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Boston's Trinidad style Carnival: Founded 1973 by Ken Bonaparte Mitchell 1942-2008

Events Dates

Kiddies Carnival
Sunday, August 16, 2015
King & Queen Show
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Jouvert Cruise
Friday, August 21, 2015
Jouvert / Parade
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Ali's Roti, 1188 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan, MA ~ 617.298.9850

Why Sponsor?

Your product or service, whether personal or corporate will be seen or used by an audience not reached by the typical promotional programs. Our band launching is unique and attracts an estimated 500 people at each launch, Kiddies carnival has over 2500 families in attendance, the King & Queen show several thousands, Jouvert and the parade combined has an estimated 500,000 visitors and our annual Boston Carnival Village magazine is distributed to over 5000 individuals. (We will represent the bandleaders for you)

History & Audience Profile

Boston’s Caribbean American community celebrated its first Trinidad Style Carnival in 1973. It was founded by Ken Bonaparte Mitchell (1942 -2008). In the 40+ years of its existence, it has grown from a couple of bands and limited support to over several dozen bands and attracts an estimated 300,000 visitors each year. They arrive from cities across North America, and the Caribbean.

Several Caribbean countries are represented in the parade such as Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua, Dominica, Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago. The African , Spanish and American High School parade bands participation have been growing in recent years.

The Numbers

Web site ~ Average over 24,000 pages viewed per month
Kiddies Carnival ~ 3,000 to 5,000 visitors
King & Queen Show ~ potential 2,500
Jouvert ~ 5,000 to 10,0000
Parade ~ 300,000 to 500,000 visitors

2015 -2016 Advertising Rates

Website Advertising Rates
SIZE 24 month 12 month Location
500 X 75 $250/yr $300/yr Top Banner
220 X 400 $200/yr $250/yr Column Right
220 X 200 $190/yr $200/yr Column Right
220 X 100 $100/yr $150/yr Column Right
300 X 60 $90/yr $110/yr Column left
These rates are for home page. Reduce 10% for any other page(s) - Across all pages please call 617.512.7803

Boston Carnival Village Magazine Rate: 5000 copies dist. FREE
SIZE magazine Location
Full Page $300.00 call
Half Page $150.00 call
Quarter Page $75.00 call
Business Card $40.00 call

We are taking AD NOW CALL US AND RESERVE YOUR SPACE 617-512-7803 or purchase below now. Send us all the details for your ad or graphic per the size you paid for and location

Annual Rates

SOURCE: Leonard Communication

This location is for your  300 X 60

Friday, August 21, 2015

http://www.bostoncarnivalvillage.com/image/bcv-01782764.jpgOur signature fete, designed just for you. Meet other sponsors and bandleaders in an event designed around the theme of Jouvert, wear a facemask or paint your face, a Trinidad style cuisine is served free, adult beverage is available for a cost, dance and mingle to the sound of Soca and Steelpan music. SPONSORS WELCOME 617-512-7803

Sunday, August 16, 2015

http://www.bostoncarnivalvillage.com/image/bcv-01782764.jpgKiddies Carnival – A day of fun for children and their families.  There is seating capacity for about 5,000 people in White Stadium. There are other entertainment such as Steel band music, face painting, dance and Caribbean and American food on sale. Kiddies Carnival is probably the only event in Boston totally dedicated to the family during the month of August. This environment is ideally suited for companies needing access to the family such as Toys R Us, Car seat manufactures and business needing access to the family directly.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Queen of band

The King & Queen Show is held at the Reggie Lewis Center, Boston. It features the larger costumes which are part of each band’s presentation for the season. This is an opportunity for the audience to experience and see the costumes up close. Many in the audience wonder if the individuals parading the costumes can really maneuver them as easily as they do.  Entertainment is provided by Steel bands, local artists and an assortment of international Soca artists. Past entertainers have been The Shadow, Crazy and Shurwayne Winchester

Saturday, August 22, 2015

jouvertJouvert begins very early (about 6:00AM) and participants wear costumes of their own design. It is typically dark in terms of presentation and very humorous. An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 people attend this event, most arriving from out of town for the parade later on that day. To register or sponsor contact the Jouvert organizers link for details

Saturday, August 22, 2015

paradeThe Parade starts at 1:00 pm and moves along Blue Hill Avenue and culminates in front of Franklin Park Zoo for a distance 1.5 miles. The food court located in front of the Zoo, which features Caribbean and American cuisines and includes arts and crafts. several sponsor opportunities are available