Photograph by Jen Bonin.

2019 WaterFire Season updates and news will be posted here on our website and on our Facebook page. In the meantime, you can make a donation to help keep the fires burning.

2019 Schedule of WaterFire Lightings

Coming soon!

We are currently working to finalize the 2019 WaterFire Season. Schedule details and sponsorships are still a work in progress. Sponsorship opportunities are availableWe are fully aware that many people are currently planning or would like to plan trips during the season. Our policy has always been to keep the schedule under wraps until we are 100% certain that every lighting date we announce can be produced successfully. We thank all of our supporters for their patience in this process and for their ongoing support. 

Other Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 20
WaterFire Art & Craft Festival 
Join us for a pre-season INDOOR art & craft festival at the WATERFIRE ARTS CENTER in the Valley Street neighborhood!

All Full WaterFire lightings light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on scheduled evenings throughout the season. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the remain lit until half past midnight.

Basin lightings include the circle of twenty-two braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin and the twelve braziers leading up to the Providence Place mall. Partial lightings usually include all of the braziers from Providence Place Mall to Steeple Street.

WaterFire Providence would like to thank all of our 2018 sponsors, their ongoing support helped to light up Downtown Providence.

As support and sponsorships develop, WaterFire will announce additional lightings and programming – check back for updates here and on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

You can help us keep the fires burning by making a donation to keep the fires burning, joining the Brazier Society of WaterFire Providence, or by becoming a WaterFire Providence sponsor.

WaterFire Providence’s Plan Your Trip to Providence web page is the #1 resource for up-to-date details about the event, transportation, parking, hotels, restaurants, and other local attractions.

Each year WaterFire attracts nearly 1 million visitors to downtown Providence to experience art in the city. Annually, WaterFire activity creates $113 million in economic output for local businesses, generates over $9 million of tax revenue for the State of Rhode Island and supports 1,294 jobs for community residents.

Fire marshal regulations do not permit folding chairs to be set up on any of the riverwalks to assure safe passage for all of our visitors. WaterFire is an event to be explored and savored on foot as you wander around to discover its many surprises, leave your chairs in the car and start exploring all that our event has to offer.

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