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Saturday, June 24

24jun6:30 p.m.11:59 p.m.Saturday, June 24Full Lighting

Event Details

Waterplace Park, photograph by John Nickerson
Photograph by John Nickerson

Saturday, June 24
Supported by Textron Charitable Trust
Full Lighting
Sunset ( 8:24 pm ) – Midnight
Onshore Programs & Vendors Open at 6:30 pm
Music Program

WaterFire Providence announces a full lighting this Saturday, June 24, supported by Textron Charitable Trust. The lighting will begin at 8:24 PM and the braziers will remain lit until midnight. 

“The Textron Charitable Trust is proud of its long-standing support of WaterFire. With each lighting, WaterFire transforms our downtown and brings people together to share in this experience. We are honored to play a role in bringing this event to life, enriching the cultural landscape of our community,” says Karen Warfield, Community Affairs Manager at Textron. 

The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza on Washington Street. Photo by Jennifer Bedford.
The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza on Washington Street. Photo by Jennifer Bedford.

The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza kicks off Washington Street and Steeple Street from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM where visitors can browse and shop from a variety of local artists and makers in mediums such as glass, photography, jewelry, and more. This outdoor artisan fair will showcase some of the great artwork created in Rhode Island and offer visitors the opportunity to support the local arts economy by purchasing work by Rhode Island-based artists.

On Washington Street visitors can explore Recycled SilverWear, Maera Glass SundriesColors of the WynnedThe Roving HouseUncouthCurationsDesign WhatHaveYouJessie Jewels ArtEcuador to your doorBare & BrineBoojie LolliJoseph Mushipi Visual Art. On Steeple Street, Sunu BodyTRACIMOCJules SharpeTriple Dot DesignGlassMonkeyJades GemsOriginal Rhode Dog CompanyRevibed VinylSarah Rosa CreationsIn The WoodsTigris HandmadeRoses N Dragons DesignsEric Sturtevant Illustrations and WaterFire Accelerate Artist Sav Hazard-Chaney will also have their artwork displayed for purchase as well as doing live rug tufting demonstrations on Steeple Street. 

WaterFire Marketplace will return to Canal Street, stop by to support WaterFire with a donation or a purchase of locally designed apparel, glassware, books, and gifts. Make a quick and easy donation with the DipJar and glass blowing by Gather Glass. WaterFire will also have additional ambassador and merchandise stations in front of the RISD Auditorium, and both sides of the basin in Waterplace Park.

Andrew Anselmo, Origami Master will be hanging out all night at Market Square and visitors can find A Silent Soapbox living statue at the bottom of Washington Street Bridge and Canal Walk starting at sunset. Ten31 Productions will be illuminating the World War Monument in Memorial Park. 

The Starry, Starry Night installation returns to Memorial Park near the Crawford Street Bridge; add your light to the night by wishing on a star or dedicate a luminaria candle lantern.

Food fairs will be open on Washington Street, College Street, and Canal Walk. Enjoy local food from festival favorites. On Washington Street: Kettle Korn ExpressOne2Taco&MoreFull House QSaugys, The Incredabowl Food CompanyDuck Press, and Caribbean Delights. On Canal Walk: Gong Cha,  Del’s Lemonade, and Gather Ice Cream. On College Street: Vegan SugaPita PocketSpanglishFireWorks Catering, and Sal’s.

Trinity Brewhouse will have two locations, one on the corner of Canal and Steeple Street, and the other on the corner of Canal and Washington Street. They will be serving up local brews and wine from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM. 

Catch three fire spinning performances beginning at 8:30 PM and continuing at 9:30 PM and 10:30 PM by Cirque de Light.

Event Times

(Saturday) 6:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.


WaterFire Providence

WaterFire Providence® is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy.
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