Sunbury River Festival

Friday, August 19, 2022 | 4PM-10PM
Saturday, August 20, 2022 | 10AM-10PM

Sunbury Riverfront Park & Cameron Park, Sunbury PA

Sunbury River Festival

Sunbury River Festival is brought to you, in part, with support from:

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For over three decades, Sunbury River Festival has welcomed thousands of visitors to Sunbury for a weekend celebration of family fun, live entertainment, food and of course, the beautiful Susquehanna River, 2022 will be no exception!

The festival theme for 2022 is Art Comes Alive!  We are looking forward to showcasing local and regional artists, and creating an exciting, educational, and participatory experience for the community and visitors to the festival.

Sunbury River Festival kicks off Friday evening and carries through Saturday night, culminating in a live music performance and fireworks…it’s fun for everyone! 

Friday Schedule

Chalk the Walk | Market Street | 10AM-6PM

Food & Vendors | Riverfront Park | 4PM – 10PM 

Live Painted Mural Project | Riverfront Park | 4PM-8PM

GREASE: Movie Sing-A-Long | Riverfront Park | 8:30PM-10PM

Saturday Schedule

Food & Vendors | Riverfront Park | 10AM – 10PM

Annual Car Cruise In | Market Street & Cameron Park | 10AM – 2PM

Live Painted Mural Project | Riverfront Park | 10AM-6PM

Clyde Peeling’s Reptile Land | Riverfront Amphitheater | 11AM

VanGo! Art Museum on Wheels “Nature in Art” | Merle Phillips Park | 12Noon-6PM

Community Drum Circle | Riverfront Park Stage | 6:30PM-7PM

Fireworks | Riverfront Park | Dusk (Approx 9PM)

Root Shock (Live Music) | Riverfront Park Stage | 7:30PM – 10:30 PM

Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities listed below are free to the community thanks to our generous event partners and sponsors.

Live music with Root Shock

Join us along the river on Saturday night for a free live performance with Root Shock, their “sound is at once commanding and cathartic, but never at the expense of a velvety, carefully placed jazz or neo-soul lick.”

Get all the details in our Facebook event.

Chalk the Walk

In partnership with the Sunbury Arts Council, we are bringing Chalk the Walk back to Sunbury River Festival!

Stroll around Downtown Sunbury during River Festival to check out sidewalk chalk art from local artists of all ages.

Learn more and register.

Community Drum Circle
Join us at Sunbury River Front park for a community drum circle on Saturday at 6PM.

Please come and bring you drum, tambourine, or any sort of hand percussion instrument you’d like to paly (or an extra to share).
Fireworks Saturday at Dusk

Please join us at Sunbury Riverfront Park on Saturday August 20 for fireworks with Just Lite It.

Teen Art Project!

Join local artist MARS for a collaborative mural project being live painted at Sunbury River Festival.

It’s open to teens aged 12-18. Get all the details and register here.

Sunbury River Festival Car Cruise In, August 20, 2002 Downtown Sunbury PA
Join us for the Car Cruise-In
  • Register in advance
  • Pay the entry fee the day of the event at check-in
  • Souvenir t-shirt, goody bag, and trophies!
GREASE Movie Screening

Join us Friday evening at Sunbury Riverfront Park for a GREASE sing-a-long!

OK, OK, you don’t have to sing-a-long but it’ll sure be more fun if you do wink

Bring a chair, blanket, and your dancing shoes and meet us by the river.

The Valley's Got Talent is back!

Register for an audition now!

  • Auditions July 27 & 28
  • Main Event August 18
  • $700 is cash prizes!

This talent show is modeled after America’s Got Talent – any kind of talent, however off the wall, is welcomed and encouraged! Can you throw your voice? Sing? Dance? Play your teeth (yep, we’ve had someone play a song on their teeth before!!)? Make people laugh? Swallow swords? Do magic? Contort your body? Juggle while riding a unicycle? You get the idea, all talents are welcomed!

VanGo! Museum On Wheels

VanGo! Museum on Wheels is part of the Susquehanna Art Museum.  The mobile exhibition this year is called Nature in Art and it features eight pieces by artist Victoria Fuller. Her work explores the interconnectedness of nature and humans.

The VanGo! will be on site at Merle Phillips park Saturday from 12Noon to 6PM.

Clyde Peeling's Returns

You’ve let us know how much you love visiting with the Clyde Peeling’s critters so they’ll be back again this year!

You can find them Saturdy at 11AM at the Riverfront Amphitheater.

General vendor registration for the 2022 Sunbury River Festival is closed!  Until Friday, August 12 we will still accept a limited number of artists and handmade crafters that do not require electricity or water.  Please complete the online application if you fall into this category and would like to attend.

Sunbury River Festival News

Sunbury River Festival is a wonderful family friendly and free event for the community.  It is also one of two annual fundraisers for Sunbury’s Revitalization, Inc.  This event could not happen without the generous support of our event partners. You can learn more about them by clicking on their logos and/or names.


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