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Newark Porchfest

Newark Porchfest


  • Dates: September 28, 2019
  • Location: Forest Hill
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

A free community-wide celebration of the arts hosted right here in Newark’s Historic Forest
Hill District!
Join us for our first annual PorchFest!
Saturday, September 28, 2019 – rain or shine
PorchFest is a FREE music and arts festival, with performances and art exhibits hosted on
neighborhood porches

  • Professional and amateur musicians offer a range of musical genres, from country to pop, classical, blues, reggae, rock, jazz, Latino, R&B, folk, and more
  • Visual artists showcase works and perform live demonstrations
  • Hands-on music and arts activities for the kids
  • Food trucks stationed throughout the neighborhood selling local snacks and treats
  • Silent auction, event merchandise, and other refreshments for sale, with proceeds going toward Newark School of the Arts

PorchFest is a fully walkable event – attendees walk, ride bikes or scooters, or push strollers as they
move from one stage to another.
Forest Hill is easily accessible via the Newark LightRail (Bloomfield Ave, Davenport, and Branch Brook
Park Stations) and Newark city bus line. Street parking is also available on neighboring streets.
Please check back with us soon for the event scheduling, including a full line-up of musicians, artists,
food vendors, auction items, and more!
For more info, including inquiries on performing or hosting, please contact us at
We look forward to seeing you there!