Come To The International Festival In Peabody September 11th!

September 10, 2022

The International Festival is the largest festival of its kind and the signature event in Peabody for over 35 years. Dozens of civic organizations, nonprofits, local businesses, cultural groups, crafters and artisans line Downtown Peabody with delicious food and artwork inspired from places all around the world. 

The Festival continues to attract between 50,000 and 80,000 people to Peabody Square. Popular bands and performance groups entertain the crowd, and a program designed specifically for kids makes this extremely popular festival in early September a real crowd pleaser.

Over the last two years, our community has changed and evolved due to Covid-19. The Festival will also have some changes, but we’re so excited to once again gather in Peabody Square to celebrate our diverse community.

In addition to all-day live entertainment at both stages and food booths, the International Festival has an area dedicated to kids, an Artisan Market & Galleria, and a beer garden.



The International Festival has all-day entertainment from 11:00 am-5 pm at two sites: one at the corner of Chestnut and Lowell Street, and the other at the corner of Main and Washington Street.

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Food Booths

Galumpkis, knish, empanadas, oh my! The International Festival features over 65 food booths ranging from Greek, Portuguese, Brazilian, Polish, Chinese, Indian, Irish, Caribbean, and so much more!

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Artisan Market & Galleria

The Galleria showcases artwork and paintings from both new and familiar faces. And the Creative Collective will be bringing in over 40 local artisan vendors featuring crafts from all around the world!

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Beer & Wine Garden

The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce and Peabody Rotary will co-host a Beer & Wine Garden on the Courthouse Plaza. There will be sangria and a beer truck.


Kids’ Corner

Hula hoop contest, egg toss, watermelon race, and more! A day filled with music, dancing, and character shows. 

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All videos courtesy of Peabody TV. All photos courtesy of Cheryl Millard.

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