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Central Pennsylvania's grass-roots voice for folk music and dance!

Summer 2022 Calendar

icon: handson tag = Hands-on activities -- jump right in!
icon: family tag = Kid-friendly events

Sat, June 4 - RADfest!

RADfest! Lancaster
Steelton's renowned tambura ensemble Sviraj is the liveliest part of RADfest! 2022, and you're invited to Lancaster County (PA) Central Park to honor the memory of local dance enthusiast "Dr Rad" (Syd Radinovsky) with joyous music and international folk dance and a potluck supper. Sat, June 4 at Williamson Pavilion #11. MORE

Monthly - RiverFolk

RiverFolk RiverFolk Harrisburg
One Wednesday a month, join us for a unique summer concert series! Enjoy live acoustic music by local performers during a relaxing sunset cruise on the Pride of the Susquehanna riverboat. On June 29, Shine Delphi & Grace Mahar launch the series. Board the riverboat at City Island Dock, Harrisburg. MORE

Thu, July 28 - Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Social Justice

Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Social Justice Online
Stories, as well as songs, can be powerful vehicles for social change. Join master storyteller Sheila Arnold for a thought-provoking and inspiring workshop, live on Zoom on Thursday, July 28. MORE

August 12-14 - Susquehanna Folk Festival

A family-friendly festival packed with music, dancing, workshops, jamming, storytelling, crafts, and much more.

Live Music

Multiple stages featuring nationally-known acts, up-and-coming roots performers and local treasures.

Dance Hall

Swing, Contra, Bal Folk, and International dance, plus demos of Puerto Rican and classical Indian dance.

Something for Everyone

Lots of variety, indoors and outdoors, kids' activities, food trucks, jams...

Make Plans Today!

Tickets & applications are available now! See you IN PERSON August 12‑14
at the York Expo Center in York, PA. MORE

Sat, August 13 - Emerging Artists Showcase

Emerging Artists Showcase York
Up-and-coming roots musicians are in the spotlight in our annual Emerging Artist Showcase, one of the highlights of our summer festival and always a fun event. Applications are now open! Apply by Friday, July 15 MORE

Sun, August 14 - Liars Contest

Liars Contest York
Love telling tall tales and shaggy frog stories? Enter the Susquehanna Folk Festival's 2022 Liars Contest! Anyone who can tell a short, funny, family-friendly story is invited to apply. Applications are now open! Apply by Friday, July 15. MORE

Sun, October 9 - October Jam & Song Swap

October Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
Our first regular jam of the season. Our jam sessions are enjoyable afternoons of hands-on, homemade music. Everyone is welcome: instrumentalists and singers, musicians and listeners, all ages and levels, all acoustic folk styles. It's friendly and free. Sunday afternoon, October 9 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, November 13 - November Jam & Song Swap

November Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
Honor our veterans this month! Our jam sessions are enjoyable afternoons of hands-on, homemade music. Everyone is welcome: instrumentalists and singers, musicians and listeners, all ages and levels, all acoustic folk styles. It's friendly and free. Sunday afternoon, November 13 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE