SomerStreets, img from Bella Oriella


Sunday, October 22: SomerStreets Monster Mashed Up, Somerville Ave.

Join us on Sunday October 22nd from 2-6pm on Somerville Ave between Union Square and Spring St. for three stages of music, interactive activities, vintage and artisan market, and more!
Activities and programming include:

Live music on three stages including:

Conway Park Stage (559 Somerville Ave):
2-3:30pm The Sunset Kings
3:30pm costume showcase
4-5pm School of HONK band
5-6pm Boston Cream 

Mass Ave music stage (487 Somerville Ave)
2 pm – Mass Ave Music All*Stars
3 pm – Buckley with The Silks
4 pm – The Rainflowers (Jimi Hendrix tribute)
5 pm – We Can’t Work It Out (Beatles tribute)

Oktoberfest beer garden and stage (337 Somerville Ave.)
presented by PA's and Sally O'Brien's with food from the Nibble Entrepenuers 
2-5pm - Lily Black
5-6pm - The Roy Sludge Trio


-Costume parade and showcase (kicking-off at Hawkins St. at 3pm)

-Doggy costume contest with River Dog (321 Somerville Ave.)

-Games with Buzzroar interactive – for people of all ages!

-Giant chainsaw pumpkin carving with Artisan's Asylum

-Stilting workshop with Open Air Circus

-Hockey, football, preschool games, mini pumpkin decorating and more with Somerville Recreation Department

-Ghosts of Somerville tour of Milk Row Cemetery (400 Somerville Avenue) 3-4:30pm with Historic Somerville
-Candy throwing robot with Somerville High Robotics Team

-Vintage and artisan market by Somerville Flea

-Storytelling project with the City of Somerville – tell your story about Somerville to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Somerville

-Martial arts performance and demonstration class with Villari martial arts

-Face painting with Tara Perrone

-Rock climbing wall

-Parkour with Parkour Generations Boston

-Large-format chalk drawing and photobooth with Somerville Open Studios

-Rollerskating Shimmy with Connie Lu & Shalhavit-Simcha Cohen

-Explore a fire truck and ambulance

-Community vendors and local businesses

AND more!

SomerStreets is the City of Somerville’s take on the internationally-renowned Open Streets concept, closing busy city streets to vehicles, and opening them up for cycling, walking, dancing, running, and other modes of activity. Through SomerStreets, the City and its community partners aim to promote and encourage easy access to physical activity, and reconnecting with neighborhoods and businesses and their unique cultural elements in a thriving urban environment.

SomerStreets builds on the Shape Up Somerville healthy living initiative. Similar open streets events take place all around the world, providing space normally taken up by automobile traffic for people to be more active.

SomerStreets is an annual series that takes place one Sunday per month June through October.  

The call for talent for the above festivals is HERE. Craft vendors are being curated by the Somerville Flea, the call for community and business vendors is HERE.


If you're have questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact: Nina Eichner, Special Events Manager, at (617) 625-6600 ext 2998 or