Make The Connection highlights the richness of culture in the Capital Region. We connect people, places, and resources from special events in captivating venues to marketplaces offering a variety of cultural cuisines. Whether it’s arts, entertainment, theatre or festivals, there is always something amazing to do.

Our curated collection of places to go and things to do was created with you in mind! When you make Dauphin County your destination to live you are in the hub of Central Pennsylvania from Harrisburg, the Capital; the culture of Lancaster and York; and the fun and excitement of Hershey. Within an hour you can be in Reading home of the Berks Jazz Festival If you want a big city experience then there’s easy access to Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia and New York.

Imagine a walk along the river, biking the Capital Area Greenbelt, exploring Wildwood Park, or enjoying the beauty of Detweiler Park. The juxtaposition of urban, suburban and rural creates a quality of life that has earned national recognition. Dauphin County is an amazing place to live, work and play!

Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival
June 8 & 9, 2019
Featured Artists: Josh Gracin and Dion Pride
4:00 pm. – 9:00 p.m.
Fort Hunter Park
5300 North Front Street

Dauphin County Cultural Fest
August 2, 2019
Featured Artist: Shelia E.
5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Free Admission
Corner of 2nd and Market Streets
Harrisburg, Pa.

Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Festival
Friday, September 6
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September, 8
4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Featured Artists: Najee, Pieces of a Dream and Jeff Bradshaw
Fort Hunter Park
5300 North Front Street
Ticketed Event

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 17th-Sunday, 20th
Rehoboth Beach Delaware

Reading Blues Festival
Presented by Berks Arts Council
November 22-24 2019
Doubletree Hilton, Reading, Pa.

Broad Street Market
1233 N. Third Street
Harrisburg, Pa.

Manna Café
The Best Soul Food Buffet In Central Pa.
Sundays, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
Omega House
2020 State Street
Harrisburg, Pa.

Hurston Manor Housewarming
Saturday, May 11
12:00-6:00 p.m.
315 S. Front St.
Harrisburg, Pa. 17104

Small Star Art House
232 West Market St.
York, Pa. 17401

Central Market House
34 W. Philadelphia St.
York, Pa.

First Thursday’s Latino
Networking for Professionals and Entrepreneurs
Lancaster, Pa.

La Cultura
214 Verbeke St.
Harrisburg, Pa.

Riverfront Park
Front Street
Harrisburg, Pa.

Fort Hunter Mansion and Park
5300 N. Front St.
Harrisburg, Pa.

Detweiler Park
1451 Peters Mountain Road
Parking: Courtesy Dauphin County Conservation District office
Dauphin, Pa.

Wildwood Park
100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, Pa. 17110

Sunday, May 19th
The Singers’ Lounge
Gospel Edition
7:00 p.m.
HMAC 1100 N. 3rd St.
Harrisburg, Pa.

2019 Big 33 Football Classic
May 27, 2019 Kickoff 2:00 p.m.
Central Dauphin Middle School
4600 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA

Mavis Staples
July 30, 2019 7:30 p.m.
For The Performing Arts

Cultural Cuisines is a social food meetup that brings together people who are food enthusiasts at heart and enjoy exploring delicious cuisine with others. Cultural Cuisines fosters a diverse and inclusive experience where “Cuisine Enthusiasts” can come together, develop connections, and savor the flavors of cultures throughout the region.

Cultural Cuisines mission encourages “Cuisine Enthusiasts” to deepen their understanding of diverse cultures by cultivating shared experiences over a meal and conversation. Hosted table talks encourage lively discussion centered on culture and food.

Growing up and traveling overseas and throughout the United States, Catherine Clements-Jenkins developed her appreciation of the richness of cultures that deepened her understanding of diversity. Catherine enjoys celebrating culture, cuisine, and conversation to promote cultural inclusivity with others. Cultural Cuisines is her inspiration.

Contact: Catherine Clements-Jenkins

Cuisine & Cultural Enthusiast
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 717-903-1403