Educating · Inspiring · Celebrating · since 1988
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FFPA History

Founded in 1988 by internationally renowned harpist Heidi Lehwalder and other visionary arts lovers of this community, the Fredericksburg Festival of the Arts has evolved from a small, world-class chamber music festival into a premier, year-round presenter of the performing arts in the Rappahannock region. To more accurately reflect this evolution our name was recently changed to the Fredericksburg Festival for the Performing Arts (FFPA) and we added an identifying line that really captures the motivating force of our organization: educating • inspiring • celebrating since 1988.

With the 2015-2016 season, FFPA celebrates its 29th Anniversary in high style and continues to delight audiences with an ambitious calendar of musical and theatrical performances of the highest artistic integrity.