Music. Art. Dance. Comedy.
Pennsylvania's premier Alternative Arts Festival
Brought to you by the Alternative Gallery, a 501(c)3 non-profit.
Allentown ArtsFest is a taste of everything we do at the Alternative Gallery every day, all year long, jam-packed into one FREE three-day festival at the beautiful Cedar Beach Park. With three stages of ongoing local music of all genres, tons of activities for the kids, a skate park, giant graffiti murals, comedy and improv sets, breakdancing competitions, dozens of artists with work on display and for sale, delicious local food, craft beer and wine, there truly is something for everyone to love about ArtsFest.
September 28-September 30, 2018
Cedar Beach Park
2600 Parkway Blvd
2018 Festival Poster designed by Ryan Lynn
Street artists will paint large panels throughout the festival, which will then be installed in various locations throughout the Lehigh Valley.
A skate park will be set up on the festival grounds, with demonstrations and open skate jams taking place throughout the weekend.
Three stages of live entertainment featuring a diverse range of musical genres, as well as stand-up comedy, improv, spoken word, film screenings & more.
For kids, the "Alternative Clubhouse" will feature unique art making activities, demonstrations, ‘coloring page’ murals, keepsake box decorating, upcycled crafts, face painting, and more!
Using old and discarded materials and turning them into something different — sculptures made of discarded metal scraps and reconstructed yarnbombing pieces.
Craft Beer & Wine
Several local and regional craft breweries and wineries will be serving during the festival, including Hijinx Brewing Co., Fegley's Brew Works, SlyFox, Funk Brewing Co., Blue Mountain Vineyards, and more!