newport Folk Festival -

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JULY 29-31, 2022
Newport Jazz Festival -

SEPTEMBER 15-18, 2022
Newport International Boat Show -

SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2022
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival –

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Flames of Hope Illuminations of Life Torch Procession (Providence) –

May through December 2022
Waterfire Providence is planning a full calendar of events and will post the dates as they become 100% confirmed. Visit and check back regularly throughout the year.

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Additional google search terms

Annual Providence Events Calendar 2022
Newport Annual Events Calendar 2022

WRIK Entertainment has 2022 dates available if you are looking for a DJ, game host, or photo booth. Contact us here for more information.