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Things to do in Rhode Island: August 2021

Summer concerts, PVDFest and more offer many options for things to do in Rhode Island right now

Chachi Carvalho he takes the stage for a Hip Hop dance Party as part of PVD Fest on Aug. 29.
Chachi Carvalho he takes the stage for a Hip Hop dance Party as part of PVD Fest on Aug. 29.Erin X. Smithers

Summer fun in Rhode Island continues with PVDFest events, FirstWorks Live concerts, Summer Pops in the Park, and more. (For weather- or COVID-related scheduling changes, please check with event organizers.)

Saturday, August 28th

2021 Rhode Island Statewide Scavenger Hunt

Teams of one to five players will participate will hunt for sites around the state during a two-day competition. To register your team visit: https://bit.ly/3krP1yu. Teams will be competing for a chance to win some Rhode Island prizes including an exclusive WaterFire experience, and a year’s worth of passports for Rhode Island Food Fights events. The cost is $60.

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Sunday, August 29th

FirstWorks Live – Music at Roger Williams Park: HIP-HOP DANCE PARTY

Chachi Carvalho, a repeat PVDFest headliner, can be relied on to uplift the party with beats, rhymes, and life wherever — and with whomever — he takes the stage. 5 p.m., Roger Williams Park Bandstand, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. Free.

7th Annual Rhode Island Folk Festival

There will be three stages of live performances at Rose Larisa waterfront park in Riversdale, R.I. The folk festival is produced by the nonprofit group Hear in Rhode Island. 753-759 Bullocks Point Ave., Riversdale, R.I. Free.