Can’t beat the Hampdenfest 2010 action on the Avenue today! And the party goes til 7:00 pm, so grab your stroller and come on over, hon. The Bug was particularly thrilled with the street hula hooping and toilet racing…

Special thanks to Heather Elliott at Gypsy Junque (a creator of unique crafts and fun stuff!) for giving the Bug a handcrafted maraca so she could ‘make her own noise.’

Side note: Hampden was recently named one of ten hot new neighborhoods to visit by AOL Travel.