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WaterFire Providence

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WaterFire Providence

A powerful symbol of Providence's cultural revival, WaterFire is a captivating urban art installation with over 80 sparkling bonfires lit in unison on the three rivers in downtown. Choreographed to enchanting world music, this brilliant flickering sculpture of live fire lights up the waterfront starting at sunset and burns until midnight. Take a romantic stroll along Waterplace Park during the WaterFire season and experience this incredible spectacle of fire and sound that changes every time. Hop on the Providence trolley that stops right in front of the hotel and drops you off at this magical event.


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May through early November, lighting begins at sunset

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  • WaterFire Providence
  • Concerts


  • Watching The Fires
  • Sightseeing
  • Waterfront Strolling
  • Gondola Rides
  • Photography
  • Walking Tours
  • Riverboat Rides

WaterFire Providence Schedule

Celebrating its 20th year in 2014, WaterFire lights up the rivers of Providence every season from the end of May through early November. The bonfires start when the sun sets and flicker and ignite the city until midnight. The event does not happen every weekend, so check www.waterfire.org for the schedule.


The creative halo of the Providence renaissance, WaterFire is a nightly experience of art, culture, music, passion and community. With 80 sparkling bonfires igniting the rivers, flickering firelight dancing on arched bridges, aromas of wood and smoke, and the enchanting music from around the world, WaterFire will engage your senses and emotions. Plan a romantic moment or marriage proposal during the spectacle and create the moment of a lifetime.


  • What is the music of WaterFire?

    A dramatic component to the sculpture, the music for WaterFire Providence is a soundtrack that interacts with the acoustics of the river walkways and the natural sounds of the blazing fires. The music combines recorded natural sounds juxtaposed with eclectic music by artists from throughout the globe to create an emotional character in contrast to the minimalism of the sculpture.
  • Can I take a boat ride?

    Floating on the river during WaterFire is an amazing adventure. La Gondola operates three genuine Venetian gondolas and a floating lounge, a 28-foot pontoon boat outfitted with bistro tables for up to 6 passengers. You can make reservations for gondola rides during WaterFire Providence events by visiting the La Gondola website or by calling 401-421-8877.

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