Local venues in South County, Rhode Island have a ready slate of events for visitors no matter what the weather outdoors.

South County is a natural beauty with 100 miles of unspoiled beaches, picturesque countryside and quaint historical villages. Explore our 11 towns by hiking, biking, boating, fishing or golfing. Fresh from the boat seafood is a culinary highlight in our local restaurants.

The renowned Ocean House celebrates the bounty of Rhode Island’s local farms and talented local chefs with Farm & Vine Dinners. The event includes a reception with passed hors d’oeuvres and three course dinner paired with wines selected by guest sommelier. The Ocean House is located right on the coast at 1 Bluff Ave., Westerly, RI. For dates and more information, call 401-584-7000 or visit www.oceanhouseri.com.

For theater goers, The Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston is bringing several musicals to the South County area.

The upstairs venue is an intimate theater, with nary a bad seat in the house. The site was a county courthouse for over 100 years, and the CCA stages musicals on an intimate, black box scale and often features lesser known works. For performance schedules and more information call 401-782-1018 or visit www.courthousearts.org.

Outdoorsy-types are in their element in South County. Star Gazing at Frosty Drew Observatory in Ninigret Park is a year-round activity. Soon after dusk on clear Friday evenings, dedicated volunteers help star gazers see distant galaxies, shining nubulea, the planets and their moons and occasionally a passing comet through the observatory’s telescope. Best of all, it requires no advance registration or a ticket! For more information call 401-364-9508 or visit www.frostydrew.org.

For information on more to see and do in the 449 square miles and 11 towns that comprise South County, Rhode Island, call us at 1-800-548-4662 or visit us at www.southcountyri.com.