It arrived the other day, the ProJo Summer Guide. I was actually kinda excited to see some of the activities going on in the Ocean State this summer. There are things I knew and shared about already, and then I found some new things I wanted to do, like ...
The South County Hot Air Balloon Festival July 22-24. Www.southcountyballoonfest.com
The Rhode Island National Guard Air Show June 25-26. Www.riairshow.org
Free Bowling for kids all summer long. Www.freebowling.amf.com
Visit Www.gonewport.com for a full listing of Newport summer events like The Great Chowder Cook-off June 4th or the 7th annual family day at Fort Dams State Park also on the 4th.
Waterfire, a Rhode Island staple, has its summer schedule out. Visit www.waterfire.org
Frerichs Farm in Warren, RI is holding a Fantasy Faire on July 9th, including pirates, fairies and a unicorn. Www.frerichsfarm.com
Festival Fete, an arts and craft festival with Big Nazo and Ten 31 performers, will be in 3 locations over the summer. The Garden City Art Festival June 11, The City Art Festival August 6, and East Greenwich Art Festival September 3. Www.festivalfete.com
Battleship Cove, www.battleshipcove.org, has the largest collection of preserved US Navy ships in the world, right in Fall River, Mass.
The Kaleidoscope Theater in Cranston hosts a bunch of family friendly plays throughout the summer. Www.kaleidoscopetheater.com
Theatre by the Sea is also showing 6 children's shows. Www.theatrebythesea.com
So if you are really at a loss with things to do, pack up the kids, do eeni meenie miney mo, and try something new...