stART on the Street: Food, Art, Music & More

stART on the Street: Food, Art, Music & More comes to Worcester on Sunday 9/17!

stARt on the Street hosts 250+ artists and crafters displaying and selling their handmade goods in the center of Park Ave, some demonstrating their creative processes throughout the day.

You’ll also find live music, fencing, belly dancing, capoiera, interactive features for all ages, street performers and more throughout the street.

Artists & Crafters

Over 250 arts and crafts vendors will be selling their handmade items. Not all vendors accept credit cards so it is best to bring cash to pay for your purchases. On Park Ave toward Pleasant Street you’ll find the Youth Market, where creative kids and teens sell their wares and gain exposure to the business side of being creative.

Kids’ Activities

Kids’ Activities are located all along the festival route. Activities include face painting, button making, the building “block party” and more, sponsored by local organizations. Most activities are free. Please do not leave children unattended at the festival

Bands & Street Performers

You’ll see the Street Performers, as well as the beginning of the hundreds of artist booths. Heading toward Elm Street you’ll see several area non-profits on the sidewalk, as well as The Scott Riccuiti Memorial Stage in Elm Park, which traditionally hosts the largest music acts found in the festival. The Elm Street intersection with Park Ave is home to a number of area non-profits and interactive features, as well as the Elm Street Stage and its wide variety of local music.

Food Court

The Highland Street end of the festival is where you’ll find a variety of food trucks from all around New England. Diners either make use of the tables and chairs in this area, walk the festival as they eat, or take a seat in the shady grass of historic Elm Park. Park Grill and Spirits transforms into an outdoor beer garden and you’ll also find another food court and seating in the parking lot between Auto Zone and El Basha.

Get a downloadable map here:

stART on the Street: Fall Edition
Sunday, September 17, 2023; 11:00am-6:00pm
Park Ave between Highland and Pleasant Streets
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