Rhode Island Music & Arts Festival

An annual event showcasing music, arts and local food in the beautiful India Point Park in downtown Providence, R.I.


Sept. 14 and 15, 2018


About The Festival

Everything you need to know

Where is the festival?

At the beautiful India Point Park in Providence, Rhode Island, at the foot of the I-195 pedestrian bridge.  263 India Street Providence, RI in the GPS will get you there.

When is the festival?

The second annual festival will take place on Saturday September 14, 2019.

What time is the festival?

The festival is open from 11:00am to 11:00pm on Saturday.

Where can I park?

The festival is held in a city park, and there is not a parking lot available for the festival because of our waterfront location downtown. There is limited street parking available around the park, under the I195 bridge, on South Water Street, and off of Wickenden Street.  We do recommend taking public transportation or Uber/Lyft, especially if you’re staying at a hotel in town.

We have made several appeals since 2011 for the City of Providence to open more local parking lots, but have been unsuccessful. We are continuing to lobby the city in an effort to provide our festival guests with safe off-street parking.

I’m coming from out of town. Where can I stay?

Providence offers a range of accommodation for people, no matter the budget.

India Point Park is close to Providence’s city center, so any downtown hotel will be within range.

How much is admission? What is included in the price?

Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $60, including a free drink. Kids under 12 are free.

Food is not included in the ticket price, but is for sale separately at various restaurant vendors.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at a discounted rate. Once advance ticket sales have ended, you can purchase them at the gate on the day of the festival (subject to sell-out).

What bands are playing this year?

You can find our full lineup of bands here.

Can I bring my dog?

Absolutely! As long as your pooch is on a leash, and you pick up after him or her, man’s best friend is welcome at the Rhode Island Seafood Festival.

Can I bring my own items?

We have chairs and tables for you to eat at, but you can feel free to bring your own chairs or picnic blankets. Due to health and licensing regulations, outside beverages and goods are strictly prohibited.

Is there a vendor for alcoholic beverages?

There certainly is. The drinks tent is run by the festival itself (as opposed to an outside vendor) and provides a range of local beers, wine, spirits and soda, as well as festival merchandise.

Is it a cash-only event?

Many vendors accept credit and debit cards, but that is up to each vendor.

There is an ATM on-site for cash withdrawals throughout the weekend. As the ATM is operated by a third party, withdrawal fees apply.

Debit and credit cards are accepted at the entrance gate.


Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased at the gate on the day of the festival, or in advance online closer to the event. Purchasing online gives you the opportunity for some great multi-ticket deals! Tickets can be purchased in advance (subject to sell-out) via this link.

Do I need to print my tickets?

No, we can scan them from your phone. We recommend taking a screenshot as soon as you receive them.

I'm coming with friends. Do the tickets need to be in my name?

No. As long as nobody else has had them scanned for at the entry gate, it doesn't matter whose name is on them.

Can I change my ticket from one date to another?

No. All ticket sales are final.

If I don't attend the festival, can I have a refund?

No. All ticket sales are final.

What if it rains?

Grand Festivals events are rain-or-shine. No matter the weather, the event is on.

What if I have a question you haven’t answered here?

Get in touch via our Contact page.