Mark your calendars! The 2015 Arts Festival is July 9-12. Children and Youth Day is July 8. BookFest is July 11.
Children and Youth Sidealk Sale
CPFA Preview Sand Sculpture
Sidewalk Sale
Snow Cones 2 A
Rustical Quality String Band 2014 A
Banners Over Allen St
Italian Street Painting
Old Main at Night
2010 Race J A

Another Great Festival has Come and Gone!

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy great art, fabulous music, tasty festival fare and the company of 125,000 old and new friends at the 48th Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in downtown State College and on the University Park campus of Penn State. The effort and dedication of our 400 volunteers is the envy of other events.

The 2015 Festival is July 9-12. Children and Youth Day is July 8.
We look forward to seeing you!

Are you interested in participating in the Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition or the Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale? Would you like to be a performer, food vendor, or volunteer? Or do you just want to learn more about the 2015 Festival? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, please click here for information and updates about the next Festival.

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts brings over 100,000 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 BookFestPA. 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 supported the 2014 Festival. Our Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsors are featured below. You can see the complete list of 2014 sponsors here.

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