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 will 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.


Applications are now available for food and arts and crafts vendors. Community and nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for a Community Table at the event. Applications are due May 16.

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Call for Artists - People's Sculpture Racing

Participate in a ¾ mile juried race of pushed, pulled, or pedaled sculpture with a following daylong exhibition at the Cambridge Arts River Festival. The festival is an annual celebration with 150,000–200,000 festival-goers. Participants have the opportunity to join in a spectacular, well-attended event, and exhibit their work publicly on Race Day and on the PSR site. Entries are due March 18.  See www.sculptureracing.org/river-festival-call for detailed rules and updates.

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!