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April Vacation Week Fun at Patriot Place

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Dates:Monday, April 15, 2024 - Friday, April 19, 2024
Hours:Varies by event
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:see below
Category:School Vacation

april vacation week fun at patriot place photoPatriot Place has unveiled the latest lineup of family-friendly activities scheduled for this year’s April Vacation Week, taking place daily from Saturday, April 15 through Saturday, April 19.

April 15 - 2:00pm: Author Story Time

First up, local author Shawn Peters will be at the Dean College Stage on April 15 at 2:00pm for a special story time with his popular book The Unforgettable Logan Foster. Peters will answer questions, guide a discussion and sign copies of his book.

April 17 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm: Roger Williams Zoo | Dinosaurs Among Us
Then, Roger Williams Park Zoo will stop by the Dean College Stage on April 17 from 12-1:30 p.m. to showcase their exciting new exhibit, Dinosaurs Among Us. Guests can meet and greet life-sized dinosaur characters, enjoy ticket giveaways from Roger Williams Park Zoo and take photos alongside prehistoric baby dinosaur friends.

April 18 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm: Taylor Swift Celebration
On April 18 from 4-6 p.m., visit the Dean College Stage for the ultimate Taylor Swift celebration alongside the Mix 104.1 Street Team and Fangirl Fantasy playing all the latest hits. Guests will have the chance to enter to win a pair of tickets to Taylor Swift’s sold-out The Eras Tour at Gillette Stadium and are invited to come dressed as their favorite Taylor Swift era.

April 19 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Kids Line Dancing at Six String Grill & Stage
On April 19, kids line dancing lessons will return to Six String Grill & Stage as children ages 5 through 16 can learn how to grapevine, do-si-do and everything in between. There will be two separate sessions, with the first held from 1-2 p.m. and the second taking place from 2-3 p.m. *Capacity is limited for this free event and guests will need to register in advance.

April 20 - 10:00am - 12:00pm: Encanto Character Dance Party / Meet & Greet
Then on April 20 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., kids can join popular Encanto character Maribel at 200 Patriot Place for a story time, dance party and meet and greet. Guests can register for this free event here.

April 20 will also mark the return of the Bass Pro Shops Cruise Nights, the popular free car show hosted at Patriot Place every other Thursday from April through October.

April 22 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Earth Day Program
To cap off the week, the Mass Audubon will run a special Earth Day program at the Nature Trail and Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog behind Bass Pro Shops. From 12-1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, April 22, instructors will lead guests on a guided nature walk, sharing insight on the property and special cranberry wetland system.

Throughout the week, the Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon Technologies will also host several special school vacation events. Additionally, the Dean College Stage will feature local bands playing live music from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 14, April 15, April 21 and April 22.

Visit for a full schedule of all school vacation week activities at Patriot Place, and to register for applicable events.

Guests can also enjoy live music throughout the weekend, as local bands will perform on the Dean College Stage.

Bonus Bucks!
This week, when you purchase a $50 gift card at the Kiosk, you'll get a $15 BONUS gift card . Kiosk is located outside the Patriot Place Management Office between Bar Louie and Skipjacks.

Patriot Place is committed to hosting activities all children can enjoy and as such, will be offering sensory-friendly options at Wednesday’s Encanto event from 12-12:30pm and at Friday’s Earth Day Celebration from 1-2 p.m.

Please note that certain events have limited availability and guests will need to register in advance. For a full schedule, additional information and registration details, visit

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