Local April events

Newport Daffodil Days
April is the time of the year that welcomes the warm springtime weather. With that weather comes the beautiful flowers that have not been seen since 2021. Some of the first flowers to bloom are the beautiful and vibrant daffodils. These beautiful flowers are on full display in Newport. The city boasts an incredible 1.2 million daffodils that are beginning to bloom. Take a trip to Newport this April to witness the magnificent sight.

Rhode Island Cemetery Weeks
This may sound macabre but it is far from. The Rhode Island Preservation and Historical Commission is putting on events throughout the months of April and May to help restore and clean up cemeteries in Rhode Island. Participants have the opportunity to learn about historic cemeteries in the state, take tours, attend gravestone restoration workshops and clean up the cemetery grounds. All events are free to the public. A list of events can be found on the Rhode Island Preservation and Historical Commission website.

Asian Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo
Starting April 13, the Roger Williams Park Zoo will be lit up from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. The Asian Lantern Spectacular celebrates 2,000 years of tradition with large illuminated lanterns. The extravagant display of 50+ lanterns is produced by Hanart Culture. The zoo will also be featuring Asian-inspired food and drinks. The event will be occurring until July 4 and tickets are sold online on the Roger Williams Park Zoo website.