Sunday, September 11, 2016, 12-7 PM – Parade 12:30 – until; Festival 12- 7 PM
We are looking forward to this year’s Carnival RAIN OR SHINE, it’s on!
The Cambridge Carnival Committee thanks the City of Cambridge and City departments: Police, DPW, Fire, Traffic and Inspectional Services, our 60+ volunteers, vendors & exhibitors, sponsors and performers for supporting this year’s festival. The theme for this year’s Carnival remains to be Cambridge Carnival. Cambridge Strong, as we unify the city in celebration of diversity and community. We know this year, the Carnival falls on nine11. We will never forget our fallen heroes. Life has moved on and we will continue to move on as we celebrate our freedom in America through music, song, dance, food, and culture. We hope you can join us in recognizing our fallen heroes at the Viewing Stage with a moment of silence when the Grand Mistress Eryn Johnson, Executive Director of Cambridge Community Art Center arrives to the stage. Check out our program, download it and bring it with you!
Download the 2016 Cambridge Carnival Program!
Cambridge Carnival is a colorful and festive celebration rooted in African traditions. This free festival is celebrating 24 years this year and is considered a Cambridge Institution, and is the largest festival in Cambridge with thousands of attendees. The highlight of the festival is a grand costume parade accompanied by rich rhythmic musicality promoting all types of cultures. Participants can be seen as revelers masquerading through the streets in dazzling handmade costumes, dancing to the beat of the Carnival. The festival is also an opportunity to celebrate Cambridge’s diversity, enjoy international foods, and purchase multicultural crafts from around the world!