Spring has sprung! Time to defrost and enjoy the outdoors. Many events are back in 2021, which makes it a perfect time to plan your next adventure in Butler County, Pennsylvania, spread love to local restaurants and businesses, and explore outdoor fun! Here’s a few suggestions:
All events are subject to change at any time. Make sure to wear a mask and comply with CDC guidelines.
Events & Festivals
*March 28-April 11: See 5 Great Cars Made in Butler PA
April 10: Youth Fishing Derby @ Glade Run Lake
April 30-May 2: Butler County Homeshow
May 15-16: Portersville Steam Show Spring Gas-Up
March 22: “Echoes from our past” Cemetery Walk
May 28-31: Butler Rib & Music Festival 2021
June 11-13: 2021 Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival
Check out our online calendar for more events! There is a little something for everyone, whether you are looking for foodie fun, live music, entertainment for kids, or an educational activity to learn more about Butler County’s rich history and nature offerings.
*dates vary, check calendar
Sweet Tooth Trail
Hit the road and follow your taste buds on Butler County’s newest way to explore the area — the Butler County Sweet Tooth Trail, a self-guided tour of local bakeries, ice cream shops, and candy stores. Perfect for families, dates, friend groups, and more, The Butler County Sweet Tooth Trail gives everyone the opportunity to savor the flavors of Butler County’s finest chocolate, baked goods, ice cream, shaved ice and even nostalgic candies.
Create your own itinerary on this tasty trail and fill up your passport with a specially designed symbol from each participating location. Move on to the next sweet spot at your leisure. Once your passport is complete, bring it to Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau to claim a commemorative prize and be entered into the grand prize drawing for a sweet-themed gift basket! Passports can be picked up at participating Sweet Tooth Trail locations, the Tourism Bureau.
A perfect way to ring in warmer weather for the 21+ crowd. Grab your “Passport to Hoppiness” and navigate your way through the Butler County Beer Circuit, a self-guided trail of local brewpubs. This trail features 13 different brewpubs, a taproom, and a canning facility; all offering a variety of unique and local craft beers year-round. Simply fill up your passport with stamps from each location, then bring your completed passport to Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau to claim a commemorative prize. You don’t have to travel far for refreshing beers and distinctive menu items — explore something new on the Butler County Beer Circuit.
Soak up spring weather by partaking in activities outside. Whether you enjoy biking, hiking, or wildlife watching, there are so many options of outdoor activities in Butler County. Try disc golf, geocaching, and more. Meet up with family and friends and enjoy a lovely picnic outside or explore a new park for a change of scenery. If you post any photos of your outdoor fun on social media, we would love to see them! Use the hashtags #LoveButlerCounty #ButlerCountyExploreMore
Butler County Parks
While you’re out exploring Butler County’s parks, see how many things you can find on our scavenger hunt.
- Moraine State Park
- Jennings Environmental Education Center
- Succop Nature Park
- Alameda Park
- Todd Nature Reserve
- Glade Run Lake Conservancy, Inc
- Graham Park
- Cranberry Community Park
- North Boundary Park
- Zelienople Community Park
- Slippery Rock Park
- Preston Park in Butler Twp
- ARMCO Park
- EDCO Park
- Spring Valley Park-Clinton Twp
Celebrate Earth Day
Restore the Earth this April by celebrating Earth Day all month long in Butler County. Participate in a work day tending to flower beds with 3MJC at Jennings Environmental Education Center on April 10th or sign up for North Trails Public Library Earth Day Hiking Fundraiser, where you will simultaneously help the library, while also reveling in nature’s bounty. Other ways to celebrate include planting flowers or a garden! Attend the Butler County Homeshow for landscaping ideas. Purchase plants and gardening supplies at farmer’s markets, or visit local businesses such as:
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Butler County, PA
Stay: Have S’more Fun Camping
While Mother Nature turns everything green, it’s a great time to pay a visit! We’ve got plenty of campgrounds for you to choose from. Whether you prefer roughing it, or you prefer “glamping” in a cabin full of amenities, there is something here for you. Get the whole gang together and create a weekend full of family memories. Tell ghost stories, chow down on mountain pies and absorb nature’s spring blooms.
Do: Attend Butler Rib & Music Festival 2021, where you will enjoy live music and barbecue ribs, chicken, and more.