Long-awaited PVDFest returns to the city this weekend

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The long-awaited PVDFest returns to the city this weekend.

The free outdoor arts festival will look different this year with a new date and location, but the city of Providence is aiming to capture the local highlights with traditions like WaterFire.

“This is going to be a great opportunity for families, friends, and people from all over the region and across the country to come and take part to enjoy our arts here in city of Providence,” Mayor Brett Smiley said at a press conference on Thursday.

Providence Mayor Brett Smiley holds a press conference ahead of PVDFest weekend, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. (WLNE)

PVDFest will start at 5 p.m Friday.

People can expect tons of food and entertainment.

This year’s festival will have over 30 food vendors and over 200 artisan vendors. Over 500 artists are expected to perform across five stages.

A full WaterFire lighting is set for 7:05 p.m. Saturday.

There will be a new sculpture unveiling on Sunday afternoon in honor of Edward Mitchell Bannister, a well-known Black artist and Providence Art Club founding member.

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