16 Art & Music Festivals to Attend This Summer In PA
9. Art in The Orchard
For three days this July, venture to Way Fruit Farm and attend their second annual Art in the Orchard. Filled with endless activities, this event includes unique goods produced by local artisans, varied food vendors, a bunny barn, bounce house, and live music.
When: July 14-16
Where: Port Matilda
10. Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
Calling all independent artist-entrepreneurs! Come share your talent, artwork, and creativity with members of Centre County at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Take a stroll through the sidewalk sale, participate in the banner competition, or visit the festival store for a souvenir of the multimedia artwork decorating the festival.
When: July 14-16; July 13 Children and Youth Day
Where: State College
11. Tie Dye Music Festival
Make this summer colorful with the Tie Dye Music Festival! Bring a lawn chair, blankets, and your creativity to the Community Arts Center as you tie-dye t-shirts, listen to live music, and enjoy refreshments. Purchase a shirt to dye or bring one of your favorites from home to give it some flare.
When: July 16
12. Clarion Summer Fest Art & Music Festival
Go to downtown Clarion for outdoor adventure, shopping, concerts, and brewery crawls for the first weekend of the final month of summer at Clarion Summer Fest. Enjoy the finer things in life—music, art, food, and craft beer—with the community at the Art & Music Festival. Supporting local businesses has never been so much fun!
When: Aug. 5-7
13. The 60th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival
Believe it or not, Pennsylvania is home to the longest continuously run outdoor music festival in North America. The 60th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival features a lineup of more than 40 musical guests for live music on its famous Old Pool Farm stages. Plus, the festival offers folk fans family camping and community-based performers and vendors.
When: Aug. 18-22
Where: Upper Salford Township
Cost: Cost varies
14. Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival
Dance to the tune of summer at the Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival. This annual festival showcases musicianship, craftsmanship, stewardship, and friendship. Nestled amongst Laurel Hill State Park in beautiful Somerset County, enjoy music from seven bands, local artisans, food vendors, period reenactors, children’s activities, and wagon rides. You won’t leave this event feeling blue.
When: Aug. 20-21
15. Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show
Nationally ranked in Sunshine Magazine’s “200 Best,” the historic Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show is held in the summer “Under the Trees of Old Chautauqua.” This year’s show will feature 160 exhibitors as well as “Emerging Artists.” Enjoy artwork and items handcrafted from artisans all over the country and enjoy the beautiful, wooded splendor of Mount Gretna.
When: Aug. 20-21
Where: Mount Gretna
16. Made In America
Jay-Z’s Made in America music festival returns to Benjamin Franklin Parkway for you to end summer on a high note. This annual two-day music festival features multiple stages hosting a variety of musical acts of all genres. Get your early bird tickets today!
When: Sept. 3-4
Cost: Cost varies
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