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HONK! 2019 Parade

HONK! 2019 Parade

A great time was had by all on a sunny October 13 as activist bands and other organizations paraded down Mass Ave.

HONK! is an annual 3-day free festival bringing brass bands from all over the United States and the world to Somerville for a celebration of music, community and activism. Now in its 12th year, the festival includes a lantern parade in Davis Square neighborhoods and a band showcase and a giant music and dance party in Davis Square.

The event is capped off by a joyous Sunday parade along Mass Ave in Cambridge from Davis to Harvard square that includes local community groups, artists, and activists working for a variety of progressive causes — economic justice, protecting the environment, world peace, an end to racism — joining the brass bands. When the bands arrived in Harvard Square last Sunday, October 13, they entertained crowds at Oktoberfest as well.

Check out this video to see the passion and enthusiasm of this annual event!

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