Town Day kicks off with the Menotomy Minutemen's march down Mass Ave. at 9:30 a.m. The street fair opens at 10:00 a.m. with 250 booths between Pleasant Street and Jason Street. Sullivan reported an "overwhelming response" for booth space—the highest number of requests the committee has ever received. Sullivan also said this year's street fair features the highest number of local crafters, so shoppers can expect a wide variety of items.
The police and fire departments have also increased their involvement in Town Day. In addition to a presentation by Officer Mike Hogan and K9 Dasty, the police department will put on a demonstration with a SWAT truck. The fire department will lead tours through a reconstructed "smoke house," in which a safety instructor will show children how to safely escape a cloud of theatre smoke. Tours will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mass Ave and Liberty Way.
The Arlington Cultural Council, the Arlington Center for the Arts and the Town Planning Department are teaming up to put on a public art expo near Lamson Way and Mass Ave. Beyond the six exhibits the group will put up, patrons will also get the chance to participate in a temporary art installation.
There will be two food courts at Town Day, one at each end of Mass Ave. with a wide variety of eclectic eats from local vendors. According to Sullivan, when it comes to the food at Town Day: "the price is right, the portions are good and it's a great way to try something."
For more information on Town Day, visit the town's website.