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!

Sat, June 25th

  • 22nd annual Cruise-a-Palooza

    DJ - Dash Plaques - Live Entertainment - WBUT Country Ho Down @ 3PM - T-Shirts - Raffle Tickets - 50/50 - Strip Tickets - Food - Vendors- Huge Craft Display - Chinese Auction - Marines # 743 Toys For...

  • 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

  • Summer Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur

    Saturdays...

  • Shannon Run Paddle

    Join Moraine Park staff and explore the Shannon Run area of Moraine's Lake Arthur. During this nature-based paddle, participants will learn some basic kayak tips and set off to explore the abundant...

  • Trunk Sale

    Vendor fee: $5 per car Load up your trunk and sell your "stuff"!

  • 8th annual Pittsburgh EggFest

    If you’re curious about what an “Egg Fest” is, or just egg-cited to show off your egg-spert cooking skills then you will want to register now to attend the 8th annual Pittsburgh EggFest. The staff at...

  • Studio Open House & Sale

    2 Pears Pottery will open it's studio doors for a mini tours, demonstrations and sales. Ever wonder what an artist's studio looks and feels like? Come out to the studio and visit Christy. Beautiful...

  • One Hellofa Brew Tour

    Enjoy the holiday spirits with One Hellofa Brew Tour! Enjoy One Hellofa brew tour with visits to Bloom Brew in West Newton,Four Seasons Brewing Company in Latrobe and Helltown Brewing in Mt....

  • 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.

  • Summer Sampling at Cooper Station

    20 Different Beers from breweries such as Rivertowne, Deschutes, New Belguim, Itaca and many more Also Sampling our specialty cocktails and new wines from our wine list. There will be wings, soft...

  • Nature Photography for Kids at Alameda Park

    June 25: Nature Photography for Kids at Alameda Park. An introduction to nature photography through a discussion, camera and composition basics, and hands-on fun activities (including an adult-...

  • Salamander Safari at Moraine

    June 25: Salamander Safari at Moraine. Join the park naturalist at Moraine State Park to explore Davis Hollow Creek for salamanders and other critters. There will be a 15-minute walk to the stream...

  • 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...

  • Mars Brew Fest

    The Space Bar is reopening for a Mars New Year fundraiser on Saturday, June 25, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Pittsburgh Street in Mars, PA. Come join us as we celebrate next to the flying saucer...

  • Christian Beck Going Away Party at Jergel's

    Join us for the biggest and best going away party you'll experience this summer as Christian Beck makes his last appearance on the Jergel's stage before heading off on his career move to Nashville! A...

Sun, June 26th

  • 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

    *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,...

  • Summer Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur

    Saturdays...

  • Heavenly Hummingbirds Program at Moraine

    June 26: Heavenly Hummingbirds Program at Moraine. Hummingbirds are the tiniest and most fascinating birds that will visit your backyard. Learn how to attract hummingbirds into your own backyard...

  • 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...

  • Freedom Farms Dinner in the Field

    For the past few years our team at Freedom Farms has been putting together an awesome dinner series called Dinner in the Field. We currently offer three different event themes in 2016: Brews...

Mon, June 27th

  • Summer Art Classes for Children and Teens at the Bottlebrush Gallery

    June 27-30: Summer Art Classes for Children and Teens at the Bottlebrush Gallery. Includes Chinese lanterns, fossil making, songwriting, drumming, caveman art, and palette knife painting. Contact...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 3rd annual Bowling with the BlueSox

    June 27: 3rd annual Bowling with the BlueSox. Enjoy an evening bowling with your favorite BlueSox player. Includes unlimited bowling, shoe rental, two slices of pizza and unlimited pop. You may...

  • Monthly Essential Oils Class

    This is the first class in Nicolette's new location. An immaculate 1830's brick home with a fireplace in every room. A work in progress so this class will be special! Perfect time of year to learn...

  • Bluegrass Mondays at North Country Brewing

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

  • Alameda Monday Movie in the Park: “Home.”

    June 27: Monday Movie in the Park: “Home.” Join Butler County Parks and Recreation as we offer free movies in the park. Located at the Masonic Shelter, this area will be sure to keep you dry for...

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


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