Susquehanna Summer Solstice Fest | June 17-23, 2024

An Arts and Roots Music Festival

Held along the Susquehanna River at French Azilum Historic Site in Bradford County, PA, the Susquehanna Summer Solstice Fest includes a 7-day plein-air painting competition for 30 artists culminating in a 3-day weekend music festival for the public featuring an art exhibit, speakers, family activities, food, and more!

Explore the Fest

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


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

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

Plein-Air Painting Festival

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


Presentations by area residents and visitors on art, nature, and local history, as well as poetry readings complement the weekend concert series.

Labyrinth stage tent and French Azilum cabin at sunset

Artisan Vendors/Demos

Browse the work of local artisan vendors and enjoy demos by artists and craftspeople over the weekend.

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

Family Activities

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

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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