Participate @ PVDFest
June 6 – 9, 2019

PVDFest – June 6 – June 9, 2019

PVDFest 2019 is a free, four day festival in downtown Providence on June 6–June 9.

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city for a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island.  Artists from across the globe join the Ocean State’s finest for a free outdoor party that inspires the soul, fires the spirit, and has thousands dancing in the streets. The cityscape pulses with cultural energy and urban spectacle in this Creative Capital celebration. Produced by the City of Providence with founding partner First Works, in its fourth year PVDFest has become a signature, much-anticipated celebration for residents and visitors alike.


The temporary public art projects at PVDFest 2019  will announce the start of PVDFest activities and will remain on site throughout Summer 2019. These new and original works should enhance pedestrian-level interactions between festival goers and Providence residents and visitors by making the streetscape more vibrant, interactive and playful, surprising, or beautiful.  Projects will be selected as the most appropriate to the site with the caveat that the installations will be on view one week prior to, during, and for up to four months after PVDFest 2019.


Providence, RI has one of the fastest growing award-winning culinary scenes in the country, cementing Providence as an international tourist destination.  The PVDFest Food Village strives to showcase the culinary scene in Providence by providing restaurants and food trucks the opportunity to sample and serve their signature dishes to a large, diverse audience.


PVDFest is a LOCAL arts festival that needs to reflect the Metro-Providence area. We want your creative expression, your traditional cultural group, your dance company, your comedy troupe — whatever craft it is that makes your audience light up, we want to work with you to bring it to PVDFest.  From large cultural groups to solo buskers, and everything in between, we are looking for performers who want to push the envelope and invade, transform, and bring life to public spaces in unusual ways.


The PVDFest footprint — on Washington Street to Weybosset Street and from Empire Street to Exchange Street and on every street in between – The City will be completely transformed into a huge art party!


A festival this big needs your help. We count on people like you to get involved, understand the experience and make it happen. Sign up to volunteer today!


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