The Edge – Boston Herald by Michael Marrotta


Allston Village Street Fair: Urban Mardi Gras, Harvard Avenue between Brighton Avenue and Cambridge Street. Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., all-ages. FREE
For a neighborhood so youthfully vibrant and culturally diverse, Allston gets a bad rap. It breeds creativity and a modern bohemia rarely seen in other areas of the Hub. Sunday, the Parents and Community Build Group’s Allston Village Street Fair shows off exactly what Allston offers year-round: a litany of live performances, several local businesses taking to the streets and thousands of people coming together in one giant party highlighting more than 30 live performances from 2 outdoor stages and street performers, vendors, artists, and craftspeople show off their wares; and Harvard Avenue morphs into Bourbon Street for this year’s Mardi Gras theme. Grab some beads, rock out and have some fun, Allston-style.

Main Stage Emcee: Devin Ferreira
  • Lyssa Coulter: 12:00p.m. - 12:40p.m.
  • Sugar Cones: 12:40p.m. - 1:30p.m.
  • Devin Ferreira: 1:30p.m. - 2:20p.m.
  • The Bordens: 2:20p.m. - 3:10p.m.
  • The Life Electric: 3:10p.m. - 4:00p.m.
  • Blindspot: 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Cruel Miracle: 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
  • Special Guest Appearance and 4:00p.m. Performance by: The Black Bon Jovi - Dominic Smith

2nd Stage Emcee: Riki Rocksteady
  • Fourshadow: 12:00p.m. - 12:40p.m.
  • Gasko: 12:40p.m. - 1:20p.m.
  • Karman Voh: 1:20p.m. - 2:00p.m.
  • Tony Bullets: 2:00p.m. - 2:40p.m.
  • Just A Phase: 2:40p.m. - 3:20p.m.
  • Melt: 3:20p.m. - 4:10p.m.
  • Ozlo: 4:10p.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Hobo Chili: 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

  • 3 Herb Chambers Companies Vehicles
  • FREE Photo Booth
  • Marcus Santos and aNova Brazil
  • Keytar Bear
  • Jenny The Juggler
  • Snow, Living Statue - Marysia Walcerz
  • BringtheHoopla - HooplaZone Hula Hooping
  • Johara Snake Dance Theater
  • Zoo New England
  • The Linx Dance Company
  • Lou "The BalLOUnist" Johnson
  • Winchester School of Chinese Culture Origami Art
  • The Corner Art Room
  • Ellen M. Gifford Cat Shelter
PROMOTIONAL GIVEAWAYS & MORE! 86 Food Court and Arts & Crafts Vendors - The AVSF Festival is always FUN and FREE!!!