Ignite! Global Street Food and Fire Festival

Ignite! Global Street Food and Fire Festival

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 11 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

IGNITE is STILL ON for tonight!! Grab a raincoat and come party with us, 6-10:30pm in Union Square!!


It's time to fire things up with the sixth 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! And don’t forget to bring a contribution to the festival’s 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!  Or buy a tiger tee or tote to support the fest!

Rain date: Sunday, August 12 from 6-10pm.

For minute-to-minute updates check out our facebook event page HERE

Food Vendors Include
Pikliz International Kitchen, Casa B, Cantina La Mexicana, Union Square Pizza, El Mineirao, Machu Chicken, Bao Nation, Siam Ginger, 7ate9 Bakery, In Season, Gracie’s Ice Cream, and the Arts Council’s Nibble Culinary Entrepreneurs. 

Fire Square Performance Area (in the Union Square Plaza parking lot)
6:15 PM Xuchipili Folkloric Ballet 
6:30 PM Food Demonstrations from four local chefs
7:30 PM Asociación Carnavalesca de Massachusetts 
7:50 PM Ideas, Not Theories Bicycle Orchestra
8:50 PM Boston Circus Guild Fire Performance 
9:20 PM DJ Flack 

Tiger Head Performance Area (in Union Square Plaza)
Poetry by Tim Hall, magic and more from Jungle Jim, Xuchipili Folkloric Ballet, and performances by Robson Leemos and violinviiv. 

Enchanted Forest Food Court (the parking lot behind the Independent restaurant) 
Music by Tarciso Alves Forró Band from 6:30-8:30 PM, a WildEye photobooth, and foodcourt seating. 

Throughout the festival 
Intercambio presents Global Warming, magician Bob Filene’s “Magic for Smart People,” caricatures, face painting, tarot card reading, and much more! 

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.