The return of the Malden Half Marathon and 5-Mile Race on Sunday, March 13, is just the beginning of a jam-packed spring and summer season. Mayor Gary Christenson recently announced a lineup of events to keep everyone busy until it’s time to go back to school in the fall.
- May: There will be the Multi-Cultural Festival at the Malden High School Courtyard on May 20. Organized by the Board of Health, the event will celebrate cultures around the world and will feature musical and dance performances, food and a fashion show. On May 21 there will be a Maplewood Festival organized by Councillors Stephen Winslow and Barbara Murphy. On May 22 the Wounded Warrior Veterans Ride will again proceed through the city and end with an outdoor celebration at Anthony’s.
- June: The Summer Festivals will return by popular demand. On June 4 from 12-4 p.m., Malden Center will be once again transformed into an open-air street fair and stage area featuring live music, gaming challenges, specialty food markets, artist’s stations, cultural performances and much more. (The two other dates for the Summer Festivals will be July 16 and August 13 from 12-4 p.m.). On June 25, the much-anticipated Phantom Gourmet Food Festival will take place in Malden Center. This is an age 21-plus ticketed event that will be held on Pleasant and Exchange Streets. With 8,000 residents expected to attend, this will be one of the largest events in Malden’s history.
Stay tuned for more announcements that will make Malden the place to be in 2022.