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Amazing nights and family fun

Iiving in Providence makes attending these events very easy but its worth a trip to watch a FULL... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Marcelo A
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A beautiful Providence experience!

Great music, art, food, community amidst the beauty of braziers of fire on the river that weaves... read more

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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 Walk, Waterplace Park, Providence, RI 02903-1305
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Iiving in Providence makes attending these events very easy but its worth a trip to watch a FULL lighting. Several food carts but I’d caution the pricing is high so make reservations near by and then come to the show.

Thank Marcelo A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great music, art, food, community amidst the beauty of braziers of fire on the river that weaves through the the city.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful weather. Very relaxing stroll along the river enjoying all the street vendors, beautiful music and various entertainment. What a great way to celebrate and enjoy the local community.

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is something that was a first for me. The city of Providence has done something very right with the Water Fire. They have installed fire pits above the water in the river. During certain times of the year, they light up a fire on...More

Thank JBlanc197
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t see what the big deal is. They light a bunch of different fires in fire pits in the water. I thought there was going to be a show or something cool happen with how good the reviews were but a couple of people...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went last year over the Veteran's Day Holiday and loved it. Not only was it beautiful, but it was quite moving and brought me to tears. Highly recommend seeing it at least once.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Website made it rather unclear about where to go, how long the event would last, or that vendors would have food and alcohol available. Event itself was pretty cool!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went when they were lighting the basin only and is was cool to see but not really a show. It’s just some people in a boat lighting some wood on fire slowly. Cool for something to do if you don’t have anything else. Maybe...More

Thank Allison P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been wanting to go there for years, finally scheduled it and booked a room downtown to stay over night. The event is quite something, nothing like I had pictured in my mind. It must be seen to be appreciated. The waterfire appeals to...More

Thank markwd2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can time your visit to providence ri to see this then do it 👍 we had a superb evening at this event which was busy but not overly busy. There’s much more to see/do than the water fire and the park has craft...More

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28 July 2018|
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Response from WaterFireProv | Property representative |
Hi, all thanks for the helpful responses. WaterFire lightings are generally all weather events. If there are sever, sustained rains we may cancel or reschedule an event, but showers and passing storms do prevent us from... More
Luis R
19 June 2018|
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Response from WaterFireProv | Property representative |
We don't currently have one scheduled. If we secure sufficient sponsor support a night of dancing (possibly Salsa) will be added to the schedule.
Dori R
27 May 2018|
Response from WaterFireProv | Property representative |
Hi Dori, you can find info about accessibility at WaterFire on our website.