Lancaster Summer Arts Festival LogoThe Lancaster Summer Arts Festival (LSAF) is a multi-performance, multi-exhibit FREE “arts fest”

2019 is our 56th year!

The Lancaster Summer Arts Festival is one of the nation’s oldest and most successful arts festivals. We bring the Lancaster community the best in the arts, from local talent to headliners. We provide free concerts, films, arts programs, dance, visual arts and a myriad of other events to the people of Lancaster every June. The Tuesday evening Jazz Series and the children’s film festival goes through July.

Please check our calendar for more information on daily events in June and July. Stop by one of our events to pick up a brochure, or email us to have one mailed to you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

With a rich history of stunning, diverse performances from Van Cliburn, Dave Brubeck, Andre Watts, Herbie Mann, Branford Marsalis, and Count Basie, along with talented local professionals, LSAF consistently provides top notch entertainment for the Lancaster, PA community. Something for everyone, of every age and interest can be found! It’s all free family entertainment of the finest quality. Also featuring TWO very special events; the first on Thursday, June 13, 7 pm — 50th AGO (American Guild of Organists) Recital, First Presbyterian Church, 140 E Orange St., Lancaster, PA. Our 2nd very special event features the Penn Square Music Festival presenting “A Summer’s Evening of Opera, Operetta, and Musical Theater” at the Iris Club, 323 North Duke Street Lancaster, PA on Friday, June 14th.

Jazz, dance, painting, sculpture, films, crafts, opera and folk performances, children’s events, cannon fire and fireworks — all are part of the Lancaster Summer Arts Festival. With your continued interest & support, they will be important to Lancaster’s cultural heritage for years to come.

As with all non-profit organizations, we depend on support from the public to continue providing this top-notch entertainment. You can now support the LSAF online — click here to donate, either by credit card or mailing a check.

Click here to see this year’s brochure. You can request to have one mailed to you by emailing us.

For performance opportunities, please submit your promotional kit to between Nov and January to apply for inclusion in our June/July programs. 

 The LSAF Board of Directors thanks our contributors & supporters:

Carrie Nunan Hill
Louise Nunan Taylor
Beverly R Steinman

The Steinman Foundation

The Willis & Elsie Shenk Foundation

Lancaster Summer Arts Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization