August 24 Full Lighting

Event Details

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2:00pm – Midnight – Red Fork Empire Embassy to Steampunk at the Old Stone Bank

A gallery show like none other!  Artists from all over the nation show their view on Steampunk by focusing their imagination and creativity given form, held in the magnificent Old Stone Bank Building in downtown Providence, a venue worthy of such an occasion.

5:00pm – 11:30pm – The WaterFire Store

The WaterFire Store on Canal Street, buy a t-shirt, hoodie, poster, magnet, pendants and much more to help support WaterFire and keep the fires burning.

6:00pm – 11:00pm – The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza on Washington Street

This outdoor show will be held on Washington Street, in the heart of WaterFire. WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza will offer visitors the opportunity to purchase artwork by Rhode Island-based artists.

6:30pm – 11:45pm – Steeple Street Music Stage

This outdoor concert will be held on Steeple Street, in the heart of WaterFire.

Sunset (7:33pm) – Midnight

80 bonfires on the rivers accompanied by WaterFire Music

Sunset (7:33pm) – 11:00pm – Add Your Light to the Night

  • Visit our Guest Stations where you can become a part of the artwork with your own Ribbon of Light; and our Ambassadorscan answer your questions and guide you to next great event!
  • Share your dedication with the world and light a Luminaria Candle Lantern ($5 per luminaria)
  • Make it a Starry, Starry Night by wishing upon a star and become a part of the art! ($10 to hang a wish on a star and $30 to bring home your own illuminating blue star)

8:00pm – 10:00pm – Catch WaterFire Performers along the River

  • Spogga, the fire dancer, skillfully dances amidst the sparks spinning fire along the river; you can find him performing on the boats and on ‘The Wall” of braziers in Memorial Park throughout the night
  • World War Memorial (in Memorial Park): Be mesmerized The Gargoyles and the Oracles from Ten31 Productions
  • Stop by Union Plaza to see the internationally acclaimed, award winning music and dance group, Inca Son.  All dressed as their Inca fore-bearers performing enchanting melodies on their Andean pan-flutes.

 10:30 pm on the Confluence – The Chorus of the Cicada Fire Sculpture

The year of the Cicada: The Chorus of the Cicada
A fire sculpture by The Myth Makers: Donna Dodson & Andy Moerlein


For many people, there is something particularly fascinating, and even horrifying about the 17-year cycle of the giant cicada. The bug lives a solitary lifestyle underground for 17 years and then emerges in a blur of wings and mating songs with billions of other bugs to reproduce and spawn another generation of cicadas. 2013 was the year of the cicada. Come witness the Myth Makers bring this bug to life!

Join us on Saturday, August 24 for a full WaterFire lighting.  Sunset is at 7:33PM.  Thank you to our sponsor, Cox Business.

Author: Tim Blankenship

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