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River Fest around the bend in Waltham

Posted by Jason Woods  June 9, 2010 09:00 AM

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This weekend is the second annual Waltham Riverfest, a two-day event sponsored by the Waltham Cultural Council and the Downtown Waltham Promotion Committee.

It will feature live performances, art exhibits, dancing, food from local restaurants, canoeing, and kayaking Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Performances by belly dancers, the Moody Street String Band, taiko drumming performers, and others will be held in Embassy Park on Moody Street and at Cronin’s Landing near Margaritas restaurant.

Canoe and kayak rentals will be available through Charles River Canoe & Kayak, and the company will also lead a three-hour tour that starts Friday at 7 p.m.

“The river is this underutilized asset that we have. It’s a jewel,” said Jennifer Rose, who is overseeing the festival.

Organizers are seeking artists to create work by the river on Saturday; artists can choose whether to submit their works for an auction, which is free and open to the public, at the end of the day. June 9 is the deadline to sign up.

For a list of activities, visit www.walthamriverfest.com.

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