SomerStreets Festival on Highland Ave., 9/11

‘Strike Up the Bands’ at SomerStreets on Highland Avenue, September 11
Free Open Streets event to feature live music, family-friendly activities, and more

Come sing along at “Strike up the Bands,” the next installment of Somerville’s SomerStreets festival series on Sunday, September 11, from 2 to 6 p.m. Programming will extend along Highland Avenue between Central Street and Lowell Street, including:

Live music on two stages
A street dance performance by the YAK Crew
An artisan market by local craft vendors
Aerial performances by Esh Circus Arts
Parkour with Parkour Generations Boston
Activities and games with Somerville Recreation
A fire truck and ambulance open to explore
Food from local restaurants, and more.

To ensure public safety at the event, Highland Avenue will close to motor vehicles between Central Street and Lowell Street from 12 to 8 p.m., with parking restrictions starting at 10 a.m. MBTA buses 88 and 90 will be rerouted from 12 to 8 p.m. For full bus detour information, visit

SomerStreets is Somerville’s annual series of street festivals that close busy streets to cars and open them to the community. Through SomerStreets, the City and its community partners aim to promote and encourage physical activity, access to fresh foods, and reconnecting with neighborhoods and businesses and their unique cultural elements in a thriving urban environment. The final SomerStreets event of the year is planned for Sunday, October 30, on Somerville Avenue.

For more information, go to or contact Iaritza Menjivar, Special Events Manager, at

Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 ext. 2059 or

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