september, 2020

26sep12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Rhode Island’s 42nd Annual Heritage Festival12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT WaterFire Arts Center Event Organized By: Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission Event Type:Free Event Tagsfestival,heritage,rhode island

Event Details

“Come explore the world through art and music!”

Join in a lively celebration of our state’s rich cultural heritage! WaterFire Arts Center will be filled with culture, music, and dancing from around the world. This unique festival bridges Rhode Islanders’ cultures and expressions of creative talent. Rhode Island heritage groups will present cultural exhibits, visual art, and craft demonstrations from all over the world. There will be food trucks offering an array of traditional foods and drinks. The children’s area will have free face painting, arts, and crafts.

The day begins with a parade of international flags of over 30 countries. Throughout the day dancers and musicians from various countries will perform. This year’s festival will also include a multinational fashion show featuring traditional and ceremonial clothing. Angela Sharkey and Kobi Dennis will be the MC’s.

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission is excited to have the Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program as a partner this year!

***Admission to this family event is FREE.**

Event Times

(Saturday) 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT


WaterFire Arts Center

475 Valley Street


Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage CommissionThe Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission is the state agency for historical preservation and heritage programs. The Commission operates a statewide historical preservation program that identifies and protects historic buildings, districts, structures, and archaeological sites. The Commission also develops and carries out programs to document and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Rhode Island's 150 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903

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