PVDFest returns to Providence for 5th year

By News Staff

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – With PVDFest running Thursday through Sunday, here’s what you need to know about Providence’s annual art festival. 

The fifth annual PVDFest will include:

  • 1500+ artists
  • 22 stages
  • 85+ food establishments
  • 8 outdoor festival bars
  • 3 public art commissions
  • Over 63 sponsors

There will be multiple road closures throughout the duration of PVDFest. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate means of transportation. All affected roadways will re-open at 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 9.

Downtown parking will also be limited throughout PVDFest. Handicap parking will be available at select locations.  

Festival visitors are encouraged to ride RIPTA, operating on its usual schedule, or ride bikes. JUMP bikes will be available and bike parking is available throughout downtown.

For a full list of road closures and parking directions, visit PVDFest online here.

By banning vendors from using single-use plastic containers, straws, bags and Styrofoam, PVDFest aims to be a Zero Waste Event.

Festival events will run at the following times:

  • Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Thursday
  • Friday, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Friday
  • Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Saturday
  • Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

More information can be found by visiting PVDFest online here.

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