Hello, Summer! Longer days, funnel cakes, street festivals, watersports - what's not to love?
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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. Head out on Nautical Nature, Moraine State Park's premier attraction, a 37-passenger enclosed pontoon boat offering tours on Lake Arthur. 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!
Sit back, relax and enjoy some free popcorn as you savor summer nights under the stars watching movies on the big screen! Head to Starlight Drive-In for some classic entertainment, or check out Alameda Park, Cranberry Community Park and ARMCO Park, who all offer free movie series. Some nights even include swimming!
Great Tastes of Summer
Looking for that fresh summery taste? 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' markets.
There are lots of different ways to enjoy sports in Butler County. Try Night Disc Golf at Alameda Park, head to Lernerville Speedway to watch races, even get out and go to a ball game at Michelle Krill Field at Historic Pullman Park. Check out the calendar for special events!
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 Downtown, Cranberry Community Park, Cranberry Municipal Lawn, Harmony in the House Concerts and Zelienople Community Park.
Major Festivals & Events
Summer is the peak season for fairs and festivals here. Absorb the stimulating smells of carnival food, take in the colorful sights and enjoy fun for the whole family at these major festivals:
June 7-9: Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival
June 15-16: Whispering Pines Festival in the Woods
June 23: Cruise-a-Palooza
June 27-July 6: Big Butler Fair
July 7: Penn Twp. VFD Mega Cruise/Fly In
July 11-13: Cranberry Township Community Days
July 12-13: 7th annual Band Jam
July 16-20: Saxonburg Carnival
July 18-20: Horse Trading Days
July 27: Celebrate the Bloom
July 28: Concordia Summer Festival
August 1-3 Portersville Steam Show
August 3-4: Moraine State Park Regatta
August 4: Western PA Ride for Kids
August 5-10: Butler Farm Show
August 23-25: Butler Italian Festival
September 7-8: Tough Mudder
Pack in as much fun as you can. Time is sure to fly this summer in Butler County!
Live Music Wednesdays: Knickers Tavern at Conley Resort & Golf Club.
Every Thursday Morning: “Birds and More” Naturalist-Led Walk at Succop Nature Park.
Every Thursday: Outdoor Discovery Programs.
Every Thursday: Fun Fore All Glow Golf.
Every Thursday: Bike Night.
Every Friday: Farmer's Market.
Every Friday-Sunday: Public Skate at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
Every Friday: Yappy Hour at North Country Taproom.
Every Saturday: Weekly Essential Oils 101 plus Sampling.
Every Saturday: North Country Taproom.