Want to support Brockton’s fantastic local talents at this year’s free Downtown Brockton Arts & Music Festival? Brought to you by Brockton Arts, this unique festival is now in its fourth year and has quickly become a mainstay in southern Massachusetts.
Check out our guide to this annual celebratory event that’s gaining momentum for the town of Brockton, attracting nearby Randolph and Stoughton residents as well as art and music aficionados from the greater Boston region.
Where and When
Plan to meet at the Twin Salisbury Brook Park on Montello Street between White Avenue and Crescent Street on Saturday August 29 at 11 am for the start of the Downtown Brockton Arts & Music Festival. The activities will continue until 7 in the evening on Sunday, August 30.
The Downtown Brockton Arts & Music Festival spotlights the talents of local musicians, poets, painters, and chefs. Entertainment and shows throughout the day feature a slew of musical styles, including soul, jazz, folk, and traditional African drumming in addition to spoken word performances by distinguished writers.
Twin Salisbury Brook Park will be wreathed in a maze of creative art exhibits from the area’s talented artists covering a variety of mediums, from stunning paintings to incredible sculptures and inspiring photographs, each of which tells a story that’s uniquely Brockton. You can also browse retro fashions and striking hand-crafted jewelry from the local arts scene set up in displays around the park.
What to Bring
- Festival attendees are encouraged to bring an artistic lens and maybe some sunglasses too.
- Be sure to lather up with sunscreen to avoid getting burned while moving from tent to tent outdoors.
- It’s also a good idea to have some spending moneyon hand in case an awesome piece of art catches your eye or to invest in local merchandise, food, and drinks.
After Festival Dining
After the festival wraps up, attendees can hit Brockton’s nearby dining spots for a delicious end to a local celebration.
Cape Cod Café Pizza at 979 Main Street boasts affordable homemade Italian eats and famous 10-inch pan bar pizza that’s been a part of their menu since the 1950s.
Looking to try something new? Head to Tamboo Bistro & Lounge at 252 Main Street to experience an upscale eatery and Manhattan-style lounge serving new American and Haitian-inspired cuisine. Grab a specialty cocktail at the martini bar and unwind while dining in style.
Seafood lovers can flock to McMenamy’s Seafood at 810 Belmont Street and eat in their casual dining room or go through their drive-thru for ultra-fresh seafood creations to take home, such as delicious and savory lobster pie or stuffed shrimp casserole.
The 2015 Downtown Brockton Arts & Music Festival is bound to be the biggest yet! Don’t miss this matchless event that celebrates Brockton’s local flair and brings the communities of Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton together for an unforgettable celebration of the arts.