Join us for the 2018 Cambridge Arts River Festival!
Saturday, June 2, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
DCR Cambridge Parkway & Lechmere Canal Park
On June 2, 2018, Cambridge Arts will welcome 150,000 plus festival goers to the East Cambridge waterfront for an exuberant celebration of the arts. Occurring along DCR Cambridge Parkway and in Lechmere Canal Park, the festival will feature staged and roving performances, hands-on art-making and more than a hundred artists and food vendors with work for sale. The Cambridge Arts River Festival is FREE and open to all!
Interested in supporting the 2018 Cambridge Arts River Festival? Learn more about sponsorship opportunities, performing at the River Festival, participating as a vendor in our Arts Bazaar or World of Food, or volunteering with us.
2017 River Festival Guide
Thanks to everyone who was part of our 2017 Cambridge Arts River Festival. See our guide to learn more about artists who performed at River Festival 2017!
Check out our Gallery page for images from the 2017 Cambridge Arts River Festival!
Thank you to our 2017 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 Winner!
Boston Magazine named the Cambridge Arts River Festival the Best Festival of 2017: "This annual extravaganza isn’t just about seeing contemporary work—it’s about immersing yourself in it. Along with musical, dance, and theater acts, you’ll find a poetry tent, huge wild-animal puppets, and beatbox workshops. In other words, sweet, sweet sensory overload."
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