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35th Annual Cambridge Arts River Festival

Celebrate the arts on Saturday at the Cambridge River Festival, a free, annual event that attracts over 200,000 people every year.

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Hundreds of local and nationally renowned jazz, folk, blues, gospel and roots music performers will perform on multiple stages throughout the day. Performances are coordinated by TOAD and the Lizard Lounge, The Jazz Club at the Multicultural Arts Center, Central Square Theater, and José Mateo Ballet Theatre/ Dance for World Community.

In addition to the musical performances, visitors can enjoy interactive dance, theater, storytelling, poetry and performances featuring Actors' Shakespeare Project, Cambridge Open Studio artists, Cambridge Poet Populist Lo Galluccio, OrigiNation, Rolie Polie Guacamole, StoryStream Cambridge, and much, much more.

The festival also features public art installations specially designed for the event, family entertainment and art-making activities, and over 100 specialty food purveyors and craftspeople.

The Cambridge River Festival has occurred on the banks of the Charles River since its inception in 1977. This year, due to overlapping major construction projects and large scale events taking place on this historical footprint, Cambridge Arts has decided to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the River Festival in the heart of the Central Square Cultural District.

35th Cambridge Arts River Festival, Saturday, June 7, noon - 6 p.m. All ages. Free. Massachusetts Avenue from Prospect St. to Sidney St., and Sidney Street from Mass. Ave. to Pilgrim Street.

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