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Rhode Island's Can't-Miss April Events

Dated: March 31 2023

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As the weather warms up and the flowers start to bloom, Rhode Island comes alive with an exciting array of events to celebrate the arrival of Spring. Whether you’re a foodie fanatic, festival-goer, or a lover of the outdoors, there is no shortage of things to do! So get ready to mark your calendars and embrace the season with these exciting happenings!

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Blithewold Daffodil Days

April 8th – April 23rd

Blithewold Mansion • 101 Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI

What better way to celebrate springtime than by surrounding yourself with a breathtaking display of over 50,000 daffodils! Take in the beauty of Blithewold’s famous daffodil display, covering the 33-acre seaside estate. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, or sign up here for the programs that Blithewood has to offer!

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East Bay Chamber of Commerce – Ticket to Dine

April 1st – April 30th 

Treat yourself to a night out at participating restaurants in the East Bay and enter for a chance to win big! Raffle prizes include $350 in cash, a Newport getaway package for two nights, and gift certificates to multiple different restaurants! Purchase tickets here for a chance to win the raffle, along with a complimentary dessert and other offerings with the purchase of a meal. 

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Newport Daffodil Days

April 1st - April 30th

Witness the exquisite arrival of Spring with over 1.2 million vibrant yellow daffodils that light up Newport! The month of April is filled with many “Daffy Days” events that are perfect to enjoy with both friends and family. Click here for the full calendar of Daffy Days events that you won’t want to miss out on!

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Newport Restaurant Week

April 14th – April 23rd

Calling all foodies! Get ready to indulge in ten days of irresistible deals and discounts at a range of Newport and Bristol County restaurants. From gift cards to BOGO deals, prix-fixe menus, and special promotions, there’s something for everyone to savor. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover new culinary delights and satisfy your taste buds at a fraction of the usual cost. Click here for more information!

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State Street Spring Festival

Saturday, April 15th

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kickoff the start of spring by visiting the Bristol State Street Spring Festival on Saturday, April 15th! Shop local artisans, artists & vendors while enjoying live music from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. This upbeat spring festival includes a variety of fine art, pottery, jewelry, handmade clothing & gifts, farm fresh flowers & produce and so much more!

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Dinosaurs Among Us

April 7th – August 13th

Roger Williams Park Zoo • 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI

The dinosaurs have returned! Get ready to go back in time and witness the return of the dinosaurs at Roger Williams Park Zoo’s newest attraction, Dinosaurs Among Us! Experience and interact with nearly 60 life-size automatic dinosaurs during this prehistoric adventure! 

The new attraction also offers walking dinosaur rides, the chance to snap a photo at one of the dinosaur-themed selfie stations, meet and greets with baby dinosaurs and hands-on fossil dig stations. Purchase tickets here to take a trip back in time.

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Goat Hikes at Simmons Farm

Recurring Weekly on Saturdays and Sundays

Simmons Farm • 1942 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI

Have you ever had an opportunity to take a beautiful hike accompanied by goats? Well now you do! Experience the amazing views that Simmons Farm has to offer, while walking your own goat on leash along the designated trails! During this two-hour adventure, you will get to feed the goats, witness stunning scenery, and end the journey with a delicious cup of hot chocolate. Purchase tickets here for a hike that you most definitely won’t forget!

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Food Truck Fridays

April 14th – September 29th

Recurring Weekly on Fridays • 5:00 PM

Free admission

Satisfy your taste buds with some of the most delectable PVD Food Trucks at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with live music from over two dozen talented local musicians while you indulge in mouth-watering food, refreshing beer, and fine wine. This event is perfect for families, offering train and carousel rides for the little ones to enjoy.

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Weekly Farmers Market at Mount Hope Farm

 Recurring Weekly on Saturdays

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Explore the variety of local Rhode Island vendors that the farmers market at Mount Hope Farm has to offer! These vendors gather every Saturday from 9:00AM – 12:30 PM. Ranging from sweet treats and fresh produce to beautiful handmade jewelry, the options at this farmers market are endless! 

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Herreshoff Marine Museum Opening Day 

 Sunday, April 30th

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Herreshoff Marine Museum • 1 Burnside St, Bristol, RI

Located in beautiful Bristol, RI, the Herreshoff Marine Museum preserves and perpetuates the many accomplishments of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. This historic site offers a large museum facility, the old Hereshoff family homestead, six former company buildings, and a large portion of the company’s waterfront. Stop by on April 24th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM for free admission to their big opening day! More information on the event will be posted on the museum’s website here.

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