Are you looking for where you can just get a single henna design without booking a party? Here is a list of our major public events! Individual henna designs range $10-60, and the most designs are in the $25-35ish range.

Look for the booth pictured here. When you see this booth, you know it’s someone on the Henna by Heather team!
Pro tip: Come as early as possible, even 30min before the official start time of the event at most events, to avoid the line and assure you get the most personal attention possible! Once there’s a line, we work hard to henna as fast as possible…we’d like to chat with you, though, so please come early 🙂

Know of a festival that should be on this list but isn’t yet? Let us know where, when, how many people typically come, and who to get in touch with!

Wanted to book a wedding or party for a date that Heather will be at a festival? For some dates, she can be convinced to do your event rather than the festival if booked at her full day rate. Associate artists on our team with 5+ years of henna art experience are also available with normal booking minimums (ie 2 hours in our primary service area).

Always call at 617-429-6301 and/or check our facebook page for updates before coming to an event just to see us – sometimes things change at the last minute due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.


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2018 Upcoming Public Events

We’re hard at work putting our 2018 festival season schedule together, so this list will keep growing as additional events are confirmed. You can respond as “going” to be informed of updates on many of these events on our Facebook page events section.

January 27: Mohegan Sun Wine and Food Fest – The Grand Tasting – Uncas Ballroom, Uncasville, CT (event 12-5, line will likely be full by 4pm…  It is slow 10-12, so come then if you can! ) 
February 23-25: Spring Fling Henna Converence (instructor) – Oakland, CA
March 8-9: East Coast Face Paint Convention (instructor) – Manchester, CT
April 21: Extravaganja – Northampton, MA
April 28: EArth Day – Framingham, MA
May 6: MayFair – Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
June 2: Coolidge Corner Arts Fest – Brookline, MA
June 9: PVD Fest – Providence, RI
June 15-17: South Shore Art Festival – Cohassett, MA
July 7-8: New Bedford Folk Festival – New Bedford, MA
July 7-8: Botanic Tattoo Festival – Boylston, MA
July 13-15: Sailfest – New London, CT
July 13-15: Whaling City Festival – New Bedford, MA
August 4-5: Scituate Heritage Days – Scituate, MA
August 31-Sept3: Spencer Fair – Spencer, MA
November 2-4: RI Comic Con – Providence, RI

