Kipona Festival  (Aug 31 - Sep 2)

Join us for the 108th annual Kipona Festival on Riverfront Park & City Island. This 3-day event features a Native American Pow-Wow, live music stage, Family Fun Zone, Artist Market, Kinetic Sculpture Parade, food trucks, beer/wine garden, and so much more! Check back for the 2024 program guide.

Cultural Fest

Cultural Corner

For the second year in a row, the City is excited to highlight a wide variety of cultures through performances, demonstrations, and vendor booths at the Cultural Corner.

Kinetic Sculpture Parade

New this year, join us for the inaugural Kinetic Sculpture Parade! Craft a water themed costume or kinetic sculpture to show off as you march through the parade route. To learn more and to participate, click here.

Native American Pow-Wow

This annual tradition brings together Native American communities from various tribes to celebrate and showcase their cultures through dance, music, storytelling, crafts, and food. The Pow-Wow usually takes place on City Island and is a popular part of Kipona each year. 

Keystone Dock Dogs

Keystone Dock Dogs is coming to the Kipona Festival! There is no experience necessary and dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages (above 6 months) are welcome to participate. New to DockDogs? Learn more by visiting: and sign up by clicking here.


Native American ceremony

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Family Fun Zone

The Family Fun Zone will feature activities for the whole family! There will be free face painting, balloon animals, an entertainment stage, a bubble festival and more. 

Some pay-to-play carnival games and a giant fun slide will also be there for everyone's enjoyment. Additionally, families can head over at nearby City Island to ride the railroad or play a round of mini golf.

Live Music

Enjoy performances from more than 15 local bands and musicians at the entertainment stage located near State Street.

Art in the Park

Shop a variety of handcrafted items such as jewelry, artwork, apparel, pottery, glassworks, bath and body products, home décor and more from over 40 artisans that will be set up along the riverfront.

Food & Beverage

Food Trucks
Many different food trucks will be on-site serving festival favorites such as funnel cakes, fresh cut fries, cheesesteaks, freshly squeezed lemonade, tacos and more.

Beer & Wine Garden
Enjoy a beer from City breweries and wine from local wineries along the riverfront while listening to live music.


Wine Garden


  • Street parking is FREE on Sunday and Monday. On Saturday, Downtown street parking is free after 5pm and the code LUVHBG can be used before that to receive 4 hours of free street parking.
  • The Market Square Garage is discounted to $10 from 10am-10pm courtesy of Park Harrisburg.
  • Recycle Bicycle will provide free bike parking along Front Street near Market & Forster Streets.
  • The train station is a short 3 block walk away.

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