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Spring ArtsUnion Festivals

Union Square Spring Dance Party
Saturday April 9, 3-5 pm
Celebrate the start of the festival season in Union Square with a dance party for kids and socializing for adults

Cinema Somerville Film Festival
Saturday April 30, 7-9 pm
Join SCATV for a film festival with short films by local filmmakers

Cinco de Mayo
Thursday May 5, 6-8:30 pm
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Union square with Mexican food, drinks, crafts, mariachi music and dancing!

Tiny Tall Ships Festival
Saturday May 14, 3-6pm
Celebrate the nautical nature of the sea: race ships, eat seafood, dance to sea shanties with mermaids and sailors!

Fixer Fair
Sunday June 19, 2-5pm
The Fixer Fair celebrates repair! Don’t recycle it, FIX it.  Don't buy a new one, make your old one better!

*All events take place in Union Square Plaza and parking lot unless otherwise noted
For questions e-mail:

There will be more ArtsUnion events in the late summer and Fall including:
Ignite Festival – August 13 , 6-10pm

Union Square Market Tours
Tuesday March 22, 6:30 - 8pm
Saturday, April 9, 1 - 2:30pm
Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 - 8pm
Thursday, May 12, 6:30 - 8pm
Saturday, May 28, 1 - 2:30pm
For more information about market tours and to sign-up email:

About ArtsUnion
Now in its 11th year ArtsUnion has been instrumental in reinvigorating the artistic and business landscape of Union Square. ArtsUnion presents numerous events and markets, and leads cultural tours. In addition, ArtsUnion has com­missioned temporary art installations, commissioned artisans to fabricate street furniture and has been instrumental in creating zoning incentives for arts-related development in the square. The Somerville Arts Council and the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development created ArtsUnion, in partnership with numerous other local organizations through funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s John and Abigail Adams Program and the City of Somerville.

ArtsUnion is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council's John and Abigail Adams Art Program and the City of Somerville.