Ignite! Global Street Food and Fire Festival

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 19 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Join us for international street food, dance, interactive activities—and fire!

It's time to fire things up with the fifth annual Ignite festival! To celebrate Union Square’s sizzling food landscape we bring you an evening of international eats, fire throwers, roving entertainment, and a raucous celebration of global culture, including a bhangra dance party at the end to cap things off! A few of our food vendors include:  Casa B, India Palace, Cantina La Mexicana, Union, Juice Union Mineirao, and the Arts Council’s Nibble Culinary Entrepreneurs.

There will also be food demos, interactive activities and the Boston Circus Guild will dance with fire! Also on deck: craft vendors roving performers, belly dancers, bachata dancers, magicians, Keytar Bear, and more!  And don’t forget to bring a contribution to the festival’s first canned food drive, benefiting the Somerville Homeless Coalition! It’s easy-- just bring a can or two of food to the festival.

Suggested donation: $2:  You'll get a cool tiger sticker!

Rain date: Sunday, August 20 from 6-10pm.

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Road Closures

Walk, bike or take public transport if at all possible! Two travel lanes on Somerville Ave. between Prospect and Webster,  closest to the plaza, will be closed to traffic. The outside two lanes will accommodate two-way traffic. Webster Ave will accommodate one lane of traffic towards Prospect St.  Prospect St. will be one lane as usual.