WaterFire Providence – Partial Lighting

The Providence Skyline during WaterFire Providence. Photo by Jennifer Bedford.

Event Details


May 16th, 2015 Event Info

Sunset time: 7:59 p.m.
Lighting time: 8:19 p.m.
The braziers will remain lit until 11:30 p.m.
Music Program (coming soon).

The Volvo Ocean Race  Newport Stopover

Volvo Ocean Race | Newport Stopover

This week the Rhode Island is playing host the Volvo Ocean Race for their Newport Stopover. The only North American stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race will be hosted May 5-17 by Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, the State of Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management (DEM), Discover Newport, and the City of Newport. The twelve-day Stopover will be a public celebration and will include entertainment, a marine Exploration Zone, kid’s activities, a food court, team compounds, Heineken Docks beer garden, sponsor pavilions, a theater, up-close viewing of the race boats during the Pro-Am Race, the In-Port Race, and the Leg Start to Lisbon — all taking place within yards of the shoreline at Fort Adams State Park.

Andrew Lindsay and Liz Knights, photo by Jeffrey Stolzberg.

Fire Dancers Cirque de Light

Andrew Lindsay and Liz Knights from Cirque de Light will be performing during the WaterFire lighting ceremony and then several more times during the night on the piers in the Waterplace Park Basin.

Mobile Museum of American Artifacts

The Mobile Museum of American Artifacts
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

The Mobile Museum of America Artifacts is a touring museum of personal objects and their histories. The have been touring Rhode Island all week and will closing out their stay in the Ocean State at WaterFire from 6:30 – 11:30 p.m.

The Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities at Brown University is hosting the Mobile Museum of America Artifacts for a week long residency in Providence, May 11th – 16th.

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