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Cambridge Arts Council River Festival Program logo.

Saturday, June 3, 2017,  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Celebrate the arts with this FREE festival on the East Cambridge waterfront featuring:

  • Hundreds of local & nationally renowned jazz, folk, blues, gospel and roots music performers on multiple stages. Performances are coordinated by Cambridge Arts and stage partners. 
  • Interactive dance, theater, storytelling, poetry and performances 
  • Public art installations designed for the festival
  • Family entertainment & art-making activities
  • Over 100 specialty food purveyors and craftspeople


Saturday, June 3, 2017, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Rain or Shine


The 2017 Cambridge Arts River Festival will be sited on the East Cambridge waterfront. Festival activities will take place along DCR Cambridge Parkway between Edwin H. Land Boulevard and the Lechmere Canal. 

Nearest MBTA stations: Kendall on the Red Line / Lechmere on the Green Line
Wheelchair accessible.


150,000 annually


Event is FREE and Open to ALL 


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


Greg Cook, Director of Marketing
Julie Barry, Director of Community Arts