The mission of the Manchester Citywide Arts Festival is to offer unique and meaningful points of connection between the greater Manchester community, local artists and creative small businesses. We accomplish this through a program of diverse and accessible events that span a broad range of media and experiences, from theater to fine art, to literature, comedy, music, dance and more!

The Manchester Citywide Arts Festival will be a weeklong celebration of the thriving arts community in Manchester, NH. The calendar of events for the festival will include goings on around the city, particularly in the Cultural District and surrounding downtown locations, from September 12-18, 2022. Performances, gallery openings, speakers, walking tours, live art-making and much more will occur throughout the week!

The Arts Festival will culminate in a family

friendly, free street fair located in the

 Opera Block of Hanover Street

(between Elm st. and Chestnut St.).



Saturday, September 17, 2022



Sunday, September 18, 2022


The street fair will include:


  • An art market made up of dozens of local Artists, Artisans, and Crafters
  • Interactive Art Installations
    and experiences
  • Live performances by local musicians, dancers, and more
  • Food trucks
  • Events at all partner locations throughout the city


Throughout the festival week, Event Partners will be hosting a variety of exciting offerings at each of their locations.  Participate in art or music making, take in a performance, tour a gallery, and enjoy all that the Manchester arts community has to offer!  All goings on will be listed on our forthcoming event calendar, which will be available over the summer online and advertised through local media outlets.