Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
small trail through a forest
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcadia Folk Festival

Special Event: August 23-24, 2024

Signature Sounds and Mass Audubon are excited to announce the 6th annual Arcadia Folk Festival! This popular music event brings the community together around love of music in the heart of the valley to celebrate nature and the work of Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. New in 2024: Arcadia Folk Fest is expanding to two days!

The event will incorporate many sustainable practices in line with Arcadia's mission to reduce our impact on the planet.

Event takes place rain or shine; no refunds for weather.

three musicians playing guitar on stage
Arcadia Folk Fest, Easthampton

Friday, August 23

At the Academy of Music, Northampton

Back Porch Songwriter Night featuring the songs of Paul Simon

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Saturday, August 24

At Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton

This event is family-friendly. Kids' activities will be happening throughout the day. Children ages 10 and under are free.

General Admission: $70

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2024 Lineup

  • Sarah Jarosz
  • The Felice Brothers
  • Mipso
  • Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
  • Amythyst Kiah 
  • Heather Maloney
  • Alisa Amador
  • Mamma's Marmalade
  • Little Roots
  • The Moon Shells

Volunteer at the Fest

Volunteers help out for three hours and enjoy the rest of the Saturday event for free. There are many volunteer opportunities including driving golf cart shuttles, directing traffic, checking tickets, and helping with compost and recycling.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Supporting Sustainable Transportation Options to Arcadia

Traveling by Bike

It’s easy to bike to Arcadia. Consider biking to the fest! A free bike valet service will be available for the day at the gate. Drop your bike with them for the fest. 

Everyone who bikes will be entered to win prizes including Arcadia Folk Fest merch!

Traveling by Car

General parking is in the Arcadia Meadows on Old Springfield Rd. Map it here

There are limited golf cart shuttles from general parking. There is an unloading/loading area on the corner of Combs Rd and Old Springfield Rd where you can drop off passengers and stuff.

Electric Vehicles: Unfortunately, due to the limitations of Arcadia’s electricity infrastructure, our EV charging stations are not available during the festival. If needed, there are many charging stations in Northampton and Easthampton.

Traveling from Northampton

If accessible parking or use of unloading area is needed: please take Rt 5 to East St to Fort Hill Rd.

If accessible parking or use of unloading area is NOT needed: please take Rt 10 to Olive St to Old Springfield Rd.

Please Note: Lovefield St. is closed between Rt 10 and Clapp St. If driving from Rt 10 and you need accessible parking or use of unloading zone, take Oneil St at the traffic light with Easthampton Savings Bank on the corner. Follow for two thirds of a mile and then turn left onto Lovefield St. Follow for a quarter mile and turn right onto Clapp St. Follow signs to Arcadia.

2024 Festival Sponsors

Logo with a microphone and star that reads "Signature Sounds Presents"
Abandoned Building Brewery logo


Northeast Solar Logo


Dean's Beans logo
Florence Bank logo
Wright Builders Inc
Cotton Tree Service
River Valley Co-op Logo
Crooked Stick Pops
Greenfield Savings Bank
Mountain View Farm
Artifact Cider Project
USA Waste & Recycling
Whitely Electric
Marisa Labozzetta and Martin Wohl
Janet and Bob Bissell
Made Simple Skin Care
Lathrop Community Inc.
Greenfield & Northampton Cooperative Bank 
Easthampton Savings Bank