It seems like forever since there has been a genuine, full-featured, over-the-top, loud and proud, HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands in Somerville. Haven’t you missed the irresistible sounds and spectacle of outrageous and unruly brass bands and percussion ensembles, accompanied by gigantic puppets, flag twirllers, street dancers, stilt walkers, hula hoopers, and bike ballets. Well, WE’RE BACK! This year we are proud to present the 17th Annual HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands on October 7th to 9th. And you’re invited! Come for the music, make some art, march in the parade, build community, and stand up for social justice — all for free. Of course, we’re still gonna pay attention to pandemic trends, follow the science, and take reasonable precautions, but WE’RE BACK! So save the date and join us in October.