Susquehanna Summer Solstice Fest | June 17-23, 2024

An Arts and Roots Music Festival

Along One of America's Great Rivers

Held along the winding Susquehanna River at French Azilum Historic Site in Bradford County, PA, the Susquehanna Summer Solstice Fest includes a week-long open-air painting competition culminating in a weekend music festival featuring presentations, family activities and more!

Explore the Fest

Kate Taylor poses with a guitar on her knee by a lake at sunset


Friday – Sunday

Enjoy a weekend of roots music under the big tent at French Azilum, with award-winning artists playing folk, blues, and jazz to rock and country.

Festival attendees view new plein-air paintings in the Pavilion Gallery

Plein-Air Painting Festival

Monday – Sunday

30 artists spend the week painting outdoor scenes around the region, culminating in a juried art show at French Azilum where they sell their works.

Jan Lokuta poses in front of an artwork of the Susquehanna River


Saturday – Sunday

Talks and presentations by area residents and visitors on art, nature, local history, and poetry readings complement the weekend concert series.

Labyrinth stage tent and French Azilum cabin at sunset

Craft Vendors

Saturday – Sunday

Browse the work of local craft vendors during the weekend concert series.

A weaver demonstrating for a young girl on her lap how to spin yarn

Family Activities

Friday – Sunday

Set in a charming rural site, the festival includes nature walks, art activities for kids, presentations by local artisans, and tours of French Azilum Historic Site.

About French Azilum

Founded in 1793-4 as a refuge for monarchists fleeing the French Revolution, French Azilum has served over the years as both a fascinating historical landmark and a beautiful location for community events, theatre, and outdoor activities.

French Azilum Historic Site along the Susquehanna River from Marie Antoinette overlook on US route 6