Schedule 2016

2016 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 6th


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. Full schedule is posted here.

Friday , October 7th

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.

Lantern Parades

7:00pm – 8:00pm, leaving from Hodgkins Park

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

HONK! at Once

8:30pm – 12:45am at Once

Come hear some HONK! bands perform at Once (the corner of Central St and Highland Ave in Somerville) after the lantern parades. More info and schedule here.

Saturday , Oct 8th

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. Full schedule available here.

Sunday , Oct 9th

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. More info and parade route coming soon.

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. Full schedule available here.