WaterFire illuminates the Providence skyline. Photo by Jennifer Bedford.

WaterFire illuminates the Providence skyline. Photo by Jennifer Bedford.

WaterFire Providence’s staff, volunteers, board members, sponsors, and supporters are all working hard to make the 2016 event season the best we’ve ever presented. We expect to release our schedule in the Spring. In the meantime we encourage all of our fans to make a donation to help keep the fires burning.

WaterFire Providence is celebrating more than 20 years of Creative Placemaking in Providence.

Check out video highlights from our more than 20 year history as a leader in creative placemaking in Rhode Island.

You can stay up-to-date by following WaterFire on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or by joining our email list.

WaterFire Providence would like to thank all of our 2015 sponsors, their support helped to make our 2015 event season a smashing success!

You can help us keep the fires burning by making a donation to keep the fires burning, joining the Brazier Society of WaterFire Providence, or by becoming a WaterFire Providence sponsor.

Schedule of WaterFire Providence Lightings

More details for each event will posted here as they become available.

Fire marshal regulations do not permit folding chairs to by set up on any of the river walks to assure safe passage for all of our visitors. WaterFire is an event to be explored and savored on foot as you wander around to discover its many surprises, leave you chairs in the car and start exploring all that our event has to offer.

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 half past midnight.

Basin lightings include the circle of twenty-two braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin and the twelve braziers leading up to the Providence Place mall. Partial lightings usually include all of the braziers from Providence Place Mall to Steeple Street.