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HONK! Festival 2017

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Official Website:HONK! Festival 2017
Location:Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02144
Phone:617-383-HONK (46
Dates:Friday, October 6, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017
Hours:Hours vary depending on the day.
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:Free see below
Category:Fairs & Festivals

Special attention must be paid to milestone birthdays. The HONK! Festival's 12th year is one of those occasions. As of this writing, the roster of socio-political activist street bands totals 28!

They are coming from as far away as Paris, Los Alamos, New Orleans, Montreal and Quebec City. But it wouldn't be HONK! without some last minute surprises!

The roster also includes many Boston-area bands, including a new local School of HONK!, based in Somerville, who will be organizing 'walk-in' opportunities for local musicians who are not affiliated with an existing HONK! band.

The recommendation is to keep checking www.honkfest.org/2015-festival/bands-2015 early and often for updates on participating groups.

Every year, HONK! bands circle back to their HONK! birthplace in Somerville, to roost, squawk and strut their stuff. The shape of this year's schedule will adhere to what has now become the HONK! tradition of holding primarily outdoor events, all free and open to the public, held rain or shine during Indigenous Peoples' Day Weekend, this year running from Friday-Sunday, October 9 through 11.

HONK! events highlights:

--HONK! Friday: Day of Action in Boston during the afternoon, early evening Lantern Parades throughout Somerville's Davis Square neighborhood, and culminating in an evening band showcase at Johnny D's;
--HONK! Saturday: main event held throughout the nooks and crannies of Davis Square, with continuous band performances taking place from noon-9pm, rain or shine;
--HONK! Sunday: the gigantic noon Parade heading from Davis Square to Cambridge's Harvard Square, where HONK! bands will then participate in Oktoberfest, performing throughout the Square in the afternoon, and ending with a steady stream of HONK! bands showcased up on the Main Stage.

Extra HONK! curricular activities are in the planning stages, including the 'Visaural: Sight, Sound and Action' art exhibit, with a 'HONK! Around The World' component, hosted by the Nave Gallery Annex (www.navegallery.org) in Davis Square. An opening reception is scheduled for HONK! Friday. And the word is out that a pre-HONK! gathering will take place in Union Square Somerville on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 8th.

Keep tuning into www.honkfest.org for updates. A background video for this year's HONK! can found at www.honkfest.org/kickstarter. The Kickstarter fundraiser runs through Wednesday, September 23rd.



All free and open to all.


Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 02144 map

Taking place in and around Davis Square (Somerville MA), Harvard Square (Cambridge MA), and Downtown Crossing (Boston MA).


  • Lots to see and do, including ways to participate!
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