The 42nd annual Communiversity Festival of the Arts will take place Saturday, rain or shine, from noon to 5 p.m. on the streets of downtown Princeton and the adjacent Princeton University campus.
Presented by the Arts Council of Princeton and the students of Princeton University, the festival originated as “The Art People’s Party” on the lawn of Nassau Hall in 1970. Later renamed Communiversity to capture the town-gown spirit of the event, it has grown to attract more than 40,000 visitors to Princeton each spring.
Admission is free.
This year will feature more than 200 artists, crafters and merchants, local busiensses and organizations, continuous live entertainment on five stages children’s activities and games and food from around the globe.
Communiversity will be held in downtown Princeton on Nassau and Witherspoon Streets, in Palmer Square, along Tiger Park and on the Green, and throughout the University campus.
Princeton's FreeB Bus will also offer a shuttle service. Click here for more information.
To see a photo gallery of Communiversity in 2011, click here.
Some of this year's highlights include live music by local favorites, including The Holy Goats, Sensemaya Afrobeat All-Stars, Stolen Rhodes, The Shaxe, The Blue Meanies Beatles Tribute Band, Blue Jersey Band, Edna’s Kin and Sarah Donner.
Other scheduled performances include University bands, a cappella groups, local dance troupes and various instrumental groups.
For children, Stone Soup Circus, Wendy & Flying Kidz Music, Quarter Notes of the Princeton Girlchoir, Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey and the American Repertory Ballet will perform. Also great for kids is the annual Sports Clinic hosted by Princeton Athletics in front of Firestone Library, as well as the Chalk Street Painting area along Palmer Square West – both run for the duration of the event.