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september, 2022

03sep7:15 p.m.10:00 p.m.Saturday, September 3 - Partial LightingLabor Day WeekendWaterplace Park Event Organized By: WaterFire Providence

Event Details

The access boat cruises by fires in the basin.
Photograph by Erin Cuddigan

Partial Lighting, Waterplace Park
Sunset (7:16 p.m.) – 10:00 p.m.
Supported by Providence Tourism Council

WaterFire Providence announces a special Labor Day partial lighting in the basin of Waterplace Park on Saturday, September 3 supported by the Providence Tourism Council. Sunset is at 7:16 PM and the fires will be burning until 10:00 PM

“The Providence Tourism Council is proud to partner together with WaterFire in inviting visitors to experience this amazing spectacle that WaterFire offers in engaging the senses in illuminating our rivers and activating our public spaces. WaterFire continues to contribute to our tourism economy and we welcome visitors from around the country to enjoy everything our creative capital has to offer.” says Alexis Gorriarán, Chair and Commissioner of the Providence Tourism Council

WaterFire Ambassador and Merchandise Stations will be located in the Basin, in front of Skyline at Waterplace from 6:30 PM-9:30 PM.  Donate to keep the fires burning and receive a Ribbon of Light. Together we can make blue “waves” along the banks of the river. Shop + support with a purchase of locally designed WaterFire-inspired apparel and gifts. 

Photograph by Erin Cuddigan.
Spogga performing on the confluence while the BCBSRI building looms brightly overhead.

Spogga will light up the night with fire dancing performances during the lighting procession and in Waterplace Basin.

Event Times

(Saturday) 7:15 p.m. - 10:00 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