PVD FEST IS COMING BACK TO PROVIDENCE FOR ITS FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW.
Festival Dates & Hours
- Thursday June 6th, 5 Pm – 10 Pm
- Friday June 7th, 5 Pm – 11 Pm
- Saturday June 8th, 12 Pm – 12 Am
- Sunday June 9th, 12 Pm – 6 Pm
PVDFest is a non-profit production with over 60 businesses and organizations supporting its cause. Artists of all walks are at the center of this event, bringing the city to life. This years festival will showcase over 1000 artists on over a dozen platforms. PVDFest offers both acclaimed and emerging talent showcasing their diversity.
Kennedy Plaza will host the weekends culinary scene. Over 50 food trucks and booths are set up on Saturday and Sunday for all festival goers. Select vendors include:
For a full vendor list click here
With over 1000 artists being showcased, be ready to experience something new and unique on every corner. Artists range from singer/songwriters to mimes. With public art being a significant part of the weekend, be sure to keep an eye out for murals and art installations around the city. Check out the Civic Center Garage, City Hall apron, and Empire Plaza for three of PVDFest’s awarded installations. Some performing artists include:
For a full list of artist bios go to pvdfest.com/artists
A full lineup schedule has also been posted to the PVDFest site.
Enjoy a weekend with family or friends inside and outside of the city this weekend!
Fun for the Family
Head over to Salter’s Grove for a Fireworks Extravaganza this Saturday night. Between 9:00 Pm and 10:00 Pm, The Gaspee Days Committee will hold a fireworks display set above Narragansett Bay and just off the coast of Salter’s Grove in Warwick.
- Rain date: Sunday, June 2nd
- Admission: Free
All summer long enjoy Friday night hangouts at the Alex and Ani Center. From 4:00 PM – 10:00 Pm there will be lawn games, volleyball, bumper cars, music and more. For a full summer programming schedule visit the Alex and Ani Center homepage.
Health & Wellness
Register for the 2019 Aids Run/Walk for Life on Saturday, June 1st and support those affected by HIV/Aids. Come in your most colorful creations as you raise awareness and offer support to neighbors in our local community.
Arts & Culture
Trinity Rep will hold its 23rd annual Pell Awards Gala on Monday, June 3rd at the The WaterFire Arts Center. Founded in 1997, the Pell Awards recognize artists whose work exemplifies the values of Senator Claiborne Pell.
- VIP Reception: 6:00
- Dinner: 7:15
- Ceremony: 8:15
All proceeds from the gala benefit artistic programming at the Trinity Repertory Company.
Purchase event tickets here
Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner, and we’re all anticipating how to kick-off summer 2019 in the Ocean State. Whether it’s your first beach trip of the season, or you’re looking to enjoy a weekend of food and art, Rhode Island offers some of the most unique experiences to dive head first into summer.
Be sure to attend the first WaterFire Lighting of the season on May 23rd as we begin to celebrate 25 years of transforming place and building community.
Parade & Celebration:
On Monday, May 27th the town of North Providence will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade and inaugural Ahlborg Memorial Day 5k.
The town of Lincoln will also hold its annual Memorial Day Parade on the 27th, beginning at 11 Am on the corner of Higginson Avenue and Smithfield Avenue .
Continue reading “Memorial Day Weekend ’19”
Pop-up shops and markets can be a great opportunity to shop small and find locally-made gifts for the holiday season. Here are some pop-ups happening in and around Providence this weekend – including our very own WFAC Store:
WaterFire Arts Center Store Holiday Pop-Up
Saturday December 8th WaterFire will host the first Holiday Pop-Up at our WFAC Store featuring WaterFire merchandise and handmade gifts from local artists. Join us from 10am-6pm
Holiday Stroll Craft Fair and Bake Sale – December 5th 5-8pm hosted by Westerly Land Trust
Hope Artist Village Open Studios – December 5th from 5-8pm
Continue reading “Holiday Pop-Ups Happening This Weekend: Dec 5-Dec 9”
There are various pop-up sales happening in and around Providence this weekend – perfect for getting ahead of your holiday shopping lists! Here’s some of our picks:
Providence Art Club Little Pictures Show & Sale – November 20th-December 23rd
The Cove Pop-Up – Hosted by The Gordon Network – November 15th-December 23rd
Continue reading “Holiday Pop-Up Events Nov 27-Dec 2”
Events happening in and around Providence this weekend:
WaterFire – Salute to Veterans, Saturday, November 10th
Sunset time: 4:30 p.m. Lighting will commence at 5:30 p.m.
