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june, 2022

04jun6:30 p.m.11:55 p.m.Saturday, June 4 - Full LightingFirst full lighting of the 2022 season!Waterplace Park Event Organized By: WaterFire Providence

Event Details

Fires illuminate the faces of the crowd in Waterplace Park during a WaterFire lighting in 2018. Photograph by Jen Bonin.
Fires illuminate the faces of the crowd in Waterplace Park during a WaterFire lighting in 2018. Photograph by Jen Bonin.

Full Lighting
Sunset (8:16 pm) – Midnight
Onshore programming will open at 6:30 pm
Music Program

This full lighting of WaterFire is supported by Rhode Island School of Design

“Rhode Island School of Design is pleased to sponsor the first full lighting of WaterFire’s 2022 season as we welcome our alumni and families to Providence for Commencement and Reunion Weekend,” said Bethany Costello, executive director of RISD’s Center for Community Partnerships. “The lighting is a wonderful addition to the many lively events RISD has planned for its multi-day campus celebration. We look forward to joining with the wider Providence community on the riverwalk for this special edition of the signature WaterFire event on June 4.”

The Starry, Starry Night, and Luminaria Dedication installations in Memorial Park are back for the 2022 lighting season

6:30 – 11:00 pm – Enjoy our Arts Festival Plaza, Food Fairs, WaterFire Marketplace, and more!

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 and makers. Exhibiting artists & makers will include Joseph Mushipi, Uncouth Curations, Regina Theresa Design, Astr Noir, Deb Hickey, Stone Soup, K & T Accessories, A Poet’s Hand, Slay Natural Products, M Pearl, Sparkles & Glow, Odettas, and Recycled Silverware. WaterFire Accelerate Artists will have their artwork displayed for purchase on Steeple Street.

Food Fairs on Washington Street. Enjoy local food from festival favorites: Sprout & Lentil, Saugy’s, Full House Q, Kettle Korn Express, Red’s Street Kitchen, Nanu Burmese Fusion, and Caribbean Delights.

Food Fairs on College Street. Enjoy local food from festival favorites: Madonna Rosario Society, and One2 Taco & More.

Trinity Brewhouse’s Beer Garden will be open 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 DipJar and watch glass blowing by Gather Glass.

Sunset – 11:00 pmA Silent Soapbox living statue performer will be located at the bottom of the Washington Street Bridge and Canal Walk.

Sunset – 11:00 pmAndrew Anselmo, Origami Master will be performing in Market Square

Event Times

(Saturday) 6:30 p.m. - 11:55 p.m.

Organizer

WaterFire ProvidenceWaterFire 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. 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02908

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