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Porchfest listings for Greater Boston area (Massachusetts) for 2024.

List of Porchfests in Greater Boston with registration info.  Keep checking back as we update.  

We've listed some of them that have a closing deadline by March 31st, so register now! 

MAY 2024

Somerville Porchfest

When: Saturday, May 11, 2024, 12-6pm

Rain date: Sunday, May 12, 2024

Registration: Open. Closed date TBD.

Apply / More Info:https://somervilleartscouncil.org/porchfest

Notes: This is one of the biggest in the Boston Area.

 

Malden Porchfest

When: Saturday, May 18, 2024, 12pm - 7pm

Rain date: Sunday, May 19, 2024

Registration: February 1 - March 31

Apply / More Info:https://www.maldenporchfest.org/

Notes:

 

Watertown Porchfest

When: Saturday, May 18, 2024, 12-5pm

Rain date: Sunday, May 19, 2024

Registration: March 1 - April 28

Apply / More Info:https://watertownporchfest.org/

Notes:

 

JUNE 2024 

Dedham Porchfest

When: Sat. June 22nd, 4-8pm

Rain date: 

Registration:  by June 1st.

Apply / More Info:https://dedhamporchfest.org/

Notes:

 

Winchester Porchfest

When:  Saturday, June 8th, 2024. 12:00 - 5:30pm

Rain date:  followign Sunday.

Registration dates:  May 20th, 2024

Apply / More Info:https://www.porchfest.win/

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Franklin PorchFest

When: Saturday, June 1, 2024, 12pm - 6pm

Rain date: Sunday, June 2, 2024

Registration: February 15 - March 31, 2024

Apply / More Info:https://franklin.porchfest.info/

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Newton Porchfest

When: Saturday, June 1, 2024, 12pm - 6pm

Rain date: 

Registration: Open thru March 31 

Apply / More Info:https://newton.porchfest.info/

Notes: Auburndale | Lower Falls | Waban Center

 

West Concord Porchfest

When: Saturday, June 8, 2024, 1-5pm

Rain date: Sunday, June 9, 2024

Registration:  Currently open (no deadline mentioned)

Apply / More Info:  https://www.westconcordporchfest.org/

Notes: Facebook Group here:https://www.facebook.com/westconcordporchfest/

 

Arlington Porchfest

When: Saturday, June 15, 2024

Rain date: Sunday, June 16, 2024

Registration: Opens March 7, deadline Sunday, May 12., 2024

Apply / More Info:https://arlingtonporchfest.org/

Notes:

 

Reading Porchfest

When: Saturday June 22, 2024, 12pm - 6pm

Rain date: NA – held rain or shine

Registration: Open (no close date noted)

Apply / More Info:https://readingporchfest.com/

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Quincy Porchfest

When: Saturday, June 29, 2024, 3pm - 9pm

Rain date: NA – held rain or shine

Registration: April 1 - May 31

Apply / More Info:https://www.porchfestquincy.org/
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Fenway Porchfest

When:  Sat. June 15.

Rain date: no. event is rain or shine.

Registration dates:   Open until ???

Apply / More Info:https://www.fenwayporchfest.org/

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Dorchfest (Dorchester)

When: Saturday, June 1, 2024, 12pm - 6pm

Rain date: Not mentioned

Registration: Open now (deadline not mentioned)

Apply / More Info:https://dorchfest.com/apply-to-perform/

Notes:  This Porchfest is not for "everyone", as committee choice picks acts BUT you can throw your hat in the ring.  Quote from Dorchfest: "Preference will be given to ...help us achieve our mission of representation and diversity...", "We pay our performers. ...high quality, diverse and enjoyable for the audience." 

 

JULY 2024

Shelburne Falls Porch Music Festival

When: Sunday, July 14, 2024, 11am-6pm

Rain date: Not mentioned

Registration: Open now.  Closes May 15

Apply / More Info:https://www.shelburnefallsporchfestival.com/

Notes:

 

August 2024

North Falmouth Porchfest

When:  August 10th, 2024

Rain date: ?

Registration dates: ?

