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Heritage Programs: 42nd Annual Heritage Day Festival

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Rhode Island's 42nd Annual Heritage Day Festival
Saturday, September 18, 2021

WaterFire Arts Center
475 Valley St, Providence
12:00 to 5:00 pm

Admission to this family event is FREE.

"Explore the world through art and music!"

Join in a lively celebration of our state's rich cultural heritage! WaterFire Arts Center will be filled with culture, music, and dancing from around the world.


This unique festival bridges Rhode Islanders’ cultures and expressions of creative talent. Rhode Island heritage groups will present cultural exhibits, visual art, and craft demonstrations from all over the world. There will be food trucks offering an array of traditional foods and drinks. The children’s area will have free face painting, arts, and crafts.

The day begins with a parade of international flags of over 30 countries. Throughout the day dancers and musicians from various countries will perform. This year’s festival will also include a multinational fashion show featuring traditional and ceremonial clothing. Angela Sharkey and Kobi Dennis will be the MC’s.

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission is excited to have the Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program as a partner this year!

Please contact Donna Alqassar (401)222-4133 for details.

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