Welcome to Arlington Porchfest 2023

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 West of Arlington Center and from 2pm – 6pm East of Arlington Center.




250+ Porches, Band, and Artists returning to your neighborhood this year!

Musicians of all stripes will be the stars as they perform on Arlington’s lawns, porches, and stoops in a day of festivity and merriment. Our town-wide festival will be moving from west to east, from noon til 6pm. Listen to live music from Americana to Zydeco, watch creative dance performances, and view the work of resident artists on front porches throughout our neighborhoods.

If you have a porch in Arlington and a band all lined up, it’s not too late to participate.  Your performance will not be visible on our printed map, but it will be visible on our digital interactive map. Sign up your porch and your band(s) here!

Arlington Porchfest 2023 Supporters

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

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Please help us count Porchfest attendance! With 100+ venues we will need lots of help estimating the crowds. Day of the event: If you’re reading this on a smartphone, you can send us a quick headcount with a simple click. Under every porch, band, and exhibit listing is an email link: “Click & email attendance estimate!” Just click that link and then add your attendance estimate to the email that automatically pops up. Hit send and you’re done. Thanks!