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Dates:Only on 4/9, 4/27, 5/13, 6/4, 6/10, 6/25, 6/30, 8/13, 8/27, 9/3, 9/24, 11/5, 12/3 between 6/4/22 - 12/3/22
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Seasonal Fun
waterfire providence 2022 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.

The 2022 WaterFire season which currently includes seven (7) full lightings and six (6) partial lightings.

2022 WaterFire Lighting Schedule

Saturday, June 4
Full Lighting

Friday, June 10
Partial Lighting, Waterplace Park

Saturday, June 25
Full Lighting

Saturday, July 30
Full Lighting

Saturday, August 13
Full Lighting

Saturday, August 27
Full Lighting

Saturday, September 3 (Labor Day Weekend)
Partial Lighting, Waterplace Park

Saturday, September 24
Full Lighting

Saturday, November 5
Full Lighting

Saturday, December 3
Partial Lighting, Waterplace Park

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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Select nights at Sunset - see schedule

Partial Lighting Dates
Wednesday, June 17th 8:30
Tuesday, August 18 - Basin Only



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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