It’s supposed to be April showers … not April never-ending snow brings May flowers. At this point May will be bringing in root vegetables. But, at the PWCVB, we are "glass half full" people, so our eye is on the (hopefully) inevitable warm months ahead. Read below for an update about what's happening here at the PWCVB and with you, our partners.

VC Open House

Our Spring/Summer 2018 GoProvidence visitors guide is now on brochure racks throughout Southern New England. Did you know you can also view the guide online right here?

Thank you to our attraction and restaurant partners who participated in the first annual Visitor Center Open House on March 29. We had more than 70 guests, each excited to hear about your businesses and how the Visitor Center is here for visitors — and residents — as a resource.

Our next Partner Meeting is on Tuesday, April 24 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Flatbread Company. RSVP to CRM Database and Research Coordinator Beth-Anne Tremaine

As always, be sure to add your events to our online calendar. If you have any questions or difficulties please reach out to PWCVB Digital Media Manager Nick Millard.  

CycleBarFood Truck Friday

CycleBar Providence is now open at Providence Place and is offering free parking for spin students and FREE RIDES from April 12–25. There are plenty of class times throughout the week to fit your schedule, and shower facilities are available for those taking classes before work or at lunchtime.

Our friends at have created ANOTHER Food Truck event. Swing by Skyline at Waterplace on the fourth Thursday of every month from 5:30–8 p.m. With an average of 10 trucks at each event, there’s definitely something for everyone.

One of our newest partners, Waffle, has been named the best waffle in Rhode Island by the Food Network. These aren’t your typical waffles — they range from traditional waffles to PIZZA waffles. Yes. Pizza waffles. YUM!

The Spa at the Providence Biltmore will be closed as of June 1. If you have a gift certificate, don’t forget to use it. On a good note, we can’t wait for the iconic glass elevator to be back in use.

Partner News Spring 2017

There's a lot of great news in the press about Providence and our destination in general. Check out some recent headlines below:  

"Why Providence, Rhode Island, Should Be Your Next Weekend Getaway" — Vogue

“15 East Coast Road Trips That’ll Have You Packing Your Bags” — Best Products 

“25 Best Places to Visit in New England” — Vacation Ideas

“These Are the 15 Best Airports in the U.S., Ranked”Money

“Top 20 Cities for LGBT Retirement” — Senior Advice

“8 Quirky Artsy Things to Do in New England This Winter” — Thrillist


April 19–20              
Southern New England Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God
2018 Youth Convention
1,000 Attendees                 
Rhode Island Convention Center
Twitter: @sneministrynet
Facebook: sneministrynetwork

April 21–25    
Gordon Food Service 2018
500 Attendees                 
Rhode Island Convention Center
Twitter: @gfsdelivers 
Facebook: gordonfoodservice                 

April 26–28
Rhode Island Latino Arts
Encuentro 2018 — A Convening of Latinos in Heritage Conservation
60 Attendees                 
Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick & Downtown Providence
Twitter: @rilatinoarts
Facebook: rilatinoarts

April 27–30
National Restaurant Association
2018 National ProStart Invitational

1,100 Attendees                 
Rhode Island Convention Center
Twitter: @prostart 
Facebook: prostartprogram           

April 29–May 3
59th Maytag Commercial Laundry Event
215 Attendees                 
Rhode Island Convention Center
Facebook: superiorlaundryequipment

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