The 2016 Festival will be July 14-17. Children and Youth Day will be July 13. BookFest will be July 16.
We look forward to seeing you!

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. To help you plan and facilitate your experience, we offer a mobile app – or simply use our mobile-optimized website if you prefer!

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We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone who wants to enjoy great art, fabulous music, tasty festival fare and the company of old and new friends at the 50th Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in downtown State College and on the University Park campus of Penn State.

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!

As a non-profit organization, we depend a great deal on the generosity of others. We’re grateful to all the individuals and organizations that are supporting the 2016 Festival through their donations, sponsorships, and partnership. The 2016 Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sponsors are featured below. You can see the complete list of 2016 sponsors here.

More sponsors, as well as other donors and volunteers, are always welcome!