Waterfire is a popular artistic event held in Providence, Rhode Island during the summer months and early fall months. This event takes place in downtown Provdience at WaterPlace Park. Over 80 bonfires are lit on the river on an award winning sculpture created by artist Barnaby Evans.
The event starts with people carrying torches down into the water to light the fires. A romantic night out for those who are interested in fires and listening to music. In addition, there is a restaurant called WaterPlace Restaurant, where you can dine outside as you watch the show. You could also walk over to the Providence Place Mall beforehand to get dinner.
Parking in the area is expensive and hard to find. I usually try to find a spot by one of the parking meters (free after 6:00pm). I advise getting to the show early to try to find a good parking spot!
WaterFire starts around sunset and ends around Midnight. The best place to watch the show is by the river downtown (Memorial Blvd and Exchange St in Providence).
2013 WaterFire Schedule
Saturday, June 8th
Saturday, July 13th
Saturday, August 10th
Saturday, August 24th
Saturday, September 7th
Saturday, September 21st
Saturday, September 28th
Saturday, October 5th
Saturday, October 12th
Saturday, November 9th – Salute to Veterans