This year, in case you didn’t realise, Kentish Town’s most popular free summer events hit on consecutive weekends.
First off is Alma Street Fair, the annual celebration of creativity and diversity, which hijacks this Sunday, July 27 (12-7pm). If you’ve never been, expect an inspiring mix of stalls, bric-a-brac, streetfood, beer tents, arty pop-ups and two live music stages.
Last year proved a challenge for stall-holders, with sometimes howling wind and a sorry lack of unbroken sunshine. So let’s hope forecasts of torrential rain this weekend are unfounded.
But whatever the weather, it’s always rammed, surprise musical guests miraculously appear on stage, and every K-Town fave from Arancini, Ruby Violet and Fields Beneath to Delicious, Flaxon Ptootch and the Camden Town Brewery is on hand with refreshments of varying types and strengths (for something sweeter, may we suggest our very own baking star Flour of London?). So get there mighty early, if you’re wise.
Ravers, take note: there are after parties at both the Abbey and Grafton, with the latter pub also holding their own ‘Alma Street Weekender’, which kicks off on Friday night, with pop-up gin bar, face-painting and cupcake-decorating amongst other (mixed-age) delights over the 48 hours.
Future & Found Market (25A Brecknock Road, N19 5AA) is this Saturday all day till 6pm (follow them on Twitter for details of future events @futureandfound). Alma Street Fair is on Sunday (Alma Street and Inkerman Road, 12-7pm, nearest station Kentish Town West), while Queen’s Crescent Festival is next Saturday (12-6pm).