“Whatever is good for your soul, do that.”
The festival vibes this year were incredible. The community, the small businesses, the performers and even the weather- everything just meshed together and created a beautiful atmosphere all weekend long. I have to say it was the best year yet and no I’m not just saying that because I finally got to try the Filipino food booth 🙂
My weekend started with Friday night- first day of the festival. While its a short night, the streets were closed downtown, food booths were set up and the festival hum had started. People were milling the streets checking everything out. My friends and I checked out the opening of Warp & Weft a new restaurant on Market street that will officially open later this fall, we went over to Boardinghouse Park to catch the sunset and had some yummy food and drinks.
It was a beautiful evening filled with good times and almost every single downtown restaurant had something going on. It was great to see so many people enjoying the first quiet night of Lowell Folk Festival
Little Delights Macaron Menu
Birthday Cake, Earl Gray & Creamsicle
Trick or Treat Cupcake
Festival Fashion- Day 1 Humanity Style
Warp & Weft- Folk Festival opening only, Muffuletta sandwich on the menu
The yummiest Rum Cake from the Jamaican/Indian booth
Crab & Clam cake from booth on John St!
Burmese noodle salad- delicious and light
Grilling the meats over at Dutton Street
Saturday is always a full day, its the day the festival lasts the longest and where a large number of activities are taking place. I roamed all over the festival for around 8 hours and saw some performances, ate some food, did some shopping and got a lot of walking in.
First a flower crown was picked up from The Flower Mill, my festival wear on Saturday was designed by Warlene Rene a local fashion designer who creates incredible pieces. I then went over to John Street because they had this incredible vendor making smoothies in fresh Pineapples! All the performances of the day that I was able to catch were incredible from Gospel to Cuban music I had so much fun- first time I danced at folk festival this year 🙂
The line at the Filipino table was short enough I managed to squeeze in and grab a combo plate, incredible, delicious food. I was so happy I got in this year and tried the food. Definite festival must try.
Saturday was a phenomenal day and was filled to the brim with people that came out to enjoy what the festival has to offer. I was so excited this year for Folk Festival and it ended up being everything I wanted it to be and more.
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Fashion Day 2 – Warlene Rene & The Flower Mill
The Branchettes – Incredible Gospel Duo
Filipino table offerings
Chicken Combo w/added Turon DELICIOUS
Brownie Ice Cream Bars from Sweet Lydias
Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo – Afro Venezuelan Music
Incredible group, so much dancing!
El Septeto Santiaguero- a Cuban group, this was such a great experience for me!
This Piña Colada Smoothie was everything!
As the day was winding down I visited the ladies at Humanity
Thank you Folk Fest, you were great!!!
Signing off- Life as a Maven