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River Festival Participant or Vendor Registration

Cambridge Arts

Food and arts and crafts vendors are invited to apply to participate in the annual Cambridge Arts River Festival, held the first Saturday in June.


Community and nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for a Community Table at a designated area for local arts and cultural organizations, community groups, and other Cambridge-based nonprofit organizations.

The Arts Bazaar is a curated marketplace for a wide range of items both domestically made and imported from around the world that are representative of the many ethnic and cultural backgrounds found in Cambridge. We accept vendors, who sell unique, high quality, one-of-a-kind, original and/or hand-made works.

The World of Food is one of the most popular attractions at the festival. It features international cuisines, healthy choices, and festival favorites. We prefer vendors who sell just a few items, arranged to be served quickly and efficiently.

There is no application to perform at the Cambridge River Festival. The stages at the Festival are organized by community partners. However, if you would like to be considered for a stage performance at the event, please send an Electronic Press Kit to Julie Barry, Director of Community Arts/ Festival Producer, jbarry@cambridgema.gov and she will forward your information to the appropriate stage partner.

Tips and FAQs

Can I volunteer to work at the River Festival?

We need YOUR HELP to make this one-of-a-kind arts and culture event a success. Valuable volunteers like you make entertaining 200,000 festival-goers possible! No experience is necessary for many jobs, and all are welcome! Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator: crf_volunteers@cambridgema.gov.

What is the Arts Bazaar?

The Arts Bazaar is a curated marketplace for a wide range of items both domestically made and imported from around the world that are representative of the many ethnic and cultural backgrounds found in Cambridge. We accept vendors, who sell unique, high quality, one-of-a-kind, original and/or hand-made works.

What is the World of Food?

The World of Food is one of the most popular attractions at the festival. It features international cuisines, healthy choices, and festival favorites. We prefer vendors who sell just a few items, arranged to be served quickly and efficiently.

What is the People's Sculpture Race?

Participate in a 3/4 mile juried race of pushed, pulled, or pedaled sculpture with a following daylong exhibition at the Cambridge Arts River Festival. The festival is an annual celebration with 150,000 - 200,000 festival-goers. Participants have the opportunity to join in a spectacular, well-attended event, and exhibit their work publicly on Race Day and on the PSR site. Entries are due March

What are Community Tables?

At the festival site, there will be a designated area for local arts and cultural organizations, community groups, and other Cambridge-based nonprofit organizations to promote their programs and events.

Last Updated: 3/5/2017 | Provide feedback on this page

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