July 31, 2018 Harrisburg, PA — Mayor Eric Papenfuse and City Councilman Cornelius Johnson announced “The Weekender,” a new free summer event for Harrisburg at a press conference on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second St.
The Weekender festival will be held August 17-19, 2018 at several locations. It is a joint venture between the Harrisburg Housing Authority, the City of Harrisburg, Levels Ready Entertainment and The Singer’s Lounge
National recording artists such as Sa Roc, Tobe Nwigwe and DJ Diamond Kuts will perform at the events.
The Event Schedule is as follows:
August 17th – HHA Community Day 4p.m.-8p.m.
Friday offers family-friendly activities such as kickball, free food (1st 300 people), Live DJ, and field games. The day will also feature Health Screenings, a career fair, school supply giveaway, and an open mic for local talent to express themselves through poetry and music. Community organizations are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Email [email protected] to request vendor information.
August 18th – Harrisburg Music Fest Noon-8 p.m.
The Harrisburg Music Fest will offer a fun-filled day of music and entertainment featuring rising stars, Sa-Roc, Tobe Nwigwe, Zariya, and veteran DJ Diamond Kuts. Founded in 2012 by Anwar Curtis and Jonathan Williams, both of Levels Ready Entertainment, Harrisburg Music Fest has drawn in the support of over 1,000 patrons every year and is a staple in the Harrisburg Independent Music scene.
August 19th – Reservoir Park
Unity Community 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Unity Community 3-on-3 Tournament will feature a live DJ, an action packet dunk contest, and some of the best players in the region. Email [email protected] for more information.
The Singer’s Lounge Family Cookout 4p.m.-8 p.m.
The Singer’s Lounge is a platform created to showcase the talents of Harrisburg’s amazing soul singers. Every third Sunday of the month, over 300 people come to hear local talent perform songs from popular themes such as the 90’s, Motown and Gospel. Sunday’s show theme is the “Family Cookout” and will feature artists performing favorite summer hits and cookout anthems. Special guest artist will be 14-year old, award-winning singer-songwriter Zariya. There will be another special surprise guest.
Hotel rooms are being offered for the Weekender at special rates. Information is available here: http://tinyurl.com/weekenderhotel