Cambridge Carnival (2019)

Event Sponsorship

Described as a "colorful and festive celebration that is rooted in African traditions", Cambridge Carnival International attracts thousands of attendees every year. The organization behind the event estimates over 100,000 people will attend in 2019.

The festival is a free, family-friendly event with two live music stages, steel drums, a KidsFest, a grand custome parade, and a festival park brimming with ethnic foods and arts/crafts vendors.

Companies looking to sponsor the event should move quickly - vendor spots are limited and sell out quickly.

Sponsorship opportunities and costs

The organizers offer multiple event sponsorship opportunities for a variety of vendors, but here's a quick summary:

Sponsor fees range from $150 at the low end all the way up to $2,000.

To apply and learn more, checkout the Cambridge Carnival International vendor page.

Deadlines and dates

The 27th Annual Cambridge Carnival International will be held September 8, 2019 from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM in Kendall Square, Cambridge.

The deadline for potential sponsors to apply is August 20, 2019. A $50 late fee is added to applications after August 2, 2019. However, the application form is inconsistent and states that a "late fee of $50 applies after July 15, 2019". We reached out to Cambridge Carnival International for clarification but haven't heard back from them.

No rain date is provided and the event will only be cancelled if a weather emergency is declared by the city. Contact (617) 492-2518 in case of inclement weather.

Event setup and breakdown

Vendors must set up their space from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM and will be turned away if they're late. Vendors must start breaking down their space at 6:00 PM and must vacate the festival site by 8:30 PM.

Tables, water, chairs, electricity, and other equipment are not provided by the organizers.

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