The Solstice Arts Festival is held annually on the third Saturday in June. Summer solstice was the time of year chosen to hold the festival for the positive mood, excitement and feeling of relaxing fun that the beginning of summer inspires in everybody. The festival originated as an event to celebrate the fine arts and give artists a chance to bring their talents to the public.
The growing interest from artists, musicians, chefs, performers and a culture seeking public have fueled the continued expansion of this unique arts festival. Artists from as far away as North Carolina to New York have planted their booths in Shippensburg for a day.
The festival is held at the Shippensburg Township Park on Britton road. The park was chosen for its pleasant country setting and ample parking. The park features a large amphitheater, open grassy areas, restroom facilities, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, water features to cool off under, and access to the Cumberland Valley Rails to Trails for those who want to wander under the trees.
With warm regards,
SHAPE Solstice Arts Festival Coordinator
The Solstice Arts Festival was featured on NBC's TODAY Show!
A SHAPE Member was able to catch the segment and posted it to YouTube!! The irony of the report is Dylan Dreyer forecast great weather, well, it ended up being one of the wettest Solstice festivals ever! But that didn't stop over 1000 people from attending, some from as far as Baltimore, MD, simply because they saw the TODAY Show! Thank you NBC!