LGBTQ+ Providence

Welcome to Providence, a city founded on the pillars of tolerance and respect of individual beliefs and where those principles are still valued. While we are proud of many things about our home — our vibrant neighborhoods, our top-rated restaurants, eclectic arts scene and our beautiful architecture — it is our people that truly make our city special. That includes our thriving, diverse and dynamic LGBTQ+ community, whose influence may be found in every corner of our city. Come explore all that Providence has to offer.

RI Pride

Providence’s Pride celebration includes a spectacular Illuminated Nighttime Parade and draws visitors from across the country. Start making your Pride plans now.

LGBTQ+ Nightlife

The Stable

Providence's premier gay bar and home of the weekly Sangria Sundays featuring guest bartenders from all over New England. Enjoy this friendly downtown bar, where everyone is welcome and made to feel at home.


Mirabar is the 3rd oldest gay bar in the United States. We are home to a robust group of amazing folks who we call regulars and a wonderful cast of visitors from all over! We have some awesome drag shows, dance parties, karaoke, and so much more! All are welcome at the Mirabar. Come see us for the Best drinks in town in our cozy lounge, sing a song, or dance the night away.

Things to Do

WaterFire Providence

WaterFire, an award-winning fire sculpture installation on the three rivers in downtown Providence, has become a must-see for visitors.


From historic tours to WaterFire, performing arts to food festivals and everything in between, there are events for every season.

Tours & Excursions

Explore Providence and Rhode Island on a professionally guided tour or see the sites up close on a self-guided walking tour. If you’re looking for a leisurely adventure, sit back, relax and enjoy the views by bus. Or if you’re the seafaring type, hop on board a gondola or riverboat tour of the city. Check out the wide range of options.

Arts & Entertainment

Experience the arts in Providence by using our directory of theater venues, arts organizations and performances to plan your visit. Attend plays, concerts, the ballet and more.

Historic Providence

Today, many of Providence's historic landmarks are open to the public, including the RISD Museum, the state's leading museum of art and design; the John Brown House Museum, a landmark from the 18th century; and the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum, an American National Historic Landmark. 

Family Friendly

Educational and entertaining, Providence has plenty of attractions, events and things to do for the whole family.