Mayor Brett P. Smiley, the City of Providence's Department of Art, Culture, Tourism and founding partner FirstWorks will once again host PVDFest, Providence’s free outdoor signature arts festival, September 8-10, 2023. Again, artists and performers from around the corner and around the globe will come to the Creative Capital, further building our reputation as a world-renowned arts and culture community. PVDFest programming will culminate on Sunday, September 10 with live music, dance, food, and visual art installations that will transform Providence.
Join the festival this year and celebrate Providence as a waterfront city with an engaging new festival footprint at 195 District Park. With the cityscape as the backdrop, this year's festival will dazzle in exciting new spaces.