East Side

Hip to be Square

The first ever Cirque du Square runs July 20-22


Wayland Square may have recently lost a few of its staple stores, but it’s still going strong as ever and holding a huge block party to prove it. Check out Cirque du Square from July 20-22, a fun-for-all event in which shops will hold sales, restaurants will offer specials and live entertainment will fill the streets. Adding to the carnival feel will be palm reading, face painting and a strength test. While the festivities occur all weekend long, you’ll be sorry if you skip the RI Food Fights’ Ice Cream Throwdown on July 21 from 5-8pm. Ticket holders can sample ice cream from some of the best shops around and then vote to select the People’s Choice winner. Don your party hats and bring your appetites. Come celebrate the coolest square on the East Side.