Spring is when South County, Rhode Island comes alive. Visit during this blossoming season and enjoy peaceful nature hikes, paddles and bike rides. Narragansett Spring Restaurant week offers great deals at many participating restaurants and there's always a show to catch be it live music, a movie or theater. And of course, there are flowers everywhere you look, so come check out the 12 things to do this spring in South County, Rhode Island.

Wicked Tulips Flower Farm

1. Wicked Tulips Flower Farm

Head to this wicked popular Exeter tulip farm for pick your own tulips and for pretty photos. It's a great place to pick a bouquet for Mom, or anyone you might want to give flowers to and it's a beautiful backdrop for photos. Find out more here.


2. Daffodil Days Wickford Village

The weekend of April 11th -14th, visit the historic and charming Wickford Village for their annual Daffodil Days event. There's historic town tours, pony rides, carriage rides, live music and, of course, daffodils. Learn more here.

Narragansett Restaurant Week

3. Narragansett Spring Restaurant Week & Kick Off Party

Enjoy a delicious meal at one of many participating restaurants during Narragansett's Spring Restaurant Week. And there's a kick-off party at the Towers where you can sample tasty treats from participating restaurants.  

Whiskey Tiki

4. Whiskey Tiki Taco Party at Sons of Liberty Spirits

Grab your favorite shades and head to Sons of Liberty Spirits for tiki drinks, authentic Mexican flavor from Maiz, live music by Big Lux, summer vibes and a Dad bod contest! Hawaiian shirts, flip-flops and summer attire are encouraged. Learn more. 

Virtu Art Fest

5. 28th Annual Virtu Arts Festival

The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce hosts the 28th Annual 'Virtu' Outdoor Arts Festival at beautiful Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly.  The festival features the fine selected works of professional artists and crafts persons. Virtu will be held rain or shine and admission is free. Learn more.

Live music

6. Catch a Show at One of Our Theaters or Music Venues

From movies, music and more at the United Theatre, to theater at the Granite Theatre and the Contemporary Theater Company to live music at the Greenwich Odeum and the Courthouse Center for the Arts, there's something for everyone who wants to catch a show in South County. 

Kentucky Derby

7. Kentucky Derby Party at Weekapaug Inn

Celebrate Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby with a viewing party at the MeetingHouse at Weekapaug Inn! Root for your favorite horse in your southern best and biggest hat while sipping a mint julep and enjoying delicious bites — all with picturesque views of Quonnie Pond. Be sure to wear your southern best: A prize basket will be awarded to the evening’s best fascinator & best dressed gentleman! Learn more.

Coast Guard House Igloo

8. Igloo at the Coast Guard House

Dine in one of the beautiful custom igloos at the Coast Guard House while overlooking the ocean before they're gone in May. Igloos can accommodate up to eight guests. Igloos are available for three different seating times. The reservations are three hours in duration and come with a $100 rental fee. Learn more.

Sundays by the Sea | The Jazz Brunch Experience at Ocean House

9. Westerly Wednesdays in the Bistro at Ocean House

Each Wednesday this season, enjoy a special multi-course dinner at the Ocean House bistro including a complimentary pour from the Sommelier’s selection of red or white wine. Choose your dishes over three delicious courses: Ocean House’s famous clam chowder, local calamari, and more to start; steak frites, Atlantic halibut, fettuccini Bolognese, and more for your entrée; plus, a satisfying dessert course. Learn more.

Kinney Azalea Garden

10. Visit the Kinney Azalea Gardens

The Kinney Faella Gardens is the result of four generations of horticulturists, educators, and nature enthusiasts of the Kinney and Faella families. The University of Rhode Island's first botany professor, Lorenzo Kinney Sr., began planting conifers on his son's newly purchased land in the 1920's.​

Today there are over 1000 cultivars and species of rhododendrons, azaleas, native and exotic trees, shrubs, and wildflowers which can be enjoyed by walking along natural paths throughout the 16 acre gardens. Come walk the many paths, venture over wooden foot bridges, and take a commemorative photo in our signature moon gate. Come often to witness the changing seasons, migrating birds, and hear the breeze through the towering trees. Pick up a flier and help the kids find surprises listed in our treasure hunt. Feel free to bring your easel, camera, or a picnic lunch and enjoy some time relaxing in the gardens. Learn more.


11. Take a Hike

South County is full of hiking trails through lush forest and wildlife preserves. Choose a destination and get out and enjoy nature. Learn more.

Hobbit House Preserve 2

12. Book a Hobbit House Spring Photo Experience at the Preserve

Looking for a truly unique photo shoot experience? Look no further than The Preserve Resort & Spa’s signature HOBBIT HOUSE™! Guests can reserve a private half-hour timeslot at this whimsical location to capture unforgettable family and friend photos. With its charming round doorway, earthy tones, and picturesque setting, the HOBBIT HOUSE™ offers a truly one-of-a-kind backdrop for your photos. Learn more.