Civic Fest: The Festival with a Purpose
Music & Ideas — Civic Action & Community Transformation
Summer 2017, Frederick County, MD

Imagine a weekend festival that combines music and the arts; thought-provoking workshops, speakers and conversation; community; and nature – all aimed at giving us the inspiration to work together to build stronger communities and more fulfilling lives for ourselves.  The first will take place in Frederick County, an easy 1-hour drive from Washington and Baltimore in the summer of 2017.

  • Tracks & Workshops
  • Civic Leadership Fellows Program
  • Tutoring & Mentoring
  • Community Arts & Imagination
  • Local sustainable food systems, urban & rural farming
  • Nonprofit management & leadership
  • Community dialogue

The great movements of the past several centuries were anchored by big events that mobilized large numbers of people. We need to do the same if we are to succeed in getting a tutor and mentor for every student who needs one – our immediate goal – and in creating the civic leadership movement we need to navigate the challenges we face with growing inequality, persistent poverty, climate change, and polarized government. If we want thriving communities and a healthy democracy, we need to step up our game.

Click here to view the flyer.