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WaterFire Providence

Providence's signature event is WaterFire, an award-winning fire sculpture installation on the three rivers in downtown Providence. Created by local artist Barnaby Evans, WaterFire has become a must-see for visitors.

Providence Restaurant Weeks

Providence is one of the nation’s hottest culinary destinations. Find out what the fuss is all about during Providence Restaurant Weeks. Choose from mouthwatering menus and special offers at scores of participating restaurants.

Fourth of July

Rhode Island has a long history of showcasing its independent spirit. Even though large gatherings aren't possible right now, there is still fun to be had this Fourth of July. Bristol has rescheduled its Concert Series and some other fun events for the end of August, and there are still plans being worked out for other ways to celebrate the holiday throughout the state.

Providence Area Attractions

You'll find a wide variety of attractions in Providence and throughout Rhode Island. Take a look below and start planning some fun.

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La Gondola

Want to enjoy an authentic Venetian experience in the heart of Providence? Take a journey with us...

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. 

Events in Providence

LGBTQ+ Providence

Providence is home to a thriving, diverse and dynamic LGBTQ+ community, whose influence may be found in every corner of our city. 

Providence Self-Guided Historic Walking Tours

Immerse yourself in Providence's fascinating history, local lore and quirky tales by taking a self-guided walking tour. Explore the historic East Side, the rich culture of the West Side, the evolution of the Jewelry District, the reinvention of Downtown, and the city's early Black history.

Providence Neighborhoods

Some of Providence’s greatest assets are its vibrant, thriving neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has its own distinct personality, unique history and welcoming community.

Tours & Excursions

Explore the city on foot and see the sites up close on a walking tour. If you’re looking for a more leisurely adventure, sit back, relax and enjoy the views by bus. And, if you’re the seafaring type, hop on board a gondola or riverboat tour of the city.