Life on Chocolate

Year-round events in the heart of Downtown Hershey

Art Show & Culturefest
May TBD, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Downtown Hershey’s Art Show & Culturefest, will be held in May 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in ChocolateTown Square Park and the streets of Downtown Hershey. This juried art show and outdoor festival features the work of fine artisans, great live music, performances, children’s activities, craft beer and wine, and delicious food that celebrates different cultures. The Art Show & Culturefest is free and open to the public!

Market on Chocolate
Saturdays, June through September, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

The summertime Market on Chocolate in Downtown Hershey is back for a sixth year. The market offers a variety of choices for consumers that range from jewelry and artisan wares to unique retail food products, to prepared foods, baked goods, and fruits and vegetables. Different than a traditional farmers market, Market on Chocolate also strives to so support unique start-up retail businesses that may not have a storefront presence. Downtown Hershey programming on market days also includes fitness classes, entertainment, and community programming in ChocolateTown Square Park. 

Music on Chocolate
Second Saturdays June through August, 7:00 – 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. 

Choctoberfest
October TBD 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall and everything local at Choctoberfest, our annual fall festival featuring bands, beers, bites, and chocolate! 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 not all of our vendors will accept credit cards. There are ATM machines available nearby for your convenience.

Holiday Celebration
December 5, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
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!

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