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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.

Porchfest collage




crowds gathering to here muscicians at porchfest
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



Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

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Garden District


Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016

3 - 6 p.m.





tucson blenman-elm-porchfest logo
Tucson Porchfest 2016 - Date TBD






California

gilroy california porchfest logo

Gilroy, California


Date: Saturday, September 17





san franscisco california porchfest logo

San Francisco, California


Date: Saturday, May 21st

San Francisco Mission District




napa porchfest logo

Napa, California


Date: July 31, 2016, noon to 6 pm


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





Colorado

boulder porchfest logo

Mapleton Hill - Boulder, Colorado


Date: Sunday, September 18th






Florida

jacksonville porchfest logo

Jacksonville, Florida


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

Historic Springfield




Palatka, Florida

2016 DATE TBD
2015 Date Was April 25th
(Palatka's South Historic District located on the banks of the majestic St Johns River)







quincy porchfest logo

Quincy, Florida


2016 Date TBD
2015 Date Was October 24, 2015





Indiana

carmel IN porchfest logo

Carmel, Indiana


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







Maine

Portland  porchfest logo

Portland, ME

2016 TBD








Maryland

Takoma  porchfest logo

Takoma, Maryland


Date: Saturday, May 31st, 2016





Hagerstown MD  porchfest logo

Hagerstown, MD

2016 DATE TBD





Massachusetts

arlington  porchfest logo

Arlington, Massachusetts


Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016





boston  porchfest logo

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






Michigan

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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





Minnesota

powderhorn logo

Minneapolis, Minnesota


Date: Saturday, September 21st






Missouri

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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

2016 DATE TBD




Ohio

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Akron, Ohio


Date: Saturday, August 20th





larchmere porchfest logo

Larchmere, Ohio


Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016






Pennsylvania

erie pa porchfest logo

Erie, Pennsyvania


Date: September, 2016

The Old Town section of Erie, Pennsyvania





South Carolina

folly beach porchfest logo

Charleston, SC


Folly Beach Porchfest
2016 DATE TBD





Tennessee

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Franklin, Tennessee


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






Texas

tucker hill  porchfest logo

McKinney, Texas


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






Utah

salt lake city utah porchfest logo

Salt Lake City, Utah


Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016








Virginia

stuart virginia porchfest logo

Stuart, Virginia


Date: September 2-5, 2016








Washington

spokane washington porchfest logo

Spokane, Washington

2016 DATE TBD





International Porchfests and Music Events

Canada

belleville ontario canada porchfest logo

Belleville, Ontario

2016 DATE TBD
2015 Date Was Saturday, September 26th




montreal canada porchfest logo

Montreal (NDG)


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





vankleek hill canada porchfest logo

Vankleek Hill, Ontario


Date: July 23, 2016, noon to 5 pm





Winnepeg, Manitoba

2016 DATE TBD





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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