Porchfest Calendar 2017

Enjoy These Special Music Events

Porchfests 2017 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 musicians 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 2017 Calendar Being Updated Periodically As Not All Specific Dates Have Been Published



United States Porchfests and Music Events

Some Porchfests have not been scheduled for 2017 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.



Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

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Garden District


Date: Usually in April




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Tucson Porchfest 2016 - Date TBD




California

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Gilroy, California


Date: Usually in September




san franscisco california porchfest logo

San Francisco, California


Date: Usually in May

San Francisco Mission District



napa porchfest logo

Napa, California


Date: Usually in July


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



Colorado

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Mapleton Hill - Boulder, Colorado


Date: Usually in September




Florida

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Jacksonville, Florida


Date: Usually in November

Historic Springfield



Palatka, Florida


Usually in April
(Palatka's South Historic District located on the banks of the majestic St Johns River)




quincy porchfest logo

Quincy, Florida


Usually in October



Indiana

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Carmel, Indiana


Date: Usually in September





Maine

Portland  porchfest logo

Portland, ME





Maryland

Takoma  porchfest logo

Takoma, Maryland


Date: Usually in May




Hagerstown MD  porchfest logo

Hagerstown, MD





Massachusetts

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Arlington, Massachusetts


Date: Usually in June




boston  porchfest logo

Boston, Massachusetts


Date: Usually in August




Jamaica Plain  porchfest logo

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts


Date: Usually in July




Somerville  porchfest logo

Somerville, Massachusetts


Date: Usually in May




Michigan

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Ann Arbor, Michigan


Date: Usually in May

Walter Hill Music Fest
Rain date is one week later



Minnesota

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Minneapolis, Minnesota


Date:Usually in September




Missouri

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Kansas City, Missouri


Date: Usually in October

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

Usually in May
2015 event was held on October 3rd



Ithaca New York Porchfest logo

Ithaca, New York


Ithaca: where porchfests got their start!

Date: Usually in September




Oswego New York Porchfest logo

Oswego, New York


Date: Usually in September

Historic Westside Neighborhood of the Franklin Square District



Rochester New York Porchfest logo

Rochester, New York





Ohio

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Akron, Ohio


Date: Usually in August




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Larchmere, Ohio


Date: Usually in June




Pennsylvania

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Erie, Pennsylvania


Date: Usually in September

The Old Town section of Erie, Pennsylvania



South Carolina

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Charleston, SC


Folly Beach Porchfest



Tennessee





Texas

tucker hill  porchfest logo

McKinney, Texas


Tucker Hill Community
Date: Usually in May




Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah


Date: Usually in September




Virginia

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Stuart, Virginia


Date: Usually in September




Washington

spokane washington porchfest logo

Spokane, Washington





International Porchfests and Music Events

Canada

belleville ontario canada porchfest logo

Belleville, Ontario


Usually in September



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Montreal (NDG)


Date: Usually in May




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Vankleek Hill, Ontario


Date: Usually in July




Winnipeg, 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 skate boards 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



Find a porchfest this year; it's a great family vacation idea or weekend activity.


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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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