Save the Date! RI Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 17th

Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Leave your passport at home and explore the world through art and music!

RIHPHC will present Rhode Island's 44th Annual Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 17, from noon to 5 pm at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence.

Join in a lively celebration of our state's rich cultural heritage. The program will feature cultural exhibits, visual art, musical performances, children's activities, and a multicultural fashion show. Do not miss the Hometown Poke, JA Patty, and Kona Ice of Cumberland food trucks offering an array of traditional food and beverages. Admission to this family event is FREE.

📆 Rhode Island's 44th Heritage Festival

Saturday, September 17th from 12 pm - 5 pm

WaterFire Arts Center - 475 Valley Street - Providence

Performance Schedule 

⭐ 11:30 Pre-Show Coyote Brass

Festival Welcome starts at Noon with a Flag Parade

Opening Remarks: RIHPHC Interim Executive Director Jeff Emidy

Land Acknowledgment                                                                                Welcome: Governor Dan McKee

Emcees: Angela Sharkey and Kobi Dennis

⭐ 12:00 Performance Block

Coyote Brass

Bavarian Brothers

Sidy Maiga

Phoenix Performing Arts

Rhode Island Black Storytellers

⭐ 1:00 Performance Block

Dance BFF

Scandinavian Women’s Chorus

Nazeli Armenian Dance Group

Seoyon Kim

Azama Dance Company

⭐ 2:00 Performance Block

Lydia Pérez and Yoruba 2

Cambodian Society of Rhode Island

India Association of Rhode Island

Aftab Dance Group

Shea Fashion Multicultural Fashion Show

⭐ 3:00 Performance Block

Fraternidad Folklorica Boliviana

Grupo Arcoiris Of RI Performing Arts Academy

Elliniki Yperiphania Greek Pride RI

Kelly School of Irish Dance


⭐ 4:00 Performance Block

Arte Latino of New England

Na Pua O' Polynesia

Mohitosh Talukder Taposh and Friends

Venezuela in RI

Falun Dafa

Cultural Tables and Vendors

Arte Latino of New England

Bangladesh table from Taposh and Friends

Books Are Wings

Center for Southeast Asians

Colombia in Rhode Island

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

Ecuador Cultural Alliance

Falun Dafa Association of New England

Greater Providence YMCA

Grupo Arcoiris Of RI Performing Arts Academy

India Association of Rhode Island

India Museum & Heritage Society

International House of Rhode Island

Iranian American Cultural Society of Rhode Island

Jamaica Table from JA Patty

Korean American Association of RI

Lady Elfreda H. Thorpe and Williametta Thorpe

National Park Service

Neighborhood Health Plan of RI

Peace Flag Project

Peru table

Providence Children's Museum

Providence Cultural Equity Initiative

RI Day of Portugal

RI Office of Attorney General 

RI Office of Division of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

RI Swedish Heritage Association

RI State Council on the Arts

Roger William Park Zoo

Shea Fashion RI

St Andrew's Society of RI

Turkish American Cultural Society of Rhode Island

United Way of RI

Venezuela in RI

⚓  The RI Heritage Festival is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and our sponsors: United Way of RI, Neighborhood Health Plan RI, and Coastal1 Credit Union.

12 pm
1 pm Performers
2 pm Performers
3 pm Performers
4 pm Performers