Dudley International Festival

You are invited to enjoy art, activities, and special events all during the month of December in Dudley Square; the heart and soul of Roxbury. All events are free and open to the public. We are also sponsoring a special raffle for a Samsung Galaxy tablet. The merchants of Dudley Square would love to have your business!

Fridays in December         

  • Castillo Wine & Liquor will be hosting weekly Wine and Cheese Tastings of their new line of wines and craft beers every Friday evening from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Castillo is located at 2371 Washington Street (formerly known as Giant Liquors).

Wednesday, December 3rd – Sunday, December 7th

  • Holidays on Main Streets Window Decorating Contest
    Deck the Windows is a popular holiday contest where local Main Street district stores decorate their windows to brighten the neighborhood with holiday cheer! A local judging panel will select the top 3 storefronts in Dudley Square and the winner will advance to the final round. Online voting for the citywide contest will begin on December 11th and end on December 15th. Click here for details.

 Friday, December 5th

  • “Roxbury Redemption” Book Signing (1:30-4:30PM)
    Meet author and Roxbury native, Dr. Earle Williams, as he shares his most recently-published book detailing how he overcame child abuse and incarceration and was placed on a trajectory of success. The presentation will be followed by a book signing and refreshments will be served! Location: Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library, 65 Warren Street. Click here for details.

  • Teen Poetry Slam (5-7 PM)
    Join students and adults for this all ages open mic and performance at City on a Hill’s Dudley Campus at 2181 Washington Street, 2nd floor (above Payless Shoes).

 Saturday, December 6th

  • Doll Rave & Art Show (11AM-5PM)
    Doll lovers will enjoy this event featuring collectible dolls, accessories, and unique arts & crafts. There will be several tables of goodies for sale including antique, vintage, and contemporary dolls. Location: Central Boston Elders Community Room, 2315 Washington Street.

  • Children’s Holiday Party (1-4PM)
    Alma Feliciano hosts her annual party and toy giveaway for Roxbury’s kids at the Dudley Branch Library. The event features music, performances, musical chairs, and refreshments. To donate toys/gifts or for more information, please call (857) 417-2127.

  • Dudley Square Tree Lighting (3:30PM)
    All are invited to the intersection of Warren and Dudley Streets for the annual tree lighting ceremony to ring in the holiday season.

 Friday, December 12th

  • Best Sandwich Contest
    Dudley Square Main Streets is excited to announce that this year we will be hosting a friendly competition among local restaurants to find the best sandwich in Dudley Square. Ballot boxes will be available at One United Bank and A Nubian Notion.

For more information, please call (617) 541-4644 or send an email to joyce@dudleysquare.org

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