Your Weekend Must-Do's in RI

Have oceans of fun with these top picks


August 23: Country music fans rejoice for Hunter Hayes, as brings a little bit of Southern charm and a whole lot of country sound to the concert stage at Bold Point Park.

August 24-26: Transport yourself back to 1985 with the first-ever NEON Festival at Warwick's Crowne Plaza Hotel for three days of music, gaming, and love for ‘80s retrofuturism.

August 24: The seventh annual Theatre in the Park in Pawtuxet Village will make you laugh, cry, and cheer with an hour-long performance. Enjoy a series of short sketches performed by the Players of the Barker Playhouse. 

August 24: Wanna get the kids up and dancing and away from the TV and their iPads? Kidz Bop Live is happening in Bold Point Park this weekend. Parents are encouraged to get up and dance too! 

August 24: Love Shakespeare? Make your way to the Burbage Theatre Company to see the opening night of a staged version of Shakespeare in Love, and catch the magic of their first live performance in Pawtucket! 

August 25: The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of fun. Bring the kids to Swansea Mall for their End of Summer Fun Day, featuring Animal Ambassadors, face painting, balloons, and more. 

August 25: It may not be Halloween yet, but spooky season arrives early in North Kingstown. Paranormal investigators RISEUP will take you on a late-night Paranormal Tour of Smith’s Castle, which is rich with history and ghosts! 

August 25: Lions, tigers, and...beers? Brew at the Zoo is back at Roger Williams Park Zoo with an adults-only soiree featuring over 170 beers, live music, and some animal encounters. You’re sure to have a wild time. 

August 25: Head on over to Kingston for The Courthouse Center for the Arts' End of Summer Party, and enjoy a live musical performance by the country charmer Steve Daggett. 

August 26: Celebrate life by the sea at the New England Quahog Festival & Sea Creature Parade in North Kingstown, featuring glittery sea creature costumes of all kinds, food trucks, kayak races, a beer garden, live music, and much more!