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WaterFire Providence

100 Canal St, Waterplace Park, Providence, RI 02903-1305
+1 401-272-3111
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100 Canal St, Waterplace Park, Providence, RI 02903-1305
+1 401-272-3111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Culture abounds with tribal sounds and the soulful smell of wood fire wafting through the air. Nothing breaks down barriers of division better than this. Love is in the air❤️

Thank Newperloper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a bit magical; beautiful night, small crowds, relaxing music, nice atmosphere. All you need is 15 minutes after a dinner in one of the local restaurants.

Thank bchrysos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great experience. Food vendors along the walkways, entertainment spread throughout. Great to do with or without a family.

Thank ashley1023
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am not sure what I expected, but I had been warned it wasn't "kid friendly". It was great! We didn't take our kids & probably wouldn't... but only because it isn't designed for kids. It is a quieter, more low-key, intimate setting (with a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A "must see" for anyone visiting Providence to witness the cauldrons of fire on the river on a Saturday night from April to November.

1  Thank O7886CVdonnap
Reviewed April 15, 2017

One of those unique experiences that you have to experience for yourself to fully comprehend the magic. You walk along the river where every 100 feet or so is a burning fire. There is always music piped throughout the city along the river walk. Different...More

2  Thank Alonna
Reviewed April 14, 2017

The fires on the river set the tone for a sensory overload of food, music, lights, fire, artists, performance art. Remeniscint of a South American carnivale atmosphere. Easy to get to, lots to do and see.

1  Thank 208brittannib
Reviewed April 13, 2017

This is a must see event. We didn't know what to expect. First the music came on followed by a parade of small colorful boats with fish sails. Next were the boats carrying wood to create the fire on the barges. The whole experience was...More

1  Thank patk960
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Finally made it. It was cold and dark and magical. So glad we went. We missed the lighting so planning to go back soon. Now that I know where it is (and it's not that hard to find) it will make getting there a little...More

1  Thank 2S2P2L
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect so I can't say I was disappointed with the show. It comprises a lot of bonfires floating on the surface of the river with music being piped in. Perhaps for those who grew up with this attraction, it holds...More

2  Thank DMZ10239
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Gina R
We will be in Providence over MLK bday weekend. Is this an ongoing event in January?
January 2, 2017|
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Response from fushilou | Reviewed this property |
There's a waterfire website that posts their schedule, so you can check if you'll be coming back through PVD sometime, but they stop over the winter. :(
Hi Peter, My wife and I are planning to go to the October 1st full lighting. A lot of people that my wife works with has told her to get an early reservation for a window seat at one of the restaurants along the route. The problem that I'm having is trying to find a restaurant along the WaterFire route. Do you remember of any? THANKS!!
September 26, 2016|
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Response from Adrienne J | Reviewed this property |
So sorry I just saw your question....I don't recall any restaurants near water fire. We went on the ghost tour prior to the lighting and then walked over when the tour was done. It's quite a beautiful sight. I hope you get... More
Is the lighting for WinterFire only on select days & weekends? We are going to be in Providence Oct 5 - 6 which are weekdays & wondering if lighting will be there? Thanks.
September 15, 2016|
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Response from Tami G | Reviewed this property |
There are select dates. I would suggest looking up the WaterFire schedule.