49th Annual PennLive/Patriot-News Artsfest

May 28 – 30, 2016, Harrisburg Riverfront Park


Art | Music | Filmfest | Kidsfest | Food


Blending world-class art with the beauty of the Susquehanna River, Artsfest brings together artists and community members from around the region and the country.


Held annually in Riverfront Park in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Artsfest features over 250 exceptional, juried artists and craftsmen from across the United States and Canada.
Hand-crafted works will be available for sale in more than fifteen different categories, including fine art, clay, photography, apparel, jewelry, metal, glass, wood, mixed media, musical instruments and more.


This FREE festival attracts over 30,000 visitors over the 3-day weekend with individuals and families from local communities, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, MD, Washington D.C.,  New York and more, annually to the Greater Harrisburg Area.


The festival includes an entertainment stage where original musicians preform all three days. Featuring the best of regional scholastic bands, exciting emerging original bands and additional performers by the Central PA Friends of Jazz, hosted by Steve Rudolph.


Artsfest is also home of Kidsfest and FilmFest. These events allow the festival to be both family friendly and attractive to a unique audience of independent film fans.


As the largest festival in the Harrisburg region, Artsfest has been the winner of six  Harrisburg Magazine’s “Simply the Best” Awards and honored as one of Sunshine Magazine’s Top 13 Festivals.





Contact:  Jamie Jastrzembski, Program Director