FRAMINGHAM – Saturday night, July 23 is Noche De Fiesta in Framingham.
The first-ever summer block party will take place on Lexington Street from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Co-hosted by the Framingham Public Library Foundation and the City of Framingham Public Library, Noche de Fiesta features a beer garden by Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company, food trucks, music, dancing, arts & crafts, and highlights the numerous offerings of the Framingham Public Library.
Exhibit A Brewing Company will have its new Mexican-style Lager, Cat’s Meow, its popular iPA, Panda Punch, and Briefcase Porter, at the beer garden in the library’s parking lot. For every beer sold at the Fiesta, the library Foundation will receive $2.
The main Framingham Public Library is located on Lexington Street in downtown Framingham.
Lexington Street will be closed to traffic for the Fiesta, which also will celebrate the Hispanic and Brazilian culture of downtown Framingham. Lexington Street will be closed – except for foot traffic — from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The summer fiesta will feature music and dancing, including a special performance by Los Sugar Kings, a Boston-based Cuban Roots, R&B, rock & Reggae quartet, with ties to Framingham.
Registration is open. The first 500 people who pre-register for the FREE event, will receive a FREE Fiesta bag at the event. Register here.
Food trucks include KUSH by Saba, which is owned by Chopped champion and Framingham resident Saba Wahid Duffy, Kona Ice, Rancho Cantina, and Sweeties Candy Bus.. Other food vendors include Dulce D Leche in Framingham and Nada’s Cart, with empanadas.
The event is a fundraiser for the Framingham Public Library Foundation.
$1,000 sponsors are VTT, BRZ Insurance, Middlesex Savings Bank, State Rep. Maria Robinson, Eversource, Realtor Phil Ottaviani Jr., TJX, Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Realtor Kathy Foran, and UG Auto Sales in Framingham.
$500 sponsors Carmel Movers, Auto Brite Car Care in Framingham, Crosspoint, South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC), City Councilor Michael Cannon, Jim & Marion Kelly, Framingham Liquors, Jewish Family Services of MetroWest, St. Mary’s Credit Union and Danforth Art
Realtor Kathy Foran is sponsoring free face painting at the event from 6 to 9 p.m. Face painting by Making Faces Boston.
$250 sponsors include Mayo Charlie Sisitsky and First Lady Robin Kaye, Senate President Karen Spilka, Dia Feliz Adult Day Care, MetroWest YMCA, Framingham Housing Authority, Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis, School Committee Chair Priscila Sousa, City Council John Stefanini, McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, MetroWest Credit Union, and Santander Bank.
The fiesta will highlight the many offerings of the Framingham Public Library, including the SparkLab, the Library of Things, the Bookmobile, the Citizenship Corner, the new Business Center, the Friends of the Framingham Public Library, the Summer Reading program, etc.
Los Sugar Kings will perform two 45-minute sets, Craig Sutton, the Event Go To Guy, in Framingham will DJ the event. There will be two dance lessons by Sarah Oliveira.
The Friends of the Framingham Public Library will be distributing free children’s books and Adult Fiction softcover books
The Framingham Public Library Foundation will be distributing the free Fiesta bags to those who pr-registered. If there are any bags left, they will also be distributed at the table. The Foundation will also be accepting donations to the Foundation.
The Framingham Public Library’s bookmobile will be there, as will the Library with multiple booths.
Stop by the Library’s SparkLab booth for arts & crafts.
Sign up for summer reading – children, teens,& adults, at the Framingham Library summer reading table.
Literacy Unlimited will have a table to highlight its program at the library.
Stop by the Library’s green screen and transport yourself to Central America, Latin America, Brazil, and other Latin places.
Several City of Framingham departments will have booths, as will some of the sponsors. There will be more than 2 dozen community, sponsor, and shopping booths.
Noche de Fiesta will also feature a live art event, sponsored by DanforthArt, Framingham State University, Fiesta Committee member Nancy O’Connor & SOURCE media.
A half dozen artists will paint live from 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. The artists will interpret the theme FIESTA.
The art will then be displayed at the Framingham Public Library throughout the summer.
In September, the paintings will be auctioned off with 50% of the proceeds going to the artists and 50% to the Foundation.
Framingham Police, Framingham Fire, Brewster Ambulance, and the Framingham Medical Reserve Corps will also be at the event.
Framingham Public Schools will have a double booth with arts & crafts and outdoor games.
Near the face painting will be a sidewalk chalk area.
To pre-register use the QR codes below.
Unfortunately, the event will NOT be held in bad weather, thunderstorms, etc.
Cancellation will be determined by 3:30 p.m. on July 23.
There were too many moving parts to have a rain date.
Attendees are asked to park at the Pearl Street garage, the banana parking lot on Pearl Street near the train station, and off-street parking on side streets.
Those with an accessible placard can park at the Danforth Building.