Festivals & Events

Butler County features many fun events for the whole family, from one of the biggest Jeep festivals in the country to small town events that have been around for more than 50 years. Enjoy live music, games, crafts and all sorts of great activities, right here in Butler County, PA!

Tue, June 28th

  • Pottery Classes at The Art Center

    New pottery classes open to children 8 and up and adults on Tuesdays! If you are interested, let us know and class will begin! Three weeks for $50 + $25 material fee. Taught by Steve Harding...

  • Butler BlueSox Home Games

    *June 26, 28-29: Butler BlueSox Home Games. The BlueSox are proud to play their home games on the same field that has hosted some of the greatest ballplayers of all-time, including Joe DiMaggio,...

  • Hide-N-Seekers, Bird themed DiscoverE Summer Program at Jennings

    A series of programs for children will be available this summer. These hands-on learning experiences will introduce children to fun and healthy outdoor activities and instill an appreciation for the...

  • Mars Area Public Library Summer Reading Program

    Join our Summer Reading Club for Reading, Prizes & Fun! For more information visit our website www.marsarealibrary.org. Must register for all programs.

  • Free Family Concert Series at Alameda Park

    The Butler County Parks and Recreation Department invites you to our FREE Family Summer Concert Series at Alameda Park.  Our concerts will begin at 6:30 pm and will take place in the Odd Fellow...

  • Live Music at North Country Brewing Company

    Come join us at The North Country Brewing Company for live entertainment every Tuesday evening and enjoy the weekly specials.

Wed, June 29th

  • Permanent Collection Exhibit at The Art Center

    The Art Center is exhibiting a Permanent Collection of member's works, to be displayed at various times throughout the year. Hours: Wed.-Fri.: Noon - 6pm Sat.: Noon - 4pm

  • Pottery Class at The Art Center

    If you are interested, let us know and class will begin! Three weeks for $50 + $25 material fee. Taught by Steve Harding. This will be an ongoing class and you can sign up at any time. Contact for...

  • Butler BlueSox Home Games

    *June 26, 28-29: Butler BlueSox Home Games. The BlueSox are proud to play their home games on the same field that has hosted some of the greatest ballplayers of all-time, including Joe DiMaggio,...

  • Open Portrait Group w/ Live Model at The Art Center

    Practice a portrait or drawing your fellow students. All levels welcome. No registration needed. $2 members, $4 non-members. 10AM - 12 PM. 

  • Mars Area Public Library Summer Reading Program

    Join our Summer Reading Club for Reading, Prizes & Fun! For more information visit our website www.marsarealibrary.org. Must register for all programs.

  • BCSO Free Lunchtime Summer Concert

    *Wednesdays through August 31: . The Butler County Symphony Association is proud to present the 2016 Summer Concert Series. All concerts will be broadcasted live in Diamond Park. June 1....

  • Pizza Party Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur

    Wednesdays June-August: Pizza Party Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur. Moraine Preservation Fund operates Nautical Nature, a 37-passenger enclosed pontoon boat on Moraine State Park’s Lake Arthur. It...

  • Live Entertainment at The Harmony Inn

    Live entertainment every Wednesday night at The Harmony Inn. Come join us and check ever changing specials.

  • Oh Deer Program at Alameda Park

    June 29: Oh Deer Program at Alameda Park. Do you know what some of the deer’s favorite foods are? When the best time of day is for seeing them? Or what some of the unique survival strategies are?...

  • Neil Diamond Tribute by Chris Denem

    Great Music while you eat and drink. No Cover Charge.

  • Fireflies

    Join park staff as we fly into the world of luminous lightening bugs! Find out about their unique lives and how you can help scientists by observing fireflies in your own backyard. Bring the...

Thu, June 30th

  • Permanent Collection Exhibit at The Art Center

    The Art Center is exhibiting a Permanent Collection of member's works, to be displayed at various times throughout the year. Hours: Wed.-Fri.: Noon - 6pm Sat.: Noon - 4pm

  • Mammals and Tracking themed DiscoverE Summer Program at Jennings

    A series of programs for children will be available this summer. These hands-on learning experiences will introduce children to fun and healthy outdoor activities and instill an appreciation for the...

  • Free Outdoor Discovery at Alameda Park

    The Butler County Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to our FREE Thursday night programs at Alameda Park.  The majority of our programs will begin at 6:30pm and will take...

  • Birds and More Naturalist Led Walks at Succop Nature Park

    *Thursdays: Birds and More Naturalist Led Walks at Succop Nature Park. Join Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania for a walk through Succop Nature Park. Our naturalist-led morning walks are free...

  • Mars Area Public Library Summer Reading Program

    Join our Summer Reading Club for Reading, Prizes & Fun! For more information visit our website www.marsarealibrary.org. Must register for all programs.

  • Unveiling of Walldogs Murals

    Join Butler County Historical Society at the Lowrie/Shaw House to see what the Walldogs (international mural artists) will be painting in downtown Butler July 27-31.

  • Alameda Storytime Adventures

    *Thursdays June 16-Aug. 11: Alameda Storytime Adventures. Join us every Thursday at lunch time. 11:30 AM-Noon. No registration required, it is entirely free. 184 Alameda Park Rd., Butler. 724-284...

Fri, July 1st

  • Big Butler Fair

    The Big Butler Fair is the largest fair in Western PA and considered by many to be the best fair in the country. We are proud to be a symbol of American family values. Year after year, families from...

  • 2016 Battle In The Burgh

    Mark you calendars now for the 2016 Battle In The Burgh! 142 teams in the tournament from 8 states plus Canada. The largest ASA tournament in PA! Fields being used: - Cranberry Park (5...

  • Mars Area Public Library Summer Reading Program

    Join our Summer Reading Club for Reading, Prizes & Fun! For more information visit our website www.marsarealibrary.org. Must register for all programs.

  • Fictitous Fiber

    "Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword" by Barry Deutsch (YA grahic novel). Book Club Darn Yarn Needles and Thread. It is an open book club - you need not be a crocheter or knitter to attend, just...

  • Racing at Lernerville

    *Friday Nights through August: Racing at Lernerville. $14/adults, $7/students, $11/seniors, free/ages 10 and under. Special events may have increased admission prices. 7:30 PM. Lernerville...

  • “Celebration: America” at The Strand

    July 1-3: “Celebration: America” at The Strand. “Celebration: America” is a Strand exclusive, written and directed by the same creative minds behind “It's a USO Christmas,” “Broadway Rocks!” and “...

Sat, July 2nd

  • Summer Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur

    Saturdays...

  • 2016 Battle In The Burgh

    Mark you calendars now for the 2016 Battle In The Burgh! 142 teams in the tournament from 8 states plus Canada. The largest ASA tournament in PA! Fields being used: - Cranberry Park (5...

  • Chicken Dinner

    BBQ Chicken Dinner, Saturday July 2, 2016 Noon to 6pm Adults $10 Child $5 (Children 10 and under). Take out/ Delivery available. Included in dinner 1/2 Chicken, Cole Slaw, Veggie, Roll, Dessert,...

  • North Country Brewing Canning Facility Tours

    Free tours of the Production Facility with an explanation of how beer is brewed and the process involved from grain to canning.

  • Dinner Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur

    Saturdays June-August: Dinner Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur. Moraine Preservation Fund operates Nautical Nature, a 37-passenger enclosed pontoon boat on Moraine State Park’s Lake Arthur. It is...

  • Bats in Action

    Mysterious and often misunderstood, bats are one of our friends of the night sky. Meet the park naturalist at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church (NO FACILITIES) on route 528 to see a bat condo in action...

Sun, July 3rd

  • Pottery Class at The Art Center

    Every Sunday of every month: . Harding. This will be an ongoing class and you can sign up at any time. Contact for more information. Special discounted offers: (Focus on Hand Building Techniques –...

  • Butler BlueSox Home Games

    *July 3-4: Butler BlueSox Home Games. The BlueSox are proud to play their home games on the same field that has hosted some of the greatest ballplayers of all-time, including Joe DiMaggio, Lou...

  • Summer Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur

    Saturdays...

  • 2016 Battle In The Burgh

    Mark you calendars now for the 2016 Battle In The Burgh! 142 teams in the tournament from 8 states plus Canada. The largest ASA tournament in PA! Fields being used: - Cranberry Park (5...

  • Steel Valley Brew Tour

    t's the Steel Valley Brew Tour! Visit some of the newest breweries in the historic Steel Valley of the Pittsburgh region! Learn a little history about the steel mills that dotted the Monongahela...

  • Live Entertainment at The Harmony Inn

    Harmony Inn happily presents live music every Sunday afternoon throughout the year for a little relaxation before your hectic work week begins. Please come join us on Sundays from 4 pm till 7 pm for...

Mon, July 4th

  • Fish For Free Day

    July 4: Fish For Free Day. It’s Fish for Free Day throughout Pennsylvania. Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated...

  • The Kampas Orthodontics Firecracker 5K and 1 Mile

    The Kamaps Orthodontics Firecracker 5K and 1 Mile is a Family Friendly event for ages 3 and older who want to walk and run and win cool prizes. Come out and enjoy a great morning at the Zelineople...

  • Mars Area Public Library Summer Reading Program

    Join our Summer Reading Club for Reading, Prizes & Fun! For more information visit our website www.marsarealibrary.org. Must register for all programs.

  • Concert at Zelienople Community Park

    July 4: Concert at Zelienople Community Park. Wine and Spirit (rock ‘n roll), Dennis Malley (electrified/acoustic/rock). 1 PM. 402 E. Beaver St., Zelienople. 724-452-0231. https://myzeliepark....

  • Derby Duck Race

    Those adorable little yellow duckies are ready to race!! This event is a "QUACK" up and a must see!! Prizes include $1,000 for the first duck in, $500 for second, $250 for third and many more prizes...

  • 4th of July Celebration on Mars!

    Music...

  • Zelienople-Harmony Farmers Market

    Featuring a variety of vendors from local farmers to small area businesses. Contact Sherry at The Enchanted Olive, for more information or to request a vendor application.

  • Open Water Swim Program

    Open to the public, these are the only open water swims permitted outside the beach areas at Moraine State Park. Swims are every Monday evening with the exception of Memorial Day and Labor Day. These...

  • Bluegrass Mondays at North Country Brewing

    Come join us at The North Country Brewery for Bluegrass Mondays and enjoy some great live music.

Tue, July 5th

Wed, July 6th

  • Invitational Show at The Art Center

    The Associated Artists of Butler County Invitational Show. Invitation only. Opening reception is Fri. July 8. Underground Band Night is July 15, Aug. 5 and Sept. 16. Hours: Wed.-Fri.:...

  • Pottery Class at The Art Center

    If you are interested, let us know and class will begin! Three weeks for $50 + $25 material fee. Taught by Steve Harding. This will be an ongoing class and you can sign up at any time. Contact for...

  • Monthly Essential Oils & Art Classes

    Beginning in June Nicolette's new location in Portersville is offering doTERRA Essential Oils classes with various themes. From 101 classes to make-n-takes. All classes will teach you how to use...

  • Open Portrait Group w/ Live Model at The Art Center

    Practice a portrait or drawing your fellow students. All levels welcome. No registration needed. $2 members, $4 non-members. 10AM - 12 PM. 

  • Mars Area Public Library Summer Reading Program

    Join our Summer Reading Club for Reading, Prizes & Fun! For more information visit our website www.marsarealibrary.org. Must register for all programs.

  • Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series.

    *Wednesdays through August 31: The Butler County Symphony Association is proud to present the 2016 Summer Concert Series. All concerts will be broadcasted live in Diamond Park. July 6. Cloud...

  • Pizza Party Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur

    Wednesdays June-August: Pizza Party Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur. Moraine Preservation Fund operates Nautical Nature, a 37-passenger enclosed pontoon boat on Moraine State Park’s Lake Arthur. It...

  • Live Entertainment at The Harmony Inn

    Live entertainment every Wednesday night at The Harmony Inn. Come join us and check ever changing specials.

  • Martinis with Monet Exhibition OPENING

    Martinis with Monet Exhibition is the premier art event in Cranberry Township. The Gala Opening on July 6, 2016 asks a $10 fee for admission which is actually a donation to the Cranberry Township...

  • The Yardbirds at Jergel's

    In addition to their six Top 40 songs, The Yardbirds will long be remembered as having produced the top three English blues-based guitarists of the '60s: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page!...

Thu, July 7th

  • Cranberry Township Community Days

    Benefits Cranberry Township Community Chest.  Features car cruise, art in the park, carnival, 200+ vendors, inflatable fun zone, Broadway in the park, concerts, pancake breakfast, 5K, community...

  • Invitational Show at The Art Center

    The Associated Artists of Butler County Invitational Show. Invitation only. Opening reception is Fri. July 8. Underground Band Night is July 15, Aug. 5 and Sept. 16. Hours: Wed.-Fri.:...

  • Mammals and Tracking themed DiscoverE Summer Program at Jennings

    A series of programs for children will be available this summer. These hands-on learning experiences will introduce children to fun and healthy outdoor activities and instill an appreciation for the...

  • Free Outdoor Discovery at Alameda Park

    The Butler County Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to our FREE Thursday night programs at Alameda Park.  The majority of our programs will begin at 6:30pm and will take...

  • Birds and More Naturalist Led Walks at Succop Nature Park

    *Thursdays: Birds and More Naturalist Led Walks at Succop Nature Park. Join Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania for a walk through Succop Nature Park. Our naturalist-led morning walks are free...

  • Mars Area Public Library Summer Reading Program

    Join our Summer Reading Club for Reading, Prizes & Fun! For more information visit our website www.marsarealibrary.org. Must register for all programs.

  • Alameda Storytime Adventures

    *Thursdays June 16-Aug. 11: Alameda Storytime Adventures. Join us every Thursday at lunch time. 11:30 AM-Noon. No registration required, it is entirely free. 184 Alameda Park Rd., Butler. 724-284...

  • Toronzo Cannon at Jergel's

    Throughout the history of Chicago blues, the intensely competitive local club scene has served as a proving ground, where only the best musicians rise to the top. Iconic blues artists from Muddy...

Fri, July 8th

  • Invitational Show at The Art Center

    The Associated Artists of Butler County Invitational Show. Invitation only. Opening reception is Fri. July 8. Underground Band Night is July 15, Aug. 5 and Sept. 16. Hours: Wed.-Fri.:...

  • DiscoverE Day Camp- Hide 'n Seekers

    4 and 5 year olds are invited to become Hide ‘n Seekers as we learn about mammals and investigate the traces and clues our mammal friends leave behind. Children may register for either the morning...

  • Mars Area Public Library Summer Reading Program

    Join our Summer Reading Club for Reading, Prizes & Fun! For more information visit our website www.marsarealibrary.org. Must register for all programs.

  • Racing at Lernerville

    *Friday Nights through August: Racing at Lernerville. $14/adults, $7/students, $11/seniors, free/ages 10 and under. Special events may have increased admission prices. 7:30 PM. Lernerville...


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