Pre-HONK! Brass Blowout
October 4, 2018
7 – 10 pm
Union Square (map)
The greatest music festival in the world, Somerville’s own HONK!, is here once more. Join us for the officially unofficial pre-party featuring some long time favorites of the HONK! street band scene, and some very special guests – Unidos do Swing, all the way from Sao Paulo, Brazil! We will be playing outside in Union Square in front of Brass Union.
7:00: Environmental Encroachment
7:30: Dirty Water Brass Band
8:00: The Party Band
8:30: Minor Mishap Marching Band
9:00: Unidos do Swing
9:30: Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band
October 5 -7, 2018
The festival kicks off its 12th year with a Lantern Parade on Friday, a giant music and dance party on Saturday, and, on Sunday, a spectacular parade along Massachusetts Avenue from Davis Square to Harvard Square. There will be bands playing in the nooks and crannies around Davis Square all weekend and around Harvard Square on Sunday. Scroll down for details and schedules. More information about HONK! can be found here.
Lantern Workshops and Parades
Friday, October 5, 2018
Workshops 4 – 6 pm
Parade 7 pm
Hodgkins Park (map)
We’re very excited to be bringing back Friday night lantern parades for the sixth year! Teaming up with The Puppet Free Library, Parts & Crafts, and Spontaneous Celebrations to host light and lantern-making workshops with kids and adults! We’ll mix the nighttime sounds of HONK! with homemade lanterns, blinking bike lights, and the warm welcome of neighbors watching from their front porches around Hodgkins Park.
Come from 4:00 – 6:00pm to make your lantern, then gather at 6:30pm before the parades depart from the park at 7:00pm!
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Opening Ceremony and Music Festival
12:00 – 9:00 pm
Minor Mishap sets:
4pm Statue Park
7 pm Davis Square Plaza
Full Saturday schedule and maps here.
Sunday, October 7, 2018
12:00 – 2:00 pm Parade
Davis Square to Harvard Square
More parade information here.
Oktoberfest All-Band Concert and Sets
2:00 – 6:00 pm
3:00 pm Minor Mishap at Eliot Triangle
Full Sunday schedule and locations can be found here.