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Providence is ready for WaterFire!

Waterfires in Providene RIIn Providence, summer officially starts when the first braziers are lit and the crowds arrive. We can’t wait to welcome the new season this weekend with the first full lighting on Saturday, May 25th, stretching from Waterplace Park to the Crawford Street bridge. Plan your WaterFire visit now! Fires are lit at sunset, so the schedule varies:

• Saturday, May 25th: 8:08 PM

• Friday, May 31st: 8:14 PM (Basin fire)

• Saturday, June 8th: 8:19 PM (Gaspee Day celebration)

• Saturday, July 13th: 8:21 PM

• Saturday, August 10th: 7:54 PM

• Saturday, August 24th: 7:33 PM

• Saturday, September 7th: 7:10 PM

• Saturday, September 21st: 6:46 PM

• Saturday, September 28th: 6:34 PM

• Saturday, October 5th: 6:22 PM

• Saturday, October 12th: 6:10 PM (Flames of Hope)

• Saturday, November 9th: 4:31 PM (Salute to Veterans)

Visit for a complete schedule, or download and print a copy here. For more information, sign up for the WaterFire newsletter and connect with the organization on Facebook and Twitter. Also, to keep the fires burning, consider making a donation and voting for WaterFire in the ArtsFWD Challenge by May 31st!

(Photo: Marianne Lee)