Dauphin County Music and Wine Festival

The smooth sounds of nationally-acclaimed music artists. The region’s best wines. A gorgeous historic mansion and a long and lazy Susquehanna River as scenic backdrops. Sounds enticing, doesn’t it? Pack your favorite lawn chairs or blankets and join us at the annual Dauphin County Music and Wine Festival at Fort Hunter Park for a spectacular lineup featuring Carolyn Wonderland and Jah Works.

And because one day of great music and atmosphere isn't quite enough, this festival runs both Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12. It's a good excuse to build in a weekend getaway and sneak in some other attractions or restaurants in Hershey and Harrisburg. 

You'll get to sample the region’s top wineries at the event, but heading out to a winery property in Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country is a worthwhile trip to couple with your festival weekend. Many are open for daytime hours on the weekend, so fill out your weekend with an overnight stay and a lunchtime trip to a winery or two before enjoying sips and sounds at the Music & Wine Festival.  

If You Go

Where: Fort Hunter Park
When: Saturday and Sunday June 11-12
Time: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day
Weekend Passes: $30 in advance | $40 at the gate
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BrewFest

Dauphin County BrewFest in Harrisburg

Next up on the summer event list is BrewFest. Hurry, tickets for this event go FAST! It's a little bit like a family tailgate with guests breaking out the bean bag tosses and the lawn chairs for a laid back and "tasteful" afternoon by the river. The region's best brewers are on hand and eager to introduce their brews to new audiences. Live music is set up on the steps of Fort Hunter Mansion, so you'll have a built-in soundtrack for the day!

If You Go

Where: Fort Hunter Park
When: Saturday, July 16
Time: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tickets: $35 in advance | $50 at the gate | $15 for designated drivers
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Jazz and Wine Festival

Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival

The Jazz and Wine Festival in September is a great way to sign off to the summer season! You get the coolest tunes and a chance to taste wines from across the state. This party is so big that it's a three-day event. 

If You Go

Where: Fort Hunter Park
When: Friday - Sunday, September 9-11
Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday | 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Weekend Passes: $30 in advance | $40 at the gate
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Cultural Fest

Join a community celebration of diversity in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania! This free, open air Harrisburg street festival is full of the best ethnic foods, live music from local and national artists and more. There are tons of activities for the kids too! 

If You Go

Where: Downtown Harrisburg - 2nd & Market
When: Friday August 5
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: FREE
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Find out more about Dauphin County Parks and Recreation - host for all events listed above. 

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