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Book Travel with America The Beautiful Top Rhode Island - State Events for 2014!

When it comes to special events, fairs and festivals, Rhode Island  has something for everyone. Whether it's honoring food, history, heritage, or one of the four seasons, Rhode Island’s  celebrations are known for their authentic charm. The following is just a sample of the events taking place year round.

Providence Boat Show

January 31 - February 2, 2014  in Providence, Rhode Island

The 20th Annual Providence Boat Show is one of the largest winter boat shows in New England featuring fishing and cruising powerboats as well as cruising and racing Sailboats. as well as equipment and services for all boating needs. With two side-by-side locations there is over 240,000 square-feet of exhibitor space, more than 280 exhibitors with over 300 boats ranging in size from 8 to 47 feet on display along with kayaks, inflatables, and accessories. Visit:

Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show

February 20-23, 2014  in Providence, Rhode Island

This is the premier New England Garden show. The Rhode Island Flower Show attracts more than 30,000 attendees annually, showcasing beautiful garden displays and 250 larger-than-life garden marketplace vendors. For almost two decades, the Flower Show has been the beacon for early Spring fun in Rhode Island. Stop by to see demonstrations and lectures with an emphasis on organic gardening. A tradition for over 20 years, the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center showcases extraordinary gardens woven with original art creations. Visitors can meet the artists and designers, and learn more about their own garden designs at lectures, seminars and demonstrations by nationally recognized experts. Visit:

Newport Winter Festival

February 14-23, 2014  in Newport, Rhode Island

Join our “Silver Sparkle Celebration!” as the Newport Winter Festival commemorates it’s 26th Anniversary! Touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” the annual Winter Festival will take place February 15th-24th, 2013 throughout Newport and Newport County.  Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages.

Melt away your winter blues with all the Newport Winter Festival has to offer.  Highlighted events include the Children’s Fair, Chili Cook-Off, Chicken Wing Cook-off and the renowned concert by The Cast of BeatleMania.. Visit:

Newport Irish Heritage Month

March  in Newport, Rhode Island

This exciting month-long event celebrates the Irish heritage of the area, with Celtic storytelling, Irish step-dancing, interesting lectures, afternoon teas, an Irish coffee contest, Jameson Irish whiskey tastings and a festive St. Patrick's Day parade.  Visit:

Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival

May  24-26, 2014 in Pawtuxet Village, Rhode Island

TThe Annual Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival

held on Memorial Weekend, attracts approximately 50,000 people for three days browsing and purchasing the wares of the 100-150 craft exhibitors along Narragansett Parkway in Warwick. All while this is going on, there is a professional food court, free family music entertainment, and other diversions for the children located in Pawtuxet Park. The proceeds of the annual Arts and Crafts fair benefit the running of the annual Gaspee Days Parade Visit:

Rhode Island International Film Festival

August 5-10, 2014 in Providence, Rhode Island

Held in Providence, and throughout the state of Rhode Island, the Academy-nominating Rhode Island International Film Festival has risen to the top ranks among world film events. Discovering and empowering independent filmmakers and screenwriters, the festival is an extravaganza of special events, film screenings, VIP guests, industry seminars and celebrations. Cited as one of the "Best International and Short Film Festivals in the United States", the Festival is a strategic and desirable platform for film premieres, drawing hundreds of independent filmmakers from around the globe. Visit:

Jazz Festival

August 1 -3,  2014 in Newport, Rhode Island

Founded in 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival® was the first annual jazz festival in America. It has been host to numerous legendary performances by some of the world's leading established and emerging artists. Referred to as the grandfather of all jazz festivals, the event draws thousands of people from all over the world to Newport, Rhode Island, a city which is famed for its spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture. Historic moments since its inception include performances by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Miles Davis.  Visit:

Newport International Boat Show

September 11-14, 2014 in Newport, Rhode Island

One of the four largest in-water boat shows in the country, the Newport International Boat Show features both power and sail on 15 acres along Americas Cup Ave. Highlights include 850 exhibitors and over 700 boats ranging in size from 16 to 85 as well as all kinds of equipment and services, seminars, demonstrations and children's activities. The show is also the official venue for US debuts of all new boats and boating products. The 43rd Annual Newport International Boat Show, September 12-15, 2013, will feature new sailboats and powerboats, and thousands of products and services from both domestic and international exhibitors.  Multiple waterfront facilities along America's Cup Avenue host the Show including Newport Yachting Center, Oldport Marine, Bannister's Wharf and Bowen's Wharf.  All Show sites are accessible by land or by  water taxi service.


International Oktoberfest

October 11-12, 2014 in Newport, Rhode Island

The International Oktoberfest is an ardent tribute to Germany’s most famous fall festival, offering three stages of authentic German music and folk dancing, as well as a Kindergarten with family fun activities. Visitors can enjoy the best of German and domestic Oktoberfest brews in the International Biergarten, and the best of foods with a traditional Bratwurst. Visit: International Oktoberfest

Newport International Boat Show
-September 2013, Newport, Rhode Island-
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