Thing to Do

Summer Festival

crowd seated on chairs and blankets on lawn to watch concert, with 50th anniversary logo crowd seated on chairs and blankets on lawn to watch concert, with 50th anniversary logo

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Crowd on the East Lawn at the Longfellow Summer Festival 2019.

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Summer Festival attendees on the lawn of the Longfellow House, July 13, 1980.

The Longfellow Summer Festival is a tradition nearly as old as the national historic site itself. Join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2022! This annual festival brings music and poetry alive on the East Lawn of the Longfellow House on Sunday afternoons through the summer.

The programs are co-sponsored by the Friends of Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters, the New England Poetry Club, and Berklee College of Music.

The 2022 Summer Festival will kick off on Sunday, June 19! All events are free and open to the public. Stay tuned for a schedule of events, coming this spring.

Last updated: January 5, 2022