Arts & Cars: Downtown Art Festival & P.A.L. Classic Car Show

Sept. 19, 2021: 10am-5pm

Arts Festival: The Summit Downtown Arts Festival, co-organized by the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, is back! This is an outdoor, juried art show with plenty of art and wares for sale. The Arts Festival will be located on Springfield Avenue between Maple Street and Summit Avenue. Artist vendor applications now being accepted!  Download the application here.  $25 discount if your application is postmarked by June 15! 

Live Entertainment: There will be live music on stage all day! Check back closer to September for a stage schedule.   

Classic Car Show: Organized by the Summit Police Athletic League (P.A.L.), hundreds of classic cars will be displayed on Union Place, Bank Street, and lower Beechwood Road.  For more information on the car show or to enter your car, please visit

Children’s Activities will be provided by the Summit YMCA, The Connection, and other local nonprofits on Springfield Avenue. Come color the street with sidewalk chalk!

Food Trucks:  Food trucks will be located on Bank Street. Most downtown businesses also offer takeout that you can bring to the beer garden, too!   Interested in being a food vendor? Application available here soon.

Beer & Wine Garden: The Beer & Wine garden will return to downtown in the Bank Street Parking lot! There will be several beer and wine options available beginning at 11am. A portion of proceeds will go to charity. People of all ages are welcome inside the Beer & Wine Garden, but only those with proof of age over 21 will be allowed to purchase drink tickets. No beer or wine will be permitted outside the Garden. Please have your ID ready when entering the garden. Drink tickets will be available to purchase for $7 each; cash only. Volunteer sign up available here soon.

Summit Farmers Market will be open at 22 DeForest Avenue from 8AM-1PM.