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Address: 100 Canal Walk, Waterplace Park, Providence, RI 02903
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WaterFire Providence is an independent, non-profit arts organization whose...

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.

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Definitely check this out if you are in the Providence area

Waterfire is definitely worth checking out. It is every weekend during the summertime. They have entertainers with fire batons on the gondolas that float through the water. It... read more

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Waterfire is definitely worth checking out. It is every weekend during the summertime. They have entertainers with fire batons on the gondolas that float through the water. It does get very congested with people and parking is very hard to find. But they have great music playing and very entertaining to check out. It's right in downtown Providence so there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is like going to a night time parade with the ability to immerse yourself into the experience. Great music creates an incredible atmosphere as giant baskets of wood are awakened with fire and the colorful pageantry begins. Take the pontoon boat ride, it's a great way to see all the sites and people! It's a nice way to strategize... More 

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When Waterfire started in Rhode Island, there were skeptics and there were those with anew excitement to the new type of display for the city of Providence. After many years and many sponsors of the event, it has become the benchmark of events hosted by the wonderful city of Providence. It has been copied by other cities and is very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to my first WaterFire at the end of September, and it was amazing! The whole experience is romantic and fun, however, it was super cold for me. I would recommend wearing a heavy sweater or light coat if you attend in September.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go every summer and have the time of our life! It's an extraordinarily sight! The fires, the boats, the music, and the people are very entertaining !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There has been few things that have brought a sense of pride, good will and enjoyment to this area as WaterFire does each year.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Providence Waterfire event will happen throughout the year but the best time to go is in the summer late June/early July timeframe. The event is mainly outdoors so the city will tend to do more in the summer during the nicer weather. There will be the official Waterfire performance but the best things going on are around the river.... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without a doubt, a unique RI experience. Go all the way and reserve a table (recommend, well in advance) at Cafe Nuovo and nibble on the crazy good apps while the gondolas and river roll by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to waterier many times and it is always enjoyable. Remember that there are lots of cobble stone areas, so elderly people have some issues. Always fun

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice event that brings people to the city when theres good whether its a nice atraction to be at also the waterfires are quite good to watch

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