somerville arts council

October SomerStreets: Monster Mashed-Up

Join the City of Somerville and the Somerville Arts Council for “Monster Mashed-Up”, the October (and final) installment of the City’s SomerStreets festival. See you there on Sunday, October 20th (rain date Oct 27), from 2pm to 6 p.m. on Somerville Ave. from Union Square (Hawkins St.) to Park St! This event is FREE & […]


September SomerStreets: Strike Up the Bands!

Join us on Sunday, September 15th from 2:00-6:00pm on Highland St. between Central St to Lowell St. for two stages of music, a beer garden, interactive activities, a vintage and artisan market, a bouncy house, and much more! Free and open to all! Music Lineup: ONCE Somerville stage: 2:30 pm – Charmed & Strange 3:45 pm – The American […]


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, […]


August SomerStreets – Seize the Summer!

Join us on Sunday, August 4th from 2:00-6:00pm on Holland St. between Davis Square and Cameron Ave. for two stages of music, interactive activities, a vintage and artisan market, and much more! The music line-up will include Emma June and others to be announced! SomerStreets is the City of Somerville’s take on the internationally-renowned Open Streets […]


Winter Hill Night Market

Join us for an artisan and vintage market under the stars! The Somerville Flea, Somerville Arts Council, and Winter Hill Brewing present The Winter Hill Night Market! An all ages, free event! Come peruse local artisan products and vintage finds at a wide variety of vendors, enjoy the beer garden, and listen to live music […]


ArtBeat Festival!

The city’s largest cultural festival with over 15 bands, including Cliff Notez, Barrence Whitfield, El Huateque, Ruta Beggars, and Mike Gent. Plus a dance showcase, a parade, 80 craft vendors, kids activities, food , a poetry banquet—and considerably more culture and revelry! This year at the festival, we’re exploring how we all consume—especially how this […]


Nepal Festival

Come celebrate the Nepali cultural community in Somerville at this free festival! Have yummy Nepali food, peruse the craft vendors tables, and join us for dancing and fun! Greater Boston Nepali Community (GBNC) in partnership with the Somerville Arts Council is organizing Nepal Festival 2019 for the THIRD time in Union Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. This event […]


Fourth of July Celebration (June 27th)

On Thursday, June 27 (rain date June 28th) come and enjoy our annual fourth of July celebration with live music and a fireworks show! Live entertainment at Trum Field will begin at 6:30 p.m. and include performances by the USO Metropolitan New York Performers, and local Disco-Funk band Booty Vortex, leading up to a 30-minute […]


Family Fun Day

Kick off the Summer at Family Fun Day! Come and check out Parks & Recreation vendors and see what opportunities are available through out the summer months. There will be a FREE BBQ, face paint, music, games, crafts, bouncy houses, and more! Join us at Trum Field on Saturday, June 22nd (rain date June 23rd) from […]


Night Market @ Ball Square

Join us for an artisan and vintage market at night! Somerville Flea is partnering with the Arts Council for the 3rd year in a row. Come peruse local artisan products and vintage finds. Hang out, listen to live music, and enjoy the beer garden. This free event will be on Saturday, 15th (rain date June […]


Night Market @ Ball Square

The Somerville Flea is partnering with the Arts Council for the 3rd year in a row. Join us to peruse local artisan products and vintage finds. Hang out, enjoy food from local restaurants and the beer garden, and listen to live music by Yoni Gordon, David Mirabella and Friends, and Andrea Gillis Band. This free […]


Joe’s Jazz and Blues Festival

The brain child of Mayor Joe Curtatone, who played trumpet in the Somerville High School Jazz Band, Joe’s Jazz and Blues Festival is back this year! On Saturday June 15th, get ready for a free all-day outdoor event in beautiful Powderhouse Park (a.k.a Nathan Tufts Park)! Bring a friend, blanket, and a picnic for a […]