Our Next Lighting:
Saturday, September 24
Celebrating Educational Excellence in RI with the Rhode Island Department of Education
Supported by the Rhode Island Department of Education, Fidelity Investments, and Igus
Sunset (6:39 pm) – Midnight
Saturday, November 5
WaterFire Salute to Veterans
Sunset (5:35 pm) – 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 3
WaterFire’s Holiday Celebration
Partial Lighting, Waterplace Park
Supported by Mutual of America
Sunset (4:15 pm) – 9:00 pm
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13aug7:45 p.m.11:55 p.m.Saturday, August 13 - Full LightingSupported by the Papitto Opportunity Connection7:45 p.m. - 11:55 p.m. WaterFire, 4 North Main Street, Providence RI 02903 Event Organized By: WaterFire Providence Event Type:Free
Thanks to our 2022 WaterFire Season Supporters
WaterFire Providence would like to thank our 2022 WaterFire Season Supporters for their ongoing support: State of Rhode Island, Governor Daniel J. McKee; Rhode Island Commerce; The City of Providence, Mayor Jorge Elorza; The Providence City Council; The Rhode Island General Assembly; Providence Tourism Council; Papitto Opportunity Connection; Mutual of America; Rhode Island School of Design; Fidelity Investments; The Gordon School; Brown University; Celebrity Cruises; Bank of America; Amica Insurance; Textron Charitable Trust; YPO Gold New England; Igus; Bank Newport; IGT; Cox Business; Abbvie; New England Bridge Conference; Rhode Island State Council of the Arts; Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau; Skyline at Waterplace; JP Morgan Chase; Grow @Annenberg; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Berkshire Bank; Lifespan; RI Day of Portugal; Walgreens, University Gastrointestinal; Stanley Tree Service, Inc; Cox Media; Rhode Island Monthly; WPRI 12 & FOX Providence & The Rhode Show; Cumulus Media; iHeartMedia, Inc.; The Providence Journal; and HomeLight.
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 fires will remain lit until midnight (unless otherwise noted).
Basin lightings include the circle of twenty-two braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin and the five braziers leading up to the Providence Place Mall.
Partial lightings can include braziers in any section of the river. Partial lightings typically encompass only one section of the river but may include more than one.
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.