The home of the Providence Downtown Improvement District

Downtown Directions

Our blog featuring news, info, recommendations, and more!

AS220’s FOO FEST: Saturday, August 13th

foosquareSee Downtown Providence at its best during AS220’s annual summer block party, FOO FEST! This 12-hour event starts at 1 PM on Saturday, August 13th and runs through 1 AM that night. Listen to live music, see exciting performances, buy food and drinks, and enjoy family friendly activities outside on Empire Street. You can also head indoors to check out the 2016 Rhode Island Mini-Maker Faire, featuring hands-on making, building & hacking, crafting, garage technology, arts and creativity for sale, and robots.

Leading up to headliner Dan Deacon, listen to a diverse musical lineup throughout the day: Harry and the Potters, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Arc Iris, Churchburn, Secret Lover, Hussy, Lovesick, Taina Asili, Power Monster, The Quahogs, Laika’s Orbit, Project 401, Houseboy, Gertrude Atherton, XR Tabs, Snowplows, Leiko, Theosophia, AS220 Youth Zukrewe.

Tickets are $7 online in advance, and $10 day-of. Kids 10 and under are FREE. Visit the website for updates on food vendors, volunteer opportunities, and more!