With a vibrant schedule of offbeat festivals, tasty culinary events and distinctive art fairs throughout the summer, Providence, lives up to its reputation as the Creative Capital.  Here's a sampling of some of our sizzling summer events:

WaterFire, June-September
WaterFire is one of Providence's most beloved attractions, featuring the visual aesthetics of 100 bonfires that wind through the three rivers of downtown Providence. Live music and costumed performers add to this unique sensory experience. An award-winning art installation created by Brown University graduate Barnaby Evans, WaterFire is celebrating its 17th season. Scheduled lightings include: Saturday, June 23; Saturday, July 21; Saturday, August 18; Saturday, September 15; Saturday, and September 29. For more information, visit www.waterfire.org.

FirstWorks Presents Bobby McFerrin, May 10
A vocal explorer who combines jazz, folk and a multitude of world music influences, Bobby McFerrin will be performing at The VETS. Ticket prices start at $22. For more information, visit www.thevetsri.com.

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