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 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 third annual Porchfest will be held Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 12-6 pm.

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 cafes and restaurants for a snack or meal while you enjoy the event!

You can support Princeton University student performers at the Undergraduate Student Government-sponsored “porch” located on the front steps and lawn of Maclean House between 11:45 am and 5:00 pm. Enjoy live student performances from the Princeton University Band, Bletchley Park, Dinky Daydreams, Marina Mancoridis, Wildcats A Cappella Group, Roaring 20 A Cappella Group, Stack Overflow, Althea Aguel, Bovine Mystique and Plum.

Find your favorite porch, band, genre, and other Porchfest information 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].