2017  Events

February 18 – S2pid Cupid Steampunk Ball – Storrs, CT – Rani
February 24-26: Spring Fling Henna Conference – Oakland, CA (instructor)
March 9-10: East Coast Face Painting Convention – Manchester, CT (instructor)
March 17-19: Henna Gathering Conference – Warren, RI (organizer/instructor)
April 9: Nest Family Expo – Big E Fairgrounds – West Springfield, MA
April 13: Market @ Boston University – 775 Commonwealth Ave – Boston, MA
April 20: 10am-3pm Market Boston University – 775 Commonwealth Ave – Boston, MA
April 29-30: Meriden Daffodil Festival – Meriden, CT – Heather
April 29: Earth Day – Framingham, MA – Jess
April 29: Extravaganja – Northampton, MA – Karyn & Rani
April 30: Yoga Reaches Out – Foxboro, MA – Jess
May 6-7: Brewster in Bloom – Brewster, MA – Heather
May 6: Opening Day @ the Providence Artisans Market – Rani
May 7: Harvard Square MayFair – Cambridge, MA – Jess
May 13: Watch City Steampunk Festival – Waltham, MA – guest artist in Ancient Fire Henna booth
May 13: Andover Arts in the Park – Andover, MA – Jess
May 19: Waterfire – Washington Street, Providence, RI – Jess
May 20-21: RI Air Show – Quonset Point, North Kingstown, RI – Heather and Jess
May 20: Hope Street Spring Block Party – Providence, RI – Holly
May 25-28: KFest – Springfield, MA – Heather
May 27-29: Memorial Day Weekend Craft Fair – Meredith, NH – Jess
June 3: Coolidge Corner Arts Festival – Brookline, MA
June 3: PVDFest – Providence, RI
June 4: Art in the Park – Manchester, CT – Heather
June 11: Newton Highlands Village Day – Newton, MA – Heather
June 16-18: South Shore Arts Festival – Cohasset, MA – Heather
June 17: RI Pride – Providence, RI – Holly
June 17-18:  Arts and Craft Festival at the Car Show- Hyannis, MA – Jess
June 17: MetroFest – Framingham, MA – Rani
June 24: Lippitt Park Farmers / Artisans Market – Providence, RI – Rani
June 24: Waterfire – on Steeple Street or Washington Bridge – Providence, RI – Heather and Jess
July 1: Wildflower – Block Island, RI (right across from the ferry) – Heather
July 4: Bridgewater Arts and Music Festival – Bridgewater, MA – Jess
July 8-9: Sailfest – look for us on Bank St across from Bulkley House in front of Hot Rod Cafe! – New London, CT – Heather
July 12: Falmouth Village Fair Days – Falmouth, MA – Heather
July 15: Artbeat – Somerville, MA – Heather
July 15 : Extravaganza – Newington, CT – Jess
July 15: Celebrate East Lyme – East Lyme, CT – Rani
July 16: ZuZu’s Summertime Expo – Danvers, MA – Heather and Jess
July 28-30: Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI – The whole crew!
July 28-29: New Milford Village Fair Days – New Milford, CT – Heather
July 30: Central Flea – Central Square, Cambridge, MA – Heather
August 4-6: Newport Jazz Festival – Newport, RI – Rani + Karyn
August 5-6: Scituate Heritage Days – Scituate, MA – Heather
August 12: Waterfront Reggae Festival – East Providence, RI – Heather
August 19-20: Gloucester Waterfront Festival – Gloucester, MA – Heather
August 26: Plymouth Waterfront Festival – Plymouth, MA – Maria and Heather
August 27: Central Flea – Central Square, Cambridge, MA – Rani
September 1-4: Spencer Fair – Spencer, MA – Heather and Jess
September 7, 10:30am-3pm: Boston University Student Union Plaza – Boston, MA – Heather
September 7: Imagine Main Street Steampunk Day hosted by Oddball Newt– Manchester, CT – Heather
September 8-10: Hampton Beach Seafood Festival – Hampton Beach, MA – Jess
September 9-10: Pawtucket Arts Festival’s Slater Park Fall Festival – Pawtucket, RI – Heather
September 10: Cambridge Carnival – Cambridge, MA – Rani + Zoe
September 10: Reading Street Faire – Reading, MA – Holly
September 15-17: Berlin Fair – Berlin, CT – note date change from past years! – Heather Fri+Sat, Jess Sun
September 16: Endless Summer Waterfront Festival – Hull, MA – Rani
September 16: Arlington Town Day – Arlington, MA – Jess
September 16: Hopkinton PolyArts Festival – Hopkinton, MA – Holly
September 17: stART on the Street – Fall Edition – Worcester, MA – Heather
Spetember 23: What the Fluff Festival – Union Square, Somerville, MA – Heather
September 24: Central Flea – Central Square, Cambridge, MA – Heather
Oct 7-9: Henna @ The Country Mutt (143 Danielson Pike) during Scituate Art Festival – Scituate, RI – Heather
Oct 7-9: Woonsocket Autumnfest – Woonsocket, RI – Rani
Oct 8: Harvard Square Oktoberfest – Cambridge, MA – Karyn
Oct 14-15: Sturbridge Harvest Festival – Sturbridge, MA – Heather
Oct 21: Clinton Ghosts and Goblins Run (11am-4pm) – Central Park, Clinton, MA – Heather
Oct 22: Zuzu’s Expo – Danvers, MA – Heather
October 28: Jewelry City Steampunk Festival – Attleboro, MA
Heather is playing with The Dirge Carolers at 2:30-3:15 for free at the main festival hall, and at the ticketed soiree at Patterson Creations  at 9:30pm
(come to the soiree to chat with us more!)…. Karyn will be doing henna at this festival in the Henna Inspired tent… technically Henna by Heather doesn’t have a booth at this festival….but there will be henna, and there will be Heather, so it bears mentioning 🙂
October 29: Central Flea – Central Square, Cambridge, MA – TBD
November 4: …… this space………..either something AMAZING will happen in Pawtucket RI, or nothing will…. still waiting to hear 🙂 …….
November 5: Dighton Arts Festival – Dighton, MA
November 10-12: Rhode Island ComicCon – Providence, RI – Heather + Karyn
November 16: Providence Gallery Night Featured Artist – Sprout – Providence, RI – Heather (original art and prints available, as well as body art, of course)

