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

Summer Festivals 2021: Our Voices, Our Stories

Our Voices, Our Stories is a music and performing arts festival that uplifts and amplifies the work, the beauty, and the strength of immigrants, children…

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Malden City Hall Plaza, 215 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148 United States
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Summer Festivals 2021: Kidzone

Map designed by Caitlin LuThanks to the generous hospitality of St. Paul's Parish, the Episcopal Church in Malden (26 Washington St., Malden) an area along…

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St. Paul’s Parish, 26 Washington St
Malden, MA 02148 United States
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Summer Festivals 2021: Pleasant Street Happenings

Day's events Pop Up Arcade by BitBar @ Pleasant St - 12-6PM Vintage Clothing Trunk Show @ Pleasant St Lot - 12-6PM Grooversity! Drum Band…

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Downtown Malden, Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148 United States
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Summer Festivals 2021: Popup Podcast

Join the Culture Matters in Malden team for a mini podcast. Have you ever been interviewed on a podcast? Ever recorded a podcast? Here is…

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UMA, 145 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148 United States
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Summer Festivals 2021: Artist Reception

According to art teacher and artist Kristina Kisthart, there are many talented emerging artists at the Salemwood school. Over this summer, Kristina, or Miss Kay…

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UMA, 145 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148 United States
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Several kids sitting with adult watching festival

August 21

Featured: Art, games, performances
Note: car show has been postponed to September. Visit maldenchamber.org 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 umamalden@gmail.com 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.

Volunteers

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

Performers

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