Cambridge River Festival: A Day of Art, Music, and Community

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As the summer sun warms the city streets, there’s no better way to celebrate the season than by joining the annual Cambridge River Festival. This year, on June 15th, the banks of the Charles River will transform into a bustling hub of creativity and community spirit, and you’re invited!

The festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., is a free event that promises a day filled with six stages of live performances, including music, theater, dance, and poetry. It’s a perfect outing for families, art enthusiasts, and anyone looking to soak up the local culture.

Let’s start with the Mermaid Promenade. Imagine a parade with marching bands, dragon dancers, and giant puppets winding its way through the festival grounds. It’s a sight to behold and a magical start to the festivities. If you’re feeling adventurous, come in costume and join the parade at Winthrop Park by 11:15 a.m.

Music lovers, rejoice! The festival features a Jazz Stage hosted by the Cambridge Jazz Foundation, where you can groove to the rhythms of the Yaure Muniz Afrocuban Ensemble or the soulful sounds of the Don Braden Quartet. If folk and roots music is more your style, Club Passim’s stage will not disappoint, with a lineup that includes Gabriella Simpkins and Dinty Child.

For those who appreciate the spoken word, the Poetry Stage will showcase a diverse range of voices, from past winners of the Cambridge Sidewalk Poetry Contest to poets sharing their latest works in translation.

Dance enthusiasts can head over to the Theater/Dance Stage presented by Central Square Theater and The Dance Complex. Here, you’ll witness everything from soulful dance performances to interactive dance circles that invite you to join in.

And let’s not forget the Western Front Stage, where you can catch acts like Pura Vida and The Hip Hop Transformation, bringing energy and excitement to the festival atmosphere.

As you wander through the festival, you’ll encounter interactive art-making stations, a bustling arts and crafts market, and an array of international foods to satisfy your cravings. It’s a feast for the senses and an opportunity to support local artisans and businesses.

The Cambridge River Festival is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of the arts and a testament to the vibrant community that thrives in Cambridge. It’s a chance to connect with friends, make new ones, and immerse yourself in the joy of artistic expression.

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So mark your calendars for June 15th and prepare for a day of unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re there to enjoy the performances, participate in art-making, or simply bask in the lively atmosphere, the Cambridge River Festival is the place to be this summer.


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Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
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Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Jun 13, 2024 08:39 AM
Lew Corcoran

Thank you, Bill, for your kind words and well wishes on my post about the Cambridge River Festival; I hope you have a fantastic week too!

Jun 13, 2024 10:23 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That sounds like it will be a fun day with the music and the rest of the festivities.

Jun 13, 2024 05:03 PM
Lew Corcoran

Thank you, Ed, for your enthusiastic response; your excitement adds to the spirit of art, music, and community we aim to foster.

Jun 14, 2024 11:56 AM