2020 Festival CANCELED!
For everyone's safety the 2020 Free Folk Music Festival is cancelled for
Sunday, August 30th.
Stay safe and healthy!
The Rhode Island Folk Festival. We enjoyed having the Providence Folk Festival for five years at the National Memorial Park in downtown Providence.... but things change!
The same Hear In Rhode Island team that brought you the Providence Folk Festival is bringing you the Rhode Island Folk Festival, now in Riverside, East Providence. We love this new location!
If you attended the 2019 Providence Folk Festival, we want your feedback so that you keep coming back and send your friends and family! Feedback also helps us with funding to keep it a free event.
There will be a few food trucks at the park.
City of East Providence regulations state this is a non-smoking event.
560 Bullocks Point Ave, Riverside, RI 02915 The Festival is a walkable 1/4 mile away.
This is NOT the location of the current Oldham Elementary School (on 60 Bart Dr.)
Only cars with a RI registered Handicapped placard may park in the Rose Larisa Parking lot at the south end of the park. There will be additional handicapped parking spaces allocated for the festival.
Those who cannot walk the distance from the Oldham School parking lot may be dropped off at this Handicapped lot. However the car will need to find street parking or park at the festival parking lot.
There is no festival parking available on the Terrace, just South of the park. This is a residential community that does not have additional parking for events. Thank you for your understanding.
701 Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside, RI