Sunday, Jun 02, 2019 2:00p -
Somerville, MA 02143
Festivals & Fairs
SomerStreets: Carnaval returns for the 10th year of shaking up East Somerville! SomerStreets will kick off the 2019 season Sunday, June 2, from 2 to 6 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, June 9h).
On June 2nd, enjoy the best of the East Broadway Business District and community including food, music, and activities from around the world. Programming will extend along East Broadway from McGrath Highway to Pennsylvania Ave. The festival kicks off with an opening Parade at 2pm beginning at the corner of Kensington Ave. and Broadway.
Keep your feet moving with a variety of interactive activities including stilting and parkour. Watch Esh Circus Arts fly through the air. Play soccer and preschool games with the Somerville Recreation Department. Be part of a talk show interview with Somerville Media Center. Check out the artisan market curated by Somerville Flea. Visit the dunk tank to dunk some of your neighbors and local elected officials!
Check out music throughout the day on three stages! Acts include, Grupo Los Nitidos, Grooveristy, Tarciso Alves & Forró Roots, Veronica Robles Female Mariachi, Camilla Latin Jazz and Torito Pinto Music Band. Listen to a concert from our very own string section from El Sistema and learn capoeira with Sinha Capoeira.
SomerStreets: Carnaval is organized by the City of Somerville, the Somerville Arts Council, and East Somerville Main Streets. For more info visit: https://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/somerstreets
SomerStreets is the City of Somerville’s take on the internationally-renowned Open Streets concept, closing busy city streets to vehicles, and opening them up for cycling, walking, dancing, running, and other modes of activity. Through SomerStreets, the City and its community partners aim to promote and encourage easy access to physical activity, fresh foods, and reconnecting with neighborhoods and businesses and their unique cultural elements in a thriving urban environment.
Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or NSalamoun@somervillema.gov