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Boston Arts Festival at Waterfront Park

"The Boston Arts Festival takes place at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park right by Boston's scenic waterfront. This free arts extravaganza features a specially built artists' village housing over 60 juried visual artists exhibiting and selling their works of art.  There are two stages that provide entertainment from Boston's many arts organizations. Past performances include Boston Ballet, Boston Children's Museum, Opera Boston, Jazz Hip Hop Orchestra, Maeve Gilchrist and OrigiNation. There are also many interactive family friendly activities throughout the park..."

2013 Festival Hours: Saturday, August 31st to Sunday, September 1st, from 12 - 6pm (Meetup time from 12 - 3 pm on Sat.). 

Event Flyer: Arts Festival Program (Artists & Performers) »

2013 Ahts Festival Event Flyer »

We are meeting in front of Bike Shop at Urban Advent Tours (their windows say BIKE SHOP in large letters) @ 109 Atlantic Ave (the other side of the park) at 12 pm. There will be a lot of people in the park so we meet in front of the Bike Shop first and then around 12:15 pm we will walk to the park.

How to get to the Waterfront Park: Parking is very tight - so please use T:  Aquarium (Blue Line:3 min walk); Heymarket (Green Line: 8 min walk)






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  • Gail F.

    sorry to miss you all. I did go to the anti war rally and march at Park Street. The humidity was difficult, and didn't make it to Faneuil area. I did go to the Arts festival...I agree, not much art. I was too late to meet up with you. Thanks for planning this Mariko, maybe next time.

    August 31, 2013

  • Carla L.

    Great event! Couldn't find anyone, but it was still cool :)

    August 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      great comment!

      August 31, 2013

  • Mariko

    The park as you know is in beautiful harbor location but not much of arts there today - Cambridge and other arts festivals were probably better than this. Indian dance/music came on later on but too slow in the earlier time. Some of us went to Quincy Market and/or Haymarket afterwards. Demo folks for anti-Syrian strike by the US passed by. it was nice to see the folks there to enjoy the festival for an hour or so despite high humidity and showers.

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • Mariko

    HI Arts Festival folks, I will be at the Bike shop in front of the park from 12 pm with a meetup sign. At 12:15 pm we will walk to the park and continue to walk around to see visual & Craft artists first then watch dance/performance at the stage area. You are free to go back to talk to the artists/vendors later on. For those who are coming later, you can try my cell no. [masked] but I am not so good at picking up calls in time. If you would like to meetup with other folks, come before 12:15, if possible. Bring rain gear just in case: the forecast is isolated T-storms in the afternoon. See you all tomorrow for this exciting festival!

    August 30, 2013

    • E.J. K.

      I will be attending Festival later in the afternoon..see you there

      August 31, 2013

    • Nicole

      On my way into the city but probably won't make it there by 12:15. I'll look for your meetup sign and the group :)

      August 31, 2013

  • Alex L.

    Can't make it. :-(.

    August 31, 2013

  • Kelly

    Will likely get to town much later. Perhaps I can catch up with you then.

    August 31, 2013

  • Shantanu

    Regret to say, wont be able to come. Something has come up!

    August 31, 2013

  • Gail F.

    I am sorry that I cannot meet up with you on time today, but I will look for you in afternoon. Thanks for arranging this Mariko

    August 31, 2013

  • Mariko

    hi folks, the weather does not look perfect but i will be there 12 pm. I won't be reacheable by internet. Texting maybe better, if you need to contact me.

    August 31, 2013

  • larry p

    will be attending later in afternoon.

    August 31, 2013

  • Greg

    Regretfully, must cancel at the last moment.

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Me too. I hope I can find the group.

    August 30, 2013

  • Ronald S.

    I'll try to catch up with the group about 12:45 or 1:00 as I have something else to do earlier.

    August 30, 2013

  • roberta

    I am looking forward to the cultural event.

    August 30, 2013

    • Shantanu

      Looking fwd to meeting you there

      August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am replying "no" since I cannot get to the park until after 1:00, but I will look for the Meetup group as we all walk around.

    August 30, 2013

  • E.J. K.

    Is it possible to bring my dog along?

    August 26, 2013

    • Mariko

      Hi E.J. I think bringing a dog should be OK as I did not see any signs otherwise. But make sure your dog is OK with a lot of people moving around.

      August 26, 2013

    • Shantanu

      Hi E.J. Welcome to Harvard!

      August 27, 2013

  • Greg

    Make that "event," not "even'....

    August 26, 2013

  • Greg

    There was a Boston Arts Festival in the Public Garden in the early 1960s...looks like this even is primed to continue that great tradition....

    August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks like an amazing event - thanks for sharing! David and I will try to make it, but please don't wait for us...I have the feeling we'll need to catch it on Sunday instead...but we'll try our best for Saturday!

    August 16, 2013

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