Porchfest Calendar

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 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

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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.


Tucson, Arizona

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Garden District

Date: Usually in April

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Tucson Porchfest 2016 - Date TBD


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Gilroy, California

Date: Usually in September

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San Francisco, California

Date: Usually in May

San Francisco Mission District

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Napa, California

Date: Usually in July

See pictures of the Napa porch festival from prior years.


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Mapleton Hill - Boulder, Colorado

Date: Usually in September


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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)

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Quincy, Florida

Usually in October


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Carmel, Indiana

Date: Usually in September


Portland  porchfest logo

Portland, ME


Takoma  porchfest logo

Takoma, Maryland

Date: Usually in May

Hagerstown MD  porchfest logo

Hagerstown, MD


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Arlington, Massachusetts

Date: Usually in June

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Boston, Massachusetts

Date: Usually in August

Jamaica Plain  porchfest logo

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Date: Usually in July

Newton MA porchfest logo

Newton, Massachusetts

Date: First Saturday in June

Somerville  porchfest logo

Somerville, Massachusetts

Date: Usually in May


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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Date: Usually in May

Walter Hill Music Fest
Rain date is one week later


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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date:Usually in September


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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

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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 (website not available)

Rochester, New York

Sackets Harbor, New York

September 15th from 12 - 6PM


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Akron, Ohio

Date: Usually in August

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Larchmere, Ohio

Date: Usually in June


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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



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McKinney, Texas

Tucker Hill Community
Date: June 2nd, 2018


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Salt Lake City, Utah

Date: Usually in September


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Stuart, Virginia

Date: Usually in September


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Spokane, Washington

International Porchfests and Music Events


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

Wonderful Pictures from The First Napa Porchfest

Musicians on the Porch

Napa porchfest musicians playing on the porch
First 2 photos courtesy of Napa Porch Festival Facebook page

Napa porchfest crowd enjoying the festivities
A fantastic crowd turned out for the festivities

More Napa Porchfest Pictures

The following photos were taken by Rick Anderson.

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