Winter in Butler County

Although the winter months are chilly with falling snow, there are plenty of wintertime activities here in Butler County that keep the fun going. Go for a sled ride, cozy up at a performance or take a visit to one of our many museums - with so many places to go and things to see, get out and explore more this winter!

Winter Events & Shows

Even on snowy and cold days, there’s always exciting things happening in Butler County!  From warm indoor activities to exhilarating outdoor activities, we’ve got you covered.  Check out what’s happening this winter:


Every Thursday morning:  Birds and More Walk at Succop Nature Park
January 12:  January Ice Jam
January 13:  Winter Tree ID
January 17:  The Making of Moraine
January 19:  Succop Theater presents The Tamburitzans
January 19-21, 23-27:  Butler Little Theatre presents Other People’s Money
January 20-21:  Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Show
January 26-28:  The Strand Theater presents Marvin Hamlisch
January 27:  12th Annual Butler County Wine Festival
February 2:  SRU Performing Arts Series presents The Legacy Motown Revue with Sound Express
February 3:  Butler County Symphony Orchestra presents The Planets
February 9-11:  The Strand Theater presents Love Me, Love Me Not; Songs of Love and...It’s Complicated
February 10:  Carved In Ice
February 16-17:  The Strand Theater presents The Hewlett-Anderson Band Piano Men Encore!
February 17:  Succop Theater presents Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh
February 24:  Cherry Pie Hike
February 24:  The Strand Theater presents Eddie Manion
February 25:  Succop Theater presents Northwest Passage Trumpet Trio
March 3:  Butler County Symphony Orchestra presents Sci-Fi Spectacular
March 3:  The Strand Theater presents Queens of Pure Country
March 4:  Big Brother Big Sister Bowl for Kids Sake
March 9-11, 13-17:  Butler Little Theatre presents The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket
March 10:  Succop Theater presents The Pittsburgh Philharmonic
March 11:  Succop Theater presents The Tornado Big Band
March 14-15:  The Strand Theater presents The Celtic Tenors
March 23-25, 29-31:  The Strand Theater presents Jesus Christ Superstar
March 24:  SRU Performing Arts Series presents The Pittsburgh Opera L’elisir d’Amore
March 25:  Maple Madness at Succop Nature Park
March 25:  SRU Performing Arts Series presents The Young Irelanders
March 30:  Good Friday Breakfast at Butler County Family YMCA

Don't forget to check our online calendar for many more events!


January Ice Jam


Indoor Activities

Don’t let snowy and cold days keep you at home. Winter is the perfect time to get out and enjoy all things indoor; from exploring to creating to fun for the whole family, there’s so much to see and do no matter the weather!


From Asian art to the history of zombies, enjoy a day of discovery at one of Butler County's museums:

Historic Harmony- Harmony Museum
The Living Dead Museum and Gift Shop
Maridon Museum
Saxonburg Museum/Cooper Hall
Zelienople Historical Society- Passavant House and Buhl House

Family-Friendly Fun

Check out these family-friendly attractions that will fill your day with lots of entertainment and fun:

Butler’s Great Escape
Mystery Mayhem Escapes
Family Bowlaway Fun Center
Mars Lanes
The Lightning Bug
Fun Fore All
Get Air Pittsburgh
Playthings Etc.
UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

Outdoor Activities
For snow-lovers and adventure-seekers, we have an array of cold-weather activities that will get you outside this winter! Check out all that these places have to offer:

Jennings Environmental Education Center offers excellent trails for cross-country skiing, and with adequate snow cover, it is also a great destination for snowshoeing. With snowshoes available to borrow, it’s a perfect winter activity to get all ages out and moving!

Moraine State Park offers various cold-weather activities, with great trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling, and hills for sledding. Some other activities include iceboating, ice fishing and ice skating in specified areas.

Get as close as you can to a wild hunt at Four Seasons Game Bird Farm, with 450 acres of diverse terrain to enjoy pheasant and chukar hunting. Hunting is available by appointment Monday-Saturday through April 1st, book early to ensure your date!