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Ignite Festival

To celebrate Union Square’s sizzling food landscape we bring you: Ignite, an evening of international eats, fire throwers, roving entertainment, and a raucous celebration of global culture! In addition to many local food vendors, there will be: food demos, including a presentation from the Nibble Kitchen; food-themed activities, featuring a flaming curry eating contest (ongoing, […]


Ignite! Festival Returns to Union Square

The annual Ignite! Festival will return to Union Square on Saturday for a night of food, cultural exchange, performances, and fire. Designed to “showcase the incredibly delicious and diverse food landscape of Union Square”—according to Rachel Strutt, cultural director for the Somerville Arts Council—the festival weaves together dishes from the fabric of the city. There […]



This Weekend: Food and Fire in Union Square

“It’s kind of like a nighttime street market,” Somerville Arts Council Cultural Director Rachel Strutt says of the Ignite! Festival, which comes to Union Square this Saturday, August 13. Ignite! will showcase the usual roaming street performances, and of course, the super hot displays from fire spinners are a huge draw. There will be belly dancers and buskers and La Danza de los Viejitos, […]