Turning the big 3-0 this year, the Hyde Park Street Fair has had a front row seat for the past three decades of North End evolution. Though property values might have skyrocketed in the area, the price for admission to this North End tradition has stayed the same—free.
With an assortment of vendors—offering beer, fried morsels and more turquoise and hemp jewelry than you could ever fit on your body—the Hyde Park Street Fair gives North Enders a chance to kick around the Hacky Sack with their neighbors and non-North Enders the chance to study hippies in their natural environment.
Kicking off their fall tour, headliners Built to Spill are scheduled to perform at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18. Other acts kicking out the jams on Friday are La Knots, Kris Doty, Kamphire Collective and Disco Doom. Saturday’s music lineup includes Chris Gutierrez, Jimmy Bivens, Rebecca Scott, Audio Moonshine, Sherpa and Hoi Polloi; Sunday features the Ben Burdick Trio, The Heard, Bill Coffey and Pinto Bennett.
Friday, Sept. 18, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE, Camel’s Back Park, 1200 Heron St., gruntwerks.net/hydepark.htm