Enjoy the acoustics from this band shell while you sit on the lawn overlooking the water and beautiful park grounds.
Tracie Potochnik and Steve Allain
On the other side of the park will be the Songbird Stage for a more intimate listening experience.
Allysen Callery and Avi Jacob
A new stage has been added to the festival at the gazebo to feature open mic style performances.
Beth Barron and Joanne Lurgio
All stages and vendors will be outside. There will be a hand washing station and hand sanitizers by the portable toilets.
Per the CDC guidelines, please put 6ft of distance between yourself and others who are not members of your household. Also, please wear a mask if you find yourself in a crowded area.
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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!
There will be food trucks at the park!
City of East Providence regulations state this is a non-smoking event.
This is NOT the location of the current Oldham Elementary School (on 60 Bart Dr.)
The Festival is a walkable 1/4 mile away from the festival parking lot, however...
There will be a SHUTTLE BUS running from the festival parking lot to the park starting at 11am. This is an East Providence Parks and Recreation bus so please wear a mask, per RI state requirement. Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy this free event!
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