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2018 Best Festival, Street

August Moon Festival

Warm breezes, vibrant dragons and lions, and fresh-baked mooncakes filled with lotus-seed paste for the taking: This is the August Moon Festival, an always-boisterous street [...] read more»
2017 Best Festival, Arts

Cambridge Arts River Festival

This annual extravaganza isn't just about seeing contemporary work—it's about immersing yourself in it. Along with musical, dance, and theater acts, you'll find a poetry [...] read more»
2017 Best Festival, Street

Honk!

Ever like a marching band so much that you wished you could pound the pavement with them? At Somerville's Honk!, that's actually encouraged. From klezmer [...] read more»
2017 Best Festival, Film

IFFBoston

The glowing reviews keep pouring in—not only for the movies IFFBoston shows, but for the festival itself. Highlights this past year included Dean, a dark [...] read more»
2017 Best Festival, Music

PorchFest Somerville

Bands of all genres playing on hundreds of porches and enjoyed by thousands of revelers. It's not your wildest musical dream—it's PorchFest, a Somerville staple [...] read more»
2016 Best Festival, Literature

Boston Book Festival

The Boston Book Festival is highly worthy of a city that prides itself on its lengthy literary history. It’s a packed weekend of end-to-end panels [...] read more»
2016 Best Festival, Film

Independent Film Festival Boston

With a growing list of celebrity attendees and a painstakingly selected roster of movies each year, IFFBoston is your best chance, and sometimes your only [...] read more»
2016 Best Festival, PerformingArts

Porchfest

West African drummers, punksters, Bollywood funksters, and space rockers, all jamming out on porches, patios, and more across Somerville. This outdoor festival just might be [...] read more»
2016 Best Festival, Music

Boston Calling

Okay, so maybe this isn’t a surprising choice. But when a three-year-old music festival is already bringing the likes of Sia and Janelle Monáe to [...] read more»
2015 Best Festival, Booze

Beer Summit

The Beer Summit's ubiquitous pretzel necklaces, old-school cover bands, and mix of beer fans young and old make us nostalgic for the days when Boston [...] read more»
2015 Best Festival, Arts

Honk! Festival of Activist Street Bands

This annual free music and dance party sprawls along Somerville's sidewalks and plazas, as dozens of brass and drum bands from across the U.S., Canada, [...] read more»