Since 2000 A.D., South Boston has been blessed with a Street Festival in September. Non-stop entertainment, many civic groups, 100 merchants, and thousands of spectators have made it into a traditional “Southie time”. Last Saturday, September 17, was no exception. The entertainment deserves special mention, including the Woods School of Irish Dance, Ultimate Self Defense, and Miss Linda’s School of Dance. A high point was the return of Thomas Park Band, a cover band that (somehow) does their own thing – putting their own unique interpretation on each number. And once again, the weather smiled. Photos by Rick Winterson
The girls from Woods School of Irish Dance step off for the Festival crowd.
That’s a guest tooth courtesy of the South Boston Dental Association.
A “Southie GO” painting by Deb Putnam. Can you identify that exact spot?
Karen Stanley, Event Planner for the Festival, welcomes one and all.
“Sparkling ICE”, the Bold Side of Water, adorns the 2016 Festival.
Kristen McCosh, Boston’s Disability Commissioner, at the Festival with
Eleven a.m. on Saturday, and the 2016 Street Festival is open for business.
Andrea Muccini, a Southie heroine, demonstrates Ultimate Self Defense
MAXIM’s Grand Opening on Old Colony Ave. is next Sunday, the 29th.
The National Guard display at the 2016 Street Festival.
Matt Heaton & the Outside Toys entertain at the 2016 Street Festival.
Miss Linda’s School of Dance is featured at the Street Festival.
Faithful Festival goers – Ray and Cathy Flynn, with grandson Braeden.