Cultural Fest

15th Annual

Dauphin County Cultural Fest | August 19 | 3 - 10 PM | S. Riverfront Park in Harrisburg |

 New Location: South Riverfront Park on Front Street - Harrisburg, PA


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The Commissioners and the County's Cultural Celebration Task Force invite you to a free festival celebrating cultural diversity in Dauphin County. This event will bring together our region's diversity and cultures as well as celebrate and increase awareness of our vast differences and commonalities.

The event will offer cultural food & performances, craft vendors, Dauphin County Human Services, Systems of Care Youth Fest, Professional Development, Sports & Games, Children's Corner, and more.  This is a FREE event, but bring along some spending money to shop with the vendors and enjoy ethnic foods from a variety of food trucks. Bring your lawn chairs.

Large bags and umbrellas are prohibited at this event in accordance with event guidelines and security best practices. This includes backpacks, large purses, clear bags, fanny packs, camera bags, drawstring bags, totes, and suitcases. Exceptions will be made for guests that require a medical equipment bag and/or a parenting bag. These bags must be smaller than 14”x14”x6” and are subject to screening upon entry.

Parking - Guests who use the ParkMobile app to pay for parking can use the code “LUVHBG” at checkout for four hours of free street parking on Saturday. Free parking is also available on City Island.

2023 Entertainment

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Kirsten Keyes & Chris Harris


3:00 - 3:15 PM

Welcome & Logistics


3:40 - 3:55 PM

Sampaguita Socials (Filipino American Community of South Central PA)


4:10 - 4:25 PM
4:35 - 4:50 PM
5:20 - 5:35 PM
6:00 - 6:45 PM
6:50 - 6:55 PM

Nelson Fernandez


7:45 - 7:55 PM
7:55 - 8:05 PM

Casaya Achampong


8:10 - 8:45 PM

DJ Kool A legendary DJ,  Hip-Hop & Go-Go Rap Artist* 

* Due to unforeseen circumstances, Chubb Rock unfortunately will not be appearing at this year's Cultural Fest. The Dauphin County Commissioners would like to send their sincere condolences to Chubb Rock and his family. Thank you to legendary DJ Kool, Hip-Hop, and Go-Go Artist for performing!

8:45 - 8:50 PM

Harrisburg High School Drumline


8:50 - 9:00 PM

Dauphin County Commissioners & Event Sponsors


9:00 - 10:15 PM

Stokley - A GRAMMY-Nominated former lead vocalist for Mint Condition, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist


Children's Corner | 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Sponsored by:


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Hosted by the Dauphin County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services and the Department of Children and Youth Services, the Children’s Corner runs from 3 PM to 7 PM with a focus on healthy outdoor activities and the spirit of teamwork for children ages 2 through 12.

The theme of this year’s Children’s Corner is Stop. Collaborate. And Listen.

This phrase is more than reinvigorating a 90s hit. As a community, we often find ourselves moving about our own tasks and goals without stopping to listen to what others have to offer and working together. This area will remind us to stop our usual routines, collaborate with one another, and listen to the experiences and expertise others have to offer. 


Cultural Fest Children's Corner
Cultural Fest's Children's Corner

A young girl and young boy at Cultural Fest

Community Sponsors:


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Supporting Sponsor:

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