Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg set for Memorial Day weekend

May 17, 2015 - bbq set

The annual Memorial Day weekend Patriot-News/PennLive Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg is on daub for May 23-25.

Artsfest will be located in Riverfront Park along Front Street in Harrisburg with a juried crafts show, food vendors and live entertainment. Typically a festival attracts thousands of visitors, some from as distant as New York and Baltimore.

The uncover is orderly by Jump Street, a organisation dedicated to a humanities in executive Pa. To assistance we devise your visit, here are some of a details.

The Art

About 250 artists will be offered paintings, photography, valuables and more.  Some of a artists are from a executive Pa. segment while others come from as distant divided as California and Florida. The uncover is free.

The artists’ booths will fill North Front Street from Forster to Locust streets.

“As we are going down by a festival we will find small dark treasures,” pronounced Janet Reed, module executive for Jump Street, a festival’s organizer.

The food

Food is one of a large draws during any Harrisburg summer festival. You’ll find lemonade, ice cream, flue cakes and barbecue.  More than 40 food vendors also will set adult stands and embody favorites such as Sherri’s Crab Cakes, Camp Curtin BBQ and Schnader’s Funnel Cakes.

The entertainment

Artsfest encompasses party on dual stages.

The Kunkel Stage will horde a accumulation of acts such as high propagandize jazz bands, percussion groups, Troupe Hayati Belly Dance, Jellybricks and Don Johnson Project

The Central Pa Friends of Jazz Stage will prominence Central PA Friends of Jazz Youth Band, Steve Rudolph Jonathan Ragonese  Quartet and New World Parade.

Complete schedules for both stages can be found on Jump Street’s website.

For kids

The KidsFest theatre will interest to immature festivalgoers with a Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theater, Carraig School of Irish Dance and Magician John Rutherford.


Moviate Underground Film Festival will take place during a Civic Club of Harrisburg with some-more than 50 cinema from around a world. 


The fireworks are always a large captivate during a summer festivals in Harrisburg. Fireworks for Memorial Day weekend will be hold Friday and Sunday nights after a Senators’ games opposite a New Britain Rock Cats. 

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