September 20, 2018

Thursday 5pm-7pm

Van Ness Street, Boston
(from Kilmarnock Street to Richard B Ross Way)

Eat, Drink, and Celebrate The Fenway

Join us for the 2018 Taste of The Fenway

  • This outdoor street festival will feature celebrity chefs and Fenway’s renowned restaurants, food and drink tastings, live music, and art.
  • Chef Tiffani Faison From: Sweet Cheeks and Tiger Mama Chef Jody Adams From: Saloniki Greek Chef Tim Cushman From: Hojoko And over 30 restaurants and businesses


Each ticket is $45 in honor of Fenway CDC's 45th anniversary and each ticket purchase enters you into a raffle to win a $100 WholeFoods Gift Card and 4 seats to a 2019 Boston Red Sox game.*

* Game date must be mutually agreed upon with the Boston Red Sox. Game date excludes Yankees games, Opening Day, and Postseason. *

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Event Highlights

Watch Our 2017 Taste Of The Fenway Video

View 2018 event photos
View 2017 event photos
View 2016 event photos
  • Food tastings provided by renowned restaurants and award-winning chefs
  • Beer, cider, and wine tastings
  • Live music
  • Art
  • Games


We thank these restaurants and businesses for providing food, drinks, and services in 2018. Live music and interactive art will be provided by Berklee College of Music and Fenway Studios.

We thank our 2018 event sponsors.


Fenway CDC thanks MASCO for championing our cause through Massachusetts Community Investment Tax Credit Program. Check out their new website It includes information where to eat, play, visit, and learn in the Fenway.

Leah Camhi
Amy Pitter

Special thanks to our 2018 in-kind sponsors.

ABout The Fenway

The Fenway is one of Boston's most lively and distinguished neighborhoods.
Rich in history, culture and diversity, the neighborhood is surrounded by an array of renowned cultural, educational, and medical institutions. More than 33,000 people live in its 1.24 square miles.

Event Sponsorship

Become an event sponsor for Taste of The Fenway! For participation opportunities Download 2018 event sponsorship form and impact. To be included in our publicity materials, sponsors must confirm by September 15, 2018. After that date, sponsors will be featured at our on-site event signage. If you have any questions,

Please contact Iris Tan at or 857-234-6509


Each event ticket is $45

Enjoy tastings of food, drinks, and entertainment.

Each ticket is $45 in honor of Fenway CDC's 45th anniversary. Each ticket purchase will also enter you into a raffle to win a $100 WholeFoods Gift Card and 4 seats to a 2019 Boston Red Sox game.*

* Game date must be mutually agreed upon with the Boston Red Sox. Game date excludes Yankees games, Opening Day, and Postseason. *

Event Partners

Fenway Community Development Corporation and Samuels & Associates partnered to revive the Taste of The Fenway in 2016. Our goal for this neighborhood event is to showcase and share the best of The Fenway, and help businesses, residents, and institutions thrive together! Taste of The Fenway supports the programs and services of Fenway CDC.


Fenway CDC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Every year, Fenway CDC serves over 1,000 low and moderate-income people by helping them to access affordable housing, job skills training, employment opportunities, social services, financial education, fresh produce, and civic engagement programs. In the 1990s, Fenway CDC had organized the Taste of The Fenway event for 10 years.

2017 Impact

Samuels & Associates is an innovator in place-making, residential real estate development, leasing, and property management, and has been invested in making The Fenway Boston's most dynamic neighborhood for two decades. Samuels & Associates is grateful for meaningful partnerships with neighborhood organizations and tenants alike. These relationships foster a sense of transparency that helps its team to create authentic, innovative and sustainable places to live, work and play.

Event Information


Taste of The Fenway is open to all ages. Tickets are $45 and children under 10 are admitted free. Tickets are non- refundable and are only available at this link. On-site ticket purchase is available till sold out.


Taste of The Fenway takes place on Van Ness Street between Kilmarnock Street and Richard B Ross Way. This portion of the street will be closed to public traffic, only ticketed guests will be able to access the area.

Get Social

You can follow all the Taste of The Fenway happenings at #TasteOfTheFenway. Post your pictures at the event and tag us!


As residents of The Fenway know, parking is very limited! There is metered parking in the area, but public transport is highly recommended.


Both the entrance to and exit from the event will be wheelchair accessible. A handicapped accessible bathroom will also be on site. For any additional questions regarding accessibility, please contact Iris Tan at .


IDs will be checked at the event entrance. Those over 21 will receive wristbands allowing them to visit the table booths serving alcoholic tastings. Please drink responsibly! There is a zero tolerance policy for underage drinking or for anyone procuring alcohol for underage persons. A Boston Police Department Detail will be on site and notified of any incidents.


Service animals and well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome.


A site map of the 2018 Taste of The Fenway can be viewed by clicking here. (Please check back for our posting).


We want everyone to be able to move around with ease, so bicycles are not allowed inside Taste of The Fenway. Guests who bicycle to the event (good for you!) can lock and leave their bicycles on Van Ness Street. For security reasons, bicycles cannot be chained to the barriers designating the event.


Families are welcome at Taste of The Fenway! Although strollers are allowed inside the event, we hope parents will opt for utilizing infant carriers where feasible.