Be a Part of Downtown Hershey’s Culturefest


The Downtown Hershey Association is excited to host the first-ever Culturefest. On Saturday, June 23 between 12:00 and 8:00 p.m., ChocolateTown Square Park and the surrounding streets of Downtown Hershey will be transformed into a celebration of global art, food, and music with a local flavor.

Art

Multiple stages will feature live performances of music and dance. Various ethnic dance groups will perform throughout the day. Three bands will also take to the stage.

3:00 p.m. Colebrook Road

This bluegrass band will use an intricate and dynamic arrangement to create an interestingly modern, complex, and varied sound.

4:45 p.m. CASE 150

A group of veteran musicians will showcase their eclectic Americana sound.

6:30 p.m. Emmanual Nsingani (Von Lem)

Wraps up the performances with his worldly, folkloric flavor.

 

ChocolateTown Square will serve as a dynamic place where diverse artists can come together to share and sell their work. Artisans from throughout the region will share their unique talents, including picture books, collage art, sea glass jewelry, and rock sculptures. The talent brought to Downtown Hershey will be extensive: artists transforming wine and beer bottles into cheese trays, or simply hand blown glass. Their work will range from traditional to modern and accompany everything in between—you will be sure to find something that matches your unique style.

 

Children’s Activities

We hope to see your whole family at Culturefest, as there will be activities for children. Authentic Henna tattoos will be available all day as well as a bounce house. Additionally, children can expect an appearance by the Harrisburg Senators’ mascot, and an activity through The Hershey Story.

 

Fantastic Food

You will have the opportunity to eat your way around the world, as the festival will feature five American food trucks, five global food trucks, and three snack tents. The cultural food venues will include Mediterranean, Mexican, and Vietnamese. Additionally, the ever trendy gourmet grilled cheese will be making its way to ChocolateTown Square accompanied by scoops of edible cookie dough for dessert. If unique foods are not your thing, traditional American crabcakes, french fries, barbeque, hotdogs, and ice cream will be available for purchase as well.

There will also be numerous food vendors who will be selling snacks to take home such as luxury beef jerky, pickles, gourmet popcorn, and kettle corns.  

No meal would be complete without an accompanying beverage. A local favorite, Troegs brewery, will be selling their unique beers, and Olivero’s Vineyard will sell wine. Non-alcoholic options include 3J’s coffee and the Taza truck.   

 

Want to Help?

Our Downtown Hershey events would not be possible without the support of our many volunteers. In addition to attending the event, please consider volunteering for a few hours. Sign up here

We hope to see you on June 23 for our inaugural Culturefest!