July 9, 2024

Get Ready for Beverly’s Biggest Summer Bash: The Annual Downtown Block Party!

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Mark your calendars, Beverly residents and visitors! The heart of our city is about to come alive with music, food, and community spirit. Beverly Main Streets is proud to present the annual Downtown Block Party, a summer celebration you won’t want to miss.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024

Time: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: Cabot Street, Downtown Beverly

What to Expect

This year’s Block Party promises to be an unforgettable evening filled with:

  • Live Music: Get ready to dance the night away with an incredible lineup of local talent. The streets will be alive with the sounds of:
    • The Erinn Brown Band: 5:30pm
    • Tiltawhirl: 6:30pm
    • Good June: 7:45pm
    • True North: 8:30pm
    • Jazzy Jas: 5:30pm
    • The Gallerist: 6:30pm
    • Candlepin Slim: 7:30pm
    • Slackwater Cowboys: 8:30pm
  • Delicious Food: Satisfy your cravings with various offerings from local food vendors. It’s the perfect opportunity to sample some of Beverly’s best bites!
  • Refreshing Drinks: Cool off with beer, wine, and sangria. Please note that these will be cash only, and a valid ID is required for all alcohol purchases.
  • Community Connection: Visit tables hosted by local community partners to learn more about the organizations that make Beverly great.

Admission and Important Information

  • Entry to the main event is a suggested $5 cash donation.
  • Cabot Street will be closed to traffic from Federal Street to Pond Street from 3:30 PM to 10:30 PM.
  • Due to limited parking, attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, or use public transit.

VIP Experience

For those looking for an extra special evening, Beverly Main Streets is offering a VIP Party at Chianti Restaurant & Lounge:

  • Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Admission: $75
  • Includes: Food, two drink tickets, live entertainment, karaoke, and games

Community Impact

Events like the Downtown Block Party play a crucial role in bringing our community together and showcasing the vibrancy of Beverly’s downtown area. Beverly Main Streets works tirelessly year-round to support local businesses, enhance our downtown, and create engaging events that strengthen our community bonds.

Moreover, these events are vital to supporting our small business community. The Block Party and similar events make a significant difference in various ways, creating a ripple effect of benefits throughout our local economy.

The Block Party significantly increases foot traffic for local businesses by drawing thousands of visitors to the downtown area. This exposure can lead to immediate sales and introduce new customers to our local shops and restaurants. The influx of visitors often increases revenue during the event and in the days and weeks following as people return to explore businesses they discovered during the Block Party.

The event also provides a platform for local musicians and artists to perform, helping them gain visibility and grow their fan base within the community. This showcasing of local talent adds to the unique flavor of Beverly and helps sustain our vibrant arts scene.

In addition to boosting sales, the Block Party creates a relaxed environment where business owners, community leaders, and residents can connect. These interactions foster relationships that can lead to future collaborations and business opportunities, strengthening the fabric of our local business community.

By highlighting the best of Beverly, the event instills a sense of pride in residents, encouraging them to continue supporting local businesses year-round. This community pride is a powerful force in maintaining a thriving local economy and preserving the unique character of our city.

The Block Party also serves as an excellent marketing platform for local businesses. They get a chance to market themselves directly to thousands of potential customers, whether through vendor booths, sponsorships, or special promotions tied to the event. This exposure can be invaluable, especially for newer or smaller businesses trying to establish themselves in the community.

Residents and visitors play a crucial role in sustaining the vibrant, diverse small business ecosystem that makes Beverly unique by participating in and supporting events like the Downtown Block Party. It’s a celebration of our community, local businesses, and the spirit that makes Beverly a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

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Generous Sponsors

This event wouldn’t be possible without the support of our generous sponsors:

  • City of Beverly
  • Endicott College
  • Power Home Remodeling
  • The Current
  • Coastal Windows & Exteriors
  • A&A Services

We extend our heartfelt thanks to these organizations for their commitment to our community.

Plan Your Visit

Whether you’re a long-time Beverly resident or a first-time visitor, the Downtown Block Party is the perfect way to experience the best of our city. Bring your friends and family, and prepare for a night of music, food, and fun under the summer sky.

For more information and updates, visit https://bevmain.org/events/downtown-block-party/.

See you on Cabot Street for Beverly’s biggest summer celebration!

Local residents unite for a fun-filled neighborhood block party under the warm afternoon sun.

Beverly Main Streets

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Beverly Main Streets: Empowering Community and Economic Growth Beverly Main Streets is a dynamic and community-focused organization dedicated to revitalizing downtown Beverly, Massachusetts. With a small but passionate staff of three, bolstered by the incredible energy and dedication of over 100 volunteers, we are at the heart of Beverly’s transformation into a vibrant, economically robust, and culturally rich destination. Our