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Dates:Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - Sunday, April 28, 2024
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Fairs & Festivals

harvard arts first festival photoEach ARTS FIRST Festival is a unique annual celebration of the Harvard community's artistic creativity.

We invite you to join us for the next ARTS FIRST: April 24-28, 2024!

We look forward to welcoming you as we showcase the creativity of the Harvard arts community through performances, art exhibitions and art-making activities.

Join us for Harvard Universityís ARTS FIRST Festival! All the arts. All are welcome.

Produced by the Office for the Arts at Harvard, this annual campus-wide event takes place April 24-28 and showcases the expansive creativity and innovation of Harvard students, staff, alums and faculty.

Enjoy the dynamic imagination and cultural expression at the heart of this festival by visiting many of the universityís iconic indoor and outdoor spaces transformed by artmaking and open for all to explore.

Headlining events include a Drag Show emcee'd by environmental activist Pattie Gonia and Drag Queen Story Hour with Boston's Lilly Rose Valore, Jazz on the Plaza, a Performance Fair of short interdisciplinary performances taking place simultaneously on 10 stages throughout the day, and much more.

The festival is open to all, family-friendly and mostly free (some ticketed events charge for admission.) The majority of events are also accessible for wheelchairs and other mobility devices.

The Office for the Arts invites everyone to join us at the ARTS FIRST Festival at Harvard University. Canít get to campus? Watch select events livestreamed at HarvardArts on YouTube.

ARTS FIRST is Harvard's annual showcase of student, faculty, and Harvard affiliate creativity.

Produced by the Office for the Arts, with support from the Board of Overseers of Harvard University, the festival is a public event with many free performances and activities for Harvard and community members of all ages.



Harvard Yard & Environs, Cambridge, MA map
Phone: 617-495-8699

Free parking for ARTS FIRST on Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm in Harvard's Broadway Garage on Felton St, off Cambridge St, near Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.

Other paid parking suggestions:

Charles Hotel Garage, Bennett St
Church Street Lot, Church St
Harvard Square Parking Garage, JFK Street
Holyoke Center Basement Garage, 75 Mt. Auburn St
University Place Parking, University Road


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Events should have inside venues in case of inclement weather. The things I wanted to see were cancelled


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