Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian

Weekend Guide: September 8-11

Including two Cambridge traditions!

Spend the weekend in Cambridge with our top four must-see events.  


September Specialty Tours | September 8

Learn the lesser-known stories of the Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters every Friday evening until the end of September during their Specialty Tours. The best part? These historical tours are completely free and open to all ages. This week’s tour will discuss “The Myth-Master of Castle Craigie.”

To check out the full schedule, click here!

Insider tip: The Specialty Tours are free but limited. Be sure to reserve your spot ASAP by calling the Longfellow House: 617.876.4491.

Learn it: 6:30p


Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian | September 8-10

East Cambridge will be buzzing this weekend to celebrate the beloved feast of “The Healing Saints” Cosmas and Damian.  Be ready to eat and dance your way through the festival from Friday, September 8th to Sunday, September 10th.

Enjoy cooking demonstrations, live music, games, amusement rides, a cannoli eating contest, and a healing service. This year, the festival welcomes iconic musical acts like the Martha Wash, Jimmy Osmond, and The Drifters.

See it: All weekend


Art, Acquisition, and Ambition | September 9

Start your Saturday morning off with a serene tour through one of Cambridge’s most beautiful places, Mount Auburn Cemetery.  This tour will focus on some of the greatest art collectors in the Boston area, their vivid personalities, and the competition between them. 

See it: 1-2:30p


25th Annual Cambridge Carnival | September 10

Cambridge is about to become even more colorful and exciting thanks to the 25th Annual Cambridge Carnival happening this Sunday from 12-7p.

Heralded as a local institution, The Cambridge Carnival starts off with a grand costume parade complete with rich rhythmic musicality promoting all types of cultures.  You’ll watch revelers masquerade through the streets in intricate costume, savor international foods and have the unique opportunity to purchase multicultural crafts from around the world.

To get all the details here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Cambridge Carnival.

See it: 12-7p, parade rolls from Central Square at 12:30p and ends in Kendall Square


Craft for a Cause | September 15

September is full of fun events and this next event definitely falls (see what we did there?) into the "must-see" category.  

Mark your calendars for Craft for a Cause on September 15th. You’ll have the opportunity to sample sips from local craft breweries, distilleries, and wine vendors, while you snack on dishes from Central Square restaurants. Plus, there will be live music, live art and cultural programming from local artists. 

Want to know the best part of this event, besides the craft brews? The Central Square Business Association will donate 50% of the event revenue after expenses to Food For Free. Cheers!

But that's not it...Head on over to our Instagram @cambridgeusa for a giveaway! We're giving away 3 pairs of tickets to @centralsquarema's #CraftForACause! Here's how to enter: 1. Follow @cambridgeusa & @centralsquarema on Instagram and then simply tag a friend you'd like to bring in the comments.  3.  Cross your fingers!

See it: 6-9p

14TH Annual Revels RiverSing | September 17

Join thousands of voices in song to sing goodbye to summer with the Revels!  The 14th Annual RiverSing is one of Cambridge’s most beloved fall traditions and makes welcoming in cooler weather and changing leaves that much more special. The Autumnal Equinox celebration will include a puppet parade and pre-show festivities before you join thousands of other voices in song as you sing goodbye to summer.

Sing it: 5p-7:30p


Fall Event Guide: 2017

Fall is full of fun festivals, events, and sporting events here in Cambridge. To ensure you don’t miss a thing, we put together a Fall Event Guide, so you’ll know exactly what’s happening, every weekend until the end of November. Trust us, you’ll want to bookmark this page!


Photo of the Central Flea courtesy of the Central Square Business Association

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