somerville arts council

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 […]


Illuminations Tour

Come celebrate the folk artistry of residents who transform their houses and yards with lights, illuminated ornaments, and shrines of devotion and fantasy. 45 minute Trolley Tours leave from (and return to) Somerville High School Field House (81 Highland Ave.) {This is a new location this year, which is located between the Central Library and […]


A Celebration of Space

The celebration of space will be free and open to the public, and features five local science/space writers. Joelle Renstrom, Kate Becker, Daniel Hudon, Heather Hughes, and Ellen Goldstein will be reading space poetry, lyrical essays, world-building advice, and more, and we’ll have space-related art and visuals produced by VJ James Miller. Please check out […]


What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Invention

What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Invention returns for a 13th year on Saturday, September 22 from 3-7pm (rain date 9/23). This zany and fun-filled festival honors the invention of Marshmallow Fluff by Archibald Query in Somerville in 1917 and celebrates the spirit of innovation that continues to thrive in Union Square today.   This […]


Boston Comedy Festival Stand Up Contest: Prelim Round 1

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Forty-eight, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money.  When it’s over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights.   Hosted By: Nick […]