Spring is in the air, and so is a whole lot of pollen. As soon as we stop sneezing, we'll be ready for some outdoor fun! Let's take a look at what's happening at the PWCVB and with you, our partners.


Pedestrian Bridge

Providence is nominated for Most Walkable City to Visit in the USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. We're currently in first place, so be sure to vote today (and every day until June 17) to help us stay at number 1!

Our GoProvidence.com website recently got a glow up and we think it looks fabulous. But don't take our word for it. Take a scroll through the pages and have a chat with Red, our virtual tour guide. (You might recognize him from BuyLocalRI.org.)

If you haven't heard an episode of PVD POV, you're missing out. Alana O'Hare, senior director of communications and special projects, and Nicholas Millard, director of digital media, chat with the movers and shakers of Providence. Early guests include Jonathan Walker, director of sports sales, and Jamie Antignano of Angelo's.

The spring/summer edition of the GoProvidence Visitors Guide is out and fully stocked at the Visitor Center and has been distributed throughout the state. A digital version is also available. Thank you to all of our advertisers. Don't forget — additional advertising and sponsorship opportunities are available year-round. Contact Christine Phillips, senior director of community & public affairs, for more info.

If you have any summer vacation specials or other warm weather events planned, please let us know so we can share them. And, as always, please be sure to add any events or promotions to our online calendar. If you have any questions or difficulties, please reach out to Community Affairs Coordinator Sandra Olson.



WaterFire has announced its 2024 schedule of full and partial lightings from June to November, including PVDFest and the annual Salute to Veterans. Stay tuned for additional dates.

More than 30 restaurants participated in this year's Providence Pizza Week. Antonio's Pizza by the Slice swept all three of the voting categories: Most Delicious, Most Creative and Most Instagrammable. Congrats to Antonio's and thank you to all who participated. Check your email for information on how to register for this summer's Providence Restaurant Weeks, July 7–20!

Don't miss an opportunity to promote your business on the 2024-2025 Discovery Map – 150,000 colorfully drawn, user-friendly maps are distributed each year! Contact Amy Newman at amyn@discoverymap.com for details.

Food Truck Fridays from PVD Food Truck Events are back for their 10th season at Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village. With an ever-changing rotation of food trucks each week, live music from local musicians, and beer and wine from Trinity Brewhouse, it's the perfect way to end your week. Be sure to check our events calendar for other food truck nights around the state.

With the warmer weather, many of our outdoor partners are open for the season. Get out and learn something new about Providence with one of the city's tour companies. From a Mimosa Cruise with Providence River Boat Company to a spooky stroll through the East Side with Providence Ghost Tours, the possibilities are endless. Want to branch out a little? Try Experience Rhode Island's Friday Fundays, featuring a different Rhode Island destination every week.


PWCVB sales and services has a HOT summer on tap this year. Throughout June, July and August, 61,000 visitors will occupy over 41,000 hotel room nights and spend more than $25 million across the region.

Some of these groups are:

  • CASE Management Society of America, June 47
  • 2024 Brawlin' at the Beach Lacrosse Tournament, June 21–23
  • The Great Race, June 27–28
  • Firecracker 4th of July Baseball Showcase, June 29–July 2
  • 2024 National Dance Championships, June 30–July 6
  • Association for Computing Machinery, July 20–23
  • USA Gymnastics Region 6 Conference, August 1–4
  • NecronomiCon Providence, August 15–17

The sales team will be on the road this summer representing Providence and Warwick at trade shows in Montreal, Detroit, Fairfax (Va.), Louisville, Toronto and Cleveland. The team will be launching our new Freestyle meetings campaign as well as lucrative incentives for our customers.

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:  

"7 Providence, Rhode Island, Establishments That Honor Moms and Maternal Love" — USA Today 10Best

"2024 Rhode Island Travel Guide | Best Restaurants, Hotels & Things to Do" — NewEngland.com

"For a Great Food Weekend Visit Providence, America's Comeback City" — Forbes

"25 Best College Towns and Cities in the U.S." — Travel + Leisure

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