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WaterFire Providence

100 Canal St, Waterplace Park, Providence, RI 02903-1305
+1 401-272-3111
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Amazing

Have experienced water fire many times over the years and they keep making it more amazing every... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Benjamin B
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Great night

A must see! Really cool walking around with fires. Getting in boat to do the tour up river and back... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BradyJanGlenn
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WaterFire Providence is an independent, non-profit 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. This award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. WaterFire’s over eighty sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the firetenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from around the world engage all the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths of Waterplace Park. WaterFire has captured the imagination of over ten million visitors, bringing life to downtown, and revitalizing Rhode Island’s capital city.
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100 Canal St, Waterplace Park, Providence, RI 02903-1305
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have experienced water fire many times over the years and they keep making it more amazing every year.

Thank Benjamin B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see! Really cool walking around with fires. Getting in boat to do the tour up river and back was memorable.

Thank BradyJanGlenn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waterfire is very lovely. It is also very crowded when you are trying to watch and stroll. It's probably best for tourists: I have seen it over ten times and have gotten the gist.

Thank Loren_Williams
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

So many things to see and do. If you are lucky, there is a great water and fire exhibition happening.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

How much fun this event is really depends on the week. Sometimes it's just the fire on the water, which makes for a fun walk downtown. Other weeks there are also concerts and lots of crafty vendors.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

My husband and I planned a date night in Providence , one pleasant July evening. We decided to grab a bite to eat in Providence and then walk over to the water fire. The warm summer air and the music playing in the back ground...More

Thank Marianne S
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The Waterfire event started in Providence in the 1990s and has been entertaining crowds ever since. The pots of burning wood, the water, the soundtrack, the jugglers, dancers and other performers... it ends up being quite a spectacle. To put it bluntly, people love it....More

Thank Lucky L
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

So when you first hear about WaterFire Providence, it can sound sort of odd. Go to a river and see them play music and light it on fire? Yes, do it! In short, it's good for the soul to be out and about with people...More

Thank HasbroDoc
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

One of a kind experience, a must-do if in the area. Unfortunately, it's not every weekend, so one must plan accordingly.

Thank Pawel S
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Absolutely love going to waterfire for a nice night out in Providence. Love to just stroll along the canal sidewalks (although it does get very crowded). There's a few bars alongside to grab a drink and watch the fires burn through the evening. Parking I...More

Thank Laura E
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I did....you are not taking it
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It is a very crowded event. I would get there by 6:30 the latest. DePasquale Square is about 1 mile away from the Basin.
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