We are now accepting applications to the 2017 Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition. To apply, click or tap here.

The 2017 Festival will be July 13-16, 2017, with Children and Youth Day on July 12. BookFest will be July 15.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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! We look forward to welcoming everyone who wants to enjoy great art, fabulous music, tasty festival fare and the company of old and new friends each year.

Can’t wait until next July?
We’d love to celebrate New Year’s Eve with you at First Night State College!

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 supported 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 sponsors here.

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