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Saturday, September 2

02sep7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.Saturday, September 2Partial Lighting

Event Details

Boat Procession at WaterFire. Photograph by Kevin Murray.
Boat Procession at WaterFire. Photograph by Kevin Murray.

Saturday, September 2
Labor Day Weekend
Partial Lighting (Waterplace Park to Steeple Street)
Onshore Programs & Vendors Open at 6:00 pm
WaterFire Lighting: Sunset ( 7:17 pm ) – 11:00 pm

Join us for a partial lighting on Saturday, September 2 supported by the Providence Tourism Council. The lighting will be located from Waterplace Park to Steeple Street. The lighting will begin at 7:17 p.m. and the fires will burn until 11:00 p.m.

“The Providence Tourism Council welcomes everyone to our City as we present the upcoming lighting event with WaterFire. This event continues to serve as the creative catalyst, not only attracting visitors but also reigniting our artistic community with the beauty, energy, and hopeful spirit it brings to our incredible city,” says Alexis Gorriaran, Chair and Commissioner of the Providence Tourism Council.

There will be WaterFire Merchandise and Ambassador stations on both sides of the basin in Waterplace Park. 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 receive a Ribbon of Light. 

Enjoy local food from festival favorites like Pam’s Grill on the Go, and Matilda Empanadas on Finance Way. 

Catch three fire-spinning performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. and continuing at 8:45, 9:45, and 10:15 p.m. by Cirque de Light and Spogga

Event Times

(Saturday) 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 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.
475 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02908

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