SomerStreets, img from Bella Oriella


SomerStreets 2018 dates now posted! 

Sunday, June 3rd: SomerStreets: Carnaval! Broadway/East Somerville

Join us on Sunday June 3rd from 2-6pm on Broadway between McGrath Highway and Pennsylvania Ave. for two stages of music, interactive activities, flea and artisan market, and more!

Activities and programming include:

Live music on two stages including: Grupo Los Nitidos, A Nova Brazil, School of HONK, M’bolo, Nuz, and Opposite People. Listen to a concert from our very own string section from El Sistema and dance from Rancho Folclórico Corações Lusíadas. 

-A variety of international foods from local restaurants 

-Aerial Arts by Esh Circus Arts

-Stilting workshop with Open Air Circus

-Flea and artisan market by Somerville Flea

-Shorts film viewing and talk show interviews with Somerville Media Center

-Lego building activities with Federal Realty

-Craft & gadget making with Parts and Crafts

-Face painting & henna painting

-Bouncy House

-Soccer, preschool games and other active fun with Somerville Recreation

-Dunk tank and the chance to dunk some of your neighbors and local elected officials

-Explore a fire truck and ambulance

-Community vendors and local businesses

AND more!


Sunday, June 3
: Carnaval, Lower Broadway (McGrath Hwy to Pennsylvania Ave)
(Rain Date: June 10)

Sunday, August 5: Seize the Summer: Holland St. (Davis to Teele Square)

Sunday, Sept 16: Strike Up the Band: Highland Ave. (School St. to Lowell St.)

Sunday, Oct 14: Monster Mashed-Up: Somerville Ave. (Hawkins St. to Spring St.)
(Rain Date: Oct 28)

All events are 2-6pm, the August and September festivals are rain or shine

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.  

For the August, Sept, and Oct festivals the call for talent is HERE and the call for community and business vendors is HERE.

Craft vendors are being curated by the Somerville Flea

For the June SomerStreets contact Teresa Vazquez-Dodero at 

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