The Fort Point Festival will assemble some of the city’s best food, drinks and music for a late-summer celebration this weekend.
Spanning across Thompson Place and Stillings St., the festival will be separated into several themed sections. Start off by satiating that appetite at the “eat” restaurant tasting, ticketed at $30 online and $35 at the door, where you can experience signature dishes from more than a dozen local restaurants.
The award-winning Menton will bring truffled provencal tartletts from their kitchen right in Fort Point. Seafood specialists Row 34 has planned a fluke ceviche planned for the event. Also check out Sportello, another Barbara Lynch establishment in Fort Point, where you can cool down with their chilled cantaloupe soup.
Libation options include Drink’s celery scrub soda as well as a myriad of hoppy beverages available at the Trillium Beer Garden. And don’t worry dessert lovers, as confections include Flour Bakery’s mini oatmeal cream pies while Pastoral will whip up shaved Italian lemon ice.
But what about those still working on their summer beach body? The Fort Point Festival has got you covered with yoga by The Monica Method. Join her and fellow yogis at the “play” section starting at 12:15 p.m. Speed things up afterwards by watching a stellar dance performance by Urbanity Dance at the Residence Inn Downtown Seaport.
Dance a bit yourself, too, as a six-piece Prince tribute band named LoVeSeXy will play some of the late musician’s best songs. More ambient musical stylings are planned with John Cremona at the Stillings St. “listen” stage.
Photobooths, travelling telescopes from #popscope and cornhole are just a few more happenings at this jam-packed event. And don’t forget fun for the kids with the Boston Fire Museum’s touch-a-truck and the Kids Jam Dance Party.
If you go:
Aug. 20, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Fort Point, Thomson Place, Boston, free, friendsoffortpointchannel.org