This year’s Festival is July 9-12. Children and Youth Day is July 8. BookFest is July 11.
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. We have an official smartphone app, and our website is mobile optimized, so you can easily stay connected. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
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 49th Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in downtown State College and on the University Park campus of Penn State. 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!
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 support 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!