Life on Chocolate

Year-round events in the heart of Downtown Hershey

Art on Chocolate
May 13, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The 2017 Art on Chocolate—a fine art and craft festival in Downtown Hershey—boasts 130 artists, fine craftsmen, and food vendors. This family friendly event also will include children’s art activities, face painting and local students’ art on display at The Hershey Story, the museum on Chocolate Avenue.

Farmers Market on Chocolate
Saturday mornings 8:00 am – 12:30 pm, June through October

The Farmers Market on Chocolate in Downtown Hershey is back for a third year.  This year the market will feature many returning and new vendors.  The vendors will be selling a multitude of goods ranging from locally-grown fruits and vegetables to unique items including granola, gourmet cheeses, gluten-free baked goods, soaps and oils, and artisan wares. The market also includes entertainment, children’s activities, and community programming. 

Second Saturdays
June through September, 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Come to Downtown Hershey on the Second Saturday of each month for an enhanced farmers market selection, themed vendor specials, and expanded programming in ChocolateTown Square. Downtown business promotions will be offered at select locations throughout the day. Second Saturdays will conclude with our Music on Chocolate summer concert series featuring live entertainment and food and beverage options.

Music on Chocolate
Second Saturdays June through September, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Downtown Hershey’s summer concert series will feature the talents of regional acts as well as local musicians getting national attention. Two bands will be featured each evening in a family-friendly atmosphere with food and beverages. Come out to enjoy live music in ChocolateTown Square. 

October 14
Celebrate fall and everything local at Choctoberfest! Family and friends are invited to join the festivities in ChocolateTown Square, which include live music and food from downtown restaurants. Children’s games and activities, in addition to local retail and winery specials, provide something for the whole family.  Admission is free, and everyone is welcome to join the fun!  Be sure to bring cash, as many of the vendors will not accept credit cards. There are ATM machines available nearby for your convenience.

Holiday Celebration
December 1
Gather your friends and family to kick off the holidays in Downtown Hershey! Enjoy a festive tree lighting ceremony and holiday music performances. Warm your heart and hands with some hot cocoa and cookies and stick around to see Santa pay a visit ChocolateTown Square. You won’t want to miss this spirited way to begin your holiday season!

Chocolate Avenue
Hershey 17033 PA US
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