(Patrick D. Rosso/Boston.com/2011)
The South Boston Street Festival is back for another year of providing residents with an opportunity to meet their neighbors and check out all the things local Southie businesses have to offer.
“With the changing demographics in the neighborhood this is an attempt to engage the new people,” said Donald Wilson, who co-founded the event in 2000. “It’s become the premier South Boston neighborhood event and is very family oriented.”
The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on East Broadway, between I and L Streets.
Put on by the South Boston Chamber of Commerce, the festival features over 100 local businesses including vendors, restaurants, artists and community organizations. In addition to the businesses the 13th-annual event will also have two music stages featuring the likes of Hogan’s Goat and the Greg Luttrell Band, along with kid’s activities and performances.
“It’s really has become something people look forward to all year long,” said Wilson. “There are reasons people move to this neighborhood and they may not interact with the community and this is a way to get people involved and help them see what the community has to offer.”
For more information, go to event's website.