Each Saturday from 12 - 6 p.m., Westminster Street will close to vehicle traffic between Eddy and Union streets, providing more space for pedestrians to take to the street for socially distanced shopping and dining. The program will continue through the end of 2021, allowing customers the opportunity to support their favorite local businesses in a safe manner in the comfort of the open air.
Participating businesses along Westminster Street include Craftland, Queen of Hearts, Modern Love, Small Point Cafe, Sura, Symposium Books & Records, Oberlin, Kleos, The Vault Collective, Civil, Homestyle, and Eno Fine Wines & Spirits.
Other nearby restaurants offering takeout or outdoor dining include The Malted Barley, Rosalina, Gracie’s, Tori Tomo, Figidini, Bolt, North, Durk’s BBQ, Trinity Brewhouse, and the newest addition to the neighborhood, Kin Southern Table & Bar. Trinity Beer Garden in Biltmore Park (across from The Graduate hotel) will also be open for the season. Browse more downtown business operations over on our map.
In addition to special offerings by participating businesses, there will be live music performances in collaboration with Providence World Music and rotating food trucks along the street. The Leland Baker Trio and taco truck Poco Loco are scheduled for the kick off on Saturday, May 8. Follow @indowncitypvd for updates on weekly programming.
Visitors to Open Air Saturdays are asked to follow COVID protocols posted by each business, wear face masks, and practice social distancing. No-touch hand sanitizing stations will be provided along Westminster Street.
The City of Providence is extending free two-hour parking at metered spaces downtown through 2021, from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. This includes streets bounded by Fountain Street, Memorial Boulevard, Weybosset Street, Empire Street and Friendship Street (from Dyer Street to Dorrance Street). For those who prefer a parking lot, the Biltmore Garage offers contactless payment for parking at 51 Washington Street.