River Festival

Save the Date!

The 39th annual Cambridge Arts River Festival will take place
on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Vendor and Community Table Applications are available now.

2016 River Festival Guide

Download a PDF of the 2016 Cambridge Arts River Festival Guide to learn more about artists performing at River Festival 2016!

Thank you to our 2016 River Festival Sponsors!

Site Sponsors


City of Cambridge

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

CambridgeSide is an urban shopping center with over 120 stores and restaurants. Located at the end of Memorial Drive on Edwin Land Boulevard in Cambridge, CambridgeSide is handicapped and MBTA accessible and offers attached parking. Public transportation take the Green Line T to Lechmere Station or take the Red Line T to Kendall Square and catch our FREE Shuttle Bus to CambridgeSide. For directions and information, call 617-621-8666, visit www.shopcambridgeside.com. Regular hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am – 9 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 7 pm. Named #1 Boston’s Best Malls and Shopping Centers, USA Today 10 Best. CambridgeSide is a project of New England Development in Boston, one of the nation’s premier real estate developers.

Event Sponsors

Curate Snacks

Blaze Pizza

East Cambridge Business Association


Gold Peak

Goose Island

Harvard University

Irving House

Kendall Square Association

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Olympia Fencing

Power Home Remodeling

World of Beer, ZINC Apartments

Media Sponsors




Scout Magazines


2016 River Festival Sponsors

Support Cambridge Arts River Festival!

Help us bring this vibrant community tradition to East Cambridge. Cambridge Arts Council is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization. All sponsorship contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Read more about sponsorship opportunities.

BEST Festival Nominee!

The City of Cambridge does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The City may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to qualified individuals with disabilities. For information contact Cambridge Arts: Phone: 617-349-4380, TDD: 617-349-4621