Cultural Fest


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August 2, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
 
Corner of 2nd and Market Streets
Harrisburg, PA

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FREE ADMISSION

Sponsored by:

Highmark
The Commissioners and the County's Multicultural Task Force Committee extend a warm invitation to a free, open air street festival celebrating cultural diversity in Dauphin County. The festival will offer national and local recording artists, ethnic foods, crafts, Children's Corner and more. Bring your lawn chairs. 

2019 Entertainment

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  5:15 PM     Troupe Hayati 
  5:30 PM     Halo-Halo Youth Dancers
  5:45 PM     Coyle School of Irish Dance
  6:00 PM     Teen Town
  7:00 PM     Dwennimmen African Dance Company
  7:15 PM     The Sunshine Dance Club  
  7:30 PM      The Singer's Lounge
  8:30 PM     Tha Maniacz
  8:45 PM     The Harrisburg High School Drumline
  8:55 PM     Dauphin County Commissioners Welcome
  9:00 PM      Sheila E.

 
 Cultural Performances Sponsored by:   
   PHFA

Children's Corner
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This year's theme is Paws Against Drugs. The evening will be filled with crafts and games with a focus on animals with paws. Our popular face painters will be onsite during the event and a photo area will be set up for children to have their photo taken with animal related props. Children will be able to leave the event with a balloon, drink and snack.  Also featured this year will be therapy animals for the children to interact with.  Some of the animals scheduled to be at the event are dogs, cats, goats, and alpacas.


Vendors

Are you a craft, artisan or cultural food vendor looking to sell your products at this year's Cultural Fest? Download the applications below for additional information.
2019 Vendor Application
2019 Cultural Fest Food Application
 
If you have any additional questions, please contact Larry Moore, Program Director at lmoore@dauphinc.org.


Where to Stay

 
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Hampton Inn & Suites Harrisburg N.
30 Capital Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 540-0990


SpringHill Suites by Marriott
Harrisburg Hershey
15 Capital Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 540-5100

The Central Hotel & Conference Center
800 E. Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 561-2800

     
 Days

           Hilton  Crowne Plaza
Days Inn Harrisburg North
3919 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 233-3100

Hilton Harrisburg
1 North 2nd St
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 233-6300

Crowne Plaza
23 S. 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 234-5021

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Hotel Indigo
765 Eisenhower Blvd
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 558-7676
   
 
 
Additional Questions

1.)    What is the cost to attend Cultural Fest?
FREE! There is no fee to attend this Dauphin County event in Downtown Harrisburg. No tickets are required to attend. Cultural Fest will feature live music and entertainment from national and local recording artists all for FREE!

2.)    What should I bring with me?
We encourage guests to bring a relaxing lawn chair to sit on as the stage is on Market St. No tents, coolers or alcohol are allowed at Cultural Fest. This is a family friendly event.

3.)    What types of food/craft vendors are at Cultural Fest?
We have a number of food vendors attending offering such delights as BBQ, hot dogs, crab cakes, kettle corn and other festival favorites. There is something to tempt everyone’s taste buds. A handful of craft vendors will also be displaying their goods at Cultural Fest. Choose from fashions, fashion accessories, jewelry and more.

4.)    What activities are there for children?
Dauphin County Human Services will be providing a variety of games and hands-on activities for children of all ages. Bring the entire family to join in the fun.

5.)    What happens if it rains?
Cultural Fest is held rain or shine.

6.)    Can we bring our dogs?
While we love dogs ourselves and think that they are part of the family, we ask that you leave your dogs at home for Cultural Fest.

7.)    We are traveling from outside of Harrisburg. What other resources can help me plan my evening at Cultural Fest? Please visit the Visit Hershey & Harrisburg for more fun happenings in the area.

8.)    What types of amenities do you have at Cultural Fest?
Port-a-Johns will be available behind the Dauphin County Administration Bldg.

ATM’s are available at various downtown banks. All within a block of the event. 

First Aid – an EMT is on-site during the entire event to take care of all of your health and wellness needs while attending Cultural Fest.

Information Booth – if you need information about where to eat, where to stay, etc, please visit our Information Booth.

Security will be seen throughout Cultural Fest to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.

Parking is available downtown at parking garages and metered parking on downtown streets. Parking rates vary between meters and garages.

9.)    If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 717-599-5188 ext 0.