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R.I.’s 45th Annual Heritage Festival

October 21, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Rhode Island’s 45th Annual Heritage Festival
Saturday, October 21, 2023

WaterFire Arts Center
475 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02908
12:00 to 5:00 pm

“Explore the world through art and music!”

Join in a lively celebration of our state’s rich cultural heritage! WaterFire Arts Center will be filled with culture, music, and dancing from around the world.

This unique festival bridges Rhode Islanders’ cultures and expressions of creative talent. Rhode Island heritage groups will present cultural exhibits, visual art, and craft demonstrations from all over the world. There will be food trucks offering an array of traditional foods and drinks. The children’s area will have free face painting, arts, and crafts.

The day begins with a parade of international flags from over 30 countries. Throughout the day, dancers and musicians from various heritages will perform.

More information and a full participation list can be found here: https://preservation.ri.gov/heritage/45th-ri-heritage-festival

Admission to this family-friendly event is FREE.

Please contact Donna Alqassar (401)222-4133 for details.

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This festival is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  We would also like to thank our sponsors, United Way of RIAmica InsuranceCoastal1 Credit UnionNeighborhood Health Plan of RIBird and Navigant Credit Union, for their support.


October 21, 2023
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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WaterFire Arts Center
475 Valley St.
Providence, RI 02908 United States
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