Welcome to another GoProvidence Weekend Roundup. The very first full WaterFire lighting of the season, a fantastic musical and a block party are just a few things in store for this weekend in Providence.

FRIDAY, May 19


Matilda the Musical
Providence Performing Arts Center
"Time" magazine's #1 Show of the Year, "Matilda the Musical" is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change ... 

WaterFire Providence

WaterFire Full Lighting
Waterplace Park and Downtown Providence
WaterFire is a multisensory experience that has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city. This series of bonfires, installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, entices with aromatic wood smoke, flickering firelight and enchanting music ... read more


Hope Street

Hope Street Block Party
Hope Street From 5th Street to Rochambeau
The Hope Street Merchants Association hosts its Annual Spring Block Party. Providence’s biggest and best spring event offers local music, food trucks, family fun, and a beer and wine garden to benefit Festival Ballet. There will be live music, food trucks ...

Paul Anka

Paul Anka
Twin River Casino Event Center
By the time The Beatles arrived in the 60s, Anka had another tool in his survival kit. "After a few hits," he said, "I knew I was a writer, and with writers, the power was always in the pen. When I started working for Buddy Holly and ... read more

SUNDAY, May 21

South Side Plant Sale

Southside Community Land Trust's 25th Annual Plant Sale
City Farm
This year expect a few surprises to mark the 25th year of this popular spring event (last year roughly 2,000 people attended). Current SCLT members can enjoy early entrance to the sale, which features hundreds of varieties of sustainably ... read more

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