38th Annual International Festival

Events & ACtivities

The International Festival, founded in 1984, is back and better than ever!

For nearly 40 years, Peabody, Massachusetts has hosted the biggest and most anticipated event of its kind, attracting thousands of locals to the heart of Peabody Square.

This festival will run from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. There is no rain date; a decision will be made the night before in the event of inclement weather.


With over 50 diverse food booths, you’ll have the chance to savor the rich and vibrant flavors of Mexican, Portuguese, Spanish, Armenian, Greek, Cambodian, and so much more! Prepare your taste buds for a truly unforgettable culinary adventure! 


Get ready for an epic showcase of sensational entertainment! We have handpicked 13 captivating acts that will leave you immersed in the mesmerizing world of cultural dances, the enchanting melodies of a traditional Polish orchestra, and the infectious rhythms of Latin and Caribbean bands that will have you grooving all day!


Immerse yourself in a vibrant world of creativity at our exceptional artisan market, boasting an incredible collection of over 30 talented vendors. Prepare to become captivated as you step into our magnificent Galleria, where breathtaking photography, awe-inspiring paintings, and an array of other masterpieces await your eager eyes. Join us and let the magic unleash!

For the Kids

Join us at Kids Corner, East End Veterans Memorial Park, for an unforgettable day of fun, creativity, and entertainment! 

And if that’s not enough excitement, the North Shore Children’s Museum at 10 Main Street will be open and ready to ignite even more joy! Grab your $5 ticket and enjoy a 45-minute play session!

For the Adults

Swing by the “International Pavilion”, brought to you by the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Peabody Rotary, in the North Shore Bank parking lot to enjoy an adult beverage.

And hey, you won’t want to miss Granite Coast Brewery serving up their hand-crafted beer. 

Important Info


Shuttles will run from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

We have two shuttle pick-up locations: Higgins Middle School and Sports Medicine (behind North Shore Mall).

Shuttles will drop off at the corner of Main/Washington Street and the Central Street Municipal Lot.

Street Closures

  • Central Street from Railroad Avenue to Peabody Square

  • Lowell Street from Chestnut Street to Peabody Square

  • Foster Street from Franklin Street to Peabody Square

  • Wallis Street from Main Street to Walnut Street

  • Nichols Lane from Main Street to Summer Street

  • Littles Lane from Elliott Place to Main Street (open to residents only)

  • Main Street from Peabody Square to Washington Street

EntertainMent Schedule


11:00 am Warszawiaki Orchestra

12:00 pm Rancho Folclorico de Peabody

1:00 pm Sugar Kings

2:00 pm Ceremony

2:30 pm Sayat Nova Dance Company

3:15 pm Jah Spirit

4:15 pm Grupo Fantasia


11:00 am The Brian Maes Band

12:00 pm Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band

1:00 pm The Camelia Latin Dance Band

2:00 pm St. Vasilios Greek Dancers

2:30 pm Sinha Capoeira

3:15 pm Dis N Dat Band

4:15 pm Mery EME & The Latin Roots Band

Thank you to our sponsors for making this a free event for our community to attend!

Thank you to our Title Sponsor

Broadcast Sponsor

Galleria Tent Sponsor

Pop-up Performer Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?