Peabody’s International Festival RETURNS September 15, 2024!

 *RAIN DATE SEPTEMBER 22, 2024

Celebrating diversity through music, food, and art

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Peabody’s International Festival returns on September 15, 2024!

 (RAIN DATE SEPTEMBER 22, 2024)

Celebrating diversity through music, food, and art

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About the International Festival

The International Festival is the largest festival of its kind and the signature event in Peabody, Massachusetts for nearly 40 years. The Festival continues to attract thousands to Peabody Square every year.

Dozens of civic organizations, nonprofits, local businesses, cultural groups, crafters and artisans line Downtown Peabody with delicious food and art inspired from places all around the world while popular bands and performance groups entertain the crowd.

With over 65 food booths, 35 local artists, and all-day musical entertainment

The International Festival boasts our rich ethnic heritage and diversity, with delicious food, good music, and a wonderful display of local artistic talent. 

A Message from the Mayor

“The International Festival is the largest celebration of its kind on the North Shore. Free and open to the public, the Festival showcases Peabody’s rich ethnic diversity and strong community spirit.”

Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr.

Events

In addition to all-day live entertainment at both stages and food booths, the International Festival has an area dediated to kids, an Artisan Market & Galleria, and a beer garden.

Peabody Square & Main Street

Entertainment

The International Festival has all day entertainment from 11:00am-5pm at two sites: one at the corner of Chestnut and Lowell Street, and the other at the corner of Main and Washington Street.

Main Street

Food Booths

Galumpkis, knish, empanadas, oh my! The International Festival features over 65 food booths ranging from Greek, Portuguese, Brazilian, Polish, Chinese, Indian, Irish, Caribbean, and so much more!

Foster Street

Artisan Market

The Galleria showcases artwork and paintings from both new and familiar faces. And the Creative Collective will be bringing in over 40 local artisan vendors featuring crafts from all around the world!

Foster Street

Galleria

The Galleria showcases artwork and paintings from both new and familiar faces. And the Creative Collective will be bringing in over 40 local artisan vendors featuring crafts from all around the world!

32 Main St / 77 Main St

Beer & Wine Garden

Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Peabody Rotary will co-host a Beer & Wine Garden behind North Shore Bank.

Granite Coast Brewing will also have beer in front of their storefront at 77 Main Street.

East End Veterans Memorial Park

Kids’ Corner

A day filled with music, dancing, ice cream, character shows, and more!

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News

2023 Festival is Cancelled

2023 Festival is Cancelled

Hello. This is Mayor Ted Bettencourt.  Due to the threat of severe weather tomorrow, Sunday September 10th, I’ve made the very difficult decision to cancel the International Festival.   Although a little rain never hurt anyone and we could certainly handle that,...

Street Closures 2023

Street Closures 2023

The following streets will be closed from 6:00 am until approximately 9:00 pm on Sunday, September 10, 2023: Central Street from Railroad Avenue to Peabody Square Lowell Street from Chestnut Street to Peabody Square Foster Street from Franklin Street to Peabody Square...

2023 International Festival Press Release

2023 International Festival Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Celebrate Cultural Diversity and Community Spirit at the 38th Peabody International Festival. Peabody, MA  - The 38th Peabody International Festival is scheduled for September 10, 2023, in the heart of Downtown Peabody. This annual event is free...

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All videos courtesy of Peabody TV. Photos courtesy of Peabody TV & Cheryl Millard.