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WaterFire Providence

100 Canal Walk, Waterplace Park, Providence, RI 02903-1305
+1 401-272-3111
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worth the panic attack

GF lives in Boston, so I love to show her all the cool PVD stuff. Her take is that PVD is way... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
laurie t
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Providence, Rhode Island
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A place yo have a stroll and relaxing time. Nice cafes and restaurants for a good meal and good... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
mbrenta1952mb
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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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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 fire-tenders passing by the flames, 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 Walk, Waterplace Park, Providence, RI 02903-1305
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Reviewed 3 days ago

GF lives in Boston, so I love to show her all the cool PVD stuff. Her take is that PVD is way cooler than Boston. Hee hee. I sometimes wonder why we go out- GF and I. We both tend to have high anxiety/panic attacks...More

Thank laurie t
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A place yo have a stroll and relaxing time. Nice cafes and restaurants for a good meal and good deals.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked and sat along the river and enjoyed both the beautiful fires and the music. Lots of vendors and good food. Interesting exhibits. Highlight of the spring, summer, and fall months. A must see when visiting Providence.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were vacationing in Rhode Island and several people had told us that a must-do activity was to see the WaterFire in downtown Providence. We had no idea what to expect because we hadn't seen any photos or done much research, but we figured we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Each time we go to water fire, it's just an amazing experience! Even though there are thousands of people, it still lends itself to a romantic feeling. Many different events going on, vendors, music, gondola rides, street music and instrument players all add to the...More

1  Thank thecraiger
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Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful I recommend getting there early because it gets very busy downtown ,very different.They have vendors with unique items for sale.

Thank Laura c
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a chance to watch waterfire show. It was amazing. It was on July 28, 2018 and we were fortunate to be around. Besides the show, there were many activities like live music show, restaurants, Stalls from Alpert medical school, Brown University and many...More

Thank Nazimul
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In a sense, it's a non-event event that leaves you feeling quite satisfied. Mood music, sense of community, cool vibe, artsy, & uniquely Providence. Waterfire rocks.

1  Thank jfwoods
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here earlier last month to see one of the fires and it was BREATHTAKING the whole city was together by the water basin and got to see the magical event. We can’t wait to come back again for the next one!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are lucky enough to be in Providence when this is scheduled just go. It’s an experience like no other. You will not be disappointed.

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kirkbater79
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
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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.
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Dori R
27 May 2018|
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Response from WaterFireProv | Property representative |
Hi Dori, you can find info about accessibility at WaterFire on our website.
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