ArtsFest (May 25-27)

The 56th annual Artsfest returns to Riverfront Park and will feature 150+ juried artisans and craftsmen from across the country. Hand-crafted works will be available for sale in sixteen different categories, including ceramics, digital, drawing, fiber (decorative and wearable), furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, miscellaneous, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood. The festival also features live entertainment, Jazzfest, Kidsfest, HBGFest powered by the HBG Flea, 25 food trucks and more. (Page will be updated as details are confirmed)

Artsfest Shopper


Over 150 artisans will be on-site selling their handcrafted wares in 16 categories like ceramic, digital art, metal, jewelry, printmaking and more.


The Kidsfest will provide fun for the whole family!

There will be free activities such as face painting, balloon animals, entertainers on the kids stage and a variety of art-centric kids activities by several local non-profits like Harrisburg Fringe Station offering bubble painting, paper flowers, puppets, and a DIY area. 

waffles food truck

Food & Drink

Enjoy a variety of delicious bites from 25 food trucks, including stuffed waffles, dumplings, cheesesteaks, gyros, hibachi, pizza, fried chicken sandwiches, crab cakes and more. Festival favorites such as funnel cakes, sausages, and Farm Show Milkshakes will also be available!

Local breweries and vineyards will be on-site by the stage near State St.

Colorful Cocktails & More

Businesses throughout the City will offer a variety of colorful drink and dessert specials throughout the weekend! Check out the 2024 list here.

Harrisburg Restaurants

The capitol city is host to some amazing restaurants! Whether you are in the mood for a delicious sit down meal, something to-go or just a quick drink, there is something for everyone. Check out all dining options here.


Arts Fest Music


20 entertainment groups, including live bands, dance groups, school and community groups plus more will perform throughout the event at the UPMC stage near State Street.


A variety of local high school Jazz groups and Jazz musicians will be performing.

Art Association's Concert Series

Hosted by the Wednesday Club, this series will feature 35+ musicians, including singers, instrumentalists and ensemble performers in the Young, Collegiate, Resident Professional Concert Artist memberships, and other guest musicians from throughout Central Pennsylvania. 


From 8am-9pm- City Island: $5; Market Square Garage: $10; Street parking: Free on May 26 & 27.

On May 25, street parking in the Downtown area is free only after 5pm. Get 4 hours of free street parking in the Downtown before that using the code LUVHBG in the Parkmobile app.  Handicapped parking spaces will be available on State Street near Front Street.

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