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, August 23rd

Wed, August 24th

  • 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. 

  • AABC Annual Invitational Show

    Aug. 10-26: AABC Annual Invitational Show. Open Wed.-Fri. 12-6 PM and Sat. 12-4 PM. The Art Center, 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922. butlerartcenter.org.

  • 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. Aug 3....

  • 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

    Aug. 24: 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?...

  • Trivia Night @ ShuBrew

    Stop in to ShuBrew every Wednesday from 8 PM to 10 PM for our Trivia Nights. Six rounds of various trivia categories guaranteed to make you laugh. First and second place prizes are awarded each night...

Thu, August 25th

  • 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...

  • AABC Annual Invitational Show

    Aug. 10-26: AABC Annual Invitational Show. Open Wed.-Fri. 12-6 PM and Sat. 12-4 PM. The Art Center, 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922. butlerartcenter.org.

  • Rocket Queens @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille

    Witnessing the Rocket Queens live is the closest thing a modern audience can get to seeing hard rock’s heaviest hitters as they were in their prime: seasoned musicians dripping with sweat, swagger,...

Fri, August 26th

  • BrewersFest

    Aug. 26-28: BrewersFest. This is a unique event where homebrewers compete for the Taster's Choice Award and prizes. Patrons cast their votes after tasting the homebrewers' sample beer(s). The top...

  • AABC Annual Invitational Show

    Aug. 10-26: AABC Annual Invitational Show. Open Wed.-Fri. 12-6 PM and Sat. 12-4 PM. The Art Center, 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922. butlerartcenter.org.

  • Harmony Jazz Fest

    “Mr. Trombone” Harold Betters will perform 5PM- 7PM $12 adults. $5 students. 7 p.m. Impromptu Jazz  

  • 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...

Sat, August 27th

  • Summer Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur

    Saturdays...

  • A.A.A Clean-Up

    Join the local non-profit Allegheny Aquatic Alliance and celebrate the 5th annual clean-up of our Connoquenessing Creek. Saturday, August 27th Saturday, September 10th Visit www....

  • Harmony Jazz Fest

    Funk and fusion with the Ben Barson Band. $15 adults. $5 students.

  • 5th Annual Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup

    Please join us for our 5th annual cleanup of Connoquenessing Creek. Each year we have removed thousands of pounds of garbage from this important local waterway but it is still consumed with tires and...

  • The Ultimate Zelie Challenge

    The Ultimate Zelie Challenge was created by 13 year old Zachary Baker to raise money for the Zelienople Community Park. Join Zachary on August 21 for the Youth event and August 27 for the adult...

  • The Pittsburgh Wine Tour

    Urban winery tour includes a visit to Pittsburgh Winery, Dreadnought Wines and Market St. Grocery's Italian Wine Room. Tour includes tasting class, wine samples, sweet treats and much more! Guests to...

  • 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...

  • Frogs and Toads of PA

    Join the park naturalist to learn about the frogs and toads of Pennsylvania. After a short discussion, participants will be led on a walk to find amphibians in their natural settings. Bring a...

Sun, August 28th

  • Summer Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur

    Saturdays...

  • Seventh Annual Motorcycle Ride

    7th Annual Memorial Motorcycle Ride to benefit the Skate Park Fund. The ride starts at the Zelienople Park Parking lot and ends at the top of the hill. Registration at 9:30 AM. Ride departs at 11...

  • Harmony Jazz Fest

    Mellow jazz brunch at Stohr Haus Bakery. Call for reservations.

  • 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...

  • Harmony Jazz Fest

    The band CASTRO featured. Reservations encouraged. If coaxed, there will be lingering impromptu jazz after sunset and beyond.

  • 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, August 29th

  • 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, August 30th

  • The Pittsburgh Wine Tour

    Unique breweries, uniquely Pittsburgh! Learn about Pittsburgh's brewing history and taste your way through present-day craft beer offerings as you visit award-winning breweries in and around the '...

  • 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, August 31st

  • 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. 

  • 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. Aug 3....

  • 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...

  • Toad the Wet Sprocket @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille

    Toad the Wet Sprocket (Glen Phillips on lead vocals and guitar, Dean Dinning on bass and vocals, Todd Nichols on lead guitar and vocals, and Randy Guss on the drums) share in the kind of musical...

  • Live Entertainment at The Harmony Inn

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

  • Trivia Night @ ShuBrew

    Stop in to ShuBrew every Wednesday from 8 PM to 10 PM for our Trivia Nights. Six rounds of various trivia categories guaranteed to make you laugh. First and second place prizes are awarded each night...

Thu, September 1st

  • 3rd annual VOICe Exhibit at The Art Center

    The Associated Artists of Butler County’sThird Annual VOICe Exhibit The VOICe Exhibit is an artistic and musical celebration by the survivors of domestic violence. The original art work...

  • 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...

  • Parmalee @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille

    Parmalee’s country rock sound has its roots in the bluegrass, traditional country, southern rock and blues covers the guys grew up hearing their families play. Matt and Scott Thomas grew up near...

Fri, September 2nd

  • 3rd annual VOICe Exhibit at The Art Center

    The Associated Artists of Butler County’sThird Annual VOICe Exhibit The VOICe Exhibit is an artistic and musical celebration by the survivors of domestic violence. The original art work...

  • World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series at Lernerville

    *Sept. 2-3: World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series at Lernerville. Lernerville Speedway is home of the “Fab Four,” 410 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Big-Block Modifieds and Stock Cars. 313 N....

  • Nature and Wildlife Show at The Art Center

    Sept. 2-30: Nature and Wildlife Show at The Art Center. Open Wed.-Fri. 12-6 PM and Sat. 12-4 PM. The Art Center, 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922. butlerartcenter.org.

  • 1st Anniversary Celebration

    Prizes and refreshments.

  • Fictitous Fiber

    "Spinning Foward" by Terri Dulong (fiction). It is an open book club - you need not be a crocheter or knitter to attend, just enjoy books about crafts. We'll read fiction, essays, and collections...


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