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Cambridge Arts Council River Festival Program logo.

Saturday June 6th 2015  12 Noon to 6 PM


Celebrate the arts with this FREE festival along the banks of the Charles River, featuring:

  • Hundreds of local & nationally renowned jazz, folk, blues, gospel and roots music performers on multiple stages. Performances are coordinated by TOAD and the Lizard Lounge, The Jazz Club at the Multicultural Arts Center, Central Square Theater, and José Mateo Ballet Theatre/ Dance for World Community.
  • Interactive dance, theater, storytelling, poetry and performances featuring Actors' Shakespeare Project, Cambridge Arts Open Studio artists, Cambridge Poet Populist Lo Galluccio, OrigiNation, Rolie Polie Guacamole, StoryStream Cambridge, and much, much more!
  • Public art installations designed for the festival
  • Family entertainment & art-making activities
  • Over 100 specialty food purveyors and craftspeople


Saturday, June 6, 2015, 12noon to 6pm
Rain or Shine


Massachusetts Ave. from Prospect St. to Sidney St. and Sidney St. from Massachusetts Ave. to Pilgrim St.
Nearest MBTA station: Central Square on the Red Line
Wheelchair accessible.


200,000 annually


Event is FREE and Open to ALL 


Cambridge Arts - an award-winning city arts agency founded in 1974


Jason Weeks, Executive Director 
Julie Barry, Director of Community Arts