2015 Providence WaterFire Schedule
Saturday, May 23rd – Full Lighting
Sunset: 8:06 p.m.
Sponsored by Bank of America and Brown University in celebration of its 250th Anniversary
The first full fire kick-off to the season. This event will be the finale for Brown University’s celebration of its 250th Anniversary for all the current students, alumni, brand new graduates, and their families. The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza will be back in full swing with local artists selling their wares on Washington Street. We are also excited about the WaterFire food fair line up as well with some awesome local food vendors.
Friday, May 29th – Basin Lighting
Sunset: 8:12 p.m.
Sponsored by Providence College National Alumni Association
Saturday, June 13th – Full Lighting
Sunset: 8:21 p.m.
Sponsored by: National Grid
WaterFire presents The Gaspee Project in celebration of the birth of our nation with performances and activities as part of an expanded humanities program. Visitors can take a walk through history from flash mob to freedom with the Twitter Story of 1772 by following #WFGaspee on Twitter. Historic walking tours will also be available during the day through the RI Historical Society.
Tuesday, July 14th – Basin Lighting
Sunset: 8:20 p.m.
Sponsored by National Association of Clean Water Agencies
To start this event there will be a 100 person torch procession surrounding the circle of fires in the basin in honor of Navigant Credit Union’s 100th Anniversary “Celebrating a Century, Looking forward to the Next 100″.
Saturday, August 1st – Full Lighting
Sunset: 8:05 p.m.
Sponsored by: Fidelity Investments and Gilead-C is for Cure: A WaterFire Lighting for RI Defeats Hep C
For the 2nd year in a row WaterFire is partnering up with RI Defeats Hep C for our “C is for Cure” event. The evening will be full of activity (including an educational performance by the Festival Ballet Providence) as we work to encourage discussion about a formerly taboo now completely curable disease; helping to eradicate hepatitis C in Rhode Island.
Saturday, August 15th – Full Lighting
Sunset: 7:47 p.m.
Sponsored by: Amica Insurance
Saturday, August 29th – Full Lighting
Sunset: 7:26 p.m.
Thanks to the generous support of the Textron Charitable Trust
Saturday, September 12th – Full Lighting
Sunset: 7:02 p.m.
Sponsored by: Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
Saturday, September 26th – Full Lighting
Sunset: 6:38 p.m.
Sponsored by: Webster Bank and Confucius Institute and US-China Institute at Bryant University
WaterFire’s Chinese Culture Night and Salute to Educators is back! Together with the Confucius Institute and US-China Institute at Bryant University WaterFire visitors will learn about Chinese Culture through interactive displays, exhibits and performances. Join WaterFire and the RI Department of Education to recognize the excellent educators in our community. Enjoy exhibitions showcasing a wide variety of creative and innovative approaches in education happening in RI.
Saturday, October 3rd – Full Lighting
Sunset: 6:26 p.m.
Sponsored by: Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation – Flames of Hope a Celebration of Life™ and Your Rhode Island BMW Centers
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.
It is incredibly important that we, as a community, recognize the service and sacrifice of the men and women that have served in America’s military. We look forward to celebrating and thanking our veterans at WaterFire’s 3rd Annual Salute to Veterans event which will include a Veterans Resource Fair, ceremonies and tributes throughout the night.