Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

When: July 12 - 15, 2018

Where: Downtown State College and Penn State Campus

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The Central Pennsylvania Festival of Arts, better known as Arts Fest, is a favorite annual event every July. It features the nationally-ranked Sidewalk Sale & Exhibition featuring over 300 of the nation's best artists and craftsmen in addition to performing arts presented at six outdoor and indoor stages.

Each day of the Arts Fest features musical performances by artists from Pennsylvania and around the country.

Don't miss Wednesday's Youth Day, which includes a special sidewalk sale featuring art by young artists of Central Pennyslvania counties, the Grand Procession and a traditional Sing Along at the State College Presbyterian Church. The kids will also enjoy the lengendary buckets of water and mister on the 100 block of South Allen Street to keep everyone cool in the middle of the summer. Request A Central PA Visitors Guide

Enjoy the Italian Street Painting Festival on the 100 block of Hiester Street to see works of art at the tips of your toes.  Also watch a mound of sand turn into a beautiful sculpted work of art as the weekend passes along. 

Make sure to bring your running shoes for the annual Sue Crowe Memorial Arts Festival Races. There are 5K, 10K and 10-mile runs available to choose from with funds benefitting youth running activities in Centre County and the Nittany Valley Running Club

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If you're traveling to Centre County for the Festival this year, we can help you find hotelsbed & breakfasts and other accommodations. You can also use our Lodging Availability Tool. Request our Central PA Visitors Guide for more information on what to do and where to stay. We look forward to seeing you in State College for the Central Pennsylvania Festival of Arts!