Bread and Roses Festival – Lawrence 2021

Aug 22, 2021Arts & Culture

Bread and Roses Labor Day Festival    September 6, 2021

Campagnone Common, Lawrence, MA

The 37th Bread and Roses Heritage Festival will take place from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Labor Day, September  6, 2021.  As the region’s only Labor Day festival, we honor Lawrence’s multi-cultural roots and rich labor history, commemorating the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike

Our Top-Line Performers:

Devon Diep     Cliff Notez     Brandon Falls     No Rats     Cara Brindisi      

Free Soil Arts Collective     KDuran Music     Izizwi Dance Studio     Monkey Knife Fight    

Myles Bullen     Evelyn Blush     Ceschi     Barefoot Chandy 

N.B.  Bread and Puppet Circus will join us again this year for the Grand Finale!

The Festival also includes

  • a tribute at the 1912 Textile Workers’ Strike Monument
  • a Literary Lounge with  Porsha Olayiwola    Joy Harjo    Exposed  Brick poets –  Adobo-Fish-Sauce    

    our Lawrence History Live speakers’ tent, this year with Aviva Chomsky on Central America and immigration

  • a Community Forum/panel discussion on Essential Workers

A Kids Zone with pony rides and animal presentations     TW:  @BreadRosesFest     IG:  @BreadRosesFest

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