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Ignite Providence

Check out the new Ignite Providence website for other exciting arts and culture events going in the Providence during the WaterFire Season.

Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th
3rd Annual Very Special Christmas WaterFire Weekend to benefit the Providence Rescue Mission

Full WaterFire Lightings

All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on the below scheduled evenings. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until just past midnight. Please check this page frequently for updated information.

Prior Events

Saturday, May 25th
Full Lighting – Sunset: 8:08PM
Sponsored by Bank of America
Music Program (Mobile Version)

Saturday, June 8th
Full Lighting – Sunset: 8:19PM
Sponsored by Providence Hoteliers and thanks to the generous support of the Textron Charitable Trust
WaterFire will once again be celebrating Gaspee Day.
Music Program (Mobile Version)

Saturday, July 13th
Full Lighting – Sunset 8:21PM
Sponsored by: Schneider Electric and Nortek, Inc.
Music Program (Mobile Version)

Saturday, August 10th
Full Lighting – Sunset 7:54PM
Sponsored by: Fidelity Investments and Amica Insurance
**National Grid will provide charging stations for phones and other electronic devices
Music Program (Mobile Version)

Saturday, August 24th
Music Program (Mobile Version)
Full Lighting – Sunset 7:33PM
Sponsored by: Cox Business

Saturday, September 7th
Music Program (Mobile Version)
Full Lighting – Sunset 7:10PM
Sponsored by: Rhode Island Hospital Celebrating 150 Years of Caring, the Rhode Island Hospital Guild, and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
**National Grid will provide charging stations for phones and other electronic devices

Saturday, September 21st
Full Lighting – Sunset 6:46PM
Sponsored by: (Up)Beat Cancer: Joe Andruzzi Foundation presented by East Commerce Solutions, Inc. and RI Rally4Recovery and The U.S.-China Institute and Confucius Institute at Bryant University
**National Grid will provide charging stations for phones and other electronic devices
Music Program (Mobile Version)

Saturday, September 28th
Full Lighting – Sunset 6:34PM
Sponsored by: Roger Williams University & Roger Williams University School of Law Celebrating 20 Years
Music Program (Mobile Version)

Saturday, October 5th
Full Lighting – Sunset 6:22PM
Sponsored by: Webster Bank
Music Program PDF | PNG

Saturday, October 12th
Music Program PDF | PNG
Full Lighting – Sunset 6:10PM
Sponsored by: Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation: Flames of Hope

Saturday, November 9th – WaterFire Salute to Veterans
Full Lighting – Sunset 4:31PM (This lighing will end at 10:00pm)
Music Program - PDF | PNG
Sponsored by: Alex and Ani and RI Broadcasters Association

Basin WaterFire Lightings

Basin Fire WaterFire installations are a smaller version of the event; lighting up the circle of twenty-two braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin and the five braziers leading up to the Providence Place mall.

Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th
3rd Annual Very Special Christmas WaterFire Weekend to benefit the Providence Rescue Mission

Enjoy the spirit of Christmas for two days at the 3rd Annual Very Special Christmas WaterFire Weekend benefiting and showcasing the incredible work of the Providence Rescue Mission and as a wonderful gift to the City of Providence! Thanks to an anonymous donor the 41 braziers running from Waterplace Park Basin to Steeple Street will burn brightly with Christmas spirit for two days this year! Festivities will commence in Waterplace Park at 5:00pm on Friday, December 13th and then again on Saturday, December 14th! The fires will be lit from 5:00pm-9:30pm both evenings.

Prior Events

Friday, May 31st
Sunset: 8:14PM
Sponsored by the Providence College Alumni Association
Music Program (Mobile Version)

Tuesday, July 16th
Sunset: 8:18PM
Sponsored by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Wednesday, October 16th
Sunset: 6:03pm
7th Annual WaterFire Providence Fundraiser at Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Fundraiser starts at 6:00pm)
WaterFire will be lit in the WaterPlace Basin and will be open the public.

Other Events

Sunday, October 27th – The Providence Place Gives Fundraiser
7:00pm – 9:00m
Providence Place Mall, Level 1 near Tiffany & Co.

Download and print a PDF of our 2013 schedule. Perfect for hanging on your fridge!

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