Henna artists at work

Heather, Jess, Holly, and Rani all doing henna

2016 Completed Public Events 

February 19-21: Spring Fling Henna Conference – Patterson, CA Instructor
February 23: Henna Artist Mettup – Boulder, CO
March 6: Blackstone Millville Music Association – Blackstone, MA
March 18-20: Henna Gathering Conference – Warren, RI
April 9: Rhode Island Yoga Festival – Providence, RI
April 30: Earth Day – Framingham, MA
April 30-May1: Daffodil Festival – Meriden, CT
April 30: Extravaganja – Northampton, MA
May 1: Yoga Reaches Out – Foxboro, MA
May 7: Wake up the Earth – Jamaica Plain, MA
May 14: Southbridge Bicentennial – Southbridge, MA
May 15: MayFair in Harvard Square – Cambridge, MA
May 21: Hope Street Festival – Providence, RI
May 21-22: Long Meddowe Days – Longmeadow, MA
May 28-29: Mass Gathering – Great Barrington, MA
June 4: PVD Fest – Providence, RI
June 5: Duck Days – Naugatuck, CT
June 10-12: New Bedford Day(s) of Portugal – New Bedford, MA
June 12: Old Port Festival – Portland, ME
June 17-19: South Shore Arts Festival – Cohasset, MA
June 18: Rhode Island Pride – Providence, RI
June 18: Waterfire – Providence, RI
June 25: Summer Solstice Celebration at Logee Farm – Danielson, CT
July 4: Bridgewater Arts and Music Festival – Bridgewater, MA
July 9-10: Sailfest – New London, CT (look for us on Bank St, across from the Bulkley house)
July 9: PVD Artisans Market (Lippit Park, Blackstone Blvd) – Providence, RI 
July 9: Waterfire – Providence, RI
July 13: Falmouth Village Street Fair – Falmouth, MA
July 16: ArtBeat – Somerville, MA
July 16: PVD Artisans Market (Lippit Park, Blackstone Blvd) – Providence, RI
July 17: ZuZu’s Summertime Expo – Danvers, MA
July 17: Cape Verdean Festival – Providence, RI
July 22-24: Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI
July 23: Waterfire – Providence, RI
July 23-24: Rock The Block (Formerly EP Heritage Days) – East Providence, RI
July 29-31: Newport Jazz Festival – Newport, RI
July 29-30: New Milford Village Fair Days – New Milford, CT
July 30: PVD Artisans Market (Lippit Park, Blackstone Blvd) – Providence, RI
August 5-7: Middleboro Krazy Days – Middleboro, MA
August 6-7: Scituate Heritage Days – Scituate, MA
August 7: Dominican Music & Cultural Festival – Providence, RI
August 13: Waterfront Reggae Festival – Providence, RI
August 13: K-Rob Flips Providence – Providence, RI
August 13: PVD Artisans Market – Lippitt Park, Providence, RI
August 20: Waterfire – Providence, RI
August 20-21: Gloucester Waterfront Festival – Gloucester, MA
August 27: Plymouth Waterfront Festival – Plymouth, MA
September 2-5: Spencer Fair – Spencer, MA
September 4: Artisans’ Market – Lippitt Park, Providence, RI
September 4: Waterfire – Steeple St, Providence, RI
We’ll be set up by 5:30 – feel free to come early for no or short lines and more time to chat!
September 5: South End Open Market – Boston, MA
September 9-11: Hampton Beach Seafood Fesetival – Hampton, NH
We have to be set up by 10am on Friday, so please come early for the best henna!
Bonus: there’s no admission fee until 2pm!
with 250,000 attendees expected, there will almost certainly be a line as the day goes on.
September 10: Celtic Rock Festival – Providence, RI
September 11: Reading Fall Street Faire – Readine, MA
September 11: Cambridge Carnival – Cambridge, MA
September 17: Arlington Town Day – Mass Ave, Arlington, MA
September 17-18: MMAS Arts & Music Festival – Mansfield, MA
September 17: Endless Summer Waterfront Festival – Nantasket Beach, Hull, MA
September 24: Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival – Boston, MA
September 24: Narragansett’s West Side Neighbor Day – Providence, RI
September 25 (rescheduled!): stART on the Street – Worcester, MA
September 25: Allston Village Street Fair – Boston, MA
September 24-25: Oktoberfest – Downtown Providence
Sept 30-Oct 2: Berlin Fair – Berlin, CT
October 1: Waterfire – Providence, RI
October 8: Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre’s Autumn Harvest Festival – Wethersfield, CT
October 8-9: Bethlehem Garlic Festival – Bethlehem, CT
October 9: Oktoberfest (and HONK!) – Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
October 15: Pink Moon Psychic Faire – Tewksbury, MA
October 15: Yoga Reaches Out – Trumbull, CT
October 22: Artisan Market @ Clinton Road Race – Clinton, MA
October 30: Closing Day of South End Open Market – Boston, MA
November 5: Teaching @ Henna U: Henna Business Intensive – Orlando, FL
November 6: ZuZu’s Holiday Expo – Danvers, CT
November 8: REMEMBER TO VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your Vote Matters.
November 11-13: Rhode Island Comic Con – Providence, RI (Heather + probably others to round out the schedule, TBA)
December 4: stART at the Station – Worcester, MA
December 18: PVD Artisans Holiday Marketplace – Pawtucket, RI

Photography on this page: Ian Ferreira