Portuguese-Themed WaterFire Lighting Saturday Night

As part of the Portuguese Heritage Festival taking place this weekend, Providence WaterFire will hold a special lighting Saturday night.

As part of an event celebrating Portuguese heritage, a number of special events will take place at WaterPlace Park and the Bank of America City Center.

Traditional Portuguese food will be served at the festivities, and Portuguese music and dance will take place.

At 8:00 p.m., there will be a folkloric performance by Rancho Folclorico of Cranston, on stage at the WaterPlace Park basin .

At 8:40 p.m., a torch lighting and procession of torches and flags will take place, from WaterPlace Park to the Bank of America City Center.

Vendors will open up shop at the Bank of America skating rink at 6 p.m., and several bands are expected to perform after the torch procession.