Waterfire is a very cool event that happens in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Waterfire began in 1994 as a one time art event, but it was so well received that it has continued. On evenings that Waterfire occurs, you’ll find craft and food stalls set-up along the river, and loads of people having fun. Once it starts getting dark, you’ll see people vying for the best spot along the water to watch the show. As the name suggests, torches are lit in the river and boats of performers parade along with the current. It is really exciting to watch. Do plan to find a spot early as it can get crowded during these events.