2014 WaterFire season launches Wednesday night

WaterFire Providence

One of Providence's most popular cultural attractions launches its new season Wednesday night.

WaterFire Providence announced it will hold 15 lightings in its 2014 schedule, including 11 full lightings and four partial lightings limited to the Waterplace Park Basin.

The first lighting of the year will be a partial lighting on Wednesday, May 14.

The first full lighting, which includes 80 braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park, will be held Saturday, May 24.

The final lighting is scheduled for Nov. 8.

The first WaterFire was held 20 years ago on New Year's Eve. It has since become a huge draw to the city's downtown, attracting tens of thousands of people every year.