What You Need to Know About Sunday's stART on the Street in Worcester

 by Tom MarinoSeptember 17, 2022

WORCESTER - stART on the Street, the largest art, music & performance festival in Central Massachusetts, returns to Worcester on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 11 AM to 6 PM. The festival takes place on Park Avenue between Pleasant Street and Highland Street and includes includes over 250 artists and crafters, food vendors, live music & dance, hands-on activities for all ages, and local nonprofits.

The event also includes several stage performances, interactive demos and experienced designed for kids.

Stage Performances

  • Bobbing for Apples
  • Crocodile River Music
  • Cara Brindisi
  • Evil Felipe
  • Lil' Rennie
  • Moshi - Music
  • Yo Daddy Doe
  • Young Coffee
  • 508Dos & Guests

Interactive Demos

  • Greater Worcester Land Trust
  • MA Historical Swordmanship
  • Michelangelo's Barbershop & Nails
  • New England Dance Center
  • PVD Poetry
  • Raices Latin Dance
  • Shire of Quintavia
  • Technocopia
  • The WorcShop
  • Wavvznewage
  • Wootenanny Comedy
  • Worcester Wares

Experiences for Kids

  • STEAM activities with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
  • Weaving on looms with SAORI Worcester
  • Crafts & games with the Worcester JCC
  • Painting & coloring with Worcester Emergency Management
  • Button-making with Start on the Street


There is a traffic advisory for the area effective on Sunday.

  • Parking is limited and attendees are encouraged to carpool and arrive early.
  • Plenty of area street parking is available within 5 mins walking distance of the festival. **Pay attention to driveways, ramps, Resident Only/No Parking signs, and fire hydrants.
  • Handicap parking is located in the 255 Park Avenue parking lot. Vehicles are required to have a handicap plate or a tag visible at entry. To access 255 Park Ave, take Hudson Street and turn on to Townsend Street. Townsend Street will operate as a two-way road while Park Ave is closed to access designated handicapped parking.
  • TD Bank (295 Park Avenue) is open on Sundays and may tow if their parking spaces are blocked.

Public Transportation

  • The WRTA is fare-free for the rest of 2022. The #2 runs on Sundays and has a stop at Pleasant Street and Park Avenue. See the schedule here.

Check out the stART FAQs below: 

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