Kipona Festival  (Sep 2 - 4)

Join us for the 107th annual Kipona Festival on Riverfront Park & City Island. This 3-day event features a Native American Pow-Wow, fireworks, live music stage, Family Fun Zone, Artist Market, tightrope walkers above the Susquehanna River, food trucks, beer/wine garden, and so much more!

Kipona Wirewalkers

Cultural Corner

New this year, the City is excited to highlight a wide variety of cultures through performances, demonstrations, and vendor booths.

Wire Walkers

The talented Rylee Gallagher will perform a series of dramatic walks across a tightwire above the Susquehanna River.

  • Saturday, 9/2 – 12pm & 8:15pm
  • Sunday, 9/3 – 12pm, 3pm, & 6pm
  • Monday, 9/4 – 12pm

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. 


Enjoy watching the fireworks display illuminate the Susquehanna River waterfront. The show will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m. and can be viewed from miles of space along Riverfront Park, City Island and other locations in the City of Harrisburg.


Native American ceremony

Events-Kids @ Festival in Harrisburg

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 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, play a round of mini golf or sail aboard the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat.

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
A variety of 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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