Cambridge River Festival

Nominated for: BEST Festival

Cambridge River Festival 808 Memorial Drive Cambridge MA (617) 349-4380

Saturday, June 1, 2013
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join us for this one-day celebration of the arts, attracting 200,000 annually.

This FREE event along the banks of the Charles River features jazz, folk, Latin and world music performances, dance, art demos, family art-making activities and over 100 specialty food purveyors and craftspeople!

The Cambridge River Festival celebrates the arts with a free outdoor event, attracting an enthusiastic audience of 200,000 to the banks of the Charles River. With 30 years under its belt, the River Festival has become a venerated Cambridgeg institution and a highly anticipated annual event.

Beginning with a procession from Harvard Square to the Charles River, the FestivalĀ's enormous variety of visual and performing art and food reflects the city's diverse neighborhoods and cultural heritage.

Visitors experience a wide array of Cambridge-based visual and performing arts which extend along a mile-long stretch of Memorial Drive between JFK Street and Western Avenue. The Cambridge River Festival collaborates with many local organizations and programs to showcase multiple stages of live national and local jazz, folk, world music, dance, poetry and theater performances.

Visitors also enjoy family entertainment, hands-on art-making activities and demonstrations, crafts, and a grand assortment of specialty foods and traditional festival fare.

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