There are music festivals in Pennsylvania for everyone that cover all genres from rock to EDM and everything in between. Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Edinboro, and Bethlehem are your go-to destinations for the best music festivals in Pennsylvania.
Most of these take place during the spring and summer months and offer a diverse array of genres, as well as other arts-related activities. Pencil in these top Pennsylvania events right now and start planning.
We hope this list of music festivals in Pennsylvania helps you find the festival experience you are looking for. We are always adding to this list of festivals so be sure to check back from time to time. If there is a music festival we have missed, be sure to send us an email and we will get it added to the list.
It’s all about the summer vibes at Camp Bisco where you can party in Penn’s Forest against a backdrop of Montage Mountain. Camp Bisco’s the epitome of cool, with a world-class wave pool park right alongside one of the three stages, yummy eats, and awesome craft vendors.
The huge campgrounds have blissfully hot showers and access to the rest of the water park with its lazy river rides, wild water slides, and zipline course over the festival grounds.
Electronic beats are the order of the day in the Camp Bisco lineup, with the occasional rock and hip hop tunes for variety.
Peach Music Festival
For a little bit of everything head over to the Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania during Mid August. This event’s got it all, from Alternative rock through Jazz and country, all the way to southern rock.
The event also takes advantage of beautiful Montage Mountain to bring a laid-back vibe to the proceedings and you’ll find there are usually plenty of campsites up for grabs, lots of space to dance, and short lines for food and drink.
So, assemble your camping essentials and head out for four days of festive fun.
Musikfest’s known for every type of rock under the sun as well as comedy and A Capella acts. If the music’s not enough to get your attention, the burgers on flaky buns, Belgian waffles, and buttery corn-on-the-cob certainly will.
This festival also offers a generous helping of free performances and is the largest non-gated music festival in America. Head to Bethlehem any time from the first Friday in August until the second Sunday after that.
The shows are on offer at various venues around town and hosts artists from around the globe.
Philadelphia Folk Festival
About 30,000 fans of music’s most laid-back styles flock to the rural outskirts of Philadelphia to indulge in 75 hours of bluegrass, folk, blues, Celtic, and zydeco music.
The shows take place on 8 stages amid a tangle of craft vendors, food stalls, activities, workshops, hammocks, and campers.
This is the longest continuously-running outdoor festival of its kind, with over 58 years under its belt, and a must-attend event if you’re in Philadelphia around the middle of next August.
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
You get two chances to experience the finest bluegrass performances in Pennysylvania at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival which is on the go in May and August every year.
Each weekend’s packed with over 150 artists performing on three stages. There’s ample space for camping and the event has a touristy vibe thanks to the huge number of out-of-towners who arrive every year.
We have compiled this comprehensive list of music festivals in Pennsylvania, if there are any that we’ve missed that you would like us to add please contact us.