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Ignite! Global Street Food and Fire Festival

Ignite Artwork by: Jef Czekaj

Ignite! Global Street Food and Fire Festival

10/02/21 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

90 Union Square, Somerville

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IGNITE! A Global Fire and Food Festival

It's time to fire things up with our annual Ignite festival! To celebrate Union Square’s sizzling food landscape we bring you an evening of international eats, fire throwers, roving entertainment, and a raucous celebration of global culture! 

In addition to local food vendors, there will be interactive light installations, numerous illuminated performers and to top it all off, FIRE! Local eateries throughout the Square will be featuring Ignite themed specials. 

Ongoing over the course of the evening, there will be dazzling light installations and projections by local artists: Jessica Polka, Pamela Melgar, Khushbu Kshirsagar, Andrew Ringler, Mark Kriegsman, Baptiste Blanc, Catherine Siller, Eric Rosenbaum, Flor Delgadillo, Glenn Davison as well as roaming performances by the Somerville Fairy Troop, hula-hoop artists, and Johara Snake Dance Theater. In addition, there will be a photo booth, illuminated activities, and glow-in-the-dark face painting. Festival lighting design by Todd Sargent

6:15 pm Tamu Samaaji of Boston (Nepali Dance Performance) 

6:45 pm Somerville Fairies Showcase 

7:15 pm Veronica Robles Mariachi Band

8:00 pm Johara Snake Dance Theater (Belly Dancing)

8:30 pm Branches Steel Orchestra (Caribbean Steel Drum Band) 

9:15 pm Boston Hoop Troop and Chels Errant (LED Hula-hoop Showcase) 

9:30 pm Boston Circus Guild (Fire performance) 

Tiger Head Photobooth from 6:30-8:30 pm

Food Vendors

Nibble Kitchen
Masala Square
Siam Ginger
(Nibble grads) Carolicious

Suggested donation: $2:  You'll get a cool tiger sticker!  Or buy a tiger tee or tote to support the fest!

Rain date: Sunday, October 3

For minute-to-minute updates check out our facebook event page HERE


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