Festivals and Favorites for Winter in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island State House in snow

As moms, it seems like we are always trying to find activities to keep our families busy during the cold months of winter in Rhode Island! We have a few ideas for you to add to your list!

Shop an Indoor Farmer’s Markets

In Lil’ Rhody, cold weather doesn’t have to stop you from getting your farm fresh favorites! These winter markets are packed with local vendors selling everything from baked good & produce to candles & coffee. A great way to get out of the house with something for everyone’s taste. 

South Kingstown Farmer’s Market: URI, West Kingston, RI | Saturdays, 9am-12:30pm, November 4, 2023 – March 30, 2024

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market: The Guild, 461 Main St, Pawtucket, RI | Biweekly Fridays, 12-3pm (January, February, March, 2024)


Catch a Hockey Game! Between the Providence Bruins, Friars, Brown, URI, and JWU there are plenty to choose from. And it’s not just for boys either.  Many local colleges have Women’s Ice Hockey teams too, a perfect way to spend the day with that special little girl (or boy) in your life. 


Visit the Annual Newport Winter Festival Ten non-stop days of fun to break you out of those winter blues. This year’s line up includes ice sculpting demonstrations, Teddy Bear Tea, live jazz, Mac & Cheese Smackdown, Beach Polo, a Chili cook off and more.

Newport Winter Festival February 16th-25th, 2024


Check out the Providence Children’s Film Festival This expansive festival takes place at multiple locations and features 140+ films from over 35 different countries, as well as workshops for kids and a Young Film Makers Showcase. Some of the screening are even free! 

Providence Children’s Film Festival February 16th-25th, 2024

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