Heritage Festival Accessibility Statement

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. 

WaterFire Arts Center brick building entry
We are excited to host the RI Heritage Festival at the WaterFire Arts Center on September 21, 2024!


Saturday, September 21, 2024

WaterFire Arts Center 

475 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02908 

Accessibility Inside WaterFire Arts Center during the RI Heritage Festival

• WaterFire Arts Center Main Hall is ground level and accessible for mobility-impaired visitors.

• Service dogs are welcome at the WaterFire Arts Center.

• There are four accessible bathroom stalls.

• There is a reserved accessible seating area in front of the stage.

• There will be an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for emcee act introductions and guest speaker's presentations. 

• Our program booklet is available upon request with an enlarged font.

• Please see a volunteer should you need any assistance. 

Accessible Parking Spaces

• Please follow directional signage to locate the accessible parking area.

• Please see a volunteer should you need any assistance.

Accessible Public Transportation

• The WaterFire Arts Center is accessible via RIPTA bus; take the number 92 from Kennedy Plaza (Stop D) to the Atwells/Eagle Square stop 

        (The WFAC is an 8-minute walk from the bus stop)

• To get bus schedule, visit this link: https://www.ripta.com/92

Please contact Donna Alqassar if you have any questions or need to request an accommodation in order to fully participate in the RI Heritage Festival. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.