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Presenting fine traditional arts in Central Pennsylvania since 1985

Upcoming Events

Sat, June 29 - Folk Artists Gathering

Folk Artists Gathering Folk Artists Gathering Hershey
The Susquehanna Folk Arts Center is hosting a get-together for people who practice or enjoy traditional arts. That term includes playing traditional music, singing in a church choir, making quilts or rugs or wood-carvings, cooking from grandma’s recipes, learning Balkan dances — the list is endless! Please join us for networking with other folk arts practitioners, or just to take a peek into the kaleidoscope of local traditional arts, on Saturday afternoon, June 29 at Hershey Public Library. MORE

Wed, July 10 - Using Social Media to Promote your Art

Using Social Media to Promote your Art Online
Online platforms offer a dizzying array of ways for artists to reach broader audiences. Local creatives Skye Leppo, Shane Speal and Bobbi Carmitchell will offer their experiences with using social media to promote their work as folk and traditional artists. Presented by our Susquehanna Folk Arts Center, this informative webinar will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, July 10. MORE

August 9-11 - Susquehanna Folk Festival

The Susquehanna Folk Festival returns on the second weekend of August with world-class performers and hands-on fun! Evening concerts feature Cape Breton superstars Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy (Friday), jazzy Texas Swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown (Saturday), and the joyously unconventional Klezmatics (Sunday).

FREE programming on Saturday and Sunday features hands-on kids’ activities, jam sessions, folk dancing, and mini-concerts from local artists Bobbi Carmitchell, Brazilian Vibes, Tanjo & Crow, and more. Our Emerging Artist Showcase and Archive Challenge round out Saturday and Sunday, getting us warmed up for matinée concerts with African-American roots artist Hubby Jenkins and Venezuelan-Appalachian fusion duo Larry & Joe.

Dance highlights include two contradances (with the Contra Rebels and the Dead Sea Squirrels) and a Swing Dance Sunday evening with Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five.

See the whole schedule — it's the best weekend of the summer!

Sun, September 15 - Fort Hunter Day

Fort Hunter Day Harrisburg
SFMS provides folk entertainment as part of the annual Fort Hunter Day festivities: an open jam session and live music. Enjoy family-friendly activities and historical demonstrations, food, crafts, and more, all day Sunday, September 15 at Fort Hunter Park. MORE

Tue, September 17 - Oral History Workshop

Oral History Workshop Hershey
An oral history collection captures and preserves peoples’ voices and memories for the future. This Susquehanna Folk Arts Center workshop with SFMS folklorist Amy Skillman explores the value of these collections and shares useful tips for creating them. In-person workshop on Tuesday, September 17 at Hershey Public Library. MORE

Sat, September 28 - Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Harrisburg
All Susquehanna Folk volunteers, past and future, are invited to a potluck cookout with live musical entertainment by SFMS Board members! Saturday, September 28 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE