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Porchfest Calendar 2016

Enjoy These Special Music Events

Porchfests 2016 are special music festivals held on front porches while neighbors and visitors stroll from porch to porch to enjoy the festivities! Our 2016 Calendar lists events around the country so you can find one near you. These special events for music can be great last minute family vacation ideas. Listen to local musicians and enjoy the sights of the surrounding area.

The first Porchfest was held in Ithaca NY in 2007 and the idea has happily spread to other neighborhoods across the country and into Canada with more being added every year.

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Blane Howard Performs at Porchfest

crowds gathering to here muscicians at porchfest
Neighbors, friends, and community gather for Porchfest

What Porchfests Are About

Porchfests are music events in local neighborhoods that take place on porches. Typically, local muscians take turns playing for specific amounts of time. In many cases, neighborhoods also have food carts and other entertainment venues for kids of all ages making it an ideal family event.

If you are lucky enough to live near one of these events, then take your kids, bring a lawn chair and a cooler for a fun day of socializing and enjoying wonderful music on the front porches of your neighborhood.

musical group performing on porch at porchfest

If you don't see one near you, it might be a good idea to organize one in your community. Have porches? Have musicians? Have families? Then you have what you need!

While we aim to reflect accurate information, it is always best to check with each individual website (links provided below) to be sure of their current details. Thank you!

PorchFest 2016 Calendar Being Updated Periodically As Not All Specific Dates Have Been Published

United States 2016 Porchfests and Music Events

Some Porchfests have not been scheduled for 2016 at date of publication- we'll try to update the calendar as soon as we receive the appropriate dates or click on the applicable links for any updates published by the organizer of the event.

If your event is not listed here or if you are aware of a scheduled date, please let us know and we will gladly add it. We also love hearing your tips for organizing a successful event and seeing your photos and videos, too.

TBD = To Be Determined


Tucson, Arizona

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Garden District

Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016

3 - 6 p.m.

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Tucson Porchfest 2016 - Date TBD


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Gilroy, California

Date: Saturday, September 17

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San Francisco, California

Date: Saturday, May 21st

San Francisco Mission District

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Napa, California

Date: July 31, 2016, noon to 6 pm

See our coverage (photos and video) of the Napa porch festival from prior years.


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Mapleton Hill - Boulder, Colorado

Date: Sunday, September 18th


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Jacksonville, Florida

Date: Saturday, November 5th, 2016, noon to 8 pm

Historic Springfield

Palatka, Florida

2015 Date Was April 25th
(Palatka's South Historic District located on the banks of the majestic St Johns River)

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Quincy, Florida

2016 Date TBD
2015 Date Was October 24, 2015


carmel IN porchfest logo

Carmel, Indiana

Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 1-5:30 PM


Portland  porchfest logo

Portland, ME

2016 TBD


Takoma  porchfest logo

Takoma, Maryland

Date: Saturday, May 31st, 2016

Hagerstown MD  porchfest logo

Hagerstown, MD



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Arlington, Massachusetts

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016

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Boston, Massachusetts

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2016

Jamaica Plain  porchfest logo

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Date: July 9, 2016

Plum Island, Massachusetts

Date: Saturday, May 21

Somerville  porchfest logo

Somerville, Massachusetts

Date: Saturday, May 21


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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Date: May 1st, 2016, 2 to 6 pm

Walter Hill Music Fest
Rain date is one week later


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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date: Saturday, September 21st


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Kansas City, Missouri

Date: October 8, 2016

West Plaza Neighborhood Porchfest

New Jersey

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Cranbury Township, New Jersey

PorchFest Cranbury is a weekly, summer-long, roaming block party for neighbors of all ages.

New York

buffalo New York Porchfest logo

Buffalo, New York

May 7th, 2016
2015 event was held on October 3rd

Ithaca New York Porchfest logo

Ithaca, New York

Where porchfests got their start!

Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016

Oswego New York Porchfest logo

Oswego, New York

Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016, 1 to 5 pm

Historic Westside Neighborhood of the Franklin Square District

Rochester New York Porchfest logo

Rochester, New York



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Akron, Ohio

Date: Saturday, August 20th

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Larchmere, Ohio

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016


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Erie, Pennsyvania

Date: September, 2016

The Old Town section of Erie, Pennsyvania

South Carolina

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Charleston, SC

Folly Beach Porchfest


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Franklin, Tennessee

Westhaven Community
Date: June 18, 2016, 4 to 10 p.m.


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McKinney, Texas

Tucker Hill Community
Date: May 7, 2016, 5 p.m. to Dusk


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Salt Lake City, Utah

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016


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Stuart, Virginia

Date: September 2-5, 2016


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Spokane, Washington


International Porchfests and Music Events


belleville ontario canada porchfest logo

Belleville, Ontario

2015 Date Was Saturday, September 26th

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Montreal (NDG)

Date: May 7 and 8, 12-5 p.m.

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Vankleek Hill, Ontario

Date: July 23, 2016, noon to 5 pm

Winnepeg, Manitoba


From the first porchfest celebration in Ithaca N.Y. in 2007 to over 19 today across the U.S. and Canada, more and more neighborhoods are embracing music to create a sense of community.

These family oriented special music events allow neighbors to meet neighbors and for others to witness the gathering of friends for a day of entertainment.

Westhaven Community Porchfest 2012
Fun scene from the Westhaven Porchfest, Franklin TN
Singer/song writer Kate Schettler

Front porches become the venue onto which local musicians play for a specified time to people of all ages. Neighbors join by walking, riding bikes, driving golf carts, or riding skateboards and move from porch to porch. Kids sell lemonade and watermelon and vendors sometimes supply the ice cream.

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Grab a folding chair, your cooler and enjoy live music on wonderful porches

Use our Porchfest 2016 calendar and plan to attend a porchfest near you this year - it's a great family vacation idea.

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Musical group Concord Road performing at Porchfest

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Grab a folding chair, your cooler and enjoy live music on wonderful porches

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