EVENT CANCELED due to COVID-19 crisis

Due to the current health crisis, the City of Somerville has canceled all events through June 2020.
East Somerville Main Streets thanks all the community supporters who have participated in CARNAVAL in the past.  In the interest of the public health we ask that the public continues to practice safe social distancing practices and stay at home. 
We look forward to circumstances improve and we will be able to celebrate with you again!
Thank you and stay safe,
East Somerville Main Streets


Broadway in East Somerville from McGrath Highway to Lombardi Way  

For the 10th year in a row East Somerville Main Streets will be partnering with the City of Somerville and the Somerville Arts Council to present Carnaval @ Somerstreets on June 2nd 2019.
Last year the festival attracted about 6,000 visitors from East Somerville and the greater Boston area, making it the most successful Carnaval to date!
Streets are closed to cars, but open to thousands of people to enjoy awesome music, performances from community groups, children's activities, and food from all over the world. 

Street Closures & Traffic

In order to ensure public safety at the event, several road closures and parking bans will be in effect between McGrath Highway and Lombardi Way.:

  • Closed to all vehicular traffic;

  • No parking on either side of the street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

  • Residents who live on the west side of Broadway will be detoured onto Broadway at Pennsylvania Ave.; Residents who live on the east side of Broadway will be detoured onto Pearl St. 


Arts & Crafts Vendor Application

East Somerville has space available for vendors to showcase and sell their unique crafts.   East Somerville Main Streets are looking for vendors selling traditional arts, crafts, and handmade goods that are culturally significant and appreciative to the diverse population in our neighborhood.

Vendor Application Form

Vendors interested in applying should complete the vendor application form here.  Completing the application form does not guarantee a spot at the festival. 

Vendors that are selected will be asked to pay a $20 vendor fee to secure their spot at Carnaval.

 If anyone has any questions about vending at Carnaval, please contact Leylainy at Intern@EastSomervillemainstreets.org

East Somerville Broadway Businesses

East Somerville Business on Broadway can vend for free at Carnaval!  If you plan to serve food or alcohol at Carnaval you will need to obtain permits.   Instructions for food and alcohol permits in Spanish and English here.

If you are looking to be an Table Event Sponsor at Carnaval, apply here
If you are a non profit interested in hosting a booth please email Jen Atwood at Director@EastsomervillemainStreets.org

2020 Event Sponsors:

Somerville Media Center captured some of the best moments from Carnaval 2019 in this short video!
Thank you to all our volunteers, performers, and vendors for making Carnaval so successful year after year.  We look forward to seeing you again in 2020!

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