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“Make sure you do this sometime!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of WaterFire Providence

WaterFire Providence
100 Canal Walk, Waterplace Park, Providence, RI 02903
401-272-3111
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife
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Owner description: 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 firetenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, 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.
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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“Make sure you do this sometime!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

It's something you should do no matter what! Lots of different things going on but you pick and choose! Ride the boat it's the best view and less traffic of people! Its worth it! Wow it was amazing I go every chance I get! Been a lot of times and always something different! Fun fun fun!

Visited May 2012
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“Memorable Evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Whoever came up with the idea of creating the Water Fire series in Providence is brilliant. It's a simply magical evening of music and water art that brings thousands of people to downtown Providence all through the Fall. We took in the experience and then walked to a local restaurant for a truly memorable evening. The Water Fire show makes you appreciate Providence!

Visited October 2012
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Portsmouth, NH
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“So unique and so much fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The downtown waterfire is every other Saturday evening in the summertime. It's a great way to spend some quality time with the rest of the town. The small boats that go up and down lit up like fish are just breathtaking and brings a great sense of community. We had so much fun, what a great respit from the regular city life!

Visited June 2012
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long island, ny
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

You have to see it to believe it! Amazing. Make sure you get a good spot right on the water. Do not miss it!

Visited August 2012
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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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“Very Romantic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I love Waterfire, I have not been to Italy but people say that it is a little Italy in the United States and it is so beautiful, The Music the scenery , the logistics and more.

Visited July 2012
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