One of Rhode Island’s greatest attractions is Waterfire. The event usually takes place on the weekend on Waterplace Park, along the river in front of the Providence Place Mall. On nights of Waterfire, families, friends, and couples stroll along the river listening to Italian operas and see the bundles of wood being lit on the water surface. Along the river, there are artists and performers who are really popular with the kids. Best of all, the event is free and you can see it almost every weekend of the summer.