Life on Chocolate

Year-round events in the heart of Downtown Hershey

Art Show & Culturefest
May 18, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Downtown Hershey’s Art Show & Culturefest features fine artisans, craftsmen, a variety of food options, and craft beer and wine. This family-friendly event will also include children’s activities and interactive programming for all ages that highlights a variety of arts and cultures. Live entertainment will be featured throughout the day and will include a mix of music, dance, and other engaging performances. 

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

The summertime Market on Chocolate in Downtown Hershey is back for a fifth 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 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 19
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 6
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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