Update: Because of the predicted high winds, as well as rain from Hurricane Lee on Saturday, the South Boston Street Fest will be postponed until Saturday, October 7th .
The South Boston Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation is thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated 23rd South Boston Street Fest will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023 – NOW OCTOBER 7th – East Broadway between I and L streets will be transformed into a vibrant and lively hub of festivities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
With a remarkable 22-year history, the 2023 Street Fest promises to be bigger and better than ever, showcasing more than 100 local businesses, artists, and community organizations and many of our local restaurants. Drawing more than 5,000 residents and visitors throughout the day, the fest has become a cherished community tradition. The day will be filled with boundless fun and entertainment as two stages come alive with captivating performances for the whole family. The lineup includes Southie’s very own classic rock and top-40s cover band, Thomas Park; the talented country singer/songwriter, Houston Bernard; the sensational beats of New England’s premier dance band, Guilty Pleasure; and an exciting showcase of emerging musical talent from Michael Caputo of MusicBall Entertainment. Kicking off the festivities will be jazz band the Late Risers strolling the grounds and playing the National Anthem. There will also be local dance performances — by Woods School of Irish Dance and Miss Linda’s School of Dance — and self-defense demonstrations.
Little ones are in for a treat, as the Street Fest boasts an array of children’s activities, including balloon twisters, caricature artists, costumed characters, and princesses. Keep a lookout for a roaming band of pirates. There will even be Barbie backdrops!
And that’s not all! As you indulge in the festivities, satisfy your cravings with alfresco dining and libations available at The Broadway, Roza Lyons, Deja Brew, Café Porto Bello, and the Paramount. Sample delectable grab-and-go options from some of South Boston’s favorite food spots, such as Publico, Sal’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, Capo, Lincoln, Hunter’s, Loco, the Sausage Guy, and more.
For shopping enthusiasts, the Street Fest presents an incredible opportunity to enjoy exceptional one-day-only savings from local retailers. Explore treasures from Bringing Up Baby, Bohdii Boutique, Deirfiúr Home, Habit, In Good Company, Love Child, Southie’s Own, Stapleton Floral, and LUXE home interior, among many others.
Immerse yourself in the thriving local art scene as acclaimed artists from South Boston, such as Norman Crump, Deb Putnam, and Dan McCole, showcase and sell their works. The festival will also be a platform for South Boston’s vital non-profit agencies to share information about their services.
For all the latest updates and details, visit the official website of the South Boston Street Fest at