Schedule 2015

2015 Schedule Overview

HONK! is a free, family-friendly, grassroots festival!

All HONK! events listed below are FREE and open to the public. Follow the links for each event for more info and detailed schedules.

Thursday , October 8th


7pm – midnight, Union Square and Aeronaut

Come out to Union Square in Somerville and get an early taste of the festival, before the festival! Get yourself ready for the weekend by checking out performances from a handful of HONK! bands who get into town early. Performances outside in Union Square Plaza and later at Aeronaut Brewing Company. More info and schedule here.

Friday , October 9th

Day of Action

3pm – 5:30pm, downtown Boston

In collaboration with local organizations, HONK! bands will descend on downtown Boston for a Day of Action in the campaign to raise the minimum wage and prevent wage theft. More info and schedule here.

HONK! in the Neighborhoods

4pm – 6pm, location(s) TBA

Bands visit schools and community groups for educational workshops around the city.

Lantern Making Workshops

4pm – 6pm at Hodgkins Park near Davis Square

Kids, parents, neighbors, and friends are all invited to make homemade, DIY lanterns in preparation for the evening Lantern Parades around Davis Square.

‘HONK! around the World’ Exhibit Opening

6pm reception, 7pm band performance at the Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square

Come hear Dead Music Capital Band (from Austin, TX) perform at the opening of HONK! Around the World, an exhibit showcasing our HONK! sister festivals near and far. At the Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester Street in Davis Square.

Lantern Parades

7:30pm – 8:30pm, leaving from Hodgkins Park

Sidewalk processions around Davis Square accompanied by bike lights, paper lanterns, flashlights, and other forms of DIY lighting. More info and parade schedule here.

HONK! at Johnny D’s

8:30pm – 12:45am at Johnny D’s

Come hear some HONK! bands perform at Johnny D’s Night Club in Davis Square after the lantern parades.
More info and schedule here.

Saturday , Oct 10th

HONK! in Davis Square

12pm – 9pm all around Davis Square

More than 25 activist street bands from around the world perform all day, outdoors, for free at venues around Davis Square. Opening ceremonies begin at noon. Band performances from 1pm – 9pm. More info and schedule here.

Sunday , Oct 11th

The HONK! Parade

12pm – 2pm down Mass. Ave. from Davis Square to Harvard Square

Parade from Davis Square down Mass Ave to Harvard Square to “Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes and Feet”, featuring HONK! bands and community groups, from Davis Square to Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest celebration.

HONK! in Harvard Square & All Band Concert

2pm – 6pm all around Harvard Square

The all band concert will be held on the Main Stage of Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest. In addition, some bands will play sets on smaller stages around Harvard Square throughout the afternoon. More info and schedules here.