Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival

Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music at the 24th Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians. 

Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), the festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rain dates are the following evening, Wednesday, each week. While listening to the musical performances of “Sweet Sounds Downtown,” enjoy dining at one of Westfield’s fine restaurants or stroll and shop along the charming downtown streets.

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Tue, August 03
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Residents, visitors, shoppers and diners are invited to enjoy the free music at the 24th Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Music Festival while strolling, dining and relaxing at the various outdoor venues around town featuring live musicians.

Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), the festival takes place every Tuesday evening during July and August, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rain ...

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