Join us for our Sixth Annual WaterFire Salute to Veterans.
Gather Glass – Glass Blowing Class
Choose from a variety of projects and create your very own glass blown keepsake with Gather Glass.
Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/8 – 11/11”
Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11th. Here are some special events happening in Providence and around RI honoring veterans:
WaterFire Providence Salute to Veterans
Join WaterFire for our sixth annual Salute to Veterans on Saturday, November 10th. Lighting will commence at 5:30 p.m.
The Moving Wall Vietnam Memorial
The Moving Wall is a half-size replica
Patriot Battalion Veterans Day Ceremony
A ceremony honoring veterans will be held at the Providence College War Memorial Grotto on Wednesday, November 7th.
Continue reading “Veterans Day 2018 in RI”
Here’s whats happening in and around Providence this weekend!
Join WaterFire Providence for a stellar celebration at the WaterFire Arts center! Featuring live music, entertainment, and much more.
Arielle Extreme: Delusional Halloween Event
Arielle Extreme hosts their 4th annual Halloween event at the WaterFire Arts Center. The event will feature live cirque-style Aerial performances and spooky exhibits throughout. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 10/18-10/21”
There are a lot of Halloween events happening in and around Providence this month. Here are some of our recommendations for a spectacular and spooky time:
Roger Williams Park Zoo celebrates their 30th Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular with over 5,000 carved pumpkins. Get your tickets before they’re gone!
Continue reading “Halloween in Providence: Our Recommendations”
Events happening in and around Providence this weekend to checkout with WaterFire.
WaterFire – Full Lighting Saturday, September, 29th
Sunset time: 6:31 p.m.
Sponsored by Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation as a part of Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life weekend.
Featured events include Flames of Hope Torch Procession, Steeple Street Unplugged, Starry, Starry Night, and more!
David Wiesner: Journeys in Visual Storytelling at RISD ISB Gallery
RISD alum and current children’s book illustrator/writer David Wiesner will be featured at RISD’s Illustration Studies Building gallery from now through October 7th. The exhibit will be open until 10pm during WaterFire.
Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 9/28-9/30”
Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.
WaterFire – Full Lighting Saturday, September, 22nd
Sunset time: 6:43pm
Made possible by the generous support of Textron Charitable Trust.
Special events at WaterFire this Saturday include Salute to Rhode Island Educators and Big Bang Science Fair.
Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Zoo
Roger Williams Park Carousel Village will host a variety of food trucks and vendors on Friday, September 21st. Admission is free and there will be activities for children!
Ocean State Oyster Festival
The 4th Annual Ocean State Oyster Festival will be held Saturday, September 22nd at Riverwalk Park. Get your tickets in advance for $25 and $30 the day of. Festival is tented and will go on rain or shine!
Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 9/20-9/23”
Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.
Sunset time: 6:41 p.m.
Sponsored by the University of Rhode Island: Celebrating 125 years of Thinking Big
History and Architecture
Want to experience the Victorian splendor of Barnaby’s Castle and the attic of City Hall? Would you like to see the the recording studios of Rhode Island Public Radio and climb up inside of the dome of Beneficent Church, and more?
We’re giving you the keys to Providence! For one day the Doors Open RI Festival will provide you with free, special access to 20+ one-of-a-kind places across Providence on Saturday, September 23.
Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 9/22-9/24”