What Cheer Flower Festival

(8.27) Head over to the urban glory of the What Cheer Flower Farm in Olneyville this Saturday for ‘Flower Festival ’22.’ The day will be divided into two parts: family oriented events during the day; then starting at 6pm, the “Sunset Party” for the grown-ups with cocktails, mocktails, and live music provided by Beauquet and Su Casa.

Tour 2,500 dahlias, plus fun botanical activities and refreshments. The flower wall returns for photos.

Flower fan fun: 9am to 4pm.

Sunset party: 6pm to 9pm.

Tickets: $15 – $100. Go here for more info and tickets.

What Cheer Flower Farm is a nonprofit that grows, rescues, and gives away 100,000 flowers per year to shelters, senior centers, hospices, and food banks on remediated, former factory land behind Olneyville Square in Providence.

The entrance is two blocks from Olneyville Square and around the corner from Fête Music Hall.

9am to 9pm, Saturday, August 27, What Cheer Flower Farm, 63 Magnolia Street, (directions)


All these photographs were taken in 2019 when eccentric art installations illuminated the dilapidated walls on the perimeter.

Balloon bouquets guided attendees along the path.


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