River Festival

2016 Cambridge Arts River Festival
Saturday June 4th 2016, 11 AM - 6 PM

The 2016 Cambridge Arts River Festival will be sited on the East Cambridge waterfront along Cambridge Parkway between Edwin H. Land Boulevard and the Lechmere Canal. Festivities kick-off with People's Sculpture Racing at 11 AM.

Band performing at Cambridge Arts River Festival

Six dynamic festival stages will showcase local music, theater and dance for audiences of all ages. Community tables, poetry and storytelling tents, interactive areas, roving performances, and the revival of People's Sculpture Racing combine for a vibrant celebration of the arts in Cambridge. The World of Food and Arts Bazaar will offer refreshment and unique local artwork and crafts for purchase.

Named one of the top 15 art happenings in greater Boston by WBUR's The Artery, People's Sculpture Racing was brought back to the community after a multi-decade hiatus at last year's event. Read about the People’s Sculpture Racing revival on WBUR’s The Artery and the Boston Globe.

River Festival Guide 

Download a PDF of the 2016 Cambridge Arts River Festival Guide to plan your festival experience! 

Craft Brew Gardens

Breweries from Greater Boston and beyond join us to offer you a selection of craft beers and ciders. Visit the World of Beer's two gardens for a sneak peek at what's coming to the neighborhood when World of Beer opens their new location at the CambridgeSide later this summer! Pop in and have a brewwhile playing lawn games and listening to local music from our nearby stages. 

Sponsor 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 lawRead 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