PVDFest Weekend: June 6th – 9th

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

Admission Free

About PVDFest

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.

Food Village

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

2019 Artists

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 GarageCity 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.

Weekend Recommendations: 5/31-6/2

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.

  • Admission: Free

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.

Event Info:
      • 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 ’19

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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Holiday Pop-Ups Happening This Weekend: Dec 5-Dec 9

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

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Holiday Pop-Up Events Nov 27-Dec 2

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

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 10/18-10/21

Here’s whats happening in and around Providence this weekend!

FireBall

Join WaterFire Providence for a stellar celebration at the WaterFire Arts center! Featuring live music, entertainment, and much more.

Art

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”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 9/28-9/30

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!

Art

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.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 9/22-9/24

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

 WaterFire – Full Lighting

September 23rd, 2017 – Full Lighting

Sunset time: 6:41 p.m.

Sponsored by the University of Rhode Island: Celebrating 125 years of Thinking Big

History and Architecture
Doors Open RI Festival

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.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 7/20-7/23

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

 WaterFire
Basin Lighting – Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Sponsored by the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant.

Full Lighting – Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Featuring WaterFire’s Community Paddling Event – Clear Currents.  Sponsored by Amica Insurance and Fidelity Investments.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 7/13-7/16

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire
Bastille Day Ceremony to Honor WWII Veterans – Friday, July 17th @ 6pm

In gratitude the Republic of France is awarding knighthoods in the French Legion of Honor to: John Dunnigan, Raymond Gillis, and Leo Héroux.

The ceremony will be performed by French Consul General Valery Freland accompanied by Rhode Island Honorary Consul to France Roger Begin in front of the Rhode Island World War II Memorial in Memorial Park in Providence, Rhode Island on Bastille Day, Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Rose Weaver will sing The Star Spangled Banner and La Marseillaise. The Ceremony will conclude with a toast from a sabered bottle of Champagne presented by Robert Burke in honor of the RI veterans. Following the ceremony the U.S. Coast Guard Brass Quintet is doing a public concert. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 7/13-7/16”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/29 – 7/2

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

 Art & Culture
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story – Newportfilm Outdoors

Join us for this week’s newportFILM Outdoors screening… BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY.

Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world’s most beautiful woman – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication. Mislabeled as “just another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer. Free admission!

Pawtucket Arts Festival Fundraiser

Join us for the Pawtucket Arts Festival fundraising event on Thursday, June 29 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM at Machines With Magnets. Join us for our fundraising event, during which we will kick off an online INDIEGOGO campaign. You’ll be able to make a contribution the night of the event – or in the days following through this link which leads to our INDIEGOGO fundraiser page.

Buy your ticket here. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/29 – 7/2”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/22-6/25

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire
Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by Cox Business.

Art & Culture
Providence Art Club Opening Reception

Join the Providence Art Club on Sunday, June 25 from 2-4pm for the Opening Receptions of three exciting new exhibitions. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work and light refreshments will be served. The galleries of the Providence Art Club are always free and open to the public. Please feel free to join this event and invite a friend!

For questions about any of these exhibitions, please contact Michael Rose at michael@providenceartclub.org, or at 401-331-1114 ext. 5.

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