The Flames of Hope a Celebration of Life™ event includes educational and awareness activities for survivors and their families from the afternoon into the evening in Station Park. To kick off the evening portion of the event will be the Illuminations of Life tribute n the steps of the State House followed by a procession of torch bearers walking down to Waterplace Basin which will include performances and the lighting of the braziers.
- Celebration Village – 3:00 p.m. – Midnight
Flames of Hope: Main Stage Entertainment
- Illumination of Life – 6:15 p.m.
Featuring The State Ballet of Rhode Island, Illuminations of Life is the moving program that illuminates the RI State House in pink and kicks off the Flames of Hope torch procession. The Illumination of Life Ceremony will conclude with the arrival of the Flames of Hope torches in the Waterplace Park Basin around 7:20 p.m. The Flames of Hope will form a Ring of Fire surrounding the basin the WaterFire lighting ceremony will be completed with the lighting of the remaining braziers in the basin.
- A Decade of Hope- 10 Years of Celebrating Hope in the Ocean State – 9:30 p.m.
This year’s celebration includes, a close proximity pyrotechnics display. Featuring the creative design of award-winning pyrotechnics company Pyrotecnico. Viewing points are from the State House lawn and Celebration Village.
Enjoy a performance of Capoeira by Grupo Ondas on the Basin Stage from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM and at Market Square from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM. This Afro-Brazilian martial art combines fighting, dancing, acrobatics and music that is breath-taking to experience.
Sunset at 6:26 p.m.