Arts & Cars: Downtown Art Festival & Classic Car Show

Sunday, September 17, 10am-4pm

Arts Festival: The Summit Downtown Art Festival is an outdoor, juried art show and showcases a diverse range of artistic talents, featuring local artists and artisans presenting their creations in various mediums, including paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and more. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore and purchase unique and original items. The Art Festival, organized by the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will be located on Springfield Avenue between Beechwood Road and Summit Avenue. Find the application HERE.

New this year, Summit Public Art (SPA) will have a table near Beechwood Rd. & Springfield Ave. where folks can meet up for public art tours downtown, featuring the 2023 theme of Heavy Metal; tours will start at 11am and 2pm. SPA will also be hosting some interactive games for kids! 

Live Entertainment: Throughout the day, visitors can enjoy live music and performances by local musicians, adding to the festive atmosphere and providing a lively backdrop for the event. (The stage is located in the middle of the intersection of Beechwood Road and Springfield Ave.)
Thanks to our music sponsors: Boxcar, check them out for your daily commute;
M&T Bank in downtown Summit, stop in today; and Peotter's Auto Body & Spa!

Candice Lee - 10am-12pm
Carnival Dogs - 12:30-2pm
Rusty Monks - 2:30-4:00pm

Beer Garden Entertainment:
Zuko, Phillips, Cohn & Starr - 11am-1:30pm
Sabrinna Dias - 1:30pm-4:00pm

Classic Car Show sponsored by the Summit Elks - all makes and models welcome,
registration form here.
Please print and bring the form to registration the day of the event.
$25 entrance fee, prizes will be awarded.
Cars check in at Bank Street & Summit Avenue.
Cars may arrive after 7am, no cars accepted after 9:30am.

Children’s Activities - The Summit YMCA, The Connection, The Summit Public Library, Krazy Kevin, Shawn Yaney balloon artist, Henna by Helen, spin art, RC car racing and more!

Food Trucks - Angry Archies, Drake's Joint BBQJust Delicious Kettle Corn, Puras Paletas, The Meat House, Pizza Vita, & Mo' Dough

Beer & Wine Garden: The Bank Street parking lot will be transformed into a Beer & Wine Garden sponsored by downtown Summit’s own Cambridge Wines and Peerless Beverage Co. will feature draft beers and a variety of fine wines. Open at 11AM, all are welcome inside the Beer & Wine Garden to enjoy the entertainment and games or take a seat to enjoy some food, those aged 21 years and older are able to get a wristband to purchase alcoholic beverages. Enjoy live music, kids’ activities, plenty of tables for dining, cornhole and other games, and just a great place to take a break! Grab some food from Food Truck Alley or any downtown eatery and bring it to the Beer & Wine Garden to enjoy! Drink tickets can be purchased at the entrance at Lyric Park on Beechwood Rd. and are CASH only

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