June 11-14, 2020

The Creative Capital comes alive for a free four-day festival
that celebrates artists from all corners of the globe.

Every June, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence Art, Culture + Tourism, and founding partner FirstWorks collaborate to host PVDFest, Providence’s signature summer festival. From June 11 – June 14, 2020, the City’s world-renowned creative and culinary communities will join forces with artists and musicians from all corners of the globe to deliver a once in a lifetime experience. Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the Creative Capital into a four-day takeover of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island.

While most of our open-calls for participants are closed, there are still ways to get involved in the PVDFest magic:

Craft Merchants

Artists will be set up on Westminster Street between Dorrance Street and the Turks Head building and on Dorrance Street at the intersection.  Come browse the best in local goods from all over New England curated by Craftland.

Battle of the Bands

The City of Providence is teaming up with an assortment of the area’s finest venues for the first annual PVDFest Battle of the Bands Showcase.


Help us with PVDFest 2020!

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