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WaterFire Providence - Waterplace Park

Performing Arts Venue, General Entertainment, and Park · Downtown Providence
10 Finance Way (Francis Street), Providence, RI 02903, United States
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The Basin of Waterplace Park is where the magic begins. Be inspired at WaterFire's lighting ceremony which begins just after sunset on WaterFire event nights.


Based on 162 votes

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    AB S.
    "Make your your way to Gondola Landing for the best vantage point."(2 Tips)
    "One of the most peaceful places a Rhode Islander can go to."(2 Tips)
    Jayne T.
    "smell of the wood burning.."(2 Tips)
    The Wall Street Journal
    "other Saturday from May through November"(2 Tips)
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  • Joseph L.

    This is so beautiful!

    Joseph Louis · August 30
  • Glenn C.

    People watching!

    Glenn Cochran · August 11
  • Olivia N.

    Absolutely amazing. Just do it.

    Olivia Norella · August 11
  • barbee

    A must see!

    barbee · July 21
  • barbee

    Super special fire, water and music!

    barbee · July 19
  • Gabe M.

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    Gabe Moreira · June 21
  • Lit C.

    One of my favorite date nights and activities in general. There's nothing else like it.

    Lit Chick · November 17, 2014
  • The Wall Street Journal

    Every other Saturday from May through November, the WaterFire event lights up Providence. It starts at sundown & goes until midnight. Park as close to the waterfront as you can, then continue on foot. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · October 8, 2014
  • Christopher R.

    Great WaterFire's lighting ceremony,......

    Christopher Reiff · September 15, 2014
  • L.J. D.

    Good time for young and old

    L.J. DelPonte · August 24, 2014
  • Lisa V.

    No parking

    Lisa V · August 24, 2014
  • AB S.

    You'll be moved by the mood, the music, the magic. It's mesmerizing! Make your your way to Gondola Landing for the best vantage point. The smell of the wood burning is amazing in itself!

    AB Sampong · August 10, 2014
  • Lisa V.

    Beautiful night to walk the city

    Lisa V · August 10, 2014
  • Ronald F.

    Fun and good food

    Ronald Foley · August 9, 2014
  • National C.

    Every other Saturday, 100 bonfires burn in the center of three rivers that flow through downtown. It's awesome to see, plus there is plenty of live music and performers traveling throughout!

    National Car Rental · November 15, 2013
  • Mikey M.

    Makes great pictures

    Mikey Monteiro · June 9, 2013
  • Joel S.

    Near the tunnel.

    Joel Strellner · June 9, 2013
  • William Raveis Rhode Island & SE Massachusetts

    There are trails to walk and places to picnic and cook out.

  • Darshini T.

    You can go on a boat ride sipping a glass of wine while watching the floating bonfires. Amazing experience!

    Darshini Thiagarajan · September 6, 2012
  • Spencer

    One of the most peaceful places a Rhode Islander can go to. The sights all around the city are breathtaking. It's a must see for any one :)

    Spencer · September 2, 2012
  • FamilyFun

    A vibrant street festival capped by a blazing nighttime spectacle: 100 bonfires set afloat at the confluence of 3 rivers.

    FamilyFun · February 17, 2012
  • Jayne T.

    The music, the food, the crowds, the smell of the wood burning.. Best later in the evening when the crowds have thinned out.

    Jayne Travers · October 12, 2011
  • . q.

    Boat for $15. Gondola for $100.

    . q · October 9, 2011
  • Elizabeth C.

    One of The best things about providence, be ready to walk if you want the full experience..come early and park in the mall for those penny pinchers out there!

    Elizabeth Champagne · August 17, 2011
  • Ryan S.

    Don't jaywalk! The cop may whistle at you! Lol

    Ryan SleepawayCamper · August 14, 2011
  • Todd J.

    Visit the living statues. It is amazing.

    Todd Johnson · July 30, 2011
  • Lauren M.

    Fire in fire holders atop a dirty river and crowded sidewalks with Mexicans screaming and untrained children. But hey, what else do we have to do in Rhode island?

    Lauren Mastrobuono · July 17, 2011
  • Emily T.

    Serene yet exciting night out first partial lighting this week as a fund raiser please give so that we can enjoy this treasure more often.

    Emily Torgan-Kheradi · April 28, 2011
  • Bianca H.

    It's nice, not spectacular, but nice.

    Bianca Hodge · September 9, 2010
  • Rob T.

    Eat at Waterplace and take it all in

    Rob T · July 18, 2010
  • Matt M.

    Definitely something to check out in Providence over the summer!

    Matt Moore · July 8, 2010

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