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PVDFest details announced!

PVD fest PR 2016 mayorThirteen stages, thirty food trucks. And more than five hundred artists. That’s what you can expect at PVDFest, produced by the Providence Dept. of Art, Culture + Tourism, running from June 2nd through the 5th! At a press conference today, Mayor Jorge Elorza described PVDFest as the city’s marquee event that will continue to build, year after year. Kathleen Pletcher, executive artistic director of FirstWorks, the festival’s creative founding partner, said that “with the mayor’s leadership, we’re dreaming big.”

Friday night, June 3rd will be programmed with artist walks, salons, performances, installations, and the kickoff of the summer concert series produced by WBRU and the city.

Saturday, June 4th is the main event—with the Close Act Theatre’s playful 18’ dinosaurs roaming through Kennedy Plaza, music at the Alex + Ani City Center, family friendly programming in Burnside Park, the Providence Flea marketplace with more than 70 vendors along Westminster Street, a block party at the Dean Hotel, and so much more.

Find a map showing street closures, plus more details at and on Facebook.