Lynn Arts & Culture Festival

Are you ready for the most vibrant cultural extravaganza of the year? Please mark your calendars for Saturday, August 12th, as we are thrilled to announce the 2023 Lynn Arts and Culture Festival! From 10 am to 6 pm, our beloved city will transform into a lively melting pot of arts, crafts, music, dance, food, and much more, all spread across multiple locations. Moreover, we have arranged two free trolleys equipped with live music to transport you to each festival location from 11:15 am to 6:15 pm!


Explore all the Lynn Arts and Culture Festival locations!


10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

  • 35 artisans under tents selling their handmade creations
  • Live music showcasing the talent of local Musicians/Bands
  • Live belly dancing


  • Free Face Painting
  • Free Balloon Artist

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Free Bubbles (while supplies last)
  • Storytelling with Tony Bellerose – 11:00 AM

While Supplies last, begins at 11 AM

FOR ADULTS – Beer and Wine Garden

  • Bent Water Brewing Company Tap Truck and Lucille’s Wine Bar
  • Goldfish Pond Association and Neighborhood information booth. 

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11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Galleries At LynnArts (GALA)

25 Exchange St.
– Fairies exhibit
– Gallery shop

-GALA Pop-Up artist of the week: Caitlyn Yvonne

-Mocktails with Mocktail Artist

Free family-friendly event:
-Still Life Painting in the main gallery
-Art supplies provided
-Draw alongside professional artists

Lynn Museum

Free Museum Admission. 

‘Build your Own’ Clay earrings’ with Cinda’s Crafts, presented by Lynn Main Streets and Lynn Museum

Frederick Douglass Park

 Lynn Walking Shoe Tours with Michelle Guzman
11 am and 4:30 pm. ‘Past and Present’ Tours
Travel back in time… To the 1980s and back to 2017. Discover an iron sculpture, a work of art made by the community and residents of Lynn, a few murals from 2014 to 2017. Learn the stories behind them iron and other expressions of art. This walk is suitable for children and people in wheelchairs. Pets are welcome

Lynn Music Foundation at the Vault Theater

25 Exchange St.
– Art Battle (Tickets must be purchased ahead of time.) 
Brought to you by The Lynn Music Foundation

Doors open 6:00 PM

Community Minority Cultural Center

298 Union St #2, Lynn, MA 01901
– FREE ice cream

Doors open 6:00 PM

Beyond Walls

18 Mt. Vernon St.
– Mural tours
1:00 PM & 3:00 PM

Register Here

Raw Art Works

37 Central Square
– Lego building table and exhibit
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

– Cooling/resting areas at GALA and The Lynn Museum

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1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Partnering with Save the Harbor, Save the Bay, and other community leaders, the North Shore Juneteenth Association orchestrates a culturally inclusive event at the famous Red Rock Park in Lynn, MA, emphasizing diversity through multicultural dance, music, poetry, and traditional cuisine from local restaurants. This high-visibility gathering will celebrate our diverse community, demonstrating the benefits and richness it brings to our lives. More information.

  • 30 vendors
  • Food Truck Vendors
  • Live entertainment on the main music
    and entertainment stage
  • Local vendors/entrepreneurs
  • Live art making
  • Dancing
  • Community resource tables
  • Face painting


  1. Braken School of Irish Dance
  2. Eva Davenport Music
  3. Cultura Latina Dance Academy Inc.
  4. Troubadour Soul
  5. Haus of Snap (Dance Performance)
  6. Moonrise Fae (Fairy Magic)
  7. Cambo Culture Crew
  8. Michelle La Poetica (Spoken Word and Host)
  9. Annadidathing (Live Art)

Food Vendors:

  1. Thany Por of Thany’s Fine Kitchen LLC (Traditional Cambodian “Street” Food)
  2. Wanda Lopez (Puerto Rican Favorites)
  3. @Sol_Frito (Island Paradise Cuisine)
  4. Underground Catering (Pork Sliders, Pastalitos, Fruit Bowls, etc.)
  5. And more to be announced soon! 
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Eva Davenport
Photo by Creative Collective


11 AM -11 PM

“BWA Kayiman Festival: Heart of Haitian Culture and History”

Step off Union Street and enter a world rich in history, culture, and mouthwatering cuisine at the Haitian BWA Kayiman Festival! This much-anticipated event promises an enriching, multicultural experience that celebrates the vibrant tapestry of Haitian heritage. Presented by the North Shore Haitian Association. 

  • Live Performances: Enjoy a range of performances that incorporate traditional and modern Haitian music, dance, and theater.

  • Culinary Experiences: Sample authentic Haitian cuisine from various food stalls, including traditional dishes like Joumou soup, Poul nan Sòs, and Pain Patate.

  • Cultural Education: Learn about the historical significance of the BWA Kayiman ceremony and its importance in Haitian independence through informative talks and exhibitions.

  • Community Celebrations: Participate in communal activities celebrating the resilience and vibrancy of the Haitian community in Lynn and beyond.

  • Kid-Friendly Activities: Enjoy a range of activities designed to entertain and educate younger guests about Haitian culture.

  • Music and Dance Party: Get ready to move to the rhythm of Haitian music during the lively dance parties that will conclude the festival. 


Immerse yourself in the rich brewing culture with Bentwater Brewing‘s captivating brewery walks. Enjoy your favorite brew from our unique outdoor can bar, while indulging in various fun outdoor games. Complement the relaxed, fun atmosphere with live music performances for a truly memorable experience. Come for the beer, stay for the camaraderie, and cheer at Bentwater Brewing!

 11:00AM – 6:00PM 

– Brewery walks

– Outdoor can bar

– Outdoor games 

-Live Music!


Join Lynn Main Streets for fascinating observatory tours at High Rock Park. Experience breathtaking night sky views, explore celestial bodies’ mysteries, and deepen your understanding of the universe around us. Perfect for all ages, these tours blend education and enchantment in the heart of Lynn’s natural beauty. Learn more about the observatory here.

The 2023 Lynn Arts and Culture Festival is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of our city’s diverse culture and its vibrant community spirit. So come and be a part of this exciting journey and experience the best Lynn has to offer!

Thank you to all the businesses and orgs supporting this free citywide festival.

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Lynn Arts & Culture presents the galleries at Lyman Arts Gala.
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Lynn Arts & Culture's goldfish pond, the heart of the community.
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