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Upcoming Events

40th Annual South County Balloon Festival @ URI Athletic Fields
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Friday 7/20: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 7/21: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday 7/22: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM


2018 is the 40th Anniversary of this popular summer event. The festival is presented by the Wakefield Rotary Club, and proceeds from this event benefit several charities.

The South County Balloon Festival features Tethered Hot Air Balloon rides* in morning and evening, family entertainment, crafters, carnival rides, car show, food vendors, live music (Friday & Saturday Nights), Balloon Glow* (Fri, Sat), fishing pond, bounce houses, and lots of other family fun. Entry is payable at the gate. Balloon rides* and carnival rides have additional fee.

Roomful of Blues kicks off the festival Friday night at 6:30 (rain or shine)
Billy Gilman Concert on Saturday 7:00PM (rain or shine)

General admission to the festival is $10 and children 10 and under are free all weekend. Parking is free and plentiful.

*All balloon activities are weather dependent. Balloons ascend in morning and evening only.

Please see our website for all ballooning hours & details

H20 at Skyline @ Skyline At Waterplace
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Friday 7/20: 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Saturday: 7/21: 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Friday 8/3: 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Saturday 8/4: 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Friday 10/12: 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Saturday 10/13: 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

H2O by Skyline is a water laser light show inspired by Walt Disney World and The Bellagio in Walt Disney World. There is NOTHING like H2O by Skyline anywhere in New England. This is a kid friendly event and is FREE to the public. For dinner and front row seats, contact (401) 437-6480 for more details or

St. Mary’s Feast @ St. Mary's Feast
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Wednesday: 6pm‑11pm
Thursday: 6pm‑11pm
Friday: 5pm‑midnight
Saturday: noon‑midnight
Sunday: 10am‑11pm

In honor of St. Mary Italian and international food an music festival one Rhode Island oldest feast and parade. parade on Sunday starting at noon gigantic firework show at 9 PM on Sunday.

amazing carnival, nightly live entertainment, huge fireworks, parade, mouthwatering food



Westport Fair @ Fairgrounds
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

See schedule of Events

Magic with the Amazing Lon Cerel 7/18: 8pm
Mad Science Thursday 7/19: 8pm
Toe Jam Puppet Band Friday 7/20: 8pm
Tony Baloney Magic Show Saturday 7/21: 8pm

Wednesday 7/18: 6pm to 10pm
Thursday 7/19: 6pm to 10pm
Friday 7/20: 6pm to 11pm
Saturday 7/21: 11am to 11pm
Sunday 7/22: 8:30am to 9pm

Family Overnights (6+) at RWP Zoo @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 22 @ 10:00 am

Snooze at the Zoo for the wildest family overnight adventure in town! The night begins with pizza and ice cream before educators engage you and children in hands-on activities, animal encounters, and a Zoo tour by flashlight. End the evening by crawling into your sleeping bag in the Meller-Danforth Education Center with popcorn and a movie. You’ll need your zzzzs before waking up with the animals! A light breakfast will be provided before a morning Zoo tour.

Dates & Themes:
Saturday, July 21: That Animal’s Got Talent – Reality TV stars can’t compete with the superstars of the animal world. Dancing cranes, crooning gibbons, fashionable peacocks and beavers that build – overnight participants will be dazzled by the amazing talents of animals. Vote for your favorite!
Saturday, July 28: Stayin’ Alive – Animals in the food chain do everything they can to stay alive. Over time, many have developed amazing adaptations that keep them from becoming the next item on the menu. Some have clever camouflage, some have built in armor and others even sacrifice body parts.
Click HERE to Register Now
Please note: There must be at least a 1:3 parent/child ratio. This program is not designed for adults without children
Important registration note: There are no refunds unless program is cancelled by the Zoo.
All requests to change the date of your program must be made at least 48 hours prior to the start of your scheduled program. Requests are not guaranteed and are dependent upon availability. A fee of $20 per program participant will be assessed when any change to your program date is made.
Questions? Contact or call (401) 785-3510 ext 358.