East Providence Heritage Days Inc. was founded in 1981. It is a 501c3 non-profit corporation. The organization plans and administers many culturecentric events whose goal is to raise public awareness of the arts and their importance and value to the quality of life in a community. The most notable of these events is the Heritage Festival which has become a yearly tradition for the past three decades. A percentage of the proceeds from this annual event are awarded to area non-profits.