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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 between late May and early October. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset (except for October 6 – see below) and the event continues until just past midnight. Please check this page frequently for updated information.

Saturday May 26th
Sunset: 8:11pm
Music Program (For mobile version, click here)
Sponsored by Bank of America

Saturday June 9th
Sunset: 8:24pm
Music Program (For mobile version, click here)
Mayor Angel Taveras and the City of Providence to welcome the Netroots Nation Convention. Also Sponsored in part by Amica Insurance.

Saturday June 23rd
Sunset: 8:24pm
Music Program
 (For mobile version, click here)
Sponsored by Textron Charitable Trust & Providence Place
Featuring the TD Bank Ballroom

WaterFire Scavenger Hunt, presented by AT&T

Saturday July 7th
Sunset: 8:23pm
Music Program (For mobile version, click here)
Sponsored by Citizen’s Bank, WaterFire’s Hospitality Partners, and Brown University Continuing Education

Saturday July 21st
Sunset: 8:15pm
Music Program (For mobile version, click here)
Sponsored by Schneider Electric
Featuring the TD Bank Ballroom
WaterFire Scavenger Hunt, presented by AT&T

Saturday August 18th
Sunset: 7:42pm
Music Program (For mobile version, click here)
Sponsored by Fidelity Investments and the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives
Featuring the TD Bank Ballroom
WaterFire Scavenger Hunt, presented by AT&T

Saturday September 1st
Sunset: 7:20pm
Music Program (For mobile version, click here)
Sponsored by Mohegan Sun

Saturday September 15th
Sunset: 6:56pm
Music Program (For mobile version, click here)
Sponsored by Cox Business and the RI Rally for Recovery
Featuring the TD Bank Ballroom

Saturday September 29th
Sunset: 6:32pm
Music Program (For mobile version, click here)
Sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc. and Webster Bank
WaterFire Scavenger Hunt, presented by AT&T

Saturday October 6th
Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Flames of Hope WaterFire
Sunset: 6:20pm
Music Program (For mobile version, click here)
Please note: Waterplace Basin lighting ceremony will take place at 7:45 PM – the rest of the installation will be lit at 7 PM
Music Program (Check back right before the event for the link!)
Sponsored by the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation

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.

Saturday April 21st
Sunset: 7:34pm (lighting will occur at 8:00pm)
Mayor Angel Taveras and the City of Providence welcome Alpha Kappa Alpha to Providence for their 81st Regional North Atlantic Conference.

Monday May 21st
Sunset: 8:05pm (lighting will occur at 8:30pm and the fires will burn until 11:00pm)
Sponsored by Taco, Inc. for The National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals Conference.

Friday June 1st
Music Program (For mobile version, click here)
Sunset: 8:15pm (lighting will occur at 8:30pm)
Sponsored by The Providence College Alumni Association in celebration of their annual Reunion Weekend, WaterFire will burn brightly with a basin lighting to kick off the weekend!

Sunday July 29th
Music Program (For mobile version, click here)
Sunset: 8:07 (lighting will occur at 8:27pm and the fires will burn until 10:00pm)
Sponsored by the National Association of State Budget Officers Conference
A special thank you to NASBO partners for helping to support this evening’s event: Adler Polluck & Sheehan P.C.Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, First SouthwestHawkins Delafield & Wood LLP, Janney, Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

Thursday September 20th
Music Program (For mobile version, click here)
Sunset: 6:56 (lighting will occur at 8:45pm and the fires will burn until 11:00pm)
Sponsored by VERTEX

Sunday September 30th
Sunset: 6:29pm (lighting will occur at 8:00pm and the fires will be burn until 11:00pm)
Music Program (For mobile version, click here)
Music Program (Check back right before the event for the link!)
Sponsored by the University Risk Management & Insurance Association (URMIA)

Tuesday October 16th
Sunset: 6:02pm
WaterFire Providence’s 6th Annual Ruth’s Chris Fundraiser (Fundraiser starts at 6:00pm)
WaterFire will be lit in the WaterPlace Basin and will be open the public.

Friday December 14th

Thank you to an anonymous sponsor for funding the 2nd Annual Christmas WaterFire to benefit the Providence Rescue Mission.
The fires will be lit immediately following the 6:00pm Christmas tree lighting in Waterplace basin.