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The Return of The Malden Festivals

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May 20th and June 24th for artists, music, and fun!

Special to The Advocate

MALDEN – The City of Malden is pleased to announce that the Malden Festivals will take place on May 20th and June 24th of this year. Both festivals are family-friendly events. There will be Cool Characters and activities for children, including face painting, balloon animals, jugglers and even a Kid Zone for small children. The festivals will feature musical performances, cultural performances, artists, vendors and so much more.

The May-plewood Festival will be held on May 20th between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM, in Maplewood Square where Maplewood Street intersects with Salem Street. The live music will feature a variety of local musicians, including the soulful vocals of Alexus Lee, the jazz stylings of Malden’s Rusty Scott on his Hammond Organ and the youthful Latin sound of Linden’s own Carlos Parada and friends. In addition to a variety of entertainment, other local artists will be selling their work, as well as vintage will be available for purchase, as well. This is the second May-plewood Festival, the brainchild of Ward Six Councillor Stephen Winslow and the Maplewood Committee.

For the downtown, this year’s Summer Festival will be held on June 24th between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM. As in year’s past, this festival will be on Pleasant and Exchange Streets and will be kicked off by the TPS Truck Pull Competition. This wildly entertaining competition serves as a test of strength for participants as well as a fundraiser for both Bread of Life and The Claddagh Fund. For those looking to dance, marching band Grooversity will bring their Brazilian drumming virtuosity and complement the cultural performances being presented on the main stage. With stilt walkers, jugglers, hula hoopers, magicians, unicyclists, Cool Characters, and more then eighty tables to peruse, the Summer Festival has something for everyone!

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