Rain Harvest Festival on Sunday in Providence

Posted 9/20/23

Join a celebration of water, science, and art at the fourth annual Rain Harvest Festival hosted by the Stormwater Innovation Center and City of Providence Parks Department! This free …

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Rain Harvest Festival on Sunday in Providence


Join a celebration of water, science, and art at the fourth annual Rain Harvest Festival hosted by the Stormwater Innovation Center and City of Providence Parks Department. This free community event in Roger Williams Park will feature environmental activities and workshops, performing artists and musicians, a rain barrel raffle, games, a food truck, and more.

Performances by Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS), artist and poet Sussy Santana, and old-time musicians Alpaca Lunch will engage and entertain audiences throughout the festival. Environmental scientists, educators, and stormwater experts will share their knowledge and encourage public participation with tours of stormwater projects, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, walks, tours, and more! These science-based programs and workshops will be led by experts from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, The Nature Conservancy, Save the Bay, Narragansett Bay Commission, Groundwork RI, URI Coastal Institute, RI Resource Recovery, 15 Minute Field Trips, Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Dwell Lab Augmented Reality, and others!

Festival attendees will receive same-day free admission to both the Roger Williams Botanical Center and the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium in Roger Williams Park. The Museum will also offer a special scavenger hunt on Sept. 24 as part of the festival.

A Food Truck will be available near the Boat House for dining convenience in the park.

The City of Providence Parks Department’s investment in over 40 projects to clean polluted stormwater runoff within Roger Williams Park has inspired this yearly event, which highlights the importance of clean water and climate resiliency in our communities.

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 24 from 12 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence

MORE INFO: The rain date for this event is October 1. To learn more, click here.

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