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 .
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