This page is updated continuously with new information. Please check back frequently!
The fires will be lit shortly after sunset (6:46pm) and remain lit until MIDNIGHT.
Music Program (Mobile Version)
Tonight’s sponsors are: (Up)Beat Cancer: Joe Andruzzi Foundation presented by East Commerce Solutions, Inc. & RI Rally4Recovery & The U.S.-China Institute and Confucius Institute at Bryant University & National Grid
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with WaterFire Providence as one of this year’s season sponsors,” said Joe Andruzzi, President, Joe Andruzzi Foundation. “The enduring flames of the WaterFire bonfires, which unite and inspire the community, are symbolic of our Foundation’s UpBeat philosophy and our approach to tackling cancer’s impact. I can think of no better setting for the Foundation’s dedicated supporters and inspirational patients to gather and celebrate. We would especially like to thank one of our most ardent supporters, East Commerce Solutions, Inc., and the entire WaterFire community for helping to make this special lighting possible.”
“Rally4Recovery is pleased to collaborate for the fourth year with WaterFire to put a public face on recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, mental illness and developmental disabilities,” said Jim Gillen, Chair of the RI Recovery Month Coalition. “We know how important it is for Rhode Islanders and our elected officials to know that people can and do recover and lead full and productive lives when they get the help they need.” Rally4Recovery takes place at Roger Williams National Memorial and includes a procession to Memorial Park at WaterFire.
In celebration Bryant University’s 150 Year anniversary, the US-China Institute and Confucius Institute at Bryant University are proud to be a sponsor of WaterFire Providence to celebrate our diversity through promoting Chinese language and cultural heritage.
“National Grid strongly supports WaterFire and all that it means for Providence and Rhode Island,” said Timothy F. Horan, president of National Grid in Rhode Island. “This signature event has become a leading contributor to the vitality of our economy as it continues to gain international recognition while drawing thousands of visitors who might otherwise not have visited the region.”
WaterFire Schedule for September 21st, 2013
1:30pm – 7:00pm – The RI Rally 4 Recovery Event at The Roger Williams Memorial Park
The Rally 4 Recovery is an annual festival organized by a coalition consisting of persons in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, their family members, friends and allies. Musical performances by: Drums of Freedom, The Recovery All Stars, The Senders, Ivan Neville and the Dumstaphunk Band. Family friendly activities will include: children’s and adult crafts, face painting, children’s bouncy houses by Jumpin’ Fun, faith based activities, recovery tree dedications, quilt square dedications and quilt display, inspirational and recovery speakers, and advocacy programs.
Starting at 7:00pm there will be a luminaria procession from Roger Williams Memorial Park to the Starry, Starry Night installation in Memorial Park.
5:00pm – 11:30pm – The WaterFire Store
The WaterFire Store on Canal Street, buy a t-shirt, hoodie, poster, magnet, pendants and much more to help support WaterFire and keep the fires burning.
5:00pm – 11:30pm Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Installation in the Waterplace Basin
The famous Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will be on site to entertain visitors young and old. A portion of the Zoo’s 5,000 pumpkins can be found in Waterplace basin, free to the public, throughout the evening.
6:00pm – 1:00am – Experience RI WaterFire Shuttle at the corner of Washington & North Main Streets.
Forego the hassle of parking downtown on busy Saturday nights. The folks over at Experience RI have introduced a “hop on, hop off” shuttle that travels throughout Providence from 5pm to 1am every Saturday night. Once on board you will be taken to the most popular attractions around the city, including WaterFire, Providence Performing Arts Center, Trinity Repertory Theater, Federal Hill, Thayer Street, and much more! Starting Saturday, September 7, 2013 through November 9, 2013, Experience RI will donate $5.00 to WaterFire Providence for every $10 adult ticket sold on its hop on, hop off shuttle service running on WaterFire nights. Additionally, Experience RI will be donating $1 for every ticket sold through November 9, 2013 for Saturday Night Shuttles on non-WaterFire nights as well as for their Explore Providence, Providence Dinner Tour and Newport for a Day experiences. For more information about Experience RI tours go to http://www.riexperience.com or visit their booth at the WaterFire Art Festival on the Plaza on Washington Street on WaterFire evenings.
6:00pm – 11:00pm – The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza on Washington Street
This outdoor show will be held on Washington Street, in the heart of WaterFire. WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza will offer visitors the opportunity to purchase artwork by Rhode Island-based artists.
6:00pm – 11:00pm National Grid Courtesy Phone Charging Stations on Canal Street
6:00pm – 11:00pm Providence Place Mall offers up a chance to win a $250 Gift Card
Stop by the Providence Place Mall booth on Canal Street and for your chance to win (2) $250 Providence Place Gift Cards, good anywhere accepted by American Express. Guests will also receive a Providence Place Premier Passport filled with 60 Exclusive Coupons to Providence Place Retailers.
6:00pm – 11:00pm FoodForward: A Showcase of RI Food Innovators & Culinary Mavericks on the College Street Bridge
RallyRI will host FoodForward, a showcase tent to feature Rhode Island’s most ambitious food innovators. From artisanal cheesemakers to packaged bars that protect children from the ravages of malnutrition, Rhode Island is fertile ground for the food innovators and culinary mavericks who are taking food–in all its forms–to the next level.
Sunset (6:46pm) – Midnight
- 80 bonfires on the rivers accompanied by WaterFire Music
Sunset (6:46pm) – 11:00pm – Add Your Light to the Night
- Visit our Guest Stations where you can become a part of the artwork with your own Ribbon of Light; and our Ambassadors can answer your questions and guide you to next great event!
- Share your dedication with the world and light a Luminaria Candle Lantern ($5 per luminaria)
- Make it a Starry, Starry Night by wishing upon a star and become a part of the art!
This special performance will include over a dozen TEN31 characters, some never seen before at WaterFire. In addition to surrounding the Monument with Living Statues, a collection of Human Birch Trees will meander and integrate into the performance, and will also include special dance performances by TEN31’s Fairies. The Dance of the Fairies will occur multiple times throughout the night at: 7:15pm, 8:15pm, 9:15PM and 9:55pm. As always, this performance is paid through donations collected during the performance. TEN31 will provide a portion of the proceeds to WaterFire.
8:00pm – 10:00pm – Catch WaterFire Performers along the River
- Liz Knights & Andrew Lindsay, fire dancers, skillfully dance amidst the sparks spinning fire along the river; you can find them performing on the boats and on ‘The Wall” of braziers in Memorial Park throughout the night
- Stop by Union Plaza to see the internationally acclaimed, award winning music and dance group, Inca Son. All dressed as their Inca fore-bearers performing enchanting melodies on their Andean pan-flutes.