16 Art & Music Festivals to Attend This Summer In PA

Sway to the songs of summer and admire local pieces of art at these arts and music festivals. They are sure to bring out your creativity this season. Be sure to never miss an event in Pennsylvania.

1. Three Rivers Art Festival

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Three Rivers Art Festival

Pittsburgh’s Cultural District is home to this year’s annual celebration of the arts at the Three Rivers Art Festival. Gather to see exhibitions featuring the work of world-class visual artists and performance artists taking the main stage.

When: June 3-12

Where: Pittsburgh

Cost: Free

2. Rose Tree Park Summer Music Festival

There’s something about an outdoor concert that makes the summer months extra special. Rose Tree Park Summer Music Festival is a free concert held at a scenic outdoor amphitheater at one of Delco’s most beautiful parks. The festival offers programming so eclectic that it will appeal to everyone’s music taste—from classical to Cajun, Motown to rock or Broadway, and everything in between.

When: June 15-August 14

Where: Media

Cost: Free

3. Millheim Walkfest of Arts & Music

Lace up your sneakers for the second annual Walkfest of Arts & Music. Walk through Millheim and explore the unique charm of the town on this adventure filled with local food vendors, vintage antiques, musicians, and artisans.

When: June 24-26

Where: Millheim

Cost: Free

4. Traditional Cherry Fair & Early American Art Show

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Traditional Cherry Fair & Early American Art Show

The annual Traditional Cherry Fair & Early American Craft Show at the Historic Schaeffer farm has thrilled guests decades. Visitors can enjoy skilled artisans, entertainment, demonstrations, food, games, and souvenirs at the Museum Store. When not browsing the fair activities, give yourself a self-guided tour through the Schaeffer House and Garden.

When: June 25

Where: Schaefferstown

Cost: Adults $5; Members and children under 12, free

5. Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival

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Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival

Picture this: five days jam-packed with more than 20 musical and entertainment acts, kids’ programs, food and craft vendors, and camping areas. Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival brings scenic, summer fun to the PA public complete with 1500 RV hookup sites and 500 rough tent pads with electric for an extended weekend of camping out and jamming out.

When: June 29-July 3

Where: Centre County Grange Park, Centre Hall

Cost: Cost varies

6. Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival

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Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival

Now’s your chance to attend the nationally acclaimed Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival this summer. This event offers the best in visual and live performing arts, traditional and fine crafts, cultural heritage activities, humanities, and exciting ethnic foods for everyone to try. Shop your way through the Artist Market or dance the day away with live entertainment; this annual summer event let’s everyone celebrate the season in their own unique way.

When: June 30-July 3

Where: Latrobe

Cost: Free

7. Philly Balloon & Music Festival

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Philly Balloon & Music Festival

The Chester County skies will come alive with 20 plus balloons launching daily at the Philly Balloon & Music Festival. Get in on the inflated fun with activities like tethered balloon rides, a beer garden, hayrides, and a rock-climbing wall. Stick around for evenings featuring regional musicians and headlining bands as they take the main stage.

When: July 1-4

Where: Glenmoore

Cost: Costs Vary

8. Yuengling Stars and Stripes Celebration with Lee Brice

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Yuengling Stars and Stripes Celebration with Lee Brice

Nothing says “America” like beer and a country concert. Lee Brice headlines Yuengling’s Stars and Stripes Celebration, which includes a festival, free concert, and of course, beer!

When: July 9

Where: Pottsville

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

10. Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

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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

Cost: Free

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

Where: Wallingford

Cost: Free

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

Where: Clarion

Cost: Free

13. The 60th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival

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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

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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

Where: Somerset

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $12

16. Made In America

crowd gathered at Made in America Music Festival
Made In America | Credit: Harrison Brink

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

Where: Philadelphia

Cost: Cost varies

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