Carousel Village Special Events

Carousel Village Special Events

The Carousel Village, a delightful family-friendly destination in Roger Williams Park, is hosting events this season that are fun for everyone and open to the public.

Please check the Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village Facebook Page for updates.

Questions? Email or call 401-467-0150

Calendar of Events
Food Truck Friday | Now - September 24, 2021

End your week at Food Truck Friday all summer long! Experience the fun and entertainment of Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks each Friday beginning at 5:00 pm. During these events, the Carousel is open for rides as well as seasonal activities. (weather permitting)

More information and full Food Truck Friday schedule.

PUParazzi Photo Nights (at Food Truck Friday)

Join us for a new brand new dog-centric photo feature at Carousel Village this summer during select Food Truck Friday dates!

Calling all dogs! Join us for Puparazzi Photo Night during Carousel Village’s Food Truck Friday.  We’ll have wacky photo backdrops set up with “pup” culture themes so these pics will be anything but basic.  Capture a goofy memory with your favorite pooch – there’s a new theme every month! 

Pricing: $5 per pup; bring your own camera to capture the fun!   


Friday, June 11 (rain date: Friday, June 18): Coachella and “Woofstock”

Friday, July 9 (rain date: Friday, July 16): Harry Pawter/Mischief Managed

Friday, August 13 (rain date: Friday, August 20): Dog Days of Summer

Reach out to us at with any questions you might have or CLICK HERE for FAQs.

Visit with Santa

Ring in some holiday cheer with Santa Claus himself!  Santa will be spending time at Carousel Village this Thanksgiving weekend, eager to meet with all his favorite children! 

Visits with Santa are available to each child (ages 12 and under) for just $5 per visit, and families should plan to bring their own camera to snap photos, as photographers will not be present. Enjoy a cup of milk courtesy of Munroe Dairy (while supplies last), then play the day away in the outdoor Hasbro Boundless Playground.

The carousel and train will be open for guests to enjoy, though these are not included with admission and can be purchased at their regular rates.  Do note that the train is a weather-permitting feature and may close during inclement weather.

Dates: TBD

Pricing: $5/child for visits, Train tickets $3/ride, Carousel tickets $2/ride

Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sensory Friendly Days

Carousel Village offers Sensory-Friendly Days. We invite those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to explore and enjoy Carousel Village.

For maximum comfort, there will be no music or indoor lights. The Carousel and playground will be open to the public, as well as train rides (weather permitting).

Dates: TBD

Time: 12:00 - 6:00 pm

Please Note: Standard activity pricing applies.

Private Events & Birthday Parties

The Carousel is always available for private events, birthday and holiday parties or any other event that will benefit from the Carousel's unique setting.

More information on group visits, birthday parties, after-hours parties and photo sessions.