slides: 10 Great Things to do in RI This Weekend - May 5, 2017

Friday, May 05, 2017
GoLocalProv Lifestyle Team

Chicago at PPAC
A big weekend in Rhode Island with plenty of events to attend, things for all ages.

This weekend Chicago is a PPAC, Food Truck Friday returns to Roger Williams Park, and the 11th annual Taco Fest is in Providence.  

To help you decide where to go and what to do, GoLocalProv.com has put together a list of ten great things to do this weekend. 

How many activities and events can you get to?

See the 10 Great Things to do in Rhode Island This Weekend in the Slideshow Below

  • May 5

    Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Extreme at Dunkin' Donuts Center

    Check out the most extreme show in town as the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Extreme show comes to the Dunkin' Donuts Center. 

    The show features high-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 300 cast and crew provide two hours of thrilling entertainment. 

    Click here for more information 

     
  • May 5

    Opening of Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Park

    The first food truck Friday of the year. 

    Kick your weekend off with some of the best food trucks in Rhode Island!

    Head to the Carousel Village in Roger Williams Park. Bring your family and friends and enjoy live music each week!

    Eat from your favorite local food truck or try something new. Maybe even eat at multiple trucks.

    Click here for more information

     
  • May 5

    Octopus's Garden at Anchor Bend Glassworks

    The show features more styles, included frosted glass, transparent cores, a new medium size, and more active tentacles!

    Check out the exciting changes, and see the sculptures in their own sea gardens, featuring the new Ocean Reef paperweights!

    Click here for more information

     
  • May 5

    Award Winning Improv Comedy with The Bit Players 

    Get over to Firehouse Theater at 4 Equality Park Place in Newport to watch the award winning improv comedy of The Bit Players. 

    The show begins at 8 p.m. and is BYOB. 

    Click here for more information

     
  • May 6

    Chicago at PPAC

    This famous musical is the winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, and a Grammy. The play is a tale of sin, corruption and much more and features former Seinfeld actor John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn. 

    O'Hurley joined GoLocal LIVE to talk about the show. 

    Click here for more information. 

     
  • May 6

    Free Comic Book Day 

    One of the best days of the year for comic fans, free comic book day is here. 

    Free comic book day is a great time to pick up some new reading material for the summer or maybe start a new hobby without spending too much money at first. 

    Take advantage of free comic book day. 

    Click here for a full list of participating Rhode Island stores 

     
  • May 6

    Taco Fest at Grant's Block and Westminster Street

    Get down to the 6th annual Taco Fest.

    The festival is filled with great food, music, dancing, and more! Revel in the local flavors, sounds, and textures of our city – all along Westminster Street in downtown Providence! 

    Taco Fest is FREE and open to the public. It runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Click here for more information

     
  • May 7

    Kayak Rentals at Providence Kayak Company

    How about a cool May afternoon on the water in a Kayak. 

    Kayak rides are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Don't miss out on this cool experience. 

     
  • May 7

    Bubbles and Beats at Rooftop at Providence G

    Spend your Sunday afternoon on the Rooftop at the Providence G, and enjoy drink specials all day, music by some of the area's top DJs*, and relax by one of several fire pits. 

    Click here for more information. 

     
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