What’s on tap for July


At the Tourism Council we are all about summer fun. This month's newsletter we all scream for ice cream and share RI's Blackstone Valley Ice Cream Trail. We celebrate our diverse culture with food, drink and lively entertainment at several summer festivals/feasts.. The fun continues with lighthouse tours, sunflowers and more food!



July 16

National Ice Cream Day


Whether cone or cup, sprinkles or nuts, homemade or extravagant; ice cream is certainly a summertime favorite. We’ve created an Ice Cream Trail for you to follow and try the many creamy flavors found in RI’s Blackstone Valley!


Follow the Blackstone Valley's Ice Cream Trail







Ten Festivals to Check Out

This Summer!



Join us in the Blackstone Valley for a summer of food, fun and entertainment! We have several festivals and feasts happening across our ten cities and towns!


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July 16


Christmas in July at Chelos

The St Ann Arts and Cultural Center is having a very special fundraising event: Christmas in July! Hosted at Chelo’s Hometown Bar & Grille in Woonsocket. Listen to tropical holiday music while eating a delicious meal! Chelo's will be all decked out in Summer time Christmas Décor including Santa’s chair from the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council’s Polar Express!


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July 18


Christmas in July at Wright's Bakery

Sticking with Christmas In July theme starting July 18th all your Christmas Favorites (Buche de Noel, Egg Nog Loaf Bread...) will be available to order for a limited time! So put on your elf hat and splurge with Christmas treats for your next BBQ!


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July 29


Hen House Ice Cream Social

The Chick'sickles Ice Cream Social is back! Try an ice cream sandwich or waffle bowl with a choice of homemade sauces and toppings!


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July 28 & 30


Make & Take - Cooking Fun!

If you love food and foodie hands on experiences, The Honey Shop in Woonsocket offers several cooking classes throughout the year. Coming up.. Sign up for a Make & Take Sour Dough Bread (7/28) or Make & Take Kimichi Class.(7/30). They sell out fast so book now!


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Various Dates & Times


Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tour

Take a self-guided tour of the historic 1871 Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. Enjoy a quick boat ride from Edgewood Yacht Club and view the history and scenic vistas of Narragansett Bay and the Port of Providence! Be sure to ask the knowledgeable docents a question or two to hear some wonderful stories.


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Various Dates


Explore Blackstone Valley with a National Park Ranger

Whether by bike or foot, there are several opportunities to explore the valley with a National Park Ranger this summer.


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July 29 - August 13


Butterfly Farm Sunflower Fest

Join the Butterfly Farm for peak sunflower blooms! Take photos, check out other veggies in the farm stand and local vendors on the weekends!


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Make Your Own Glass Flower

Try your hand a glassblowing! Blackstone River Glass Center offers several different classes. In this class students will choose the colors and learn to manipulate molten glass to make a glass flower! Be sure to check out the shop too!

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