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October 5th Full Lighting

The fires will be lit shortly after sunset (6:22pm) and remain lit until MIDNIGHT. This event is sponsored by: Webster Bank.

Webster Bank has returned for the seventh season in a row to help WaterFire light up and inspire Providence making it a better place to live, work and visit. Please join us in thanking such an amazing community partner! We have a lot of great events in store for you; so come down and enjoy the great fall weather with us on the river.

Experience RI Shuttle

Experience RI

Experience RI Saturday Night Shuttle from 5:00pm – 12:00am on Washington Street
Introducing a fun, comfortable, hassle-free way to enjoy Providence and support WaterFire for every WaterFire the rest of this season! For $10 per person ($5 for kids 12 and under), you can enjoy unlimited hop on/hop off shuttle service between some of Providence’s most popular restaurants and attractions andthe WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza. Now along with taking in WaterFire, you can dine at one of our great restaurants, or shop at some of our wonderful boutique stores, all while learning about our fantastic downtown on a narrated shuttle ride! At the same time, you will also be helping to support WaterFire, because $5 from every adult ticket purchased will be given back to WaterFire! So hop on board the Experience Rhode Island shuttle, support WaterFire, and have a wonderful time this Saturday night. To get on the Experience Rhode Island shuttle, park your car for free at exit 23 off I-95 at the State Offices parking lot. The shuttle picks up all passengers right at the entrance of the Department of Health building. The shuttle will come by every 30 minutes beginning at 5:00pm, and will go till 12:00am. Tickets may be purchased right at the shuttle. See a map of the route the Experience Rhode Island shuttle follows.

Tom LincolnJuly 13, 2013-4(Photo by Tom Lincoln)

WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza: From 6:00 PM -11:00 PM
Washington Street will be lined with more than a dozen Rhode Island artists exhibiting works in handmade jewelry, sculptures, glass, paintings, prints, photography, and ceramics. This event is part of WaterFire’s on-going exploration of new approaches to creative placemaking through art, design and innovation. This larger creative placemaking program is made possible in part by the support of ArtPlace.


Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs present Shakespeare at WaterFire from 6:00pm – 10:00pm on Steeple Street
The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs presents scenes from two of Shakespeare’s wittiest comedies, Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Flordelino Lagundino (’15) and Twelfth Night or What You Will, directed by Dan Rogers (’15).

Full of hilarity and compassion, Much Ado About Nothing follows the epic journey of human transformation, the power of understanding, and the ultimate battle for true love.   Just home from war, young nobleman Claudio sweeps lovely Hero off her feet and proposes marriage.  As the young lover’s relationship blossoms, a “merry war” of wits is sparked between fellow soldier, Benedick and Beatrice.  Just when happily ever after seems within reach for these two couples, the tale takes a twisted turn of fate.

bike-valet-poster-boardRecycle-A-Bike now offers bicyclist a safe and free place for their bikes on Washington Street from 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Help reduce traffic in Providence, enjoy a great ride to WaterFire and valet your bike for free! Recycle A Bike will be on the Washington Street Bridge to valet and watch your bike while you enjoy the warmth of the fires and all of the wonderful events going on at WaterFire.

Participate in our 15 Seconds of Flame Film Festival


Attention all film makers and WaterFire fans, we’re having a film festival! Capture the magic of WaterFire in 15 seconds with Instagram or Vine and fame and glory are yours for the taking.

[sc name=photo-caption caption=”Luminaria at the WWII Memorial photo by Tom Lincoln, Experience RI shuttle photo courtesy of Experience RI, Arts Festival Plaza photo by Tom Lincoln, Trinity Rep Wagon photo courtesy of Trinity Rep, Bike Valet photo by Jeffrey Stolzberg, 15 Seconds of Flame video by Andrew Doig.”]

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I've worked at WaterFire Providence since 2003. For the first 9 years of my career, I worked in the Production Shop learning all of the details that go into the physical production of the event. In 2012 transitioned to the role of managing WaterFire's social media and web presence. I now head up WaterFire Providence's digital projects including, web, social, databases, and our physical IT infrastructure.

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