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Arlington Porchfest




​IMPORTANT: Due to forecasted rain, Arlington Porchfest 2023 has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 18, 2023. If you are a participating porch or band, please visit our announcement page for more info on how to confirm your Sunday participation.


The event will otherwise roll-out as planned – from 12pm to 4pm in the West Zone and from 2pm to 6pm in the East Zone!


Plan to visit ACA staff and volunteers at this year's headquarters at Uncle Sam Plaza at the corner of Mass Ave and Mystic St for printed maps, question answering and more!⁠ ⁠ Thanks everyone for your patience and your participation! We’re looking forward to a great community celebration on Sunday! As always, please send any questions to⁠

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Arlington Center for the Arts presents
Arlington Porchfest

Date: June 18, 2023 (rescheduled due to forecasted rain)

Time: 12-6pm

Location: Arlington Porches, Storefronts, and more!

Coming to a porch near you...Arlington's free, festive, one-day-only music extravaganza is back...and bigger & better than ever!! 


Porchfest is a grassroots music festival where bands play on front porches across town and people walk, bike or drive around to enjoy tons of free outdoor music, performances, and visual arts exhibits.

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Arlington Porchfest 2023 Map Information:

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Interested in having the event map in printed form to bring around with you on Saturday? You have a few options to secure a printed map! We will have plenty available to grab from the Porchfest Headquarters at Uncle Sam Plaza (the corner of Mass Ave and Mystic St) all day on Saturday! If you’d like to snag one ahead of time, we have them available at Arlington Center for the Arts/Arlington Community Center, and we have also dropped maps off at several local businesses around town including:

  • 13 Forest Gallery

  • Abbott’s Frozen Custard

  • Arlington Town Hall

  • Arlington House of Pizza

  • Boon Noon Market

  • Brookline Bank (Arlington Center)

  • Cambridge Savings Bank (Arlington Center and East Arlington locations)

  • Citizen’s Bank (Arlington Center)

  • Fox Library

  • Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

  • Jose’s Torta Mexicana

  • Kickstand Cafe

  • Laundromat @ 805 Mass Ave

  • Leader Bank (Arlington Heights location)

  • Play Time

  • Regent Theatre

  • Roasted Granola

  • Robbins Library

  • TD Bank (Arlington Center)

Past Arlington Porchfest Photos:

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Volunteer Opportunities


Want to get involved?  We have a few opportunities for community members to help out during the day of the event. 



Sign up for our newsletter to receive regular updates, volunteer opportunities and more ways to be part of Arlington Porchfest!

Arlington Porchfest 2023 Supporters

A special thank you to our Arlington Porchfest 2023 Sponsors for their support of this free community event! This year's event is also made possible in part by a Grant from the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture Grants Committee, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


Interested in learning more about sponsoring Arlington Porchfest? Please email ACA's Executive Director Tom Formicola at or call 781-648-6220!

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