Announcing the 2016 Life on Chocolate Event Series

Life on Chocolate Avenue in Downtown Hershey is like, well… a yummy box of chocolates with many different flavors of fun, food and entertainment to please every palate.

The Life on Chocolate event series kicks off with Art On Chocolate May 14, sponsored by the Downtown Hershey Association in partnership with The Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society. The fine arts and crafts festival, to be held on Chocolate Avenue in Downtown Hershey from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, will feature more than 130 artists and craftsmen, children’s activities and food vendors. Admission is free.

Promoting “farm to table” will be a breeze when the Farmers Market re-opens late May in Downtown Hershey. Every Saturday morning visitors to the market can take home fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Other unique items include granola, cheeses, artisan wares, and pet food. The Farmers Market will be held in a new location this year, the parking lot adjacent to the Hershey Volunteer Fire Company fire station. Farmers Market hours are 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, May 21 – October 8.

Don’t skip Music on Chocolate, beginning June 11 and continuing the second Saturday of every month throughout the summer. 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. Hours: 7 pm – 10 pm.

Embrace the crisp, cool air and bronze leaves while celebrating fall and everything local with Choctoberfest on October 15. Join your friends and neighbors in ChocolateTown Square for autumn-themed festivities including live music, children’s games and activities, food and beverage options, and other entertainment. Admission is free. Hours: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Be sure to bring cash, as many of the vendors do not accept credit cards. There are ATM machines available nearby for your convenience.

The Life on Chocolate series gets tied up with a bow December 2 with Downtown Hershey’s Holiday Celebration. 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! Hours:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.