This list is from the RI Monthly Events website:http://www.quahog.org/calendar/
I've only been to the Newport one. It's good, but gets very crowded and traffic can be crazy - so get there early!!
Ancients and Horribles Parade, Chepachet, Glocester
Begins at 4:00pm. Main Street and Putnam Pike (Route 44). Nothing is sacred as Glocester locals spoof local and national politics. Call (401) 568-6206, or visit the Town of Glocester website for more information.
A Fox Point Fourth of July, Providence
11:00am–12:30pm. Reflections Cafe, 8 Governor Street. Come celebrate the life and works of Providence native George M. Cohan, the original Yankee Doodle Dandy, born in one of Providence's oldest and most diverse neighborhoods. Learn about the ever-changing character of Fox Point, from its first colonial settlements through the waves of Irish, then Portuguese and Cape Verdean immigration, to the impacts of urban and highway development today. $10 (cash only); reservations requested. Call (401) 331-8575 x45, or visit the Rhode Island Historical Society website for more information.
Fourth of July Parade Picnic, Bristol
8:00am–2:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Located on the parade route, Linden Place offers bleacher-style seating, tables and chairs under linden trees, a continental breakfast and picnic lunch, restroom facilities, and elbow room! $50 for adults, $35 for children. Call (401) 253-0390, or visit the Linden Place website for more information.
Bristol Civic, Military and Fireman's Parade, Bristol
Begins at 10:30am. The oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States, established in 1785, runs from the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street (Rt. 114) to High Street, between State and Bradford Streets. Call (401) 253-0445, or visit the Bristol Fourth of July Committee website for more information.
Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation's 25th Anniversary Celebration, Rose Island, Newport
5:30pm–10:30pm. Join us for an unforgettable evening of great music and food. Bring your appetite and your favorite lawn chair or blanket and settle in under the stars to watch the Newport Fireworks from Rose Island! Music by the Folk Support Group and food by Becky's Barbecue; cash bar. Top off the evening with a camp fire and toasted marshmallows. Call (401) 847-4242, email email@example.com, or visit the Rose Island Lighthouse website for more information.
21-Gun Salute, Newport
Begins at 12:00pm. Eisenhower Park, Washington Square. In honor of our country's birthday the Newport Artillery Company will fire a 21-gun salute using four brass cannon purchased from Paul Revere in the 1790s. Afterward the company's museum at 23 Clark Street will be open for tours. Call (401) 846-8488, or visit the Artillery Company of Newport website for more information.
Rum and Revolution Tour, Newport
Begins at 11:30am. Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames Street. Hear stories of taverns, distillers, rum runners, and more. This interactive tour explores the changing role of alcohol and its importance throughout Newport's 300 year history. Call (401) 841-8770, or visit the Newport History Tours website for more information.
Begins at 9:15pm. Launched from Fort Adams and visible all along the waterfront. Call (401) 845-9123 or (800) 976-5122 for more information.
16th Annual Tiverton Four Corners Antiques Show, Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton
9:00am–4:00pm. Tiverton Four Corners Art Center, 3852 Main Road. Folk art, Americana, quilts, textiles, fine prints, tall case clocks, furniture, garden and architectural, and much more. Admission $7. Call (508) 801-6063, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Begins at 9:30pm. Escobar's Highland Farm, 133 Middle Road. Resident/farmer/July 4th celebrant Louis Escobar will have his traditional fireworks display over the cow pastures. Please do not clog Middle Road with cars—there are many vantage points nearby from which to witness this show. Donations are accepted in the box out front of the farm anytime. Rain date July 5. Visit the Escobar's Highland Farm website for more information.