Holiday Lights Parade
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Lights Parade

Prizes given out for the best decorated fire and emergency vehicles, personal floats vehicle, and best decorated houses and/or businesses along the parade route.

Parade Starts at Dusk (approx 6:00 pm)
Staging: 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Parade Registration and Waiver can be done by email ( or snail mail

All fire departments, rescue squads, and law enforcement agencies STATEWIDE are welcome to participate. Additionally, community based organizations (i.e. scouts, churches, schools, etc) are also welcome and encouraged to participate.

Event day registration and check-in will be at the SFD Engine Co. #1 firehouse at 170 E. Main St.

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Tapastre & Project PUB's Downtown Somerville Oktoberfest 2018
12:00 PM12:00

Tapastre & Project PUB's Downtown Somerville Oktoberfest 2018

Help us celebrate our 6th Oktoberfest here in Somerville! 

Get tickets here:

Saturday, Sept. 29th from Noon until 10 pm. 

Located on North Bridge St. between Main st and High st. in Downtown Somerville

Another annual Oktoberfest Celebration brought to you by Tapastre. Eat, drink and be merry! Local craft beers and traditional Oktoberfest brews will be on hand, along with plenty of food from local restaurants and live music from awesome bands throughout the day.

We will be featuring local Oktoberfest brews, along with fall seasonals, pumpkin beers, sangria, mead and cider, as well as a collection of craft beers for those not feeling the Marzen style.

Along with our giant beer pong, we will also feature our annual Stein Holding Contest, a live Brews & Brushes painting experience and our Brat Eating Competition.

We will also be featuring pumpkin & face painting for the little ones.

$8 if purchased in advance
$10 at the door or $8 with a canned pet food donation. 
Designated drivers and those under 21, entry is FREE with a canned pet food donation.

Entry includes an Oktoberfest stein while supplies last, and music all day long! 

This is a cash only event.
Purchase tickets in advance via Eventbrite! 
Please drink responsibly.

Each participant in the Stein Holding or Masskrugstemmen Contest will stand in line and raise their full 1-liter stein so that their arm is extended straight out in front of their shoulder. They must hold this position as long as possible. Each full stein weighs in around 5 lbs, so this is not an easy task. It may not sound like a lot, but holding it with an extended arm for a couple minutes will have you feeling the burn! Winner is whoever keeps their arm extended the longest! These contests will be running throughout the day so keep an eye out to sign up.

Brat Eating Competitions will happen on Saturday at 6 pm. A maximum of 10 people will be seated at a table with plates full of Bratwurst. Winner is the person who has finished the most in 3 minutes. 

Please remember to always drink responsibly!

Rain date is Sunday, Sept 30th.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
The event will be open to all ages, but you must be 21 and over to recieve a wristband which allows the purchase of alcohol. Children and those under 21 will be allowed entry for free, but we would like them to bring a canned good to donate.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There are several municipal parking lots around downtown Somerville, there is also a train station 3 blocks away.

What can/can't I bring to the event?
There is no outside food or drink allowed. Parents, please no strollers.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may contact with any questions.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please do.

What is the refund policy?
We do apologize but there are no refunds. 

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Doesn't matter! As long as they have ID and are 21+ they can use the ticket for entry and to get a wristband.

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