The South Boston Chamber of Commerce, working in conjunction with South Boston NDC – is pleased to announce that the 17th Annual South Boston Street Festival will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Over the past sixteen years, the festival has grown significantly and has become South Boston’s most highly anticipated events, attracting over 8,000 residents and visitors. Attendance and all entertainment is FREE. This year’s festival will once again feature “The Best of South Boston” including over 100 merchants, restaurants, artists and community organizations, which will fill East Broadway from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Live performances will take place on two stages providing festival goers with live entertainment throughout the day. Call the Southie Shuttle for FREE transportation within South Boston, to and from the Festival. This year’s entertainment highlights include: Thomas Park Lead by front man Paul Eastman, who himself is a South Boston small business owner along with drummer Joe Tobias, will performing a wide range of music that includes classic rock, dance, R&B, and top 40. Matt Heaton & The Outside Toys Their songs are a mix of rockabilly, surf, american roots and Irish traditional music, delivered with a wry sense of humor and a sincere sense of fun. Whether you call it children’s music, family music, kindie or toddlerbilly it’s sure to please listeners of all ages. The Royal Furs playing contemporary country hits. Diamond Dogs The Ultimate of David Bowie There will also be performances by: The Peggy Wood’s School of Irish Step Dance, Miss Linda’s Dancers, Ultimate Self Defense. And much more! FREE Children’s activities include face painters, balloon twisters, and street performers, Be sure to keep an eye out for a band of Pirates that we are told may be roaming the festival site throughout the day. Enjoy a great selection of food options from some of South Boston’s favorite food establishments including; Larry J’s Barbecue, The Maiden, Lincoln Tavern, Loco, Capo, The Paramount, The Sausage Guy, Joseph’s Bakery, The Juice Box, Miam Miam and others. Alfresco (outdoor) dining will be available at the Boston Beer Garden, The Cranberry Café, Café Porto Bello, The Playwright. Shop until-you-drop Enjoy outstanding savings from local retailers including; Bringing Up Baby, Covet, Habit, Ku De Ta, Pretty Reckless, Southie’s Own, and Wears + Wares, and many more. Beauty & Fitness On site will be: The Beauty Bar, Nurture Day Spa, and Ultimate Self Defense & Performance Center. Be sure to visit the many booths of South Boston’s vital non-profit agencies.