Dauphin County Commissioners to Host 13th Annual Cultural Fest on Aug. 21 at City Island


Dauphin County Commissioners Mike Pries, Chad Saylor, and George P. Hartwick III will host the county’s 13th Annual Cultural Fest on Aug. 21 at City Island.

The event’s theme is “Family Reunion” and features food, art, family activities, and entertainment – including a headline performance by platinum-selling artist, Tony! Toni! Tone!

The FREE event runs from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at City Island’s Skyline Area.

“After many months of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, this event will really hit the spot and bring our community together,” Commissioner Chad Saylor said.

Sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield, Cultural Fest is a day of premier entertainment featuring three national artists, regional and local entertainment, two stages, social services, youth development, ethnic foods, crafts, fun and educational family activities, and so much more.

“Dauphin County is always proud to offer this event, and this year, perhaps more than ever, we look forward to a day of celebration, food, and excitement,” Commissioner Mike Pries said.

We have also partnered with Island vendors that will be open for business, featuring train rides, miniature golf, merry-go-round, ice cream and other foods.

Please bring lawn chairs, a blanket and small picnic basket and spend the day.

“What a way to get back outside and share laughs and smile with your neighbors, family, and friends,” Commissioner George P. Hartwick said.

The Dauphin County Commissioners are scheduled to present at 8:30 p.m., before headliner, Tony! Toni! Tone!  – scheduled to perform at 8:45 p.m.

A full schedule of events is attached and will be available at DauphinCounty.org.

From 2 to 6 p.m., the Dauphin County Commissioners, Dauphin County Economic Development Corporation, and Cultural Celebration Task Force will feature Department of Drug and Alcohol Services prevention activities for youth activities, including social services, games, and professional development. UPMC Pinnacle, Hershey Company and D&S Tree Service has sponsored this year’s youth activities. Each child will also receive a snack, drink, and handouts.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Harrisburg Farm Show Complex. Please follow the Dauphin County Parks & Recreation Facebook page for updates.

The 2021 Cultural Fest is sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield, UPMC Pinnacle, M&T Bank, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Renewal by Andersen, The Hershey Company, Capital BlueCross, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, CBS 21, D&S Tree Service, Visit Hershey & Harrisburg,  abc27, Lamar, WXPN, WITF, The Burg, Latino Connection, Kegerreis, Best Western Premier – The Central Hotel and Conference Center, Harrisburg Hilton, Hampton Inn Suites, Springhill Suites, Residence Inn, Crowne Plaza, Fun 101.3, Filson Water, Dauphin County Economic Development Corporation, and Cultural Diversity Task Force.

For more information about Cultural Fest, or other Dauphin County events, please visit www.DauphinCounty.org or call 717-599-5188. Connect with Dauphin County Parks and Recreation at Facebook.com/DauphinCountyParksRecreation and Twitter.com/DauphinParksRec.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett Hambright, Press Secretary, 717-780-6311; bhambright@dauphinc.org.