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HARRISBURG — There will be something fun for friends and family, and kids of all ages, every day during the summer throughout the City of Harrisburg.

The Parks & Recreation Department was joined by Mayor Wanda Williams and additional city business leaders for a press event at the Martin Luther King Jr. City Government Center on Wednesday, June 7 to highlight the endless activities taking place in the City of Harrisburg this summer.

Harrisburg’s summer fun begins in earnest with the opening of Jackson Lick Pool, on Saturday, June 10. The pool will remain open until September 3, Tuesday-Sunday each week from 12-6 p.m. Free Aqua Zumba is making a return to Jackson Lick this summer, every Saturday from 10-11 a.m. The City is also offering free swim lessons for children ages 5 to 17 from July 11 to July 21 from 10-11 a.m., and adult swim lessons every Thursday at 6 p,m. starting June 22. To sign up for kids lessons, visit, and for adult class sign-ups.

Jackson Lick Pool is free daily for children 2 years old and younger; $2 for kids 3-17, and $4 for adults 18 and up. Seasonal membership rates are available at

The City’s Summer Program runs from June 12-August 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at one of eight City of Harrisburg parks: Reservoir Park, 4th & Emerald, 7th & Radnor/Gorgas , Norwood & Holly, Wilson Park, Cloverly Heights, 15th & Vernon and Sunshine Park. There will be arts and crafts, sports, educational activities, field trips, and swimming. It is also entirely free! In addition, lunch is provided for kids each day. Register at

Among the free activities for kids this summer is the return of Art In The Park. Hosted by the Art Association of Harrisburg, children get a chance to perform all sorts of art projects every Wednesday in Reservoir Park. Starting June 7 and running through the end of July, Art In The Park meets from 6-7 p.m. for kids 5-9 years old, and 7:15-8:15 p.m. for kids 10 to 15 years old. Dress to make a mess! You must register at

The city’s free tennis program makes its return to the courts at Sunshine Park and John Harris High School this summer. Starting June 12 and running through August 11, tennis will be taught by Angela Manigault on from 4-8 p.m. daily; Mondays and Tuesdays at Sunshine Park, Wednesdays-Fridays at John Harris.

Free movie nights at the Reservoir Park Bandshell return every Friday throughout the summer, starting June 30 with Disney’s Encanto. To see a full schedule of films this summer, visit

In addition to Parks and Recreation events, the City of Harrisburg is proud to welcome numerous other events to its parks this summer.

  • The Harrisburg Young Professionals Italian Lake Summer Concert series runs June 25, July 30, and August 27
  • The inaugural Reservoir Park Summer Music Series will feature music festivals featuring the Harrisburg Symphony, gospel, jazz, reggae, and latin music throughout July at the Bandshell
  • Harrisburg University’s HUPresents.Live continues to bring in world-class concerts to Riverfront Park, including Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (July 26), The Roots (July 29), The Head and the Heart (August 26), and Mt. Joy (Sept. 16).

Also, for the first time, the Harrisburg Riviera Dance Club is bringing “Silent Disco” dance parties to Kunkle Plaza in Riverfront Park. Grab a pair of noise-cancelling headphones and jam out in the park to a DJ only you and your friends can here. Every Sunday from 5-9 p.m., bring the family and have a dance party!

A full list of daily Harrisburg summer events can be found on the front page calendar, and is also available by date here:

Wednesday, June 7-Saturday, June 10 – Shakespeare In The Park, 7:30-9 p.m. – Reservoir Park Bandshell

Saturday, June 10 – Jackson Lick Pool Opens

  • Runs June 10-September 3, every Tuesday-Sunday, from Noon-6 p.m. All are welcome! Visit for more information on membership rates and free lessons!

Monday, June 12 – Summer Programs Begins

  • Day program – Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for children 6-17 years old
  • “Summer Nights” – Monday-Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., for children 6-17 years old – Located at 4th & Emerald Park
  • Register via

Monday, June 12 – FREE Tennis Lessons Begin

  • Program runs June 12 to August 11
  • For more information, visit
  • Register at

Wednesday, June 14-Saturday, June 17 – Shakespeare In The Park, 7:30-9 p.m. – Reservoir Park Bandshell

Wednesday, June 21Harrisburg Area Roadrunners Summer Solstice 7K – Riverfront Park – 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 25

  • Harrisburg Young Professionals Italian Lake Concert Series – Natalie Ness, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 29

Friday, June 30 – Movies In The Park, Reservoir Park, 8 p.m.

Sunday, July 2 – Reservoir Park Summer Music Series, Reservoir Park, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

  • Harrisburg Has Talent

Tuesday, July 4

Friday, July 7

Saturday, July 8

Sunday, July 9

Friday, July 14

Saturday, July 15

  • Reservoir Park Summer Music Series, Reservoir Park, 5-10 p.m. (Jazz Under The Stars)
  • Water Lantern Festival, Italian Lake, 6-10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 19

Friday, July 21

Saturday, July 22

  • Menchey Music Summer Recital, Italian Lake, 5-8 p.m.

Sunday, July 23 – Reservoir Park Summer Music Series, Reservoir Park, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

  • Reggae Night

Wednesday, July 26

Thursday, July 27

Friday, July 28

Saturday, July 29 – Harrisburg University 2023 Concert Series, South Riverfront Park, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 30

  • Harrisburg Young Professionals Italian Lake Concert Series, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Cass and the Bailout Crew
  • Reservoir Park Summer Music Series, Reservoir Park, 6:00-8:30 p.m. – Latin Night

Tuesday, August 1

  • Harrisburg National Night Out, City Island, 5:30-8 p.m.

Friday, August 4

Saturday, August 5

Friday, August 11

Sunday, August 13

Friday, August 18

Saturday, August 19

Saturday, August 26 – Harrisburg University 2023 Concert Series, South Riverfront Park, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 27 – Harrisburg Young Professionals Italian Lake Concert Series, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 31

Friday, September 1

Saturday, September 2-Monday, September 4Kipona, Riverfront Park

Sunday, September 3Latin Sunsets Pop-Up – The Salsa Club & Bachata-Kizz, City Island Deck, 3-7 p.m.

Saturday, September 9Walk To End Lupus, City Island, 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, September 10YMCA Harrisburg – Harrisburg Half Marathon, City Island, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday, September 16

  • Morning Star 5K Run and Walk for Life, City Island, Time TBD
  • Harrisburg University 2023 Summer Concert Series – Mt Joy, South Riverfront Park, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 17

  • 18th Annual Woofstock, Riverfront Park, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Open Stage Concert/Cabaret, Italian Laek, 5-7 p.m.

Thursday, September 21

Friday, September 22

Saturday, September 23

  • Miles for Mental Health Awareness, Reservoir Park, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday, September 28

Friday, September 29

Saturday, September 30