WaterFire is an annual celebration that takes place in downtown Providence. Many small bonefires are lit all along the rivers that run through the city. Roads are shut down and a lot of local businesses set up tents to sell food, products or just to promote their business. WaterFire is one of many events (see Providence Art Festival) put forth to help revitalize the city and foster a sense of community.
I was able to attend during the very last night of WaterFire 2011, which was sponsored by Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In support, much of the event was illuminated with pink lights including the Rhode Island State House. [Read more...]