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WaterFire Providence

100 Canal St, Waterplace Park, Providence, RI 02903-1305
+1 401-272-3111
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Never heard about this before but stumbled upon it. What a wonderful sight! Glad to have witnessed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jason L
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year after year

we wait for it year after year, we go whether it was full or partial; food, music, boat, atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Zeyad M
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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...more
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100 Canal St, Waterplace Park, Providence, RI 02903-1305
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+1 401-272-3111
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Never heard about this before but stumbled upon it. What a wonderful sight! Glad to have witnessed it.

Thank Jason L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

we wait for it year after year, we go whether it was full or partial; food, music, boat, atmosphere all are nice.

Thank Zeyad M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were lucky enough to just be in the area and stumble upon it last year. It was amazing. Being in Providence this weekend we were sad it has not started yet and will make a special trip this summer.

Thank sctredsoxone
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should attend at least once. From the day of infancy this attraction was at the forefront of a new interactive art form. The music, events and fires are a experience not to be missed.

Thank eblack12
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waterfire is one of the best things about Providence! It’s so relaxing to walk around the river with the fires lit and listen to the music! If you’re planning on visiting make sure you come on a Waterfire weekend!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend water fire to anyone coming into Providence for the night. It is a beautiful walk along the water with music and people watching. You can grab baked snacks or popcorn along the way as well as some wine for those that are...More

2  Thank ashleykosman01
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far one of THE best things to do while visiting RI! On WaterFire Nights, there are Venetian gondolas going down the Providence River with an art installation of fires along the river, with opera music playing in the streets, unique street performers,...More

Thank Lisa212015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful FREE outdoor event that incorporates the river, fire, and music. There are vendors if you want food or beverages or you can just stroll the river and enjoy the music and fire and not spend a dime. It is well worth...More

Thank Kurt327
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

WaterFire Providence is a great way to spend a late Spring, Summer, or Fall evening, You can make your visit a few hours, or longer. Enjoy the music being played, a variety of vendors, and even a gondola ride! Not only is there lots to...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We've now been to WaterFire every year for five years and its always fun. Wear comfy shoes so you can move around as the music changes!

1  Thank AlePad2013
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Deborah H
11 March 2018|
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Response from Laura E | Reviewed this property |
It's usually thursday and Saturday nights in the summer. The website says they'll release the schedule in the spring. Make a note when you do look at the schedule ifnits a full lighting or a partial lighting. The fires... More
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psjain68
22 September 2017|
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Response from Roslyn A | Reviewed this property |
I did....you are not taking it
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Patty D
22 September 2017|
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Response from O7886CVdonnap | Reviewed this property |
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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