Hello, Summer! Longer days, funnel cakes, street festivals, watersports - what's not to love?
Soak up some Rays!
Moraine State Park is a great place to start your outdoor fun! Moraine offers just about every outdoor activity you can think of: biking, boating, disc golf, fishing, geocaching, hiking, picnicking, swimming, wildlife watching and windsurfing. Participate in an environmental education program at one of our parks (Moraine, Jennings Environmental Education Center and Alameda Park). Go golfing on nearly a dozen golf courses, all within a half hour’s drive of each other. Get the gang together for s’mores and good times at one of our campgrounds. Other great places to get out are the North Country Trail, the Butler-Freeport Trail and Todd Nature Reserve – enjoy hiking, biking, geocaching and wildlife watching. Not only do these places offer a wide range of summer activities, they also host special events for some additional fun!
The Great Tastes of Summer!
Looking for that fresh summery taste? Send your taste buds on a farm–to-fork journey at Freedom Farms where you can try “Dinner in the Field.” Over the course of the summer there will be several opportunities to experience the taste of farm fresh foods and entertainment. To grill up your own delicious eats, pick up some fresh local goods at a nearby farmers market.
Summer Concert Series
There is nothing like live music to relax you. There are outdoor concerts all over the county! Check out our calendar for free concerts from Alameda Park, Butler County Symphony Orchestra, Cranberry Township, Succop Nature Park and Zelienople Community Park.
Summer Festivals & Events
Summer is the peak season for fairs and festivals here. Absorb the stimulating smells of carnival food and take in the colorful sights at these major festivals:
- Big Butler Fair
- Cranberry Township Community Days
- Penn Twp. VFD Mega Cruise/Fly In
- Horse Trading Days
- Celebrate the Bloom
- Saxonburg Carnival
- Concordia Summer Festival
- Portersville Steam Show
- Regatta at Lake Arthur
- Butler Farm Show
- North Washington Rodeo
- Go Green Festival
- Saxonburg Festival of the Arts
- Tough Mudder
There also some awesome recurring events:
- Friday night races at Lernerville Speedway
- Car cruises
- Butler BlueSox baseball games at Pullman Park
- Nautical Nature pontoon cruises on Lake Arthur
Pack in as much fun as you can. Time is sure to fly this summer in Butler County!