Cambridge Arts Festival began in September 1995 and has been a free annual event held in Cambridge every summer. Our goal is to provide a space for local emerging and established visual artists, musicians, and performers to share their talents with Cambridge and the surrounding communities. In 2014, CAF introduced a Maker Lab in response to the growing popularity of the creative Maker culture in Waterloo Region and beyond.
The festival is fully not-for-profit and is organized by a dedicated group of volunteers and supported in part by the City of Cambridge. The festival is free to the public and all activities for children and adults are free.
How You Can Support Cambridge Arts Festival
The Cambridge Arts Festival relies on the help of sponsors and donors to make our festival a success. How You Can Help:
Become a Sponsor: There are numerous sponsorship opportunities available for local businesses and individuals with a variety of recognition levels to choose from. To learn more about becoming a sponsor, contact our Sponsorship Coordinator.
Become a Donor: Every little bit helps. That’s why we are reaching out to the community to give what they can to help make Cambridge Arts Festival a success. Donations can be made securely through PayPal or by mailing cheques to:
Cambridge Arts Festival
62 Dickson St.
Cambridge, ON N1R 1T8
Gifts in Kind: CAF requires a variety of materials and services to make our event a success including: food and beverages for our volunteers, T-Shirts and other Festival swag, audio and lighting services, water distribution, prizes for our children’s area, marketing (radio, television, print, signage, online), and more. All Gifts in Kind will be recognized on our website, in social media, and on signage at the festival.
Volunteer: We are always looking for great people to volunteer on the day of the festival. Please see our volunteer page for more information.