SomerStreets, img from Bella Oriella


Dates and call for talent for SomerStreets 2017 are NOW available! 

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 2017 events schedule is as follows:

Sunday, June 4: SomerStreets Carnaval, Lower Broadway, East Somerville (McGrath Hwy to Pennsylvania Ave)
Rain Date: June 11

Sunday, August 6: SomerStreets Seize the Summer, Holland St. (Davis Sq. to Teele Sq.)

Sunday, Sept 17: SomerStreets, Strike Up the Bands, Highland Ave. (School St. to Lowell St.)
Sunday, October 22: SomerStreets, Monster Mashed-up, Somerville Ave. (Hawkins St. to Spring St.)
Rain Date: Oct 29

The call for vendors for the above festivals is HERE. Craft vendors are being curated by the Somerville Flea.


If you're have questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact: Nina Eichner, Special Events Manager, at (617) 625-6600 ext 2998 or