october, 2021

02oct7:15 p.m.11:00 p.m.Saturday, October 2Full Lighting7:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. WaterFire Event Organized By: WaterFire Providence Event Type:Free Event Tags2021 waterfire season,full lighting,Providence,WaterFire

Event Details

Lighting Ceremony at the Gloria Gemma's Flames of Hope WaterFire. Photograph by Matthew Huang.
Photograph by Matthew Huang.

“Then. Now. Next: 50 Years of Women at Providence College”
Supported by Providence College

Full lighting – 7:15–11:00 p.m.

The lighting will begin around 7:15 p.m. and the fires will remain lit until 11:00 p.m. This weekend marks a number of events at PC that the college is excited to share with the City of Providence including, paying tribute to 50 Years of Women at Providence College, welcoming College President Fr. Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P., and celebrating the Class of 2020. The evening will kick off with a special performance by the Providence College A Cappella Group with a Ring of Fire torch ceremony of 100 torchbearers to follow.

Providence College’s year-long celebration of, 50 Years of Women at PC – Then, Now, Next”, kicks off this Saturday commemorating the first female class admitted to PC in 1971; highlighting women who have blazed a trail in academics, athletics, and administration. This is one of many events PC will be planning throughout the school year to celebrate the achievements of women at the College. At the confluence, where the rivers meet by Steeple Street, there will be an installation of fifty luminous blue stars celebrating fifty years of women at Providence College; representing their dreams and acknowledging their hard work, dedication, and perseverance.

PC Athletics will be activating Steeple Street with merch giveaways, yard games, and a cash bar provided by Trinity Brew House which will be open to the public. 

Silent Soapbox Lily
Lily by a Silent Soapbox

Lily, the living statue by a Silent Soapbox makes her 2021 WaterFire debut. Lily will be interacting with visitors on the river walk at the end of the Washington Street Bridge.

Photograph by Drew Christhilf.

Origami Master Andrew Anselmo will be folding paper animals and other surprises for visitors on the riverwalk near the RISD Auditorium.

Event Times

(Saturday) 7:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.


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