Bright Night Providence is an artist-run arts oriented New Year’s Eve Celebration. It carries on in the tradition of First Night Providence.

In 2003, a group of local artists stepped in when First Night Providence cancelled its 18 year tradition due to financial woes. In less than 3 months, the artists (with city, corporate, and citizen support) were able to produce a festival that featured 140 performers in over 26 venues, along with a Water Fire, fireworks, and opening ceremonies at the Fleet Skating Center.. Over 12,000 people partook in the festivities. And we didn’t lose our shirts!

Each year we’ve been able to re-create this family friendly tradition. This year (our TENTH!), the artists are planning on doing it again, and they are planning on doing it bigger, bolder, and better. More venues, more high quality artists, and more family friendly programming.

We need your help to make it all happen.

We ask you to donate to our cause. Volunteer your time. And attend the largest and best New Year’s Eve Party in Rhode Island.

We hope you’ll join us in keeping Providence bright on New Year’s Eve.