The 2016 Festival will be July 14-17. Children and Youth Day will be July 13. BookFest will be July 16.

Connect with us to stay informed about our plans for the 50th Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Festival in the summer of 2016!  We’ll have the great artists, musicians, thespians and food vendors–and more–that make the Festival such a special time in State College. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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We hope you enjoyed the great art, fabulous music, tasty festival fare and the company of old and new friends during 2015’s 49th Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in downtown State College and on the University Park campus of Penn State. It was five days filled with shopping at our nationally recognized Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition; seeing performers of international, national, and regional stature on outdoor and indoor stages; checking the progress on our 25 ton sand sculpture; being awed at the Downtown State College Italian Street Painting Festival; marveling at the creativity of kids at Children and Youth Day; learning about comic books at BookFest; and more!

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! 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 supported the 2015 Festival through their donations, sponsorships, and partnership. The 2015 Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sponsors are featured below. You can see the complete list of 2015 sponsors here.

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