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Central Pennsylvania's grass-roots voice for folk music and dance!


Monthly - RiverFolk

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One Wednesday a month, join us for a unique summer concert series! Enjoy live acoustic music by local performers during a relaxing sunset cruise on the Pride of the Susquehanna riverboat. On June 29, Shine Delphi & Grace Mahar launch the series. Board the riverboat at City Island Dock, Harrisburg. MORE

Thu, July 28 - Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Social Justice

Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Social Justice Online
Stories, as well as songs, can be powerful vehicles for social change. Join master storyteller Sheila Arnold for a thought-provoking and inspiring workshop, live on Zoom on Thursday, July 28. MORE

August 12-14 - Susquehanna Folk Festival

A family-friendly festival packed with music, dancing, workshops, jamming, storytelling, crafts, and much more.

Live Music

Multiple stages featuring nationally-known acts, up-and-coming roots performers and local treasures.

Dance Hall

Swing, Contra, Bal Folk, and International dance, plus demos of Puerto Rican and classical Indian dance.

Something for Everyone

Lots of variety, indoors and outdoors, kids' activities, food trucks, jams...

Make Plans Today!

Tickets & applications are available now! See you IN PERSON August 12‑14
at the York Expo Center in York, PA. MORE

Sat, August 13 - Emerging Artists Showcase

Emerging Artists Showcase York
Up-and-coming roots musicians are in the spotlight in our annual Emerging Artist Showcase, one of the highlights of our summer festival and always a fun event. Applications are now open! Apply by Friday, July 15 MORE

Sun, August 14 - Liars Contest

Liars Contest York
Love telling tall tales and shaggy frog stories? Enter the Susquehanna Folk Festival's 2022 Liars Contest! Anyone who can tell a short, funny, family-friendly story is invited to apply. Applications are now open! Apply by Friday, July 15. MORE
logo: 2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival

Now accepting applications!

The Susquehanna Folk Festival is
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Multiple Stages * Lots of Variety
Nationally Known Performers
Local, Regional & New Roots Acts

Outdoors * Air‑conditioned Indoors
Dance Hall * Young Folks * Food Trucks
Liars Contest * Emerging Artists

Onsite Camping this year!


We are delighted to be presenting in-person, live folk music once again!

COVID policy for the festival will be determined in early August. While we all hope that summer brings an end to COVID protocols, SFMS is committed to creating a festival that is as safe as possible for visitors, volunteers and artists. Advance ticket purchasers will be notified of policy updates, and the policy will be posted here.

Full details on our Covid Policy page. Please check back as needed; our policy will adapt as the situation changes.


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We are pleased to announce this year's Bringing It Home series at the Susquehanna Folk Festival, spotlighting the work of several local folk artists in (and not yet in!) our Folk Artists Gallery.

Dance to Serbo-Croatian tambura music of Sviraj... be spellbound by classical Indian dance... talk about foods that remind folks of home... enjoy songs and dance music of Puerto Rico, Brazil, Ireland, and Black American churches... and hear stories about passing on traditions to a new generation. It's all at the Susquehanna Folk Festival this August!

The board and staff of the Susquehanna Folk Music Society are committed to celebrating and affirming diverse cultures through programming which explores the music, dance, craft and stories of many people. We stand in complete solidarity with the Black community and all marginalized communities to speak out against injustice, bigotry and racial violence.