HARRISBURG—A Labor Day tradition continues in Harrisburg today, with the last day of the Kipona festival. The annual festival features food, music and art. The festival draws people from all over the country to scour the grounds, looking for good fun to mark the end of the summer season.
The annual Kipona festival brings together art, music, culture and food, splashes in a little fun for the little ones and wraps it all up with a great setting along Riverfront Park in Harrisburg. The three day festival features 34 hours of music, 150 artists and craftspeople, 60 rides and activities for the kids and of course food. Over 30 food and beverage vendors grace this stretch of land, making sure everyone that comes, leaves fat and happy.
"Everybody loves the food, the food, the music. It's a way to celebrate the holiday without spending a lot of money and being out in the hog race," said festival goer John Miller from Red Lion.
The festival is opened from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and there is a lot of stuff to take in. Besides the plethora of music, starting right at 10 a.m., there will be a footbag contest along with canoe races along the river. At noon there will be a youth soccer tournament at the State Street Sports Center.
Probably the best thing about Kipona is the price tag. It doesn't cost anything to get in. There are a couple of fees associated with the events and games but that's it.
Just a reminder, if you are driving in this area, 2nd Street is closed between Forster and Walnut Streets. It won't reopen until tomorrow morning.