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Waterfire Providence 2024

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Dates:Only on 4/18, 5/11, 6/1, 7/4, 7/30, 8/31, 9/21, 10/5, 11/2 between 4/18/22 - 4/20/24
Hours:Select nights at Sunset - see schedule
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Seasonal Fun

waterfire providence 2024 photoWaterFire - a fire sculpture by Barnaby Evans - centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence.

The string of fires illuminates nearly two-thirds of a mile of urban public spaces and parks, and residents and visitors gather to stroll along the river while listening to a memorable and eclectic selection of classical and world music.

The fires are tended from sunset to past midnight by black-clad performers in boats who pass quietly before the flames. There are no admission charges to WaterFire.

2024 WaterFire Lighting Schedule

Thursday, April 18
Partial Lighting, Memorial Park
Sunset (7:30 pm) 9:30 pm
WaterFire Day Season Schedule Announcement
Celebrate by Dining Out in Providence

Saturday, May 11th
Partial Lighting in Waterplace Basin
Sunset (7:55 pm) 10:00 pm
Supported by Always Learning Rhode Island in celebration of Learn365RI

Saturday, June 1st
Full Lighting
Sunset (8:14 pm) Midnight
Onshore programming and vendors open at 6:30 pm

Thursday, July 4th
Full Lighting
Sunset (8:24 pm) Midnight
Onshore programming and vendors open at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, July 30th
Partial Lighting in Waterplace Basin
Sunset (8:05 pm) 10:00 pm
Supported by American Association for State Compensation Insurance Fund (AASCIF) Annual Conference

Saturday, August 31st
Full Lighting
Sunset (7:07 pm) Midnight
Onshore programming and vendors open at 6:00 pm

Saturday, September 21st
Full Lighting
Sunset (6:43 pm) 11:00 pm
Onshore programming and vendors open at 5:30 pm

Saturday, October 5th
Full Lighting
Sunset (6:19 pm)- 11:00 pm
Onshore programming and vendors open at 5:00 pm

Saturday, November 2nd
Full Lighting
Sunset (5:38 pm) 10:00 pm
Onshore programming and vendors open at 4:30 pm

WaterFire is an experience that surrounds viewers on all sides and impacts all five senses.

The crackling flames, the fragrant scent of blazing cedar and pine; the flickering firelight on the arched bridges; the silhouettes of the firetenders floating by in their torch-lit vessels, and the extraordinary music from around the world engage all of the senses and evoke unique emotions from the many thousands who come to stroll along the river walks.

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waterfire.org/schedule/2024-waterfire-providence-event-schedule/

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Rhode Island

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  • Most Waterfires dates are full lightings, however, several dates include a lighting of a portion of the full installation. Some prefer the smaller lightings because they are less crowded.
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