PEABODY — If you like pizza, Railroad Avenue will be the place to be on Sunday, Aug. 11.
The Pizza Fest 2019 celebration will feature Peabody’s finest pizza makers. For $10, free for kids under five, attendees can sample slices donated by Capone’s Restaurant & Lounge, Faunts Pizza, Kelley Square Pub & Pizza, and more to be announced, according to Lisa Geczi, event coordinator for Peabody Main Streets, host of the event.
Yes, there will be beer.
Adults can purchase craft beer by Ipswich Ale Brewery, Granite Coast Brewers, and Essex County Brewers.
Music and entertainment will be provided by DJ Kevin Angelli.
Peabody Main Streets will feature a mini-market with different vendors including Newman’s Bakery, The Cow Mobile Ice Cream Parlor, Newhall Fields Community Farm, Theresa’s Boutique, and Aspire Development.
Following Pizza Fest, the Summer Concert Series presented by Mayor Edward Bettencourt Jr. continues next door at Leather City Common as The Lisa Love Experience returns to Peabody. The band performs music of all genres, from the classics to contemporary pop, and promise to deliver an event with music from beginning to end. Concert goers are welcome to spread out on the Leather City Common with their lawn chairs and blankets.
Proceeds will benefit the CuriousCity Children’s Museum, the temporary pop-up playhouse presented by the Peabody Cultural Collaborative. The 3,000-square-foot fun place at the George Peabody House & Leather Worker’s Museum on Washington Street features nine exhibits designed to be accessible and inclusive for children ages 2-10.
The festival starts at 4 p.m. During the event, Railroad Avenue will be closed to traffic.