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SomerStreets: Carnaval

SomerStreets: Carnaval

06/11/23 2:00 PM

151 Broadway, Somerville

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EDIT: Due to anticipated weather: SomerStreets: Carnaval has been postponed to the rain date: Sunday, June 11th


Join us and East Somerville Main Streets for some fun on Sunday, June 4th, rain date Sunday, June 11th from 2-6pm. 

Carnaval is back again for the 13th year and returning with entertainment, food, family activities, live music, and the dunk tank! Shop 30+ artisan vendors and view performances from Esh Circus, Grooversity, Capoeira and more! Bring the family for Touch a Truck, Let's Get Truckin', Somervile Youth Soccer and other activities. Get to know the City of Somerville and area non profits while enjoying food from Broadway restaurants.

Bring the whole family and enjoy activities with Somerville Youth SoccerSomerville RecreationParkour, a dunk tank, and much more! There will be three stages of live music and performances.

The event is free and open to the public! 

In order to ensure public safety at the event, several road closures and parking bans will be in effect on Broadway between McGrath Hwy and Pennsylvania Ave: 
●    Broadway between McGrath Hwy and Pennsylvania Ave closed to all vehicular traffic from 12-8pm.
●    No parking on either side of the street from 10 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.
●    MBTA buses will be rerouted from 12p.m. to 8 p.m. For full detour information, visit

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, and reconnecting with neighborhoods and businesses and their unique cultural elements in a thriving urban environment. SomerStreets builds on the Shape Up Somerville healthy living initiative. Similar open streets events take place all around the world, providing space normally taken up by automobile traffic for people to be more active. SomerStreets is an annual series that takes places on Sundays during the summer and fall.