Apply / More Info: https://www.norfalmouvillageassociation.org/porchfest

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Wellfleet Porchfest

When: Saturday, August 24th, 1:30 - 5:00pm

Rain date: 

Registration dates:  pre-booked, not open to the public

Apply / More Info:https://www.wellfleetporchfest.org/

Notes:

 

SEPTEMBER 2024

Sharon Porchfest

When: Sunday, September 8, 2024

Rain date: Sunday September 15, 2024

Registration: Currently open (no deadline mentioned)

Apply / More Info:https://www.facebook.com/groups/sharonporchfest

Notes: Application – send email to Jim Waters @ SharonPorchfest@gmail.com

 

Hull PorchFest

When: Sunday, September 14, 2024

Rain date: September 15, 2024

Registration: Not open (check back next month)

Apply / More Info:https://www.hullporchfest.org/porchfest-2024/

Notes:

 

PlumFest (Plum Island)

When: Sunday, September 14, 2024, 12pm - 6pm

Rain date: Not mentioned

Registration: Now until August 19

Apply / More Info:https://plumfest.org/

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Medway Porchfest

When: Saturday, September 21, 2024

Rain date: Not mentioned

Registration: Open (no deadline mentioned)

Apply / More Info:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1121598938828939/announcements

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Milton Porchfest

When: Saturday, September 28, 2024, 11am-?

Rain date: Sunday, September 29, 2024

Registration: Open (no deadline mentioned)

Apply / More Info:https://www.miltonporchfest.com/

Notes: Google Form here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfO70zx9Y4ChPTSGC4YMtUF2G3i541an9ocRVj4yuIjD5bwhA/viewform

 

OCTOBER 2024

Maynard Porchfest

When: Sunday, October 6, 2024

Rain date: Not mentioned

Registration

Apply / More Info:https://maynardporchfest.wixsite.com/website

Notes: Updates here:https://www.facebook.com/MaynardPorchfest/

NOT YET RELEASED

Ashland-Hopkinton Porchfest

When:  ?

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Registration dates: ?

Apply / More Info:https://www.ashhopporchfest.org/?view=full

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Belmont Porchfest

When: ?

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Registration dates:  ?

Apply / More Info:https://belmontporchfest.org/

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Brookline Porchfest

When: ?

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Apply / More Info:https://www.brooklineporchfest.org/bands/

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Jamaica Plain Porchfest

When: ?

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Apply / More Info:https://www.jpporchfest.org/

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Lexington Porchfest

When: ?

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Apply / More Info:https://lexingtonporchfest.org/

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Medford Porchfest

When:  ?

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Registration dates:  ?

Apply / More Info:https://medford.porchfest.info/

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Melrose Porchfest

When:  ?

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Registration dates:  ?

Apply / More Info:https://melroseporchfest.org/

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Natick Porchfest

When:  ?

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Registration dates ?

Apply / More Info:https://natickporchfest.org/

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Roslindale Porch Fest

When: Friday, March 15th, 2024 Un-Porchfest

Rain date: ?

Registration dates:  ?

Apply / More Info:https://roslindaleporchfest.org/

Notes: Also hold an “Un” Porch Fest in March. 

 

Sandwich Porchfest

When: ?

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Registration dates:  ?

Apply / More Info:

Notes: Last year was sponsored byhttps://www.sandwichartsalliance.org/

 

Swampscott Porch Fest

When: ?

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Registration dates:  ?

Apply / More Infohttps://reacharts.org/event-5123208

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Wakefield Porchfest

When: ?

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Registration dates:  ?

Apply / More Info: https://wakefieldporchfest.com/

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Walpole Porchfest

When: ?

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Registration dates:  ?

Apply / More Info:https://www.facebook.com/walpoleporchfest/

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Woburn Porchfest

When:  ?

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Registration dates:  ?

Apply / More Info:https://www.woburnporchfest.com/

Notes:

Porchfests around the Boston area have grown tremendously! 

Follow this *link for more info:

https://porchfest.info/

*Courtesy of Kirk Israel, the webmaster for the Jamaica Plain Porchfest, and others.

https://kirk.is/

A list of Porchfests around the country! - Courtesy of Ithica, NY Porchfest.

https://www.porchfest.org/porchfests-elsewhere/