Photo Gallery: Patriots celebrate Super Bowl win in Providence

A double fisted Grownkowski with Patriots owner Robert Kraft. (WJAR)

The New England Patriots hit Providence late Tuesday afternoon to celebrate their big Super Bowl 51 win. A huge crowd of fans, at least 6,000, packed the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence to cheer on the champs.

Bob Amaral of Swansea decided to paint his face to show his spirit for the New England Patriots. And sisters Leandra and Michaela Raposo put on their best Patriots makeup then jumped on bus to get to the Dunkin Donuts Center early to grab a spot.

"We did our makeup special for today, then we ran to the bus so we could get here and took RIPTA bus to get here and then ran to the building to get here in time and we got to see Gronk," Leandra cheered!

Fans were able to see a number of stars including Rhode Island's very own Billy Gilman, who kicked off the rally by singing the National Anthem. That kicked off a roar of applause from fans including U.S. Air Force Sgt. Arthur Evans, who never took his hand off his heart during the anthem. Evans was there with friends Jackie Migmone, Stanley Rung and Jen Deslauriers of North Kingstown.

Soon after, Gov. Gina Raimondo, who took the stage with her family, declared the day, New England Patriots Day.

Several players including David Andrews, Joe Thuney, Trey Flowers and Rob Gronkowski were on stage thanking fans and showing off the Super Bowl 51 trophy.

The crowd went wild when Patriots tight end Robert Gronkowski threw his jersey into the crowd.