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SomerStreets: Strike Up

SomerStreets: Strike Up

Sun., September 11, 2:00pm

191 Highland Ave. , Somerville

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Save the date for SomerStreets: Strike Up the Bands on
 Sunday, September 11th from 2:00-6:00pm on Highland Ave. between Central St to Lowell St. A free and family friendly event!

This street festival includes local craft vendors, community tabling groups and many interative activities for kids and adults! Don't miss Esh Circus Arts, Parkour Generations, Somerville Recreation activities, and Event Them bringing all the yard games.

We're excited for "Santa" to be joining us this year, check them out for a unique shopping experience!

Expect to try an array of food at SomerStreets:
Street Tacos with Nibble Kitchen entrepeneur Hiram Falfan
7ate9 Bakery will have baked goods and ice cream!
Dean's Concession returns with Fried Dough and Cotton Candy

The two music stages will feature:
JD Debris and the Melee performing Brazil-inspired, Latin soul and Pop hooks
Monday Junkies will be playing Nepali Folk Rock, inspired by folk music found in different parts of the country
& more !!
Evan Goodrow and band
Erin Bonnie, Americana Folk-Rock Mama
BeginAgain Patrick bringing songs related to Chinese/Hong Kong culture to celebrate Mid Autumn Festival with SomerViva
The YAK Crew will be doing a street performance show! 

This year, we are featuring a third stage that will host readings and performances by eight local poets, writers, and storytellers, including: Randy Ross, Stephanie Schorow, Judah Leblang, David Chia, Michael Mack, K.M. Halpern, Jennifer Safrey, and Susan Phillips. Curated and coordinated by Randy Ross.

Any questions, contact Events Coordinator: iaritza menjivar,


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 places on Sundays during the summer and fall.  


SomerStreets: Monster Mash
Sun., October 30, 2:00pm
SomerStreets: Carnaval
Sun., June 5, 2:00pm