30th ANNUAL CAMBRIDGE RIVER FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 13, 2009, 12 Noon - 6 p.m.

Rain or Shine

A FREE one-day celebration of the arts along the banks of the Charles River — featuring jazz, folk, Latin and world music performances, dance, art demonstrations, family art-making activities and over 100 specialty food purveyors and craftspeople!

Along a mile-long stretch of Memorial Drive between JFK Street & Western Avenue. Between Harvard Square & Central Square. Nearest T Station: Harvard Square / Wheelchair accessible

PERFORMERS

To be considered to perform at the Cambridge River Festival, please submit materials by e-mail to: Julie Madden, Director of Community Arts, jmadden@cambridgema.gov

by mail: Attn: Julie Madden, Dir. of Community Arts
Cambridge Arts Council
City Hall Annex
344 Broadway, 2nd Fl.
Cambridge, MA 02139

SPONSOR INFORMATION

Support this city-produced event, and get your message in front of 150,000 festival-goers with on-site visibility. Multiple levels of sponsorship are available.
:: Download the Sponsorship Package
:: Download the Festival Fact Sheet and Demographics

VENDORS

International food and beautiful crafts are an important part of the Cambridge River Festival If you are an artisan, restaurant, or community group that would like a chance to sell your wares to our festival crowds, please contact the Vendor Coordinator: crf_vendors@cambridgema.gov.

:: Download the World of Food Application
:: Download the Arts Bazaar Application
:: Download the Arts Bazaar Location Grid

VOLUNTEERS

We need YOUR HELP to make this one-of-a-kind arts and culture event a success. Valuable volunteers like you make entertaining 150,000 festival-goers possible! No experience is necessary for many jobs, and all are welcome! Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator: crf_volunteers@cambridgema.gov.

COMMUNITY TABLES

At the festival site, there will be a designated area for local arts and cultural organizations, community groups, and other Cambridge-based nonprofit organizations to come and promote their programs and events. Please contact the Community Table Coordinator: CRF_community_tables@cambridgema.gov.

:: Download the Community Tables Guidelines and Application

MEDIA

:: 2008 Press Photos - Choose "Download large version" for 300 dpi photos.
Media Contact: Mara Littman, Dir. of Marketing & P.R, mlittman@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-4382

SPONSORS

Festival Sponsors: Burt's Bees and Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day

Media Sponsors: Show of the Month Club, WGBH, artscope magazine, The New York Times

Site Sponsors: City of Cambridge, Department of Conservation & Recreation, and Harvard University

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of the Month Club WGBH logo
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New York Times logo
City of Cambridge logo DCR logo
Harvard University logo  

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE FESTIVAL

We recommend taking public transportation to the Festival since parking is extremely limited. Via the subway, the closest stop is the Harvard Square Station on the Red Line. By bus, see the MBTA's bus routes and schedules.

PAST YEARS

2008 Cambridge River Festival
2007 Twist & Shout
2006 Revolve
2005 Ripple featuring Art Up Front
Snapshots
2003 25th Anniversary featuring SplashDance and Art Attacks
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GENERAL CONTACT INFORMATION

Please contact jmadden@cambridgema.gov, Director of Community Arts, or call the Cambridge Arts Council at 617-349-4380




Cambridge Arts Council is supported in part by the City of Cambridge, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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