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City Organizes Summer Festivals in Support of Malden's Re-opening

Monday, June 7, 2021

Mayor Gary Christenson announced a series of outdoor Summer Festivals in Malden Center this summer. Beginning June 12th and occurring every other Saturday through the end of August, the City will be sponsoring live music, cultural performances, artisan and craft displays, a car show, CosPlay contests, and many other surprises throughout the summer. A main stage will be erected in the Pleasant Street Parking Lot, while other events will occur at City Hall Plaza and other areas along Pleasant and Exchange Streets.

“To help our businesses rebound after a horrible year, we want to bring a series of open-air events that will give our residents an opportunity to come out and re-explore Malden. We have a bunch of surprises, but we also hope to add to the full slate of events as the summer goes on and bring something for everyone to enjoy,” Mayor Christenson said.

This effort by the Mayor's Office, the Malden Redevelopment Authority, and the Malden Chamber of Commerce is the result of the City taking part in the Local Rapid Recovery Plan Program where cities are required to define an area and then try and help businesses recover from the pandemic. With Malden continuing to improve its classification of being a community of risk with the pandemic and the lifting of the restrictions by the Governor, the summer looks to be a great time for additional outdoor activities.

The Summer Festivals will take place:  June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24, and August 7 and 21. Free parking is available in the CBD Garage, 170 Centre Street and in the Jackson Street Garage, 7 Jackson Street.  For more information about Summer Festivals and the ever-evolving list of events, please visit