Save the date for Winterfest on December 8 and 9!


Celebrating community through music on the porches of Virginia Highland.

Thanks to everyone who came out and made Porchfest 2023 a success! Save the date for Porchfest 2024: Saturday, May 18.

Peruse the neighborhood and scope the best bands possible. Check out the map and schedule here! Please note the schedule is subject to change. 

Dress up as your favorite band or musician while you run this fun 1.09-mile run where the festival will take place! Prizes will be given to the best dressed individual and group. Want more run? Complete the loop 3 times for an extended 5k!

The Rock n Run will kick off at 11 am. Registration is $25 for runners over 12 years old and includes a bag of goodies at the finish line.

Check in for the Rock n Run begins at 10 am at the booth on Barnett near John Howell Park.

Pilates in the Park

Stretch for the Rock n Run and charge up your energy for Porchfest with a special pilates class from our newest shoutout sponsor, The Studio Pilates!

Join us at 10 am at John Howell Park for an invigorating 45-min class led by instructor Samantha Gipson.

Ramp up your energy, enliven your mood, recharge your spirit, and get ready to have a blast at Porchfest with this FREE class! The class ends at 10:45, just in time to head over to the starting line or find a spot to watch the Rock n Run.

*No mat or BYO mat.*

Our littlest Porchfest goers can check out the Kids Corner from 10 am to 4 pm for some fun in the sun! Enjoy free and paid activities, including  bounce houses, a magician, baloon animals, arts and crafts, and bubbles. 

Magic Show times will be at 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30 pm!

Paid Activities: Bounce house and balloon animals. $5 per bounce or balloon. $15 for an all-day bounce pass.

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Rock out in Porchfest gear while you listen to bands around the neighborhood! We have T-shirts, hats, and hand fans to enjoy while the bands turn the volume up. 

Congratulations to the winner of our design contest at Midtown High, Ava Johnson!  20% of the proceeds for the t-shirts with Ava’s amazing design go to the arts and communication programs at Midtown High! 

Presale ended on May 14. Pick up your presale order at the main merch booth on the north end of Barnett St, near John Howell Park. Don’t miss the Porchfest raffle, which will include a Pedego electric bike! Enter the raffle at the main merch booth. 

Whether you want to support your community or need volunteer hours for high school, this event thrives off of the help of local volunteers.

Sign up to set up, break down, station at information booths, and help Porchfest goers find their way to their favorite band or porch.

Please note that the event perimeter is closed to traffic, except for residents with license proof of address or those with a vendor pass. Limited parking is available outside of the event perimeter, so we encourage festival goers to walk, bike, and rideshare. The event will have three strips of portable restrooms, along with a first-aid station on Barnett Ave near John Howell Park. 

Porchfest music is viewable from the sidewalks only. Please be respectful of local residences and utilize the trash cans throughout the event. Although dogs are allowed on leashes, please keep in mind that it will be hot and packed with crowds. 

We encourages festival goers to check out food, drink, and shopping offerings from local businesses along North Highland Avenue. 


Scope the fun from past Porchfests! Peruse our favorite photos from last year and 2021. 

Presenting Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors

Shoutout Sponsors

VaHi Business Sponsors

Kick-start your Porchfest experience with a catered lunch by DBA BBQ and bottomless beer, wine, and mimosa bar from 10 am to 2 pm. 

Throughout the rest of the day, you will still have access to live blues bands, VIP cash bar and air conditioned restrooms. There will additional merchandise for purchase in the VIP area.

Price: $100 for adults; $30 for kids under 12*.

*Kids tickets include access to the Kids Corner activities ($20 value).

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