Festivals

Annual Ridings Family Holiday Train Display

12/30/2017 - 12/31/2017 McCarl Industrial Museum, 803 Plumb Street, Darlington, 16115

Annual Ridings Family Holiday Train Display McCarl Industrial Museum, 803 Plumb Street, Darlington. Sponsored by Little Beaver Historical Society. There will be multiple trains running through many lighted buildings. There will be holiday movies showing for the kids and cookies and candy. Display will run every weekend from the weekend following Thanksgiving to the first weekend after the New Year. So bring the kids to see the museums decorated in their holiday finest and see the trains. Free. 10am-4pm; Sunday 12-4pm 724-846-3487

Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation Winter Carnivale

1/12/2018 @ 7:00PM - 12:00 AM Ace Hotel Pittsburgh - 120 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation is hosting a night of play and holiday fun at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh Gymnasium on Friday, January 12, 2018. Just wanted to put it on your radar in case you had any questions or interest! For one night only the gymnasium transforms into a winter playground for adults. This grown-up event will boast carnival games galore, special appearances, winter spectacles, and numerous whimsical performances of seasonal grandeur. Warm your bellies with playful takes on winter treats and carnival fare from the Whitfield and hot spiked cocktails. Our cities medical professionals and EMT workers help each and every one of us year round, and this kick off to 2018 by coming out to support these innovative and courageous men and women in Emergency Medicine at the PEMF Winter Carnivale. *Dress for the ski lodge with a twist. Think cozy sweaters, fuzzy boots and hats, or cocktail attire paired with your best ski goggles. Anything goes at the Winter Carnivale.

Steel City Rowing Brewfest

2/10/2018 @ 6:00PM - 12:00 AM Steel City Rowing Club

. $25.00 Main Event 7:00pm – 10:00pm Beer There is a great party brewing February 10, 2018. Steel City Rowing Club chases away the winter blues with its annual winter fundraiser, Brewfest. The evening brings together beer lovers and a dedicated group of highly skilled Home Brewers for an evening of terrific food and finely crafted beers, ciders, and ales. The Home Brewers all vie for our guests’ votes to win the coveted Taster’s Choice Award, or one of eight Blind Tasting Awards for Best in Category. Whether it’s an ale or cider that warms the heart, or a hearty stout there is bound to be something for everyone. Join us Tickets: $35.00 Pre-party Blind Tasting 6:00-7:30pm Taste the lovingly crafted brews with your very own souvenir Brewfest Tasting Glass while enjoying the Hors d’oeuvres. There are eight categories to vote on and the brewers appreciate your discriminating and finger food samplers offered by our members. Cast your vote for the best brewer. $15.00 Designated Drivers Register online at steelcityrowing.org\/brewfest Proceeds support the many programs Steel City Rowing Club offers. Steel City Rowing 101 Arch Street, Verona, PA 15147 For more information please call 412-828-5565 or email us at office@steelcityrowing.org

4th Annual Independence Township Chili Cook-off

2/24/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 12:00 AM Independence Township Community Center, 116 School Road, Aliquippa, 15001

4th Annual Independence Township Chili Cook-off Independence Township Community Center, 116 School Road, Aliquippa, 15001. Sponsored by Independence Township. Come enjoy a variety of homemade chili and you be the judge. There will be a bake sale plus it’s BYOB! Hot dogs and nachos will be sold. Participant fee $20 and must pre-register. $10 adults; $5 children 13 and under. 6-9pm 724-378-3739 www.independencetwpbeavercounty.com

Spring Fest at Hopewell Community Park

3/24/2018 Hopewell Community Park, 2500 Laird Drive, Aliquippa, 15001

Spring Fest Hopewell Community Park, 2500 Laird Drive, Aliquippa, 15001. Meet the Easter Bunny and collect eggs filled with candy. Scheduled hunt times for ages 18 months to 12 years old. Free activities include cookie decorating, crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Some lucky kids will win bicycles courtesy of the Hopewell Police Department. Concession stand will be open. Free. 11am-2pm 724-378-1460 www.hopewelltwp.com

Easter Egg Hunt

3/31/2018 Townsend Park, 601 3rd Avenue, New Brighton, 15066

Easter Egg Hunt Townsend Park, 601 3rd Avenue, New Brighton, 15066. Sponsered by New Brighton Community Life. Over 3,000 eggs and treats are hidden throughout the park for children toddler to age 10. Arrive early so your children don’t miss out. Free. 12pm sharp. 724-846-1870 www.newbrightonpa.org

Old Economy Village “Opening Day”

4/4/2018 270 16th Street, Ambridge, 15003

Old Economy Village “Opening Day” 270 16th Street, Ambridge, 15003. This National Historic Landmark is a six-acre museum complex, with seventeen restored historic structures and gardens, telling the story of the Harmony Society, one of the oldest and most successful religious communal groups of the nineteenth century. Visit our website for additional information. 10am-5pm. 724-266-4500 www.oldeconomyvillage.org

41st Annual Maple Syrup Festival

4/7/2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 AM - 4/8/2018 Bradys Run Park Lodge, Beaver Falls, 15010

41st Annual Maple Syrup Festival Bradys Run Park Lodge, Beaver Falls, 15010. All-you-can-eat buttermilk or buckwheat pancake breakfast served with 100% pure maple syrup made right here in Bradys Run Park. Festival features entertainment on two stages, Civil War re-enactors, handmade crafts, pony-rides, stoneground flour and much more! Free admission and parking. Charge for breakfast. $9 adults; $5 children 12 and under. 8:30am-4:30pm 724-378-1701 www.beavercountyconservationdistrict.org

Opening Day @ “The Village” “Flags are Fun”

4/14/2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 AM Hookstown Fair Grounds, 1198 State Route 168, Hookstown, 15050

Opening Day @ “The Village” “Flags are Fun” Hookstown Fair Grounds, 1198 State Route 168, Hookstown, 15050. Sponsored by South Side Historical Village Association. Volunteers will be welcoming visitors to the Village. Children will especially enjoy our first ever “Flags Are Fun” Workshop at 1 PM. Learn about the flags of the world and design one of your own. Donations appreciated. 11am-3pm 724-573-4569 www.sshva.wordpress.com

Tea for Tails at The Beaver County Humane Society

4/15/2018 @ 1:30 pm - 12:00 AM Center Twp. Fire Hall, 3385 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa, 15001

Tea for Tails Center Twp. Fire Hall, 3385 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa, 15001. Sponsored by Beaver County Humane Society. Dress up in your finest and attend a High Tea with tea sandwiches, dessert, raffles, 50\/50 and more. Special guests: our shelter animals. You can participate in our Best Hat contest and win prizes. Reservations must be made in advance, we sell out fast. $25. 1:30-3:30pm 724-775-5801 www.beavercountyhumanesociety.org

8th Annual Beaver County History Celebration Weekend – World War I

5/5/2018 - 5/6/2018

8th Annual Beaver County History Celebration Weekend – World War I 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War or WWI. Beaver County residents showed their support through parades, flag raising, demonstrations and enlistment drives. Sending food to troops created shortages that our citizens counteracted by observing meatless and wheatless days. The “Garden Movement” encouraged all to grow their own food. Our industries made important contributions: our steel industries produced steel plating for ships, excavators made by Keystone Drillers were sent overseas, Phoenix Glass made lenses for signal lights and lamps. Junction Park became a training ground (later moved to Brady’s Run). Purse strings were opened and funds were collected to provide for the soldiers. Thirty-six Beaver County men were killed in battle, while fourteen died later of their wounds. Influenza brought back from Europe by the soldiers ravished both military and citizenry who died by the hundreds. Beaver County presented a united front, but we can never underestimate the sacrifices of our native sons and daughters who fought, died and altered their lives to ensure peace and prosperity All historical museums will be open. Free admission with the exception of Old Economy Village. Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 1pm-4pm

Ambridge International Wine & Food Walk

5/5/2018 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 AM Merchant Street, Ambridge, 15003

Ambridge International Wine & Food Walk Merchant Street, Ambridge, 15003. Sponsored by Ambridge Regional Chamber of Commerce. Stroll down Merchant Street, sip fine wines from around the world, sample great appetizers, meet local merchants and enter many raffles! $25 Ages 21+. 1-5pm 724-266-3040 www.ambridgeregionalchamber.org

Spring Fest in Old Town Economy Historic District

5/12/2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 AM Ambridge Historic District and Old Economy Village, 12th-14th Church and Merchant Street, 15003

Spring Fest in Old Town Economy Historic District Ambridge Historic District and Old Economy Village, 12th-14th Church and Merchant Street, 15003. Antique shopping, food trucks, garden mart, model train exhibit and fine art studio exhibit. Free. 9am-5pm 412-855-0511 www.facebook.com\/ambridgehistoricaldistrictedc

Spring Time in ‘The Village”

5/12/2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 AM Hookstown Fair Grounds, 1198 State Route 168, Hookstown, 15050

Spring Time in ‘The Village” Hookstown Fair Grounds, 1198 State Route 168, Hookstown, 15050. Sponsored by South Side Historical Village Association. Share the coming of Spring along with seasonal activities in our late 1800’s Village. Whether it is preparing soil for planting or watching a blacksmith hammer hot iron, you can feel the rat race of our modern world disappear in this unique and peaceful place. Donations appreciated. 11am-3pm 724-573-4569 www.sshva.wordpress.com

20th Annual Regatta at Lake Arthur

8/4/2018 @ 10:00am - 12:00 AM - 8/5/2018 Moraine State Park - South Shore The Regatta at Lake Arthur is an annual 2-day regional event celebrated on Moraine State Park\'s South Shore the first weekend in August. Our 2018 event weekend is scheduled for Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.; Sunday, August 5 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. 2018 marks our 20th event year, and we are excited to welcome you, your family, and your friends to come and see all that the Regatta has to offer. There is no admission or parking charge and many Regatta events are FREE. This annual event brings thousands of visitors each year to experience and enjoy the 3,225 acres of Lake Arthur with over 40 miles of scenic shoreline. The Regatta offers land and lake activities along with exciting new opportunities to enjoy the natural resources of the park (our 2017 event recorded nearly 15,000 visitors). Our mission is to be the premiere, all-ages, eco-recreational event in the region. While we are nestled in the heart of Butler County, we welcome visitors from across the region and beyond. If you enjoy being active in the great outdoors, then this is a weekend you simply don\'t want to miss! We are excited to continue to promote a healthy lifestyle, feature wholesome food options and continue to increase opportunities for you to get out and active at Moraine. Come on out and PLAY!