PVDFest Happenings | Citywide | June – August
Rejoice with Providence | Downtown Providence

For the seventh year, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture+ Tourism and founding partner FirstWorks will host PVDFest, Providence’s signature art festival this summer and fall. 

Loading Events

Upcoming Events

List of Events

Farm Fresh RI x PVDFest in the Park: Indira

July 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come out and enjoy the soothing, harmonious sounds of Indira's ukulele and experience her breathtaking voice as she creates a mood that is both enchanting and inviting. Indira's selection of songs are well curated with throwbacks, current hits and originals in the mix. Indira has appeared on WPRI 12 Fox Providence, 94.9 La Mega and 101.51 WBRU and is now a bonafide PVDFest performer! This Farm Fresh RI market is in Neutaconkanut Park on Plainfield Street, right near the pool…

FringePVD Humanities Discussion: Fringe in the time of COVID

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

During the past sixteen months, artists and presenters have adapted the ways that they create and share work. Experimental programs designed for small audiences moved from the margins to the center of performance culture in Providence and beyond. Join us for a conversation about the roles played by “Fringe Artists” through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. In this discussion moderated by moderated by Dr. Micah Salkind (City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism), cultural programming curators/producers Christina Bevilacqua and Janaya Kizzie…

PVDFest in the Park: Evolve Dynamicz & Argentine Tango + Jamaican Rumba

July 27 @ 5:00 pm

There are two performances for tonight's PVDFest in the Park event! After a year and a half of virtual dancing, Evolve Dynamicz are finally coming back together for their first time dancing together in person since early 2020. Join them in improvising and rebuilding physical connections through a shared vulnerability. The performers in this group include Lisa Giancola • Jessie Hogestyn • Deanna Filsinger • Alaina Sawyer • Hayley Forrest • Hayley Denham Scilla Bennett • Avi Simcha Binder •…

Councilwoman Kat Kerwin Community Event in Father Lennon Park

July 28 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Councilwoman Kat Kerwin for another Smith Hill community meeting and celebration! We will have family friendly entertainment including music, games, and face painting. Circus Dynamics will be doing ballon animals and more! Additionally, representatives from various City departments including PPD, DPW, and Recreation Department will be on hand to answer neighborhood questions and concerns. RIDOH will be on site to administer second doses of the Pfizer vaccine. To register, click here: https://bit.ly/3wbpRrG See more about the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/239706187681574/

PVDFest in the Park: Satta & Beau Dizzle

July 28 @ 5:00 pm

There are two performances happening at this PVDFest in the Park event! You are cordially invited to experience songs and poetry from Satta's new EP "Broken Dialect." Experience the dynamic sounds of this remarkable Liberian Reggae artist, as she delivers cutting edge lyrics performed in her Liberian English dialect, Koloqua. Her music is a unique blend of Reggae, Afropop, and soul music. —— Beau Dizzle is a Hip-Hop artist giving a voice to the voiceless, speaking on depression, oppression and…

Councilman Goncalves Ward 1 Movie Night

July 29 @ 8:00 pm

Join Councilman John Goncalves for a Ward 1 Movie Night featuring the movie, The Secret Life of Pets 2 (rated PG)! The story of Max and his pet friends continues, as we follow the animals after their owners leave for work and school each day. Be sure to bring a chair or picnic blanket! For more information, please visit the Facebook event here.

Aqui Me Quedo en La Broa’

August 1 @ 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 9, 2021 at 4:45pm

Enjoy a Barrio Tour and conversation between Marta V. Martínez and Doña Fefa Rosario, who together will talk about the transformation of La Broa' since the 1960s. Doña Fefa and her husband Tony, opened the first Dominican-owned bodega on Broad Street in Providence in the early-1960s. The Rosarios helped the growing number of families from the Dominican Republic who moved to Rhode Island and made it one of the largest Dominican communities in the United States.

PVDFest in the Park: Opera in the Park

August 1 @ 5:00 pm

“We Love Puccini” and we bet you do too! "Come here" Puccini's "Love Duet", from Madama Butterfly and “Un bel di vedremo” sung by soprano Yuriko Nonaka Tauro. Other Puccini favorites include selections from Tosca & La Bohême. Operetta and Broadway favorites from The Student Prince, Showboat, West Side Story and more. Featuring soprano Christina Nero, tenor Ethan Bremner and bass-baritone Devon Russo with pianist Philip Martorella. In the case of rain, the concert will move to the DaVinci Center (470…

2021 Summer Pops in the Park Concert: A Tribute to the Human Spirit

August 4 @ 7:00 pm

Rhode Island Philharmonic will perform their annual concert again this year! This concert is free and open to the public. The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School is committed to engaging people of Southern New England as lifelong music listeners, teachers, learners, creators and performers. They are the only professional orchestra in the country to officially designate music education and performance as equal priorities. This event is presented and made possible by the Rhode Island Foundation, TACO/ The White…

PVDFest Ideas! Happening: Emergence: An Open Air Showcase

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As local arts organizations and business reopen, celebrate a cultural moment of transition at “Emergence,” an open-air showcase. Local writers will read stories, essays and poetry on the theme of "emergence" against the backdrop of the iconic Adventure Time mural at 94 Washington Street in Downtown Providence. Commissioned by The Avenue Concept, the mural’s image of a door opening into a new world aligns with the theme of the evening as we honor artist Natalia Rak and the work before…

+ Export Events
Translate »