Everything You Need to Know About the Revels RiverSing

Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall at the 14th Annual Revels RiverSing in Harvard Square on September 17th.  You’ll join the Revels and thousands of others in song as you welcome the Autumnal Equinox while the sun sets along the banks of the Charles River. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on this annual fall tradition in Cambridge.


Founded in 1971, the Revels combine theatrical and musical experiences through dance and storytelling. Stemming from a history of cultural celebrations, the Revels build ties between various people and cultures through music and dance. Highlighting the past and informing the future, the Revels use songs and stories that are passed down from generation to generation. This year, the 14th Annual RiverSing will be co-hosted by music director Megan Henderson and song leader, David Coffin.


The Revels RiverSing is a truly a beloved tradition here in Cambridge.  Without the RiverSing fall simply wouldn’t feel the same.  Before you sing your way on down to the river, be sure to join in the pre-show festivities at Winthrop Park in Harvard Square. There, you and your family will be treated to a puppet-filled parade, music, illuminated butterflies, Open-Air Circus, and Spontaneous Stilts.

After you’ve joined the pre-show fun, join thousands of others as they parade to the river for the main event. With over 100 performers expressing their creativity through seasonal poetry, acrobatics, and circus performances, the entire family is sure to have a good time.


The free event will begin at Winthrop Park in Harvard Square followed by the performance and song at the Weeks Footbridge located between Memorial Drive and DeWolfe Street.

Harvard Square is easily accessible by both bus and T. We suggest taking public transportation into the square, as there is limited street parking.  If you’re coming from East Cambridge, simply hop on the 69 Bus at Lechmere Station and it will bring you directly into Harvard Square. If you’re taking the T into Harvard Square, you can ride the red line to the Harvard T Station.

If you’d prefer to drive, Harvard boasts convenient and close parking garages.


At 5:00p enjoy family fun in Harvard Square followed by the parade to the river at 5:45p. The singing starts at 6:00p!


Greg Cook

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