River Festival

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2016 River Festival
Saturday June 4th 2016, 12 Noon - 6 PM

The 2015 Cambridge Arts River Festival took place on Saturday June 6th 2015, 12 Noon - 6 PM in the Central Square Cultural District, Massachusetts Ave between Prospect St. and Sidney St.

River Festival 2015, June 6 12-6pm

This year's event featured the revival of People Sculpture Racing. Read about the People’s Sculpture Racing revival on WBUR’s The Artery and the Boston Globe.

100,000 visitors from all over Massachusetts and beyond joined us for this free annual celebration of the arts.

Six dynamic festival stages showcased local music, theater and dance. Community tables, poetry and storytelling tents, interactive areas (including a chalk art tribute to beloved icon Sidewalk Sam), roving performances, and the revival of Peoples Sculpture Racing combined to make the 2015 Cambridge Arts River Festival a vibrant celebration of the arts in Cambridge. The World of Food, Arts Bazaar, and two Brew Gardens offered refreshment and unique local artwork and crafts for purchase.

Energize: Rock, Indie, Alternative Stage
Create: Jazz, R&B, & World Music Stage
Connect: Folk & Roots Stage
Imagine: Family & Children’s Stage
Engage: Dance Stage
Inspire: Theater Stage

Download the 2015 Cambridge Arts River Festival Guide

Road Closures / Detours (PDF)
Parking Restrictions (PDF)

 BEST Festival Nominee!

Special Thanks to our 2015 Sponsors

sponsors of the 2015 Cambridge River Festival