Summer Festivals 2021

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Original Malden logo by Busha Husak

The City of Malden is hosting happenings in Malden’s downtown six Saturdays this Summer. UMA and a team of community members are helping to find artists, artisans and performers as well as help coordinate happenings on two of these dates: July 10 (For an arts/artisan focus) and August 7 (For a culture in Malden focus/Kids activities focus). See application forms below. 

Coming Dates/Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Several kids sitting with adult watching festival

August 21

Featured: Art, games, performances
Note: car show has been postponed to September. Visit for details.

Past Dates/Events

June 12

Featured: #GamingDistrict Saturday; Malden Dance Mile.

Performer with painted face in front of Chinese restaurant

June 26

Featured: Geek Merchants Guild fanware, Wicked Entertainment challenges, and much more!

Band leader on stage with arm out singing

July 10

Featured: Artists and Artisan Demos. & performances

Photo by Mitchie Miskell.

July 24

Featured: Special 130th anniversary celebration of Malden Chamber of Commerce. Click for schedule of events.

Opportunities to participate

Apply through the City of Malden to perform or showcase your work.

If you have already applied but wish to be considered for another date you did not specify, please email with your request. Note: applications and expressed interest for specific dates must be submitted by the Thursday of the preceding weekend. See below.

  • July 15 to participate July 24; Closed
  • July 29 to participate August 7; Closed
  • August 12, to participate August 21.


Lend a hand with planning, outreach, and day-of helping.
Share your interest and availability with us. Thank you!
Sign up

Call for Artists & Artisans

$50 stipend to demonstrate work
Applications accepted through August 12. Note due dates above.
Apply Online


Stipends available.
Performers application accepted on a rolling basis until mid August.
Apply Online

A group of artists and performers are also organizing a kind of festival within a festival, showcasing the beauty and resilience of immigrants. 

Summer Festivals brought to Malden by:

With help from the following individuals and organizations:

Kamila Rodrigues, Project Lead
Kristina Kisthart
Lisa L. Sears
Lisa Porro