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Cambridge Arts Council River Festival Program logo.

Saturday, June 1, 2019,  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Celebrate the arts with this FREE festival in the Central Square Cultural District 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, and poetry performances 
  • Public art installations designed for the festival
  • Family entertainment & art-making activities
  • Over 100 specialty food purveyors and craftspeople


Saturday, June 1, 2019, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Rain or Shine


The 40th anniversary Cambridge Arts River Festival will be held in the Central Square Cultural District. Festival activities will take place along Massachusetts Avenue between Prospect and Sidney Streets and along Sidney Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Pilgrim Street. 

Nearest MBTA station: Central on the Red 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