Nothing gets Rhode Islanders more excited for summer than the much anticipated WaterFire Schedule! A truly unique event that can be experienced no where else in the world, WaterFire is an award-winning art installation created by Barnaby Evans. On WaterFire nights, over 80 bonfires light up the river flowing through the center of Providence. The smell of the wood burning, and the music playing along the river, make this an art experience that engages all the senses.
Mark your calendars for the 2018 WaterFire Schedule!
Saturday, May 26th | 8:09pm
Sponsored by Bank of America and The Providence Journal
Saturday, June 10th | 8:20pm (Basin Lighting Only)
Sponsored by Rhode Island Day of Portugal
Saturday, June 30th | 8:45pm
Sponsored by Cox Business and Amica Insurance
Saturday, July 14th | 8:20pm
Sponsored by Fidelity Investments and NACUFS 2018 National Conference
Saturday, July 28th | 8:08 – C is for Cure: A WaterFire Lighting for RI Defeats Hep C
Sponsored by Gilead
Saturday, September 8th | 7:27pm
Sponsored by National Grid
Saturday, September 22nd | 6:43pm – Salute to Rhode Island Educators & the Big Bang Science Fair
Made possible by the generous support of Textron Charitable Trust and other generous donors.
Saturday, September 29th | 6:31pm – Flames of Hope a Celebration of Life
Sponsored by Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation
Saturday, October 6th | 6:31pm (Basin Lighting Only)
Sponsored by National Precast Concrete Association
Saturday, November 10th | 4:30pm – WaterFire Salute to Veterans
First time visitors are encouraged to visit the WaterFire’s Plan Your Trip to Providence web page for details on the best way to plan your WaterFire evening. Visiting from out of town? Downtown Providence is the perfect home base for exploring WaterFire. Visit our Downtown Directory for details on hotels, restaurants and shops in the area. Need suggestions? Tweet us your question and we’ll try our best to answer it!
**Please note that WaterFire is still actively looking for additional sponsors and will hopefully add even more dates. We will update this post if additional dates are added.