About Porchfest

Porchfest is community event that first started in Ithaca, New York in 2007. The idea is simple: for one afternoon, porches throughout the community become makeshift stages, yards become venues, and people from within and beyond wander the streets, chatting, taking in music, and basically reacquainting themselves with what it means to be neighbors. It is open to all, and totally free.


In the last few years, Porchfests have become increasingly popular in our surrounding communities (Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Quincy, and Somerville).


In its inaugural year in 2017, Milton's Columbine neighborhood (the Eliot Street, Brook Road, Central Avenue triangle) proved to be an ideal location to expand Porchfest.  This is a tradition we are excited to continue.  Bring on year 3!






2017 Press