Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
July 8 - July 12
The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts brings over 125,000 people to downtown State College and the University Park campus of Penn State each July to celebrate the arts! Come shop at our nationally recognized Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition, and take in performers of international, national, and regional stature on outdoor and indoor stages. You won’t want to miss our giant sand sculpture, the Downtown State College Italian Street Painting Festival, or BookFest. We have a full day of children’s activities, a gallery exhibition, and more!
It’s exciting to get ready for this year’s Arts Festival – both on earth and in the cloud! Connect with us to stay informed about our preparations – then engage with us and others during the Festival to share your experiences, photos, videos, etc. using the hashtag #artsfest.