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Cambridge Arts River Festival
Cambridge Arts River Festival
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Late May
The Cambridge River Festival celebrates the arts with a free outdoor event, attracting a robust and enthusiastic audience of over 150,000. With 34 years under its belt, the River Festival has become a venerated Cambridge institution and a highly anticipated annual event. This year we bring the River with us to the cultural hub of Cambridge: Central Square. Cambridge Arts Council boasts one of the nation’s oldest and most diverse arts councils and reflects the city’s eclectic neighborhoods and cultural heritage. Over 150,000 visitors experience a wide array of Cambridge-based visual and performing arts. The Cambridge River Festival collaborates with many local organizations and programs to showcase multiple stages of live national and local jazz, folk, world music, dance, and poetry and theater performances. Visitors also enjoy family entertainment, interactive art and demonstrations, crafts, and a grand assortment of specialty foods and traditional festival fare. Locals connect with an array of arts, cultural, and community organizations active year-round in Cambridge, and get inspired to delve more deeply into their local arts scene. This one-day festival is a showcase of what Cambridge has to offer and visitors and community members alike with an array of arts, cultural, and community organizations’ activities that happen year-round throughout the city.
5 Stages Children & Family: Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Ethan & The Jamberries, Karen K & The Jitterbugs, Vanessa & The Jumping Monkeys, Rolie Polie Guacamole and Rhythm Room Jazz & World Music Stage: Diane Richardson & Friends, Carlos Averhoff Quartet, Shelley Neill Group, Laszlo Gardony Sextet Dance Stage produced by Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre Folk Rock Stage produced by TOAD/Christopher Group Theatre Stage produced by Central Square Theatre
Central Square
Take the Red Line to Central Square Station
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Admission & Parking
Free/ On Street and Garage parking

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