Harlem Meer Performance Festival

Perform in the 2024 Harlem Meer Performance Festival!

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival is back! The annual Performance Festival has been a community fixture since the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center opened in 1993. Each summer, this event delights thousands of attendees with its celebratory atmosphere and brings the best local talent to Central Park. Enjoy Meer-side views and a variety of performances, featuring multicultural and family-friendly music, dance, and entertainment. All ages are welcome.

The 2024 Harlem Meer Performance Festival will take place from 2:00 pm–4:00 pm every Sunday from July 14 to August 18.

Interested in performing at the 2024 Harlem Meer Performance Festival? Applications are now open!

Local performers are invited to formally express their interest in joining this year’s Harlem Meer Performance Festival lineup. Applications are open until March 31 at 11:59 pm ET and can be submitted through our online application. Review our Q&A section for more details.

Acts from the Harlem and East Harlem areas are especially encouraged to apply, but all local acts are welcome.