April Arts

April ARTS is a month-long celebration of art, and culture, hosted by the Arts Council of Princeton with support from Princeton University. Decentralized events – including the town’s inaugural Porchfest – afford Princeton the opportunity to once again embrace art and culture in a safe and deeply meaningful way.

Princeton celebrated the inaugural Princeton Porchfest on Saturday, April 23, 2022, which culminated April ARTS.

The second annual Princeton Porchfest will be held Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 12-6 pm.

Princeton Porchfest is a family-friendly, walkable music festival where neighbors have offered up their front porches and will feature musicians of all kinds playing free rotating shows throughout the afternoon. Attendees are invited to stroll from porch to porch and relax on front lawns and sidewalks as they enjoy live, local talent. Don’t forget to bring reusable water bottles and lawn chairs- and plan to visit local cafés and restaurants for a snack or meal while you enjoy the event!

You can support Princeton University student performers at the USG-sponsored “porch” located on the front steps and lawn of Maclean House between 12:30 PM and 5:00 PM. Enjoy live performances from the Princeton University Band, Strawberry Milk, Katzenjammers A Cappella Group, Wildcats A Cappella Group, Plum, and Two Shot West.

Find your favorite porch, band, genre, and other Porchfest location info on the Arts Council of Princeton's interactive Map!

Porchfest is hosted by the Arts Council of Princeton with support from Princeton University. For more information on Porchfest, contact the Arts Council at 609-924-8777 ext. 150, or visit their website. For more information about the USG-sponsored porch at Maclean House, call the University’s Office of Community and Regional Affairs at 609-258-5144 or email Melissa Mercuro at [email protected].