Celebrating 20 years of Providence's WaterFire Festival in 2014
March 3, 2014 — 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the spectacular WaterFire Festival that takes place in the charming city of Providence, Rhode Island. Running on select Saturday evenings from May through to November, the event displays more than 100 sparkling bonfire light art installations on the three rivers leading to downtown Providence accompanied by music and street performers.
Providence is one of America’s oldest cities, renowned for its dining scene which includes some of New England’s finest Italian eateries in the central area of Federal Hill. Just an hour’s drive from New England’s gateway city of Boston, travellers will find it easy to make a visit to WaterFire part of a touring itinerary in this historic US region.
At WaterFire, visitors can stroll down the paths of Waterplace Park that showcase the flickering flames of the art installations, originally created by award winning artist Barnaby Evans in 1994. The works of art are made magical by displaying the opposition of two forces: fire and water. Eclectic music, aroma of slow burning wood smoke and even a few surprises to celebrate 20 years are just a few things this unique festival has to offer in 2014.
WaterFire is an annual free event put together with the help of volunteers to bring a cultural and engaging experience to visitors and Providence residents alike.
For more information on the WaterFire Festival season, visit, http://waterfire.org. Frontier Travel (020 8776 8709) offers a 15-night ‘New England Art’ fly-drive holiday featuring an overnight stay in Providence at the Providence Biltmore, priced from £1,559 per person including British Airways flights from Heathrow to Boston, 15 nights’ accommodation and 14 days’ car hire with unlimited mileage, tax and insurance. The itinerary, which can be tailor-made to suit individual requirements, also features three nights in Rhode Island’s other leading city Newport.
Editor’s Note: Discover New England represents the six American states of Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont to promote international visitation.