The show must go on!  Cambridge Carnival will be virtual this year. Due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to keep our community safe, the Cambridge Carnival International Committee has decided to present a virtual Cambridge Carnival this year on Sunday, September 13, 2-5pm. Over 6,000 of our supporters have already signed up to join us in this exciting virtual festival endeavor. RSVP for the 2020 Virtual Cambridge Carnival  at

Want to be part of the show? Sign up for our Cambridge Carnival “Don’t Rush” Carnival Challenge. 

To engage our Cambridge Carnival revelers and community, we are introducing a Cambridge Carnival Don’t Rush Costume Video Challenge. The Virtual Cambridge Carnival will be live streamed over 3 hours on Zoom, Facebook Live and Instagram platforms. Apply here for the costume challenge:

Highlights of the festival include:

  • Special guest: Calypso Monarch of Toronto Canada Joel Connector Davis-live virtual performance    
  • Special Guest: History of Carnival by a Cambridge Carnival founding member Lynette Laveau Saxe
  • Performance by Tempo International Steel Orchestra
  • Vintage footage of Carnivals past and clips from the first Cambridge Carnival in 1993 
  • Face-painting demo with Angela Owen of Painting as Art & Ritual
  • Folkloric Story telling by Marcia Fearon and Alexandria Danielle King
  • Ethnic folk dance performances from groups such as Samba Viva (Brazilian)
  • Live music performance from The Mastadonis Project Band
  • Live guest interviews and more