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Kick-Off Parade - School of HONK!

ArtBeat 2022 graphic art by Michael Talbot

Kick-Off Parade - School of HONK!

Saturday, July 16 10:30 AM


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This year’s ArtBeat Parade will feature School of Honk, additional ArtBeat Festival performers, and YOU! We are inviting community members to participate in this year’s parade to join together and RISE for Somerville. Participants are welcome to bring festive banners, rod puppet, kites, signs, and any other items that epitomize the "rise" theme. If you were able to make to our pre-ArtBeat parade workshop, we will have festive rod puppets on hand to distribute the morning of.

The parade will meet at the Community Bike Path at the intersection of Grove Street and stage from here and the Bikeway Community Garden. 

Parade Details

(from front to back - tentative based on availability to attend)
•    School of Honk (Band/Parade Leaders)
•    Open Air Circus (Stilt walkers)
•    Flutterby Faeries 
•    Boston Hoop Troop 
•    Community Organizations
•    Participants from the Community 
           (craft workshop creators & others)

Arrival/Set-Up: 10:15 - 10:30 am 
Parade Kick-off: 10:45 am
Meeting Point: Community Bike Path at the intersection of Grove Street

Parade Path:
The parade will begin at Grove Street through DAvis Square onto Elm Street and circle back to Grove Street

School of HONK! is a place we all learn to play with one another. We are people of all ages and musical backgrounds who have banded together to parade, loud and proud, playing brass street music for fun and to help heal and bind our community together.