WaterFire – Full Lighting – September 22, 2018

[alert type=”danger” heading=”Full Lighting”]Saturday, September 22nd – Salute to Rhode Island Educators and the Big Bang Science Fair
Sunset 6:43 p.m.
Made possible by the generous support of Textron Charitable Trust and other generous donors
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From the WaterFire website:

WaterFire, an award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. WaterFire’s over eighty sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the firetenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from around the world engage all the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths of Waterplace Park. WaterFire has captured the imagination of over ten million visitors, bringing life to downtown, and revitalizing Rhode Island’s capital city.

WaterFire – Full Lighting – September 8, 2018

[alert type=”danger” heading=”Full Lighting”]Saturday, September 8th
Sunset 7:07 p.m.
Sponsored by National Grid
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From the WaterFire website:

WaterFire, an award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. WaterFire’s over eighty sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the firetenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from around the world engage all the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths of Waterplace Park. WaterFire has captured the imagination of over ten million visitors, bringing life to downtown, and revitalizing Rhode Island’s capital city.

WaterFire – Full Lighting – August 25, 2018

[alert type=”danger” heading=”Full Lighting”]Saturday, August 25th
Sunset: 7:31 p.m.
Sponsored by the Providence Tourism Council
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From the WaterFire website:

WaterFire, an award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. WaterFire’s over eighty sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the firetenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from around the world engage all the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths of Waterplace Park. WaterFire has captured the imagination of over ten million visitors, bringing life to downtown, and revitalizing Rhode Island’s capital city.

WaterFire – Full Lighting – July 28, 2018

[alert type=”danger” heading=”Full Lighting”]Saturday, July 28th – C is for Cure: A WaterFire Lighting for RI Defeats Hep C
Sunset: 8:08 p.m.
Sponsored by GILEAD
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From the WaterFire website:

WaterFire, an award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. WaterFire’s over eighty sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the firetenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from around the world engage all the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths of Waterplace Park. WaterFire has captured the imagination of over ten million visitors, bringing life to downtown, and revitalizing Rhode Island’s capital city.

Burnside Park Music Series & Beer Garden 2018 Season kicks off – July 12, 2018

From the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy:


Every Thursday this summer during July and August, Burnside Park will be transformed into your favorite restaurant, your family outing, your afternoon date, and your patio bar. Live music from 5:30-7 ensures that your personal dance hall, show space, and musician’s salon is but a stroll downtown away.

New for our 2018 season, Night Lights! Stick around after sundown on some Thursdays for special night time events.

[alert type=”success” heading=”Thursday, July 12th”]Boo City and Extraordinary Rendition Band
Boo City is a creative mix of music styles that merge seamlessly for a fun, funky and energetic performance. Providence’s Extraordinary Rendition Band is not your average marching band, but one who plays free, guerrilla style and take over the park is pure musical fun.
Food truck: Red’s Rhode Island. Sponsored by Upserve.[/alert]

Continues every Thursday through July and August. Visit the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy website or Facebook for more details.