Annual Events Organized by the City of Harrisburg
The City of Harrisburg offers six free events throughout the year for the community and visitors from across the region and neighboring states to enjoy. These events aim to highlight the City as a desirable place to live, visit and do business. All events are funded through sponsorships and vendor fees, so that no City tax dollars are used for the event attractions.
The City of Harrisburg relies on sponsorships to produce all events. By sponsoring a City event, you are helping to highlight Harrisburg as a desirable place to live, visit and do business to the thousands of visitors the events attract. Sponsors receive a variety of benefits such as signage, space at the event, recognition on social media, press releases and marketing materials and more. Sponsorship benefits can always be tailored to meet your needs and goals. Sponsors are acknowledged on the individual event webpages for the events they have sponsored.
Available sponsorship opportunities are listed on each event webpage. Please contact Interim Manager of Special Events Cortney Ranck-Cameron at [email protected] or 717-255-3033 for more information on sponsorship opportunities.
Many City of Harrisburg events offer vendor space for artisans, businesses, food trucks, non-profits and specialty food vendors. If you are interested in being a vendor at a future event, please provide your contact information here.
Many City of Harrisburg events offer opportunities for performers such as dancers, musicians, kids entertainers and more. Entertainment acts are typically coordinated through a 3rd party that earns the bid proposal. If you are interested in being considered to perform at a future event, please provide your information here.
We often seek volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks for City events. This may include helping with vendor set-up, the event information table, activities monitor and more. Volunteers are not compensated. If you are interested in volunteering at a future event, please provide your contact information here.
Planning an Event in the City?
If you would like to hold an event in a City park or on City Island, please contact Parks Manager Kevin Sanders at [email protected].
If you like to hold an event that involves a road closure within the City, such as a block party, parade or race, please contact Special Events Logistics Coordinator John Snedeker at [email protected].
If you need to obtain a City license to hold or take part in an event in the City, please contact the Licensing Office at [email protected].