• Seize the Summer! 

    The August 21 SomerStreets - is taking place on Holland St. between Davis Sq & Teele Sq. from 2-6pm

    The event will include two stages with bands, a 90 ft water slide, local resturants and crafters, skateboarding, and interactive activities for people of all ages!  

    More details will be posted as they are confirmed. 

    Dates and call for talent and vendors for SomerStreets 2016 are NOW available! Please see below! 

    SomerStreets is the City of Somerville’s take on the internationally-renowned Open Streets concept, closing busy city streets to vehicles, and opening them up for cycling, walking, dancing, running, and other modes of activity. Through SomerStreets, the City and its community partners aim to promote and encourage easy access to physical activity, and reconnecting with neighborhoods and businesses and their unique cultural elements in a thriving urban environment.

    SomerStreets builds on the Shape Up Somerville healthy living initiative. Similar open streets events take place all around the world, providing space normally taken up by automobile traffic for people to be more active.

    SomerStreets is an annual series that takes place one Sunday per month June through October.  

    The 2016 events schedule is as follows:

    Sunday, June 5: SomerStreets Carnaval Broadway (McGrath Highway to Pennsylvania Avene)
    Sunday, August 21: SomerStreets Seize the Summer Holland St. (Davis Square to Teele Square) 
    Sunday, September 18: SomerStreets Strike Up the Bands Highland Ave (School Street to Lowell Street)
    Sunday, October 23: SomerStreets Monster MashedUp Somerville Ave. (Union Square to Elm Street)

    All SomerStreets events will run from 2-6 p.m., rain or shine.

    Call for vendors & talent for all four SomerStreets Festivals are below:



    Deadlines for applications: 
    June 5th SomerStreets vendor & talent deadline: Monday April 25
    August 21 SomerStreets vendor & talent deadline: Monday July 11
    September 18 SomerStreets vendor & talent deadline: August 8
    October 23 SomerStreets vendor & talent deadline: Sept 12

    If you're have questions, contact: Nina Eichner, Special Events Manager, at (617) 625-6600 ext 2998 or neichner@somervillema.gov

    If you're intersted in volunteering for these events please contact Nina. 

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    Somerville's AgriCultural festival. Think plants and art all in one. CALL TO PARTICIPANTS OUT NOW!