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Holiday/Special Rates

On-street metered parking is FREE on days when the city observes national holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • MLK Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

The city also typically runs a FREE holiday program from Thanksgiving through New Years Day, from 10 AM through 9 PM. Downtown meters are included within the area bounded by Fountain Street, Memorial Boulevard, Weybosset, Empire and Friendship streets (from Dyer to Dorrance).

Disclaimer: The city parking information posted on this site is current and accurate, to the best of our knowledge. The Providence Downtown Improvement District is not responsible for any parking tickets or any changes to the city’s parking policies. Please visit  for further information.