Great blazes! Fire festival in Providence, Rhode Island

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Between May and October the Waterfire Festival lights up the capital of Rhode Island

Between May and October, the WaterFire Festival lights up Providence, the charming capital of Rhode Island.

WaterFire Festival, Providence, Rhode Island

The award-winning art installation by Barnaby Evans, installed in three rivers that merge in downtown Providence, is a powerful art experience celebrating fire and water, earth and air.

WaterFire Festival, Providence, Rhode Island

In the flickering light of more than 100 sparkling bonfires, crowds of visitors stroll through Waterplace Park enjoying the music and entertainment before a late meal in downtown Providence or Federal Hill.

WaterFire Festival, Providence, Rhode Island

The free event has been viewed by more than ten million visitors worldwide. It is staged by volunteers and the next full fires is slated for Saturday, 26 May. The fires will be lit shortly after sunset (about 8pm) and will burn until midnight. Read the full schedule here.

Great blazes! Fire festival in Providence, Rhode Island was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Oonagh Shiel
Author: Oonagh Shiel (3252 posts)

Content Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!