Harrisburg Events & Festivals This Summer

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‘Tis the season to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather.  Plan your visit around one of these much-loved Harrisburg events where you’ll find fantastic food, exciting entertainment, awe-inspiring art, and plenty of unique things to do.

Riverfront Park Concert Series

  • When: Select dates TBD in June, 2020
  • Time: Varies
  • Location: South end of Riverfront Park
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  • The Best Part: The venue. Enjoy a panoramic sunset while you rock out at this pop-up concert venue along the Susquehanna.

It started last summer with Death Cab for Cutie. This summer, Harrisburg University is expanding its concert series along Riverfront Park.. The lineup consists of some of Indie/Al-Rock’s hottest acts: Cage The Elephant (TBD), and Steve Aoki (TBD).


Independence Day Celebration & Food Truck Festival

  • When: July 4, 2020
  • Time: 12 PM – 9 PM
  • Location: Riverfront Park
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  • The Best Part: The food. We’re talking 50+ food trucks with a variety of different eats.

Food trucks and fireworks on the 4th! The celebration will be a bit different this year due to ongoing COVID-19 safety effort, but the City of Harrisburg will still be proudly honoring America’s birthday! Order and receive food orders from your vehicle, watch online performances from local bands and participate in virtual kids’ activities. Fireworks will be held at 9:15pm and can be viewed from miles of space along the East and West Shore. Social distancing practices should be followed while enjoying the fireworks.

Kipona Food

Kipona Labor Day Weekend Celebration

  • When: September 5-7, 2020
  • Time: 11 AM
  • Location: Front Street, Riverfront Park & City Island
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  • The Best Part: The whole thing. This festival has it all – food, fun, fireworks, crab cake eating contests, and unique Native American celebrations.

Give summer the sendoff it deserves with a weekend-long riverfront celebration with 30 food vendors, two live music stages, an artist market, family fun zone, biergarten, carnival games, and more. The party extends onto City Island for a Native American Pow-Wow and into the Susquehanna River for canoe and kayak races.

Jazz & Wine Festival

  • When: September 11-13, 2020
  • Time: Varies
  • Location: Fort Hunter Park
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  • The Best Part: It’s a tie between the smooth jazz musicians and the handcrafted PA wine samples.

Fort Hunter Park plays host every year to this much-loved festival where attendees soak up the sweet sounds of jazz while sipping on flavorful samples from some of the region’s best wineries. Bring your lawn chairs, pack a picnic, and purchase a bottle of wine to share while national, regional, and local jazz musicians take the stage.


Jazz fest musicians


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