Monday, October 8, 2012

Honk! the Harvard Square Oktoberfest 2012

Honk! Festival met Oktoberfest in Harvard Square Sunday. The annual Columbus Day weekend street fair in Harvard Square (33 years) has effectively merged with the more recent Honk Fest! in Somerville's Davis Square (7 years).

The Honk! bands spend Friday night and Saturday in Davis, then at noon Sunday march from Davis Square to Harvard Square.

This year the Honk! parade took almost an hour and a half to pass Cambridge Common and enter Harvard Square.

The parade bands disperse to play at various spots around the Square.

This year the more traditional Club Passim stage didn't even set up, perhaps scared off by threat of rain, but it wasn't all brass bands. Here is Miller's English on Church Street:

But highlight of the day was the big soap bubbles.

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