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2017 Labor Day Kipona Festival and Powwow

It’s time for the Annual Labor Day Kipona Festival and Powwow on September 2-4, 2017 along the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The festival gets its name, ‘Kipona’, from the American Indian name that means ‘Sparkling Waters’. The centerpiece of the annual Kipona Festival, the Native American Pow-Wow will feature singing, dancing and a celebration of the Native American culture. Craft vendors will also be available.
Labor Day Kipona Festival and Powwow - Downtown Harrisburg Riverfront Park - Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau

Harrisburg’s Kipona Festival, held each year over Labor Day weekend, is ranked one of the top five in Pennsylvania. Join us to celebrate over 100 years of fun, food and festivals. The Labor Day Kipona Festival and Powwow will feature:

  • Food vendors, Art/Product vendors and Non-profit vendors
  • Two entertainment stages featuring live music and one children’s stage
  • Native American Pow Wow
  • Wine Tent at Paddlewheel Café
  • Festival of India
  • Children’s village with carnival games, bounce house, caricature, artists, face painting, arts and crafts
  • Art vendors
  • Fireworks

Admission: Free & Open to the Public
Labor Day Kipona Festival and Powwow - Riverfront Park - Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau
Kipona Festival Hours:
Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm
Monday: 11am – 7pm

Native American Pow Wow Hours
Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm
Monday: 11am – 7pm

Continuing the Tradition: Canoe Racing
Khe Kipona began as a water festival featuring canoe races and other water sports along Harrisburg’s waterfront. The canoe racing tradition continues in honor of the late Dick Reese, one of the most successful canoe racers from the 1940s and 1950s. Beginning at 10 AM Monday, the Dick Reese Kipona Canoe Classic will feature short citizen races with canoes and equipment provided by the Canoe Club of Greater Harrisburg. Spectators will be able to view the races from River Front Park beginning and ending at the barge.

Location
Downtown Harrisburg Riverfront Park
101 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Parking
Visitors can park on the streets for free Sunday and Monday. Drivers can get four free hours of parking on Saturday by using the mobile phone app, Pango, with the validation code, “LuvHbg.” Visitors can also park on City Island throughout the festival for $3.

Contact:
Devan Drabik, Director of Business Development at 717-255-3034 or [email protected] for more information on vendors, sponsorship, or events.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Kipona Festival and Powwow on Labor Day Weekend